Fox River
Due to floodwater levels, the Fox River is currently closed to recreational activities until further notice
The Fox River in quieter times

PUBLIC NOTICE: Until further notice, Fox River Closed to Recreational activities by DNR

The Illinois DNR monitors river conditions throughout the state, to determine safety for recreational boaters, kayakers, canoeists and swimmers. Currently the Fox River is closed from Montgomery Dam north to the Wisconsin line. The Illinois DNR website offers regular updates. 

August 2 Campana Proposal Hearing Streaming Live


On May 2, 2017, the City Council's Committee of the Whole (COW) reviewed an Initial Land Use Proposal Review for a proposed redevelopment of the Historic Campana Building at 901 North Batavia Avenue by Evergreen Real Estate Group.

Due to expected attendance numbers, the City of Batavia and BATV have collaborated to provide opportunities to view the meeting through several portals. Comcast Channel 10 will broadcast the meeting in Batavia. The meeting will also stream live on the BATV YouTube channel. The meeting will also be available On Demand through the BATV website. 

For information on the progress and background of the proposed Campana Redevelopment Project, this page is designed to provide information and updates regarding this project from the City, as it proceeds.

To date: A complete development application was received on June 1st and is now under review by City staff.  The Public Hearing for this proposal is scheduled to be held by the Plan Commission on August 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM.    

All documents related to the Proposed Campana Project can be accessed on the City of Batavia website. 

If you would like to be added to an e-mail list for project updates, please contact Anthony Isom

Please note: The council chambers has a legal occupancy up to 330 people.
Due to the anticipated interest in the subject matter of the 8/2/17 meeting, space to attend the meeting may become a consideration. If necessary due to overflow capacity, the meeting may  be tabled and moved to another location with more attendance capacity two weeks later.
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Construction on Route 31

Route 31 Resurfacing and ADA sidewalk work on Route 25 begins

The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed lanes on IL Route 31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue, in Batavia and North Aurora. The closures are necessary for resurfacing and pedestrian ramp improvements along Route 31.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Route 31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue when construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, pavement patching and pedestrian ramp improvements. The overall project will improve mobility and safety for motorists and pedestrians.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Route 25 work will consist of revising crosswalk ramps to be ADA compliant. 


Batavia Residential Brush Collection Schedule for August

The next eastside brush collection begins the week of Monday, August 14; westside collection begins the week of Monday, August 21.  Please be sure to have your brush out no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week.  Residents are asked to store their brush outside the parkway until the weekend before the scheduled pickup.  The complete 2017 schedule and information about how to prepare your brush can be found on the Brush Collection information page.  If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 


Recycle those old electronics

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county, as well as one-day collection events in St. Charles.  Please visit the Kane County Recycles webpage for information about drop off locations, upcoming collection events, acceptable/unacceptable electronics items, costs, and payment options.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size.  Pay online in advance (use link above) or pay at site with cash or card only. 

The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Juvenile Justice Center property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Hours are M-F from 8 am to 4 pm.  


Document shredding is also offered for residents only with a four-box limit; must be in paper bags or boxes.  Fees may be paid online in advance or onsite by exact cash or card; paint is cash or check only. It is recommended that you pay online in advance if possible and bring your receipt to any drop-off or the collection event. Unloading assistance is provided.  A complete list of accepted items and more information can be found on the Kane County Recycles website.  Hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators are not accepted. 

In addition, the Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county.  The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Juvenile Justice Center property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Hours are M-F from 8 am to 4 pm.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size. 

Chamber of commerce services

Batavia Chamber Chili Cookoff coming July 29th

25th Annual State Championship Chili Cook-off delivers great competition and quality food

BATAVIA, IL – Know what is cold and warm at the same time? Chili! The Batavia Park District and Batavia Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 25th Annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, July 29 from 2-4 pm at the Batavia Riverwalk.

Come eat amazing chili, or for those that have a delicious recipe for chili, enter in the competition. The chili tasting is open to the public and admission is free!

Participants from all across the state will take part in the Chili Appreciation Society International championship cook-off in hopes of qualifying for the national championship in Terligua, Texas. Participants may also choose to enter in the traditional chili division. Only CASI contestants will be eligible for the state title. There will be many awards such as the People’s Choice, Showmanship and much more to earn beyond the state title. Registration can be completed online or by calling 630-879-5235. You may also register on-site. All chili must be made on site, so bring your apron!

A small donation is encouraged for those who just want to sample chili. The chili sampling is from 2-3 pm while supplies last. Concession will also be available courtesy of Bernie’s Bully Dogs.

The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by Chiro One Wellness Centers.
For more information, please call 630-879-5235 or visit

Batavia Opoly
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Batavia-Opoly is here

Batavia Chamber of Commerce releases new edition of popular game featuring local attractions
Many of you are already aware, we have made a Batavia Board Game! The game features the Batavia Public Library, Batavia Public School District, Batavia MainStreet, City of Batavia, Fermilab, Batavia Park District, and many of your favorite businesses and organizations around Batavia.  All the properties are named after streets in Batavia.  You and your family will also be able to play using custom pewter pieces including: a bulldog, a lighthouse, Wilson Hall, Bruce the Spruce, Mr. Egghead, and even Mayor Schielke! 

Pre-sales have already started and will continue throughout the summer.  You can visit us at Batavia Farmers Market on July 8th and July 22nd, the Batavia Fireworks Show, and during Windmill City Festival.  You can also reserve your game by calling Batavia Chamber of Commerce at 630-879-7134.  Each game is $25.  A limited quantity will be available at select Batavia retailers, but reserving your game now guarantees you will be able to receive one.  These games make wonderful gifts and will be in hand for the holiday season!


Keep up with city and county government on demand at

BATV has a new and interactive website that provides full recordings of government meetings free of charge. 

If you want to know what's happening in Batavia, the site offers
 complete on-demand coverage of City Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole meetings.

BATV also covers Batavia Park District meetings, Batavia Public Library meetings, Batavia Public Schools meetings, both Kane County Board and Forest Preserve meetings, League of Women Voters, and Batavia Township meetings. 

Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.n addition to meeting coverage, BATV generates newsworthy content with the following programs. 

It's News to Me - Highlights of current news surrounding our community.

Viewpoint - In-depth panel discussions to educate residents on hot topics surrounding our community.

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