Aldermen approved a special use Aug. 2 for Malone Funeral Home to continue operating at 324 E. State St. as a funeral home, to expand its parking lot and voted to grant several variations on setback, lot coverage and lighting.
After nearly two hours of discussion at the Aug. 2 Committee of the Whole, aldermen voted 4-4 twice – with two absent – and Mayor Kevin Burns broke both ties with a no vote.
Kane County is poised to launch itself into a major solar project and reduce its electricity costs at the Judicial Center and jail – if lawmakers pass an energy bill that will provide funding.
Geneva District 304 administrators presented a plan to begin the new school year requiring universal indoor mask-wearing – but when it was put to school board members to vote on it, they delayed a decision until the next regular meeting Aug. 9.
One of the things expected to change in Kane County policing is fewer people arrested and in custody as a pre-arrest diversion plan would cut red tape and get them what officials call “wraparound services” for mental health and addiction issues.
Geneva aldermen are expected to take action Monday on a recommendation to allow Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St., a special use to demolish a house next door in order to expand its parking lot, and to allow a continued use of the property as a funeral home.
A just released audit of Kane County purchasing card transactions for the 2019-20 fiscal year showed $22,000 was paid as a perk to a single employee, which led to a deeper search that showed $58,112 in purchasing card over four years, all without supporting documentation.
Thomas Summerwill, the Campton Hills man accused of beating his mother to death with a baseball bat, pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter of a family member and was sentenced to 48 months of probation and 200 hours of community service.
Back the Vax, a free outdoor music, food and art festival set for 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Water Street Square, 65 S. Water St., Aurora, will have VNA Health Care giving the Pfizer and Johnson vaccines.
Two community forums are scheduled this week to introduce a pilot initiative, the pre-arrest diversion program, intended to improve public safety by diverting nonviolent offenders from the criminal justice system.
Aldermen recommended the city enter into an agreement with an engineering company to analyze the electric utility’s capacity to host interconnected power generation from rooftop solar installations.
Police are increasingly asked to respond to people suffering mental health crises.
Aldermen approved two special event applications for the use of its public right-of-way and city services, the annual Concours d’Elegance and the Fox Valley Marathon – both events signaling a return to normal after the COVID-19 shutdown last year.
Northwestern Medicine advised patients of a database breach which may have given someone access to patient information.