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Police Tape Around Light Pole (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Found Dead Along Fox River Trail

Police said the man, identified only as a 46-year-old white male, suffered injuries. But the cause of the injuries is unknown.


Latoya M. Baines is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Gerald Jackson in Batavia on April 30, 2012. (Credit: Batavia Police)

Batavia Woman Charged In Fatal Stabbing

A Batavia woman has been charged with stabbing a man to death Monday in an apartment in the western suburb.



Crash Shuts Down Major Junction In Batavia

A busy intersection in Batavia was shut down Friday morning, after a crash that left some people injured.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

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Batavia Mayor Furious About Campaign Signs In Marsh Preserve

Stories about political signs that get people upset are nothing unusual, especially in an election year. But in this case, it’s where the signs were placed that has people upset, not the message.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2012

American White Pelicans fly above Nelson Lake in west suburban Batavia on March 15, 2012. (Credit: John Cody, WBBM)

Early Bird Gets The Worm? Pelicans Fly Into Batavia Early

Some gigantic American White Pelicans have flown into Batavia’s Nelson Lake about two weeks early, with 9-foot wingspans and appetites to match.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2012

Scales Of Justice

Lawsuit: Off-Duty West Chicago Cop Shot At Car In Road Rage Incident

The family of a Cicero teenager is suing in federal court in Chicago, accusing a West Chicago police officer of shooting at their car and wounding him.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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Person Shot By Off-Duty Cop At Fermilab

A traffic chase between an off-duty police officer and a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in the west suburbs Saturday ended on Fermi Lab property when the officer opened fire on the car, striking someone in the backseat.


Icy Road Accident

Icy Roads Blamed For Serious Crashes Across Area

Treacherous, ice-covered roads early Thursday were blamed for numerous serious accidents across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Metra Accident

Metra Train Hits Car; Union Pacific-West Line Shut Down

The Metra Union Pacific West Line was shut down for some time Thursday morning, after a train hit an empty car in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Batavia Auto Dealership To Close After 81 Years

After 81 years in business, Avenue Motor Sales in Batavia will close its doors for the last time on Friday.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

An incense product that some young people are inhaling can have serious effects, officials warn. (CBS)

Batavia Moving To Ban Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana

Two businesses in Batavia have been found selling synthetic marijuana — prompting police and aldermen in the western suburb to support a ban on the sale or delivery, possession or use of the substance.


Danny L. Clifford (Credit: Batavia Police)

Cops Seize Child Porn From Batavia Man

A west suburban man faces 14 counts of child pornography after police seized hundreds of DVDs and CDs at his Batavia home.



One Dead, Three Hurt In Four-Vehicle Batavia Wreck

One man is dead and three other people were hospitalized Saturday afternoon following a head-on crash involving four vehicles in west suburban Batavia, according to officials.



Cops: One Held, One Questioned After Separate Boating Incidents

A Batavia woman who prompted a frantic search when it was believed she fell into the water and went missing was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct because she was “hiding’’ while multiple fire and police emergency crews were looking for her Saturday night on the North Side, police said.


Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Fireworks Cut In Some Towns, But Will Go On In Batavia

As the city and suburbs deal with budget troubles, more of them are scrapping planned fireworks shows for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. But in Batavia, the show will go on.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Lynlee Gilbert (left) was killed and Sarah Ginter was injured in a crash in Kane County. (CBS)

Batavia Teen Hurt In Deadly Crash Making Progress, Family Says

As one west suburban family prepared to bury their teen daughter killed in a Kane County crash, the survivor’s family cautiously celebrated some positive signs Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

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Man’s Crime Spree Ends On An Empty Tank

A 31-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly stole a running BMW and a vacuum cleaner but forgot to fill up the gas tank.



Federal Cuts May Hit Fermilab, Argonne

There are warnings that the United States might fall farther behind other countries in innovative technologies, if proposed federal budget cuts hit Argonne and Fermilab.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

Photo Of Chickens. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

Batavia To Resume Debate On Backyard Chickens

Aldermen in west suburban Batavia will reopen discussion on whether raising backyard chickens for fresh eggs should be a permitted use within the town’s limits.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2011

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Bald Eagles Spotted In Batavia

BATAVIA, Ill. (STMW) – A group of bald eagles have been sighted in west suburban Batavia, perching near the Fox River. Ron Dickenson of Batavia said he has seen as many as six of the […]