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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Construction Begins at north River and Wilson Intersection

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The intersection of north River and Wilson streets will be closed beginning Thursday, Sept. 21 for construction as the street is formally converted to a one-way southbound. During construction, vehicles will be prohibited from making a right turn from Riv...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Active Transportation Commission Replaces Bicycle Commission

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In order to positively impact active transportation in the community, city staff recommended a commission that encompasses bicyclists, pedestrians and public transportation. The city council voted to repeal the existing bicycle commission ordinance and re...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Study Recommends Batavia Dam Removal


Kane County Connects along with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineering Chicago reported the following:

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Chicago has released a draft report on the Fox River and is recommending the removal of nine dams from Carpentersvi...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Batavia Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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This month we are proud to celebrate the rich and diverse tapestry of Hispanic heritage in our community. There are many ways to celebrate in our community, including supporting Hispanic-owned businesses to reading books by Hispanic authors to listening t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Batavia Peace Day Events

2023 Batavia Peace Day

The Batavia Parks Foundation proudly announces the schedule of events for Batavia Peace Day, amplifying efforts of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21, 2023. A team of enthusiastic volunteers are working alongside the Batavia Pa...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is Moving

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The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet will be moving to a temporary location in response to the City of Batavia's upgrade of its Wastewater Treatment Plant. This move comes as the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet prepare for a trans...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

River Street Parking Garage to Undergo Maintenance

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The work is expected to be completed by mid-October.

Posted on: August 30, 2023

50/50 Parkway Tree Program Choices Explained


The City of Batavia provided 13 varieties of tree species for the spring, summer and fall 50/50 programs this year. 

The available trees change slightly every year to encourage diversity in the city's planting efforts. That means both nat...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Wilson/Donovan Bridge Maintenance Effects Parking, Sidewalks

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Wilson Street/Donovan Bridge maintenance is scheduled to begin Sept. 11. Work will be done one side at a time, beginning with the north side. The sidewalk will be closed, along with the adjacent parking spaces on the side of the bridge where the work is b...

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Posted on: July 28, 2023


We love our community Roadway Sign

The signs are available at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., the BPS101 administrative offices, 335 W. Wilson St., the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., and the Batavia Park District administrative offices, 327 W. Wilson St. 

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Free Bicycle Repair Stations Throughout City


The five stations are located along the Fox River Trail and throughout Batavia. Locations are:

 The Fox River Trail near Hall Quarry

 Laurelwood Park at Logan Street

 The Fox River Trail near Fabyan Parkway

 Rotolo Middle S...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Share-A-Bag Program at Batavia Farmers' Market

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Sponsored by the Batavia Environmental Commission and Batavia MainStreet. To learn more about Batavia's BYOB campaign to reduce non-re-usable bag use, visit

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

FAQs about Batavia's upcoming single-use bag fees


Batavia City Council approved an ordinance implementing a retail single-use bag fee, beginning July 1, 2023. Find out what the fees is, what bags are included, and other details.

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