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Things to Do in the Fox Valley this Weekend!

by The Rullo Team

Summer is fast approaching and the activities and events around the Fox Valley and Kane County are heating up just like the temperatures! This weekend is no exception. We have some wonderful festivals and Things to do in the 'Burbs This Weekend!

* Grayslake Craft Beer Festival- It's the buzzphrase for the summer...Craft Beer Festival...and Grayslake will stand shoulder to shoulder with any big city when it comes to their Craft Beer Festival! Saturday, May 30th from 1:00 - 5:00 with VIP passes starting at noon, and over 100 craft brews represented from 40 different breweries! Add to that food, music, and so much more...and you've got a festival you wish lasted much longer! Don't miss out...get it on the calendar now. More Info: 


* Fine Line Arts Festival- St Charles very own outdoor festival including a "hands-on" experience in a variety of copper etching, felting, Japanese Raku, and more! Held at the Fine Lines Creative Arts Center, on Friday and Saturday- (05/29- 05/30) For more information check out their website at:  FINE LINE ARTS FEST

* Butterflies and Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden - Always beautiful and worth the ride! Open daily 10-5 pm. You'll see hundreds of Butterfly's from all over the world! Check out their website for pricing and more information: CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

* Gilberts Community Days! Sure to be a crowd pleaser...May 28-31. Music, food, rides, a car show and more! Get more info at the link below: 


* Get your fill of VINTAGE CARS at the Antique Car Show in Wheaton! It's CRUISING Friday night, May 29th, from 5-9:00 pm. Check out the schedule here:


* Lana Del Ray in Tinley Park- Yes! She's really here! Check out all the info at this link:MIDWEST AMPHITHEATER

* Geneva Chamber Golf Outing- This outing is June 1, at Royal Hawk Country Club, and is going to be an exceptional event! For more information please call thenumber at the following link:  Geneva Chamber Golf Outing

The Fox Valley has so much to offer for both families and singles! Check out our Facebook page as well as our Blog and website to keep up on all the great summer events and activities taking place around our wonderful communities!

If you're looking for a home in one of our communities, give us a call!  We'd be happy to help in any way we can.

Have a terrific weekend!


by The Rullo Team

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Fine Line Arts Festival 
May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
37W570 Bolcum Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60175

Friday May 29 -Saturday, May 30th The Fine Line Arts Festival is a day of great outdoor fun for everyone! Bring the kids! Experience a variety of hands-on art experience including Japanese Raku, copper etching, wet felting, more.  Check out the website for more info.  


Green Thumb Garden Tour
May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
3795 Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL 60175

 Calling Green Thumbs of All Ages! Tour St. Charles' garden plots. Discuss gardening tips, learn its history, discover how the scarecrow came to be! Then, put this knowledge to use by making a scarecrow to watch over the garden plots all year long. Advance registration required at

***REMEMBER*** Construction crews will be paving Route 38 west of Geneva during the week of May 25th. Downtown pavement removal has been postponed and is now tentatively scheduled for Monday & Tuesday, June 1st and 2nd. This work will happen overnight, but there will be limited parking availability on West State Street during these days.
For more information and to sign up for construction updates, visit the City of Geneva


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

Downtown Route 38 Road Work Postponed Until June

by The Rullo Team

Construction crews will focus on paving Route 38 west of Geneva during the week of May 25th. Downtown pavement removal has been postponed and is now tentatively scheduled for Monday & Tuesday, June 1st and 2nd. This work will happen overnight, but there will be limited parking availability on West State Street during these days.
For more information and to sign up for construction updates, visit the City of Geneva
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.

Fox Valley Memorial Day 2015

by The Rullo Team

Honor those who took the job knowing they could die.

They haven't died in vein, if you remember why.


Freedom can pass as fast as time, gone before we know;

but, we have the choice to fight and never let it go.


Everyone give thanks today for those who answered freedom/s call.

They went to war and paid the price for freedom for us all.


Don't take their sacrifice for granted as you safely sleep tonight.

Give thanks for all the heroes who took up freedoms fight.

Thank you to all our Veterans & Military men and women for your courageous service to our country. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Memorial Day

by The Rullo Team



Come celebrate the unofficial start of summer at the annual St. Charles Memorial Day Parade.

Honor and celebrate those who have served our country.

