Saturday, May 4, 2013
Tri-Cities residents, Patch wants to hear from you on the issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Welcome to Tri-Cities Talk—a regular feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on current issues facing Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked the Tri-Cities community in recent days on local Patch Facebook pages. With last week's Earth Day now in our rearview mirror, the focus turns toward how to live more sustainably 365 days a year. That brings us to this week's question: Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the comments section. Keith Line: Batavia has a TON of green-minded folks. ... There are many home-spun businesses providing green lifestyle choices and more. Sadly, our local government has not …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Do you like motivating people toward a greener lifestyle? Why not consider becoming a St. Charles Patch blogger?
- GOING GREEN
Sunday, April 7
Are you eco-friendly and want the world to know? Perhaps you have some experience reducing your carbon footprint, at home or on the road. Maybe you have a green thumb that’s even greener because your gardening methods are easy on the environment. Or maybe you’re a handyman who is experienced with sustainable home improvements. Well, the Patch sites in the cities of St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia are looking for you! In our never-ending search for bloggers to join our team, the Tri-Cities Patch sites are actively soliciting readers to become environmental bloggers! What does blogging for Patch entail? Not much, really. Blogging for us is quick, easy and free. You can blog as much or as little as you wish. No deadlines or requirements. All …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sale comes amid continued reports of improvements in the St. Charles housing market.
An 11,400-square-foot St. Charles mansion whose builder once asked $4.8 million for the eco-friendly home finally has sold after nearly six years on the market, according to ChicagoMag.com. The closing price on the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home and its 1.7-acre lot was $1.776 million when the sale was concluded Jan. 3, ChicagoMag.com reported. Built in 2007 by Robert Lord, the house featured a variety of energy-saving features that included geothermal heating. But no one has ever lived in it. Troubling signs appeared in the housing market after prices peaked in 2006, after which the “housing bubble” burst, according to Wikipedia. The decline continued in 2007. When the Great Recession began in 2007, prices continued to tumble. Increasing…