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    Batavia names new fire chief

    The Batavia City Council approved the appointment of Craig Hanson as the new Chief of the Batavia Fire Department. Hanson has been the interim fire department chief since the January 2022 retirement of Chief Randy Deicke. Read on...
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    Mayor Schielke Weekly Address May 13 2022

    Mayor Schielke talks about the 4th of July Fireworks and Sky Show fundraiser, renovations to Harold Hall Quarry Beach, and makes a request for cards to be sent to a very special Batavian. Watch the video
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    The tale of Sparky, the Firehouse Dog

    In the 1950s one stray dog's story made the Batavia Fire Department nationally famous. Read on...
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    It's repair season for streets and sidewalks

    Check out the City of Batavia 2022 Capital Improvement Projects map to find out where the latest street, sidewalk and other projects are underway. Additional Info...
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    Youth Preparedness classes offered

    The Kane County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management is offering classes in emergency and disaster preparedness geared towards children. Kids in grades 1-8 can participate in these classes taught by the Kane County Emergency Management Team, June 4. Read on...
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    Stakeholder meetings to direct economic development strategic plan

    A series of stakeholder engagement meetings are underway as part of the City of Batavia’s efforts to create its first economic development strategic plan. Read on...
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    Plant a tree with the city's help

    Trees still available through 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Read on...
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    Batavia likes bikes

    May is Bicycle Safety Month and we’ve rounded up all the events and initiatives that have kept Batavia on the American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community list since 2013. Read on...
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    Batavia seeking downtown redevelopment partners

    The City of Batavia is looking for qualified development partners to redevelop four city-owned downtown properties. Read on...
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    Be in the know

    Need to know when brush, leaf, and refuse are being collected on your block? Want to receive alerts about power outages? Curious about what the City Council will be discussing at their next meeting? Sign up to receive text or email notifications. Read on...
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    Road Diet for Rt. 31

    City of Batavia has been exploring opportunities to improve traffic flow and safety along Batavia Avenue, or Illinois Route 31, including a Road Diet. Additional Info...
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    How to safely dispose of unwanted items

    Batavia offers several waste disposal services. From brush collection to household hazardous waste, learn what Batavia has to offer. Read on...
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