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Batavia Football State Championships Information

Pre-Game Ticket Sales for the Public

  • Wed., Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at basketball ticket tables in BHS Fieldhouse hallway (enter Main St. athletic entrance)
  • Thurs., Nov. 23, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. in the Bulldog Stadium concession stand

Community Practice/Ultimate Alumni Turkey Bowl

Thurs., Nov. 23

All community members are invited to the Bulldog Stadium for:
  • 8 a.m. BHS Football Team Practice / 9:30 a.m. Team Scrimmage
    Come out and watch the team get ready for the state game!
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ultimate Alumni Turkey Bowl
    All BHS alums are invited to participate in Batavia’s biggest Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl
Concession stands will be open for hot cocoa.

Game Day - Batavia Bulldogs vs. Lake Zurich Bears

Sat., Nov. 25
Send Off, 1 p.m.
All community members are invited to Batavia High School (Main Street side) at 1 p.m. to send off the team to Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium.
Batavia Bulldogs vs. Lake Zurich Bears, 4 p.m.
  • Championship IHSA Football Playoff Game at Huskie Stadium at Northern Illinois University
  • Game time is 4 p.m.
  • Batavia is the home team at this game. Seats are in Huskie Stadium’s Westside Main Stands, north of 50-yard line.
  • All tickets are $10 – adult/student/senior (Because this is a IHSA event, ALL fans must pay for a ticket—no passes, jerseys, etc. allowed to get in free. See above for pre-sale ticket info above.)
  • Huskie Stadium Parking is at the Convocation Center and is $10 per vehicle. A wheelchair accessible shuttle is available to transfer guests to Huskie Stadium.
  • Items not permitted inside Huskie Stadium include bags larger than 14 x 10 x 8.5, alcohol, outside food and drinks, umbrellas, confetti, laser pointers, coolers, aerosol cans, pets, unlawful items, or items deemed inappropriate by staff. All patrons are subject to search.

 ALSO! Ken Peddy Windmill City Basketball 

Ken Peddy 2017 Windmill City Classic Basketball Game (Main Gym), 9 p.m.
The Batavia Football Team will be honored at halftime during the BHS vs. Wheaton Warrenville South Basketball Game. Game starts at 9 p.m.


Last Brush Collection of the Season Is in November 

The last brush collection of the season starts Monday, November 27, on both sides of town.  Brush/limbs are to be at the curb for collection no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, but no sooner than the weekend before that.  If your brush was out at 7 a.m. on Monday and not collected by the end of the workday on Friday, December 1, please notify the Street Division at 630-454-2400 no later than Monday, December 4.  Information about how to prepare your brush can be found on the Brush Collection information page.  


City offices closed for Thanksgiving

The City of Batavia Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in accordance with the Thanksgiving Holiday. 


Batavia Access Toy Drive December 10. Here's how it works

The Batavia Access Toy Drive has a wonderful history in our community, dating back more than sixty years. Resident Roy Bailey coordinates the drive, and toy donations can be made by bringing unwrapped toys or gifts for kids 0-16 to the following businesses: Pal Joey's, Funway, Karl and Sons. You can also deliver toys to the Batavia Library and both East Side and West Side Batavia Fire Department buildings. 

Gift cards, cash or checks can be delivered to the Batavia Police Department, 100 N. Island, with checks made out to Batavia Access Toys. 

The City of Batavia will be collecting toys for the Batavia Access Toy Drive at our City Council meeting on Monday night, November 20. People can drop off an unwrapped toy in City Council Chambers anytime that day or if they would like to make a cash, check or gift card donation they can do that anytime at the Batavia Police Department.

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ComEd postcard

Com Ed crews scheduled to work in Batavia

ComEd intends to perform vegetation management activitieson distribution circuits in Batavia with the next few months. These activities ensure system electrical reliability. A ComEd postcard outlining the program is delivered by regular mail to residents in Batavia.


Small Business Saturday is your invitation to shop local

Local businesses serve our community in many ways. On top of their retail offerings, many give back to Batavia with contributions and community support. 

Support for your local businesses is important, and organizations such as Batavia Mainstreet and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce are excellent resources to discover all the interesting stores and find gifts to surprise and delight your family, friends or co-workers.  


