Corn boil

Boosters Corn Boil Friday, August 18

The Corn Boil 2017 is Friday, August 18 at Batavia High School
August 3, 2017 (Batavia, IL) - Fri., Aug. 18 is the official kick off for Batavia High School fall athletics and Marching Band season. In celebration, all community members are invited to the annual Corn Boil at Batavia High School.
The Corn Boil draws community members of all ages for great food, spirit wear and yard sign purchases, and performances by the BHS Marching Band, Cheer Teams, and Dance Teams. Various sports practices will also take place during the event in Bulldog Stadium. Come out and enjoy the evening!
When: Fri., Aug. 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Batavia High School Baseball Outfield
Parking: Please park in the Main or Wilson St. lots and walk behind the stadium visitor stands to the walkway leading to the baseball fields. There will be directional signs.
Menu: hot dog or brat, ear of corn, chips, water or soda. Please note: There will be seating under tents for 200 people. We encourage attendees to bring their own lawn chairs in case seating gets too crowded.
Dinner Pricing: Adults $8, Students $7, Seniors 65 and older $4, Family of four $28, ($6 for each additional family member).
Tickets: Purchase online at or at the gate.

Construction on Route 31

Route 31 Resurfacing and ADA sidewalk work on Route 25 continues

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 eastside brush collection was completed this week; westside brush 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 remaining 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. 


Recycling electronics the right way

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.  


INCubatorEDU seeks mentors, coaches and resources

Batavia High School’s Incubator Entrepreneurship Program from incubatoredu offers sophomores, juniors, and seniors a real entrepreneurial experience. During class, students create and fully develop their own product or service. The year-long program culminates with a pitch by student teams to local
business professionals.

Share Your Career Knowledge.

Be a Volunteer Mentor, Coach, or Business Resource.
To help facilitate this unique learning opportunity, we are seeking entrepreneurs and business experts in the community to serve as volunteer coaches, mentors, and business resources. Volunteers work with the classroom teacher and play a critical role in guiding
student teams through the course. Mentors: Assigned to one team of students and follow this team through the entire course, providing feedback and encouragement. Mentors connect with students weekly—either during class or outside of class via small-group meetings, email, video calls, etc.

Coaches: Provide authentic business expertise in a specific area.

Coaches come into the classroom for a short period of time (one to five days total) to provide students with real-world context for a specific curricular area (e.g., marketing, finance, business law, etc.) The coach and classroom teacher plan and present together.
Business Resource: As-needed opportunities such as business networking, presentation coaches, competition judges, sponsors,hosts for on-site student visits, and career fair speakers.

Course Modules

Unit 1: Ideation (competitive analysis, value proposition)
Unit 2: Customer Discovery
Unit 3: Customer Connections (positioning, marketing channels, relationships)
Unit 4: Pricing, Estimating Costs,Financial Modeling
Unit 5: Building Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Unit 6: Validation/ Experimentation
Unit 7: Promotion and Sales Planning
Unit 8: Pitch Prep

INTERESTING IN HELPING OUT? Complete this simple online form. 

Batavia Bulldogs

BPS 101 Hall of Honor Celebration tickets now available

2017 BPS101 Hall of Honor Celebration is Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017

Tickets now available online
July 24, 2017 (Batavia, IL) - Batavia Public School District 101’s third annual Hall of Honor celebration is set for Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6 p.m., at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre located at Batavia High School (Wilson St. entrance). Tickets are available at ($25/adult; $5/child or student).
The BPS101 Hall of Honor was initiated by the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence and BPS101 to promote pride in Batavia Public Schools and to honor alumni, faculty, and friends who have made outstanding accomplishments in their communities and personal lives since they have been associated with District 101.
Because the awards ceremony will be part of Homecoming Week, Hall of Honor inductees will also be recognized at the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, October 4 and the Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 6.
2017  Inductees
Batavia High School Alumni
Francis Alberovsky, 1934, deceased 1941
Roy C. Bailey Jr. , 1966
Pat Bergeson, 1979
Michael J. Fisher, M.D., 1993
Thomas L. Schmitz, 1958, deceased 2013
Corey Williams, 1992
BPS101 Staff Member
John Heath, 22 years of service, 1990-2012
BPS101 Friend
Richard Johnson, deceased 1983

Shirley Mott
Shirley Mott 

Batavia Chamber July Ambassador of the Month is Shirley Mott

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce our July Ambassador of the Month: Shirley Mott, owner of The Write Word Copywriting & Editorial Services. Shirley is a devoted and enthusiastic representative that assists the Chamber in countless ways. Shirley is an outstanding Ambassador for the Batavia Chamber by always being ready to help and support the Chamber with her time and talents. Her obvious love and commitment to the community makes her a natural at being a representative of the Chamber and uniting the business and residential community. Not only was Shirley the Ambassador of the Year for 2016, she keeps on giving to our Chamber. Shirley's contributions help build our strong Chamber!

The Write Word's exceptional professional writing services including press releases, articles, newsletters, website copy, copywriting, proofreading, editing and rewriting services.
Thank you, Shirley! Your terrific effort is valued and deeply appreciated by our members, the Board of Directors, and Chamber staff! Congratulations!
Join the Batavia Chamber with the Fox River Luncheon and Expo
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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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