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Find Great New Ideas for your Kane County Home!

by The Rullo Team




Ready to make some renovations or improvements to your Fox River Valley home? Come to the Chicago Home Show this weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds (525 South Randall Road, St. Charles)! Taking place Saturday, March 17th, and Sunday, March 18th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, you will find hundreds of contractors and awesome ideas for your home projects at this FREE event!

Bring your ideas, plans, or repair needs and talk to local contractors and service providers to make them a reality. There will also be helpful products available for purchase. You will find everything that you need for inside and outside of your Fox River Valley home including, but not limited to:



  • Interior decorating ideas
  • Home organization ideas
  • Financial services
  • Home security
  • Windows and doors
  • Decks and patios
  • Kitchen remodels and updates
  • Bathroom remodels and updates
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping


Chicago Home Show Details

Dates: Saturday, March 17th - Sunday, March 18th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (daily)

Location: Kane County Fairgrounds (525 South Randall Road, St. Charles)

Cost: FREE admission and parking!


If you are interested in Buying or Selling your Fox River Valley area home, give the The Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at


Image Credit: The Home Show

Two Great Community Events this Weekend!

by The Rullo Team

Two of your favorite annual Fox River Valley community events are back this weekend! Fill your weekend's calendar in Geneva and St. Charles at these incredible events!

Geneva Film Festival

Dates: Friday, March 9th & Saturday, March 10th

Times: Film Festival Schedule

Locations: Playhouse 38 (321 Stevens Street, Suite P) | Penrose Brewing (509 Stevens Street) | Craft Urban (211 James Street)

Cost: $8 per screening | Purchase Tickets HERE!

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Geneva Film Festival with the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission! Join your fellow cinephiles as you spend two days watching a multitude of independent narrative films, documentaries, animated films, short films, and foriegn films. Along with the incredible film screenings, check out the Filmmakers Forum on Saturday morning (8:30 am to 11:30 am) and "It's A Wrap" party on Saturday evening (9:30 pm) for some more festival fun. Both of these events will occur at Craft Urban.


St. Patrick's Parade

Date: Saturday, March 10th

Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm (Activities) | 2:00 pm (Parade)

Location: Downtown St. Charles (Main Street from 6th Street to 4th Avenue)

Cost: FREE!

Enjoy this great annual holiday tradition with your family. Don your best green outfit and find the perfect spot along Main Street to catch all of the floats, marching bands, Irish dancers and musicians, and so much more festive fun. Be sure to check out all of the fun Irish activities taking place throughout the downtown area during the day.



The Rullo Team wishes everyone a great weekend at these community events in the beautiful Fox River Valley!



Image Credits: City of Geneva

Enhance Your Curb Appeal for Spring!

by The Rullo Team

Are you ready to "Spring" into the Fox River Valley? With the temperatures rising and the snow melting, now is the perfect time to start enhancing your home's curb appeal so it is ready for the market. Follow these simple tips to have your home looking its absolute best!

1. Make the Front Door a focal point. Choose a new color that stands out from the rest of the house. Update the knocker and hardware.

2. Ensure that your House Numbers are easy to read. Go across the street from your home to make sure the font is clear and the view is unobstructed. If you need to move its location, place the numbers horizontally and near a porch light so they can be read anytime of the day.

3. Add a cluster of 3 different sized Flower Pots to your front porch and fill them with beautiful spring flowers.

4. Create Illumination by updating lights on the front porch and adding landscape lighting along the front walkway.

5. Consider changing your straight Walkway to one that curves through the front lawn in order to draw the eye through the landscaping.

6. Check your Roof for any damage and hire a professional now to fix the problems as soon as possible.

7. Power clean the Siding to remove the winter grime and have the exterior look brand new. Clean the Windows inside and outside to make sure they sparkle.

8. Check Driveway for cracks and make necessary repairs.

9. Look for patchy areas in the Grass and reseed or sod so it looks perfectly green this spring.

10. Draw buyers to your front door by adding Fragrant Flowers and Plants.

11. Landscape right at the Curb to add depth and color to your front yard.

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The Rullo Team Named Top Real Estate Team in Northern Illinois!

by The Rullo Team


The 41st Annual Awards Banquet for RE/MAX Northern Illinois was held this past week. This annual awards banquet honored the top realtors in our region for their production in 2017. Out of the 2,300+ sales associates in the Northern Illinois region, Alex Rullo and The Rullo Team, RE/MAX All Pro in St. Charles, was ranked #15!!


Congratulations to Alex and The Rullo Team for this remarkable achievement!


Along with this recognition for 2017, The Rullo Team have consistently ranked amongst the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide. Alex Rullo is a charter member of the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame and has won numerous accolades including the Circle of Legends Award, the Chairman’s Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award!