Beginning at 10 am on 6th street and continuing to Riverside Avenue ending with a celebration at Freedom Shrine (along the river, north of the police department).  If you are unfamiliar with the Wounded Warrior Project, a veterans charity group offering a variety of support and services for our wounded military, please visit the website to learn more and support the wounded men and women who serve our country.  


 After the parade, head on over to Riverside Avenue and support local artists at the St. Charles Fine Art Show: This award winning and highly regarded show Presented By STC Capital Bank starts Saturday May 23 at 11am and lasts until 6pm and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24.  Located on Riverside and Walnut avenues, off Main Street, St. Charles. The fest features the work of 100 juried artists in various media, including watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, demonstrations from artists and live music throughout the weekend.  Fun for the whole family and best of all it's Free.  Check out Downtown Saint Charles Website for more info on these and other fun events coming up.


Downtown Parking Deck's New Third Level Is Open

by The Rullo Team

Geneva's Third Street Commuter Parking Deck's capacity will officially increase by 180 spaces this weekend with the opening of the new third tier expansion. The total deck capacity is now 540 spaces. The facility was expanded in order to accommodate parking that will be lost as part of Union Pacific’s future plans to add a third rail line, which will remove some existing surface parking lots. No construction timetable has been presented to the City regarding the third rail line.

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.


Fox Valley Schools Receive High Rankings for 2015!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox Valley Schools did it again! U.S. News and World Report just published their annual report of the Top Schools in the country by ranking them with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal. With a large range of criteria and assessments used to make their rankings of over 21,000 public schools, these lists are anxiously awaited by school districts across the country every year. They also publish the lists of the Top Schools within each state. Below are the rankings for the TOP HIGH SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS.

We are very fortunate to have such fantastic schools in the Fox Valley that have continually ranked well on these lists year after year. This year Metea Valley High School in Aurora takes the top position within the Fox Valley at #28, followed by St. Charles North High School at #35, St. Charles East High School at 43, Geneva Community High School at 64 and Batavia High School at 85. 






For more information about each of these school districts visit our website at:

If you're interested in homes that are available for sale in each of these school districts, give one of our team members a call and we'll be happy to show you homes that fit your personal preferences.  If you'd like to look at homes online, you can follow the links below in each of the corresponding cities:

Homes for Sale in Geneva IL    Homes for Sale in St.Charles IL

Homes for Sale in Batavia IL    Homes for Sale in Aurora IL 

The Fox Valley is a fantasatic area to raise a family. Our schools are top notch, we have many activities for children to get involved with and our location is central to many main expressway's in the Tri-State area.  

We are here to help in any way we can, just give us a call! 

Geneva IL Home Sold in 6 Days...Over List Price!

by The Rullo Team

Are you thinking about selling your Geneva IL home? The Rullo Team just SOLD their last Geneva IL Home in 6 Days...and OVER LIST PRICE!  Selling your home is a big decision and finding the right Real Estate Team is critical. They need to be experienced, know the local market, and know how to correctly price your home from the start so that you are getting what your home is worth...but not overprice your home right out of the market.

The Rullo Team knows the delicate balance of all these things, and are extremely knowledgealbe in the local real estate maret. That is what has allowed them to be so successful for their clients in the Geneva IL market. The last 3 homes that have SOLD in Geneva IL have sold in 6, 15 & 19 days, respectively! That is with the average days on the market, overall, being 42!

Here are the properties that have sold for your review:

1. 6 Days- 39W655 Carney Lane, Geneva, IL






2. 15 Days- 317 S. Harrison, Geneva, IL






3. 3438 Wheatland Circle, Geneva, IL




Give a member of our team a call today. Let us partner with you to sell your home and you'll be on your way to the next adventure in your life. 

If you'd like to find out what your Fox Valley home is worth in today's market, just follow this link for a Free, no obligation, Home Value Report: Fox Valley Home Value Report

Mother's Day Brunch in the Fox Valley!

by The Rullo Team

It's the BEST TIME OF YEAR...because Mom is the most important person in our family, and probably in yours too. She is always the center of the "Household Universe". Each year when Mother's Day rolls around we try to make it extra special for her because she spends so much of her time every day of the year making our lives run smoothly, caring for us when we're sick, being our shoulder to cry on, and is always our biggest cheerleader for anything we are doing. Did I mention I'm 29?  Just kidding! But on the serious side, Mother's Day is an important day for all families and like many, we like to take our Mom out for a great Mother's Day Brunch. 

