June 26, 2022

1st MLB Start | Business Pivots Amid Pandemic

Miss a day, miss a lot, so take a moment to catch up on some of the past week’s headlines from St. Charles and beyond.

St. Charles East Grad Makes 1st MLB Start For Texas Rangers

After a strong performance Wednesday, some baseball writers are predicting big things from former Saint Wes Benjamin in 2021.

Aviation Supplier Helping Businesses Reopen After Pandemic Pivot

ASafeReturn.com’s protective shields could also provide a lifeline to restaurants this winter by allowing them to safely serve more people.

Unemployment Up 134% In Kane County Since August 2019

The coronavirus drove Kane County’s unemployment rate to 9.6 percent in August, up from 4.1 percent a year ago.

St. Charles Man To Serve 4 Years For Hitting Police Officer

Eric Ericson, 63, was convicted of two charges in Kane County’s first jury trial since court resumed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Trick-Or-Treat Hours Extended In Aurora Due To Coronavirus

Kids in Aurora will have more time than ever to trick-or-treat this year, with hours extended to encourage social distancing.

IDPH To Close Coronavirus Testing Site At Chicago Premium Outlets

The mall’s property owner decided against renewing a lease to conduct coronavirus testing outside the Chicago Premium Outlets.

106 Face Layoffs As Aurora Beer Distributor Closes Amid Pandemic

Windy City Distributing is set to close permanently in October, leaving more than a hundred people out of a job.

Police Shoot, Kill ‘Aggressive’ Dog On Aurora’s East Side

The Aurora Police Department said an officer killed an “aggressive” dog Sunday while responding to a 911 call.

No Coronavirus Deaths In Kane County Since Sept. 16

Kane County saw more coronavirus-related deaths in the first 16 days of September than it did in August. But there have been none since.

Batavia Man Fell Asleep With Gun At Gas Station: Police

Batavia police allege they found a man sleeping in his car with a gun in plain sight, according to a report.

Free Flu Shots Available To Aurora-Area Seniors Amid Pandemic

The flu shots are covered by Medicare Part B and most health insurance plans.

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