This incredible, award winning team includes Alex Rullo (Broker), Vicky Rullo (Realtor), Sandy Selander (Buyer Specialist), Adam Rullo (Buyer Specialist), Denise Huelskamp (Client Care Manager), and Kristi Capo (Special Project Manager).


The Rullo Team is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service. We offer many years of expertise and a wide variety of services to meet all of our clients real estate needs in the beautiful Fox River Valley! Work with the best team around for Buying or Selling your home. Give us a call at (630) 513-1771 or visit our website at so we can begin helping you today!


Finding the Perfect School for Your Child!

by The Rullo Team

Ready to buy a home this spring? There are many things to consider as you begin your Fox River Valley area home search. Consider size, architectural style, amenities, outdoor space, and location. If you have a family or are planning for one, one of the most important factors is local schools. You want to make sure you set your children up for success with a quality education.


There are so many excellent school districts in the Fox River Valley area!

Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 | Homes for Sale

Geneva Community Unit School District 304 | Homes for Sale

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 | Homes for Sale

Batavia Public School District 101 | Homes for Sale

Oswego Community Unit School District 308 | Homes for Sale

When it comes to what schools within these districts are the best of the best, you will need to do a little schoolwork on your own! There are several factors to consider when determining the quality of schools. Look beyond test scores. Although this information is helpful, it does not always provide the best indicator of schools quality. Explore websites like,, and U.S. News & World Report for great unbiased data and rankings of local schools. Check out each school's website to learn about awards or recognitions received. Do not be afraid to reach out to the schools to ask further questions and request a site visit. Seeing the school in person and meeting with the staff can help you determine whether the school would be the right fit for your child.



Once you find the perfect school with you, work with an experienced realtor to find the perfect home for you within the school's boundaries. Give The Rullo Team a call today or visit our website to get started today!

Mark Your Calendars for St. Charles Restaurant Week!

by The Rullo Team

Mark your calendars for St. Charles Restaurant Week!!! From Monday, February 26th, through Friday, March 2nd, fill your bellies with the most delicious food St. Charles has to offer. And, the best part? You will save 20% off your total bill (not including alcohol)! To receive the discount, simply present your discount card at the participating restaurant. Download card HERE! Whether you love ethnic cuisine, fine dining, or contemporary American, you will find the perfect restaurant(s) to satisfy your cravings during the 2018 St. Charles Restaurant Week!

Participating Restaurants

Alexander's Cafe 64 | 1650 West Main Street

Alley 64 Bar & Grill | 212 West Main Street

Brown's Chicken & Pasta | 1910 West Lincoln Highway

Brunch Cafe | 172 South 1st Street

Charlie Fox's Pizzeria & Eatery | 3341 West Main Street

Chili's | 3795 East Main Street

Club Arcada | 105 East Main Street

Colonial Cafe | 1625 East Main Street

Colonial Cafe | 552 South Randall Road

Crazy Fox Bar & Grille | 104 East Main Street

DRM European Cafe & Deli | 610 East Main Street

E&S Fish Company | 311 North 2nd Street

Eden on the River | 1 Illinois Street, Suite 160

El Puente Restaurant | 108 East Main Street

The Evergreen Pub & Grill | 1400 West Main Street

The Filling Station Pub & Grill | 300 West Main Street

The Finery and Blacksmith Bar | 305 West Main Street

Francesca's by the River | 200 South 2nd Street

Harvest Restaurant at Pheasant Run | 4051 East Main Street

Isacco Kitchen | 131 South 1st Street

Jambalaya Restaurant at Pheasant Run | 4051 East Main Street

La ZaZa Trattoria | 5 South 1st Street

Main Street Pub | 204 West Main Street

McNally's Traditional Irish Pub | 109 West Main Street

Mother's Pancake House & Restaurant | 3755 East Main Street

Nuova Italia Ristorante | 18 North 4th Street

The Office Dining & Spirits | 201 East Main Street

Pub 222 | 222 West Main Street

Puebla Modern Mexican | 51 South 1st Street

Riverside Pizza & Pub | 102 East Main Street

Romano Mercato Italiano | 210 Cedar Street

Rookies | 1545 West Main Street

ROX City Grill | 100 West Main Street

Salsa Verde Mexican Restaurant | 1850 Lincoln Highway

The Spotted Fox Ale House | 3615 East Main Street

St. Charles Place Steak House | 2550 East Main Street

Szechwan Restaurant | 117 West Main Street

Tap House Grill | 3341 West Main Street

Taste of Himalayas | 110 North 3rd Street

Town House Cafe | 105 North 2nd Avenue

Wok 'n Fire | 181 South 1st Street

Be sure to Instagram your Restaurant Week experience for a chance to win one of three $25 St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates! Winners will be chosen from those diners that visit the most different restaurants throughout the week. Tag your foodie photos with #cityofstcharlesil, #stcrestaurantweek, and the restaurant you are at on Instagram to be eligible to win. Winners will be notified through Instagram.

