We’ve assembled an extensive listing of links to local government and community websites for you to discover and learn more about the beautiful Fox River Valley.

Cities & Towns

City of Batavia the city government site
City of Geneva the city government site
St. Charles city website with town overview and lots of links

Community Guides

OntheFox.com A guide to dining and shopping in the Fox Valley

Economic Information

Batavia Chamber of Commerce
Batavia Mainstreet dedicated to promoting the downtown
Downtown St. Charles Partnership dedicated to promoting the downtown
Geneva Chamber of Commerce
Geneva Economic Development Kane County Census Demographics
St. Charles Area Chamber of Commerce


MapquestMapblastZip2 Type an address to get a map, directions, etc.
Sidwell Mapping Co. has all the plats of the Chicago and Fox Valley area available online
Spaceimaging.com See a neighborhood from a satellite or see the topographic map
Terraserver is another satellite imaging website


Depot Museum in Batavia
Fabyan Villa Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled home to tour
Fox River Trolley Museum Enjoy a trolley ride along the Fox River
Garfield Farm Living history is recreating
St. Charles History Museum
Scitech Aurora’s hands on science museum


The Beacon News, serving Aurora and the tri-cities
The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Sun-Times
The Daily Herald The newspaper that covers all of the Western Suburbs
Kane County Chronicle The local paper for the tri-cities

Forest Preserves

Kane County Forest Preserve has many diverse preserves to enjoy
DuPage County Forest Preserve in neighboring DuPage County

Team Sports

Chicago Freeze Geneva’s new minor league hockey team,
Kane County Cougars Geneva’s very popular family outing to see minor league baseball


DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Fox River Biking Trail Map
Illinois Golf Courses Summary
Illinois Prairie Path more area biking and hiking trails
Kane County Flea Market famous Marketplace event and other fairgrounds activities
The Morton Arboretum
Snowboard Park Yes, Kane County even has a snowboard park
Villa Olivia Resort And, yes, there is even skiing and golfing

State of Illinois Recreation

Illinois Links a good summary of links
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois State Parks Information from the Department of Natural Resources
Inside Illinois good overview of activities and events all over Illinois
Trail Monkey Overview of Illinois State Parks and some additional information on Illinois Outdoors


Batavia Renaissance Project an organization devoted to promoting the arts
Chicago Botanic Garden
First Street Playhouse Batavia’s intimate theater in the round
Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin
Paramount Arts Center historic Aurora theatre has many diverse offerings
Steel Beam Theatre is an intimate theater in St. Charles


Chicago Transit Authority
Metra commuter train system
Pace bus system
The Regional Transportation Authority


AT&T Home Page Cable Television Service
BATV-43 Batavia’s local cable access station
Community of Batavia Illinois
City of Geneva Utilities
Northern Illinois Gas (NICOR) serves all the tri-cities
SBC Telephone service
The Weatherization Pages good “how-to” information for weatherizing your home