Learn what's going on through the Batavia Chamber Weekly Digest

Whether you're in business here in Batavia or a resident looking for ways to enjoy your community better, the weekly Batavia Chamber of Commerce Digest is a direct resource about ways to #shopbatavia, buy local and get a great return on your investment. 

You can subscribe and get the Digest Weekly. 

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MetroNet Will Soon Begin Constructing 100% Fiber Optic Network in Batavia

MetroNet, a cutting-edge communications service provider, has officially announced it will begin construction of their multimillion-dollar 100% fiber optic network in Batavia, IL in early November. 
Soon, MetroNet construction teams will be working throughout the city placing fiber underground and on utility poles. As segments of the network are completed, MetroNet will offer Internet speeds of up to one Gigabit per second and interactive fiber TV service with incredible picture quality, plus feature-rich and reliable fiber phone service: all at affordable rates.  MetroNet also plans to offer a full suite of business communications services ranging from a scalable-hosted PBX phone solution for small and medium businesses all the way up to customized network services tailored to the specific needs of larger customers 


Prior to starting construction work in a neighborhood, MetroNet will mail each resident a letter explaining its construction process and providing contact information to report any issues or concerns.   Informational yard signs will also be placed in each yard with company contact information.  Residents may also go to the company’s website to view construction areas and details about construction process and to submit questions.

Does MetroNet have the proper permits for the construction they are about to perform?

Yes. MetroNet has been issued permits by the City of Batavia to construct our fiber optic network in your area, including aerial and underground work in neighborhoods. 
Does MetroNet have permission to be on my property?
Yes.  As a communications service provider, we are granted the right to access the designated utility easement, which is typically a strip of land running along the street, the sidewalk, the rear lot line or between two lots. Easements are created for utility companies to construct and maintain overhead and underground lines for electric, cable television, telephone, water and sewer services.
Can I move the flags in my yard?  
No. Markers need to remain in place. MetroNet is required by law to locate underground utilities on your property before construction begins. Flags or spray paint in your yard, or along the street, indicate MetroNet’s construction teams will be following within a week to dig, place pipes underground and pull fiber through them. Once that phase is complete, your home will be ready for MetroNet services and we will remove the locate flags.
Should I notify MetroNet if I have a sprinkler system, dog fence, sump pump line or other underground facilities?
Yes.  You can mark your sprinkler system, dog fence, sump pump line or other underground facilities with white flags or spray paint. If you choose to mark these items with spray paint, look for a landscaping paint that won’t harm your grass.  You can also notify MetroNet by going to and clicking the “Ask Questions” tab.
Will MetroNet restore the area in which they performed construction?
Yes.  Our construction phase is temporary and we will do our best to minimize its impact.  When complete and weather permitting, MetroNet will rake, seed and straw your lawn in the areas where diAnchorgging occurred and/or remove and replace sod where practical. You can help speed your lawn’s healing process by watering the affected area for a few days following sod replacement.   

About MetroNet

MetroNet, a cutting-edge communications service provider, delivers the latest in fiber television technology, high-speed Internet, and local and long distance phone service over its 100% fiber optic network. Headquartered in Evansville, Ind. and serving more than 30 communities in Indiana and Illinois, MetroNet provides fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology to homes and businesses within its footprint giving its customers state-of-the art quality, speed and reliability. 


How Metronet does the bulk of its construction

The type of groundwork that MetroNet will be doing is primarily “directional boring”. Directional boring is less invasive than digging an open trench which disturbs the earth all along the path of construction.

Instead, directional boring is accomplished by creating a vertical path to pipe in which the fiber will be installed and then pulling the fiber through the pipe from underground.

This is done by open relatively small “handholes”, or excavations, in select locations where splices or change of directions occur. MetroNet also has a “restore as they build” approach to construction where they pull fiber the first four days of a week and then go back within 48 hours to do all of the restoration work in the area they just installed.

This is done to minimize the effect to the owners property on weekends and holidays. As well, MetroNet has provided a claim process that they have committed a response within 24 hours. To file a claim or to have any question about the project answered, please contact:

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