The Rullo Team wishes everyone happy dining in St. Charles!

Romantic Dining Options for Valentine's Day!

by The Rullo Team

Cupid has come to the beautiful Fox River Valley! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Celebrate the love you share with your sweetheart with an incredible dinner for two! There are so many delectable and romantic restaurants in the Fox River Valley to choose from! Make it an evening you will never forget at one of these romantic spots. Click on the links below to see their Valentine's Day specials. And, don't forget to grab a sweet treat for dessert afterwards!



Osteria Bigolaro | 317 West State Street, Geneva | (630) 402-0597

Wildwood Restaurant | 477 South Third Street, Geneva | (630) 377-8325

Moveable Feast & Company | 321 Franklin Street, Geneva | (630) 845-3287

Nuova Italia Restaurant | 18 North 4th Street, St. Charles | (630) 584-4040

Pheasant Run Resort | 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles | (630) 584-6300

Hotel Baker | 100 West Main Street, St. Charles | (630) 584-2100

Vintage 53 | 162 South 1st Street, St. Charles | (630) 549-0423

The Finery & Blacksmith Bar | 305 West Main Street, St. Charles | (630) 940-2380

Club Arcada | 105 East Main Street, St. Charles | (630) 962-7000



All Chocolate Kitchen | 33 South Third Street, Geneva | (630) 232-2395

Sugar Path Bakery | 315 West State Street, Geneva | (630) 262-3353

Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream | 302 South Third Street, Geneva | (630) 232-6655

The Rullo Team wishes everyone in the Fox River Valley a very Happy Valentine’s Day!


Super Shuffle 5K in Geneva

by The Rullo Team


Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend! Before cheering for the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles while enjoying your favorite game day snacks, get active during Geneva Park District's annual Super Shuffle 5K!! This fantastic community event is taking place this Sunday, February 4th, at 10:00 am at Geneva Middle School South (1415 Viking Drive). On-site registration and check-in will occur between 9:00 am and 9:45 am. Be there rain or snow! Enjoy a fun run through beautiful Geneva on Sunday morning! All participants will receive a medal and awards will be given to the fastest overall male and female.


After the race, head over to the Stephen D. Persinger Gym (3507 Kaneville Road) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for the Game Day Party! Enjoy delicious food, refreshing beverages, fun games, and so much more. All race participants will receive one free beverage tickets to use at the party.



Proceeds from the Super Shuffle 5K and Game Day Party benefit the Geneva Park District Scholarship Fund. This fund provides recreational opportunities to the community. Get active, support a great cause, and enjoy some family friendly fun this Super Bowl Sunday!

Register online HERE! The registration is $39 per person or $20 race only (does not include sweatshirt and participant bag). Pre-race packet pick-up will occur on Friday, February 2nd, from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm, and Saturday, February 3rd, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center.

Image Credit: Geneva Park District


Best School Districts Found in the Fox Valley!

by The Rullo Team

Educational Review and Ranking website Niche recently released their list of the top public school districts in Illinois for 2018! How did the school districts in the beautiful Fox Valley rank? They came out at the top of the class! Out of the 406 school districts examined, 5 Fox River Valley Districts ranked in the top 30 in Illinois! Check out the report cards for these awesome area school districts!


#6 Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 | Aurora

Indian Prairie Community Unit School District was ranked within the top 20 in the state for the best teachers and safest school districts.

#11 Geneva Community Unit School District 304 | Geneva

Geneva Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 25 in the state for the best teachers and safest school districts.

#17 St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 | St. Charles  

St. Charles Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 25 in the state for the best teachers and safest school districts.


#25 Batavia Public School District 101 | Batavia

Batavia Public School District was ranked within the top 25 in the state for best teachers.

#30 Oswego Community Unit School District 308 | Oswego


Congrats to all of these great Fox River Valley School Districts! We appreciate all that you do for our students and for making the Fox River Valley such a great place for families to call home!

If you are interested in Buying a home within one of these great school districts, give the Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at


Best Places to Raise A Family in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox River Valley is home to some of 2018’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Illinois! Financial website WalletHub recently released their list of the best cities for families throughout the state. When the results came in......5 Fox River Valley communities made it in the top 50! Congrats to St. Charles, Oswego, Batavia, Geneva, and South Elgin!


Families know that these cities are the best places to lay down roots. Looking at 222 communities across Illinois, WalletHub determined their rankings based on 21 key indicators. They examined a variety of family important amenities and factors, including median family incomes, housing affordability, quality of schools, access to parks and entertainment, and so much more. Find out how our area communities stacked up!


Best Places to Raise a Family in Illinois


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Total Score

Family Life & Fun Rank

Education, Health, & Safety Rank

Affordability Rank

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