Record Coronavirus Spikes | Armed Robbery | More Restrictions

Jason Addy
·2 min read

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

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Up 400% In Region 8 Since Oct. 1

A dozen people in Region 8 were hospitalized Oct. 1 with coronavirus-like illnesses. By Monday, that number ballooned to 60 people.

Positivity Rate Explodes In Region 8 After Weeks Of Restrictions

Region 8 is set to get new restrictions Wednesday, with trends quickly going the wrong way despite two weeks of increased mitigations.

Coronavirus Cases Double Within Batavia Schools In 1 Week

Batavia Public Schools District 101 reported 117 total coronavirus cases Friday, up from 53 cases last week.

Man Robbed At Gunpoint During Online Sales Meetup: Batavia Police

Two men robbed a Batavia resident Sunday night after arranging a meeting online to buy two iPhones, police said.

More Restrictions Start Wednesday In Batavia: What To Know

State officials are imposing Tier 2 mitigations Wednesday in Region 8, where the coronavirus-test positivity rate continues to surge.

Death Threat, Racial Slurs Disrupt Online Class In Batavia D101

That threat prompted District 101 officials to call police, unlike in other incidents they’ve dealt with during remote learning.

Kelly Clarkson Zooms Into South Elgin Teacher’s Music Class

VIDEO: A South Elgin High School junior nominated her choir teacher for some national recognition on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

Stay-At-Home Recommendation, Not Order, Issued For Next 3 Weeks

Illinois officials are urging residents to limit their travels and interactions over the next three weeks, which includes Thanksgiving.

Oberweis Goes To Washington Orientation Despite Projected Loss

Jim Oberweis showed up at orientation for freshman Congress members, though he’s projected to lose his race against Rep. Lauren Underwood.

Actor Bert Belasco, Waubonsie Valley HS Alumnus, Dies At 38

The star of BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” sitcom was found dead Sunday in a hotel room in Virginia, according to reports.

72% Of Coronavirus Cases Traced In Kane County: IDPH

Kane County contact tracers successfully reached 72.6 percent of residents with the coronavirus between Aug. 1 and Oct. 24.

FoxFire To Take Indoor Dining Fight To Illinois Supreme Court

The restaurant will appeal its case to the state’s highest court after losing a restraining order that blocked new coronavirus restrictions.

Kane Co. Nonprofits To Share About $3M In Coronavirus Relief

The Kane County Board on Tuesday allocated an additional $1.05 million in federal funding to support nonprofits amid the pandemic.

Sexual Assault, Abuse Charges For Former Kane Co. Jail Supervisor

A former Kane County sergeant is accused of assaulting several employees he was supervising at the county jail in St. Charles.

IDPH To Boost Coronavirus Testing Capacity At Aurora Site

“It should come as no surprise, given our current rates of spread, that we’re now seeing a soaring demand for tests,” Gov. Pritzker said.

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This article originally appeared on the Batavia Patch