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Looking to expand your mind? Not one for long public lectures? Hear 9 speakers on a variety of topics — all of whom will talk for exactly 400 seconds each. Volume 5 of PechaKucha Batavia takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Island View Banquets (at the Batavia VFW). Only $5 gets you in! Rhymes with Orange Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW) 645 South River Street (Illinois Route 25) General Admission: $5.00 (cash only) Doors open at…

Last week, the Batavia, Fermilab and Warrenville fire departments conducted training exercises in the Village. FESS is removing materials from buildings scheduled to be demolished to be reused in similar structures elsewhere. The fire departments made use of these near-end-of-life buildings, running emergency drills in and on them. Here the Batavia fire chief joins Fermilab firefighters as they cut into one building’s roof.