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2018 Taste of Batavia Block Party!

by The Rullo Team


Celebrate the long holiday weekend at the 2018 Taste of Batavia Block Party!!! Head to beautiful downtown Batavia on Sunday, September 2nd, from 4 pm to 9 pm, for an evening of delectable fun!


There is something for everyone at the Downtown Batavia Block Party & Taste of Batavia. Let loose with lawn games, hula hooping, and bags. Marvel at incredible vehicles during the Classic Car Show. Show off your culinary skills in the Pie Bake-Off. Dance the night away to incredible live music. Bring the kids to the large play area that will feature a ballons, bounce house, face painting, and more activites for the little ones.


AND, of course, dine on the best food that Batavia has to offer! Enjoy $3 food tastings or $6-9 large plate options from your favorite Batavia restaurants:


Live Music Schedule

4:00 pm | Evan Reid

4:30 pm | River City Revival

5:30 pm | Batavia Academy of Dance

6:00 pm | Dick Diamond & The Dusters




The Rullo Team hopes everyone in the Fox River Valley has a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!  


Image Credit: Batavia MainStreet


How to Prep Your Garden for the Fall!

by The Rullo Team

As summer winds down, it is the perfect time to get your garden ready for the end of the year. Protect your Fox River Valley garden during the fall and winter for following these simple tasks!



Your plants and trees will need lots of moisture in their roots to survive the colder months. Be sure to water them well over the next several months to ensure their survival.

Amend Your Soil

Till the soil and add compost to get the soil ready for next year.

Plant Fall Annuals

Keep your garden looking great well into fall by planting annuals that thrive in autumn, such as mums, kale, and pansies.

Add Shrubs and Evergreens

Plant shrubs and evergreens early in Fall to allow their roots to grow before the ground freezes.

Lower Your Lawn Mower

It is important to keep cutting your grass before the winter. Allow the soil to dry out quicker in the spring by keeping its cutting height low.

Clear Rose Beds

Remove fallen debris from roses from the bed since this foliage can cause diseases to thrive and will destroy your garden next year.

Divide Perennials

Rearrange your plants as you divide your perennials.

Remove Weeds

Make sure to take out all the weeds from your garden before you cannot get them out of the frozen ground.

Dig Up Annuals

Remove any dead annuals from your garden.

Save Summer Bulbs

If you loved some of your flowers from this year, dig up the bulbs and save them for next year.

Plant Bulbs

For bulbs that are hardy enough to survive the winter months, plant them at the beginning of fall so you will have beautiful blooms right away in spring.

Feed Your Lawn

Add important nutrients to your lawn so it remains healthy throughout the winter.

Rake & Mulch

Get rid of all fallen leaves from your yard and add mulch to your garden beds.

Protect Plants

Plants that cannot survive the colder temperatures should be protected. After the first freeze, place mulch or other protective coverings over them.

Force Bulbs Indoors

Plant some bulbs indoors so that they bloom early in the year and are ready to transfer to your garden as soon as the ground thaws.

Keep Container Plants Indoors

Make sure to remove pests and dead foliage from container plants and bring them indoors to protect them from the cold.

Empty Hoses and Other Watering Equipment

Be sure to remove all water from your hoses, irrigation systems, fountains, and other watering equipment before storing them in a dry place for the winter.


Continue to check The Rullo Team's website for more helpful home maintenance tips throughout the year!


Fox River Valley Students Head Back To School!

by The Rullo Team

It's time to head back to school! Over the next couple of weeks school buses throughout the Fox River Valley will be filled with students as they kick off a brand new school year. Get your student ready for a successful year before the first day! Check out the first day of school for all area public school districts!

Batavia Public School District 101 | 335 West Wilson Street, Batavia

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 15th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

Community Unit School District 308 | 4175 Route 71, Oswego

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 15th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

School District U-46 | 355 East Chicago Street, Elgin

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 15th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

East Aurora School District 131 | 417 Fifth Street, Aurora

First Day of School: Thursday, August 16th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

West Aurora School District 129 | 1877 West Downer Place, Aurora

First Day of School: Thursday, August 16th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

Indian Prairie School District 204 | 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 21st

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

Geneva CUSD 304 | 227 North Fourth Street, Geneva

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 22nd

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

Kaneland CUSD 302 | 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 22nd

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

St. Charles CUSD 303 | 201 South 7th Street, St. Charles

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 22nd

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

The Rullo Team wishes a successful and fun 2018-2019 school year for all Fox River Valley students!!!

How to build a GREAT Credit Score

by The Rullo Team

If you’re looking to purchase a home, having good credit gives you many more options.  For many people, however, building can be difficult if they don’t have past credit or if they’ve experienced a financial hardship that brought their credit score down.  If you find yourself in either category, there’s no need to get upset.  What you need to do is focus on the areas which help you build your credit score back to the top.

First, if you’ve never had any credit to your name, here’s what you need to do now:

  1. Apply for a secured credit card.  This is to help you establish credit, without putting down a deposit.  This won’t be used for the long-term, just to get you started.
  2. Apply for a credit builder loan- This is exactly what it sounds like.  A way to build your credit with a manageable loan amount.
  3. Do you have someone who could co-sign a loan?  If so, you can opt for this option to build credit, but normally at a lower interest rate.
  4. Make sure the rent you pay is being reported to the credit bureaus. RentalKharma and RentTrack are just a couple of platforms who will do this.

If your credit has taken a hit in recent months or years, working to rebuild it is critical.  Building good credit takes at least 6 months of an on-time payment history. Building good credit habits will help you get back on track.

  1. Make 100% of your payments on time.  This includes; rent, credit cards, utilities, school loans and medical bills.
  2. Keep your credit utilization low.  Meaning not more than 30% of the credit offered should be used.
  3. Keep your accounts open for as long as possible. Unless one of your unused accounts has an annual, all accounts should be kept open and active to count toward your length of credit, payment history and utilization.
  4. Make sure not to open too many accounts as this will initially lower your credit score and shorten the average time open of all accounts.
  5. Check your credit reports frequently for errors and your credit score on a monthly basis to see your progress.  Websites like and, offer free credit score checking without causing a ‘hard hit’ to your credit.

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