Campana Updates

Historic Preservation Commission approves Campana project. Committee of the Whole next step in assessment

On September 19, 2017, the Committee of the Whole will conmsider provisions of the Campan project in zoning, preliminary and final plat of subdivision. Here are current updates on the Proposed Campana Redevelopment Page
Construction on Route 31

Route 31 Resurfacing continues through second week of October

Here are plans for IDOT’s resurfacing of Rt. 31 (from Main St south to Batavia corporate limits)

Week of 9/11 – Pavement patching with moving & temporary lane closures. Often two-lane traffic.

Weeks of 9/18 & 9/25 – Structure adjustments, with lane closures to remain for 2-3 days after the structure adjustments are  made

Weeks of 10/2 & 10/9 – Final surface course & pavement striping
Please drive through the work zone with caution. Separate hazards if large trucks or other wide vehicles are approaching. Do not ride bicycles on this stretch of road under any circumstance. 

Fresh Oil

Street crackfilling continues in sections of Batavia

The City of Batavia started its annual Street Crackfilling project on September 6, 2017. The work will require about 6 weeks to complete.

Each year, the city evaluates its streets and selects cost-effective maintenance treatments to enhance and extend the useful life of the pavement. When a pavement is relatively in better condition, crackfill is applied to extend the life of the pavement and reduce spot repairs such as potholes. 

The Crackfill Program is a very cost effective program and is performed each year on a number of city streets to prevent water from entering the pavement and reduce the spread of cracking. The roadways will remain open to at least one lane of traffic in each direction at all times and any lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to minimize the impact during peak travel times.  Parking may be restricted for short periods of time when the contractor is working along local streets.

A map showing the streets to be crackfilled is also available on the City website at:

There are also sections of Batavia where complete road resurfacing work is being completed. Often this work requires fresh oil to be placed on graded surfaces. Avoid these streets during this phase or drive very slowly to avoid oil splatters on the underside of your vehicle. 

Batavia Residential Brush Collection Schedule for September

The eastside brush collection was completed this week; westside brush collection begins the week of Monday, September 18.  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. 


Recycle your electrical extras 

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 webpag HELP

wagon rides

Park District Mom & Son Wagon Rides are almost sold out for Thursday, Sept. 28

BATAVIA, IL – Moms and sons can share a special night this fall at the Batavia Park District’s popular Mom & Son Wagon Rides. The first night on Thursday, September 28 is already sold out, however due to the overwhelming response to the event, a second night has been added once again this year. The second night will be Thursday, October 5 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at West Main Community Park. Moms and their sons ages 3-10 can participate in wagon rides, pumpkin decorating, dinner and s’mores. The cost is $10 per person for residents and $14 per person for non-residents.  

Batavia community band

Batavia Community Band to perform September 17 at Riverwalk, 3 pm

Under the organization efforts of Linda Schielke and the musical guidance of Batavia's well-known band director John Heath, the Batavia Community Band will perform at the Peg Bond Center starting at 3 pm on Sunday, September 17th. The BCB will be playing in a concert "all its own" to showcase the music and players bringing great music to life. 

Chambers Fox River Luncheon and Expo Wednesday, 9/27

Fox River Luncheon & Expo 2017

Name: Fox River Luncheon & Expo 2017
Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM CDT

Join the Batavia Chamber with the Fox River Luncheon and Expo

Chamber Harvest Celebration recognizes Batavia's community leaders September 20, 6-8:00 pm

Just Announced:  This Year's 2017 Donna Dallesasse Award Recipient is John Hamel of Pal Joey's and Bar Evolution

Tickets $20. Register today> on Chamber website
John Hamel
John Hamel of Pal Joey's and Bar Evolution

Hamel a deserving Batavia honoree

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2017 Donna Dallesasse Award winner John Hamel, Owner of Pal Joey’s and Bar Evolution in Batavia. 
Every year the Batavia Chamber holds a Harvest Celebration to gather community members together to celebrate one Chamber member that has displayed an outstanding commitment and dedication to the Chamber's mission, vision, and values.  This member is recognized as the annual Donna Dallesasse Award recipient.
John, an incredibly humble man, was pleasantly surprised to hear the news. When asked how he felt he said, “I have always lived in the back…when I get noticed it is a weird thing. It has been nice getting a lot of texts, calls and congratulatory comments from friends and people in the community.”
According to Melinda Kintz, United Way Executive Director, “As a resident and taxpayer of Batavia, I commend John for the management of Pal Joey’s on River Street, the addition of Bar Evolution and his commitment to our community. His revitalization of Pal Joey’s patio, including the addition of entertainment and beautiful “fire tables,” does nothing but add class and draw to the best river front seating in Batavia. He understands that Batavians want a developed hub on River Street and Bar Evolution adds significantly to the character, charm and appeal of our downtown. Over the course of three years in my role of Executive Director for Batavia United Way, I have been so grateful for John’s willingness to work with me on different ideas I’ve pitched and he is always ready to brainstorm on ways to make it work, whether it benefits him or not, he has always been willing to share his expertise, his experience and his contacts.”

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

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