Author: Fox Valley Magazine

A 20-year-old Geneva woman has succumbed to injuries sustained when the vehicle in which she was a passenger crashed into utility pole Thursday morning. Sandra Sanchez passed yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday morning at approximately 8am deputies responded to a single vehicle crash that occurred near the 42W300 block of Ke De Ka Road in Sugar Grove Township, where they found Sanchez and the driver of the vehicle and provided aid. Sanchez was transported to Mercy Hospital in Aurora by ambulance in stable but critical condition with multiple…

Read More

By now pretty much everybody knows about the total solar eclipse coming tomorrow. It is projected to be the last such eclipse in most of our lifetimes (at least us older folks), so there’s a palpable excitement building for the big event. So, in preparation, here’s what you need to know: And there you have it! All you need to know about Monday’s grand event. (And please, please, please: avoid making a joke about this…)

Read More

A 15-year-old Naperville student has been identified as one of the deceased following an avalanche in Switzerland Monday. Aleksas Beiga, a freshman at Naperville Central High School, was on spring break when he died during an April 1 avalanche near a ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland. Alexas was the son of former Lithuainian Olymipic swimmer Nerijus Beiga, and is also survived by his mother Sonata, his sister Eva, his grandmothers Marija and Birute, and his uncles Edvinas, Marius and Gediminas. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family by a family friend, Neringa Mockus. “Aleksas was more than just…

Read More
A&E

Award-winning actor, director and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait will perform four shows at The Comedy Vault in Batavia this weekend. Since Goldthwait’s first appearance on the David Letterman Show at the age of 20, he has gone on to maintain a thriving career as a writer, director, actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian. As a comedian, Goldthwait has starred in numerous HBO/Showtime specials, performed in venues all over the world, and even went on tour as an opening act for Nirvana. Well known for his roles in “Scrooged” with Bill Murray and as Zed in the “Police Academy” franchise, Goldthwait has…

Read More

Must try appetizers, entrees, desserts or cocktails available at local Fox Valley restaurants. (Above: Miso Salmon from moto imoto) Roman-Style Pan PizzaElla’s Roman-style pan pizza begins with our hand-crafted dough and specifically prepared double-bake method, giving their crust a uniquely crispy bottom and lighter-than-air-feel with a perfectly baked top. Ella’s Italian PubGeneva * Elmhurst407 S. 3rd StreetGeneva, IL 601341-630-457-1115 Pan Roasted Arctic CharSpatzle “everything”, sunchoke – horseradish puree, pickled oyster mushrooms, crispy leeks, chive creme fraiche, smoked trout roe Niche14 S. 3rd Street, #2201Geneva, IL 601341-630-262-1000 Italian BeefThin sliced roasted beef, choice of sweet peppers or giardiniera + fresh French…

Read More

A Bolingbrook man was arrested Wednesday evening on allegations that he dealt cocaine in the Naperville area. Naperville Police, with assistance from the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group, arrested the 27-year-old following a month-long investigation into alleged cocaine sales in the Naperville area. The arrest took place shortly after 7:30pm Wednesday evening in a parking lot in the 6000 block of Illinois Route 53 in Woodridge. The suspect, of the 300 block of Whitewater Drive, Bolingbrook, has been charged with two counts of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (one Class X felony and one Class 1 felony).

Read More

A 33-year-old man who entered the US illegally from Mexico only two weeks ago has been charged with the murder of his wife in Carol Stream. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Carol Stream Chief of Police Don Cummings announced Thursday that Judge Joshua Dieden has granted the State’s motion to deny pre-trial release for the man, who was officially charged with five counts of First Degree Murder. According to prosecutors, on Monday at approximately 11:30am the suspect entered the Carol Stream Police Department and informed authorities that he had allegedly stabbed his wife. Officers took the suspect into…

Read More
A&E

Rookies Rochaus in West Dundee presents it’s Country Pop Night tonight beginning at 6pm. The evening will include performances by Justin Wallace and Abbey Kay, followed by headliner Two Beer Tommy Band, one of the most dynamic bands playing Modern/Classic Country/Rock in the Midwest. There will even by line dancing lessons from Estelle’s Line Dance in between performances. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased here. Included with the purchase of tickets to this event is 10% off at the Village Squire in West Dundee on the night of the show. Doors open at 6pm. Rookies Rochaus is located…

Read More

First Fridays is back in downtown Aurora this Friday, April 5.   The monthly rain or shine event spans downtown Aurora and includes over 30 participating businesses along with live music, food and a variety of special events.  The event runs from 5pm-9pm. A list and map of participating ventors is provided below.  (Click to expand.) For more information, visit www.auroradowntown.org. 

Read More