Fire Department Open House
The Batavia Fire Department Open house features family activities such as a Scavenger Hunt, Kids Obstacle Course and Fire Station Tours. See you there!
Competing for a Cause

Batavia vs Geneva Football "Competing for a Cause" 

Geneva and Batavia High Schools “Competing for a Cause” event takes place
in concert with Geneva vs. Batavia Football Game on Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
On Friday, September 29, Batavia High School and Geneva High School football fans will not only be meeting up at Geneva High School for the 99th annual crosstown classic game, but will also be wearing competing T-shirts.
Both high schools’ cheering sections, “The Dog Pound” and “The Blue Crue” will be selling Batavia vs. Geneva “Competing for a Cause” T-shirts starting the week of Sept. 18 to benefit Ava Warriors, CHIP IN Batavia, and Bulldogs Unleashed.
Each limited-edition T-shirt is $15 and available in small, medium, large, and extra large sizes. All proceeds from T-shirt sales will be donated to Ava Warriors, CHIP IN Batavia, and Bulldogs Unleashed.
“This is the one time you will see a Bulldog and a Viking on a shirt together,” said Batavia High School varsity football coach, Dennis Piron. “All kidding aside, we are really excited about this partnership with Geneva High School to help outstanding organizations. We are, of course, turning this into a friendly competition to see which school can raise the most funds. A team from Batavia High School’s INCubator Entrepreneurship program is leading the sales and marketing campaign at BHS, so the Battlin’ Bulldogs are fired up. It’s going to be a tough competition!”
The school that raises the most money for its chosen charities will get a trophy. This trophy will be kept at that school until the annual fundraiser the next year, when it will, again, be given to the school that raises the most money that year.

Geneva Athletic Director Dave Carli says, “While there certainly is passionate competition between Geneva and Batavia, this partnership is an opportunity for our two schools and communities to channel that energy into a very positive cause. Of course, this fundraiser won’t diminish the desire to win on the field, but it’s important to act as leaders for our communities and unite to help others in need.”

Where to Buy T-Shirts

  • Batavia and Geneva high schools will be selling the “Competing for a Cause” T-shirts to students during school lunch hours Wed., Sept. 20 through Fri., Sept. 29.
  • The public will be able to purchase Batavia T-shirts (red) on Thurs., Sept. 21 and Thurs., Sept. 28  in the Batavia High School cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; on Sat., Sept. 23 and Sat., Sept. 30 at the outdoor pavilion at Rotolo Middle School from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; at the Batavia vs. St. Charles East football game at Bulldog Stadium on Fri., Sept. 22, starting at 5 p.m.; and at the Batavia vs. Geneva football game at Geneva High School on Fri., Sept. 29, starting at 5 p.m.
  • The public will be able to purchase Geneva T-shirts (blue) on Sat., Sept. 23 at the athletic entrance of Geneva High School from 10 a.m. to noon; on Thurs., Sept. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and at the Batavia vs. Geneva football game at Geneva High School on Fri., Sept. 29, starting at 5 p.m.
B v G

Buy your Red  tees and help Batavia win!

The money goes to worthy causes in our community. 

G v B
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. 

Bulldogs Unleashed
Bulldogs unleased
Photo of Batavia Bulldogs Unleashed by Lorraine Mahoney

An early litter of Bulldog Puppies 

Bulldogs Unleashed Expecting Christmas Puppies
Batavia, Illinois: The Bulldogs Unleashed popular painted statues are expecting puppies just in time for Christmas adoption.  A 30-day public adoption campaign for 8” tall puppies (statues) kicks off on September 15, 2017 and ends at midnight on October 15, 2017. Partners Batavia Library Foundation, the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, and the Batavia Parks Foundation are excited to provide this opportunity for the community to adopt (purchase) their own souvenir size bulldog puppy.  Puppies are now available for order online at or until the litter is all adopted.
Event chairman, Steven McKenna remarks, “Everyone loves puppies, so the committee thought this would be a great new addition to the Bulldogs Unleashed family.” McKenna reminds Batavians that this adoption campaign is just 30 days long. “Families who want a puppy in time for Christmas need to order by October 15, 2017.”  The fee to provide a forever home to an 8” tall x 12” long bulldog is $75 (white/unpainted) and $95 (Crimson, gold or black).  A reminder that all proceeds from the puppy adoption fees is shared equally by the three partner non-profits. Batavia Bulldog puppy pick up date/s and location/s will be posted on the Bulldogs Unleashed website and sent to families who adopt them after November 15.
All puppy owners are invited to decorate or paint their pup and enter it in the Windmill City Fest “Parade of Puppies,” where the decorated puppies are on display during the July festival, eligible to win “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice” awards.  Pair your puppy gift with a painting class and you’ve got two items checked off your Christmas list. A puppy painting class by community partner, Water Street Studios and is being scheduled for early 2018 with details coming soon. 

Octoberfest BAtavia

Batavia MainStreet brings Oktoberfest to the Fox Valley region this October 6th & 7th on North River Street!

Join us as we present a traditional Oktoberfest event in our beautiful river community which will feature authentic German food, music, entertainment and of course, beer!
Family friendly activities all day Saturday and official Sam Adams stein hoisting contests on Friday night and Saturday night.

All Batavia Oktoberfest happenings will be hosted on North River Street between Wilson Street and Spring Street.

Fresh Oil

Batavia Street crackfilling continues

The City of Batavia continues its annual Street Crackfilling project through early October. 

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 next eastside brush collection begins the week of Monday, October 9; westside brush collection begins the week of Monday, October 16.  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. 

Leaf collection

Leaf Collection Starts in October 

The first leaf collection of the season for eastside residents will begin on Monday, October 16; the westside leaf collection begins on Monday, October 23.  For additional details about the program, including the 2017 schedule, please visit the Leaf Collection information page or call 630-454-2400.  Once the collection is underway, we will be posting daily maps showing our progress.


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 information page

Batavia Bulldogs

BPS 101 Hall of Honor Celebration tickets still 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


View the Proposed Campana Redevelopment Committee of the Whole meeting at

Full On-Demand video of the most recent Plan Commission meeting on 

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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