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What is Considered Normal Wear and Tear in Your Fox River Home?

by The Rullo Team

Holiday Fun

by The Rullo Team




It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

And there is no shortage of exciting events to attend in the Fox Valley area! Our earlier post told you about the Holiday Homecoming event in St. Charles, but Batavia AND Geneva have some holiday fun planned as well.

Celebration of Lights Festival takes place on Sunday, November 27th from 4-7 at the Batavia Riverwalk located at 151 Island Avenue, Batavia and the admission is free!

Free hayrides (with food or $1 cash donation directly benefitting the Batavia Food Pantry), Holiday Craft Market, free roasted chestnuts, community sing-a-long and the arrival of SANTA! Mayor Schielke will light the ceremonial Christmas tree and much, much more!

For more information please go to


Geneva Christmas Walk

The festivities begin at the courthouse square on Friday, December 2nd at 6 pm with the arrival of Santa Lucia, Santa lighting the great tree and so much more! Don’t miss the Christmas Walk House Tour and a full weekend of events with something for everyone. This is Geneva at its finest!! You can also visit Santa on Friday evening and on Saturdays and Sundays visit Santa and take a complimentary carriage ride throughout the Christmas season.

For more complete schedule of events and House tour ticket information please go to


If you are interested in more information about the benefits of home ownership in the Fox Valley Area please contact a real estate professional with the Rullo Team.

St. Charles Holiday Homecoming!

by The Rullo Team

Fill your spirits with holiday cheer at our favorite St. Charles winter event…..the Holiday Homecoming. Head to downtown St. Charles Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th for the ultimate holiday celebration. The weekend is filled with tons of family-friendly activities. The best part… is all FREE! Enjoy carols, seasonal treats, and quality time with family and friends just in time for the holidays.

At 5:00 pm on Friday, November 25th watch the 1st Street Plaza become illuminated during the Lighting of Lights. Mayor Ray Rogina will flip the switch to make the plaza glow with festive spirit. Enjoy carols and a visit from Santa on this fun-filled evening.


The festivities continue all day on Saturday, November 26th. The Arcada Theatre (105 East Main Street) is showing the holiday film favorite Elf at 10:00 am, with doors opening at 9:00 am. From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, swing by Santa’s House on 1st Street Plaza. Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides downtown St. Charles between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The day ends with the Electric Christmas Parade at 5:30 pm. Watch this year’s Grand Marshals, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, lead the beautiful electric floats down Main Street during this unique holiday parade.



Event Details

Dates: Friday, November 25th, 2016 - Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Location: Downtown St. Charles

Cost: FREE Admission to ALL Events!

Holiday Extravaganza

by The Rullo Team


CASA Kane County will be holding their Inaugural Holiday Extravaganza

Two special events combined in one great evening will be held on the eve of the Annual Geneva Christmas Walk. The event featuring a Holiday Carnivale for Kids and Families AND the Holiday Glam & Couture Fashion Show, helps us celebrate for a cause.

Thursday, December 1st

Holiday Carnivale for Kids and Families

4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

A magical evening with Santa and his Sleigh and our friends from Frozen!

Carolers with greet you as you enjoy gourmet candy stations, activities, hors d’oeuvres, premiere kid’s finger foods & desserts!

Holiday Glam & Couture Fashion Show

7:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Your holiday season will start in style with a couture fashion show featuring everyday, cocktail and evening attire!

Enjoy music and dancing provided by Vargo’s Dance as you watch the local models on the catwalk.

Hors d’oeuvres, food stations, wine & beer are included.


This event is for adults only, as space is limited.

Event is co-chaired by Shuki Moran of Exceptional Events & Jane Pabon Boutique

Beautiful venue decorated by DeMarco Designs Interior Holiday Decorating

Please RSVP by November 22

For more information go to

CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court System.


If you are interested in more information about the benefits of home ownership in the Fox Valley Area please contact a real estate professional with the Rullo Team.


Election Day Polling Places for the Fox River Valley

by The Rullo Team

Election Day, November 8th, is here! No matter which candidates you are voting for this year it is important to have your voice heard! It is one of the great freedoms that we get to enjoy in this country. There is still plenty of time to get to the polls today. All polls in Illinois will be open until 7:00 pm. As long as you are in line by that time, you will be allowed to vote. Make sure to bring a valid form of identification.


