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Whether people work as city staff or volunteer their time as Councilman, volunteers or interested citizens for the City of Batavia, their stories deserve to be told. You'll find them here at City Profiles. 

Feb 20

Sparky, the Firehouse Dog

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 11:27 AM by Christopher Cudworth

In 1955, the children's publication Jack and Jill published a story featuring a Batavia firehouse dog named Sparky, whose actual name was Streamer. Here is the story. 

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Jan 23

National Symbol. Local Treasure. Bald Eagles in Batavia

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 10:49 AM by Christopher Cudworth

 Forty years ago, the sight of a bald eagle in the Fox Valley was quite rare. Birding groups that track the presence of bird species in the winter months might find one eagle across the tri-county area of Kane, Dupage and Cook County. Today, the story has changed. 

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Sep 19

The INCubatorEDU Experience at Batavia High School

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM by Christopher Cudworth

Batavia High School conducts an annual entrepreneurial program called INCubatorEDUThe course is a yearlong engagement in learning how to conceive, plan, pitch and implement business ideas. 

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