We are very blessed because here in the Fox Valley we have so many 5 Star Restaurants and Incredible Chef's preparing delicious Brunches for Mother's Day so I thought I'd put together a "Grand List" of some of the top ones in the Fox Valley and share them with you so that you could enjoy them with your Mom and families as well. Remember...this isn't ALL of the great restaurants that we have, but a sampling of what is available.



1. The Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles

Time: 9:00-3:00pm

Cost: $50 Adults $26 Children 4-12

Breakfast items like eggs Benedict, breakfast potatoes, applewood smoked bacon and sausage. They also feature a custom Belgium waffle bar and omelet station. Lunch items include swordfish, smoked fish, shrimp and crab legs, sirloin, porchetta and a variety of salads and sides. Leave room for mini pastries, cakes, pies and torts from the dessert table.

2. Wildwood, 477 S. Third St., Geneva

Time: 9:30- 2:30 pm

Cost: $44 Adults, $22 Children 5-11

Offering a brunch that includes made-to-order omelets and pasta dishes. Guests can choose from prime rib, honey-baked ham or roast turkey at the carving station. A variety of breakfast and luncheon items will be served buffet style, including salads, seafood, fruit and desserts.

3. The Turf Room, 1033 Kilberry St., North Aurora

Time: 9:00- 3:00 pm

Cost: $34.95 Adults, $13.95 Children 5-10

Serving up the right combination of breakfast and lunch items. Breakfast includes made-to-order omelets and a waffle station with a variety of delicious toppings. Pizza lovers can't resist The Turf Room's brick oven pizzas including their breakfast pizza and their special Baja chicken pizza. Other items include smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, salads, fruits, cheeses and freshly carved meats. A variety of desserts round out this Mother's Day feast.

4. Lincoln Inn Banquets, 1345 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia

Time: 10:00- 3:00 pm

Cost: $27.95 Adults, $14.95 Children 3-12

Lincoln Inn's brunch menu includes made-to-order omelets, sausage, bacon, hash browns and French toast. Lunch offerings include a seafood station, chicken, pasta, salads, fruit, baked macaroni and cheese and BBQ ribs, plus a fresh carving station. A full sweets table, plus coffee, tea, juice and soft drinks are all included in the price of the brunch.

5. Pheasant Run, 401 E. Main St., St. Charles

Time: 9:30-1:30 pm

Cost: $39.95 Adults, $39.95 Seniors 65 & Older, $15.95 Children

Pheasant Run's brunch has something for everyone. Guests will enjoy creations from their chef-manned omelet, pasta and salad stations. The carving station includes peppercorn-crusted sirloin, bone-in ham and roasted turkey with sage gravy. Other items include poached salmon, peel-and-eat shrimp, beef medallions, chicken, cod, spring vegetables and international cheeses. Kids will appreciate the children's buffet featuring mac and cheese and tater tots. Complete your plate with a stop at the pastry table.

There are plenty more phenomenal restaurants in the Fox Valley that are offering Mother's Day Brunch menu's...we couldn't possibly list them all. Just make sure you make your reservations ahead of time or you WILL NOT BE HAVING BRUNCH WITH MOM anywhere but in your own home! This is one day of the year when every restaurant is completely booked and the walk-in lines are extremely long. 

From all of us at The Rullo Team....We Wish all Mother's a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


by The Rullo Team

Geneva French Market
Metra Parking Lot, NW corner of South St. & 4th St.
April 19 to November 15, 2015
Sundays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

French Market Fresh fruit and vegetables, unique gifts for home and family in a Canopy European style Market. You can find everything from French fabrics to produce from Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, to fresh roasted coffee, and jams.

Batavia Farmers' Market
N. River St. between Wilson and State St
June 6 to October 17, 2015
Saturdays 8am - 12pm
Come enjoy over 18 different vendors offering a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, herbs, flowers, music and more. 3rd Saturdays- shop for handmade items from your favorite artists and designers.

St. Charles Farmers' Market
Baker Methodist Church, East Main at 4th Ave
June 5 to October 30
Fridays 7am - 1pm

Farmers' Market every Friday, rain or shine, the 1st Friday in June thru October. 7am-1pm. Market includes fresh harvested & locally grown fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, eggs, artisan cheese, garden art and much more.

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