Looking for your local polling place? Here is a list of all polling places for the Fox Valley:



  • JB Nelson School (334 William Wood Lane)

  • Congregational Church of Batavia (21 South Batavia Avenue)

  • HC Storm School (305 North Van Nortwick Avenue)

  • Batavia VFW Overseas Post 1197 (645 South River Street)

  • Heritage Woods (1079 East Wilson Street)

  • Lincoln Inn Banquets (1345 South Batavia Avenue)

  • Grace McWayne Elementary School (3501 Hapner Way)

  • Jewel Middle School (1501 Waterford Road, North Aurora)

  • Cornerstone Community Baptist Church (307 Banbury Road, North Aurora)

  • Hoover Wood School (1640 Wagner Road)

  • Rotolo Middle School (1501 South Raddant Road)

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (950 Hart Road)



  • Sunset Community Center (710 Western Avenue)

  • St. Charles Free Methodist Church (214 Walnut Street, St. Charles)

  • Geneva High School (416 McKinley Avenue)

  • The Crossings Clubhouse (2684 Stone Circle)

  • Western Avenue Elementary School (1500 Western Avenue)

  • Pepper Valley Clubhouse (2105 Pepper Valley Drive)

  • Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (227 Eastside Drive)

  • Batavia VFW Overseas Post 1197 (645 South River Street)

  • The Holmstad (700 West Fabyan Parkway, Batavia)

  • Chesapeake Commons (1490 Geneva Drive)

  • First Baptist Church of Geneva (West Cam, 3435 Keslinger Road)


St. Charles  

  • Pottawatomie Community Center (8 North Avenue)

  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church (1145 North 5th Avenue)

  • AMLI of St. Charles (100 Lakeside Drive)

  • St. Charles Public Library (1 South 6th Avenue)

  • St. Charles Free Methodist Church (214 Walnut Street)

  • Valley View Baptist Church (6N656 Route 25)

  • New Covenant Bible Church (4N780 Randall Road)

  • Oaks of St. Charles Clubhouse (87 White Oak Circle)

  • Kane County Branch Court Conference Center (530 South Randall Road)

  • Cumberland Green Club House (1798 Cumberland Green Drive)

  • Hosanna Lutheran Church (36W925 Red Gate Road)

  • Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (227 Eastside Drive, Geneva)

  • Thornwood Sports Core (850 East Thornwood Drive, South Elgin)

  • South Elgin Municipal Annex (1 West State Street, South Elgin)

To find your exact polling place, click HERE!


We look forward to seeing everyone in the Fox River Valley at the polls today! Happy Election Day!

The Best Small Cities in Illinois found in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

If small city living is for you, look no further than the communities of the Fox River Valley! With lower living costs, a tighter community feel, and a more laid-back living style, small cities are a great place to raise a family. Personal finance website Wallethub recently ranked 1,268 cities in the United States to find the best communities in terms quality of life and affordability. Their analysts looked at metrics regarding economic health, affordability, quality of life, safety, and education and health in cities with population sizes between 25,000 and 100,000 residents. After analyzing the results, they ranked the cities in the nation to find the best of the best. From that list, Reboot Illinois found the best 25 small cities in Illinois. When the results came in.....3 Fox River Valley communities made it to the top of the pack!!


Oswego was ranked #8 in Illinois! Oswego truly prides itself on maintaining its small town feel. With an incredible public school district, great recreational facilities, including one of the top ranked golf courses in the Chicago area, and fun annual community events, Oswego offers a great quality of life to its population. This city is also recognized for its affordable living.


St. Charles made it up to #9! This community offers all the amenities of a larger city but the feel of a small town. St. Charles has a stunning riverwalk along the Fox River and has beautiful historic homes and landmarks. There are great retail, dining, and entertainment options for residents to enjoy. On top of all these attributes, St. Charles also boasts some of the best public schools in all of Illinois.



Batavia was ranked #13 in the state! This town offers the best a small community has to offer with the amenities that you need. Batavia offers its residents 150 acres of beautiful park spaces, a thriving downtown, and a highly rated public school system. This affordable city is perfect for families.



If you are interested in living in some of the best small cities in Illinois, The Rullo Team is here to help you find your dream home. Give us a call today or visit our website at

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