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Come One, Come All to the Kane County Fair!

by The Rullo Team

It’s time for the biggest summertime celebration in all of the Fox River Valley….. the 2019 Kane County Fair & Festival!!! For 151 years, our county has come together every summer to showcase what makes living in this area so great! Come join in on all the fun this Wednesday, July 17th, through Sunday, July 23rd, for 5 days of family fun and amusement!


The festivities are taking place at the Kane County Fairgrounds located at 525 South Randall Road in St. Charles. Join your friends, family, and neighbors for the endless activities and entertainment going on during the fair! Dine on classic festival food. Take a spin on some of the amusement rides or win carnival prizes on the Midway. Dance away to fun live entertainment at the Miller Lite Sound Stage. Check out all of the amazing local vendors and exhibits. Entertain the kiddos at the petting zoo and obstacle course. Swing by the Grandstand to watch several special events such as the demolition derby and bull riding!


Miller Lite Sound Stage Schedule

Thursday, July 18th
7:00 pm | Libido Funk Circus 

Friday, July 19th
8:00 pm | Hillbilly Rockstarz

Saturday, July 20th
8:00 pm | Hi Infidelity

Sunday, July 21st
7:00 pm | 7th Heaven

**All Miller Lite Sound Stage performances are FREE with fair admission!**


Grandstand Schedule   

Thursday, July 18th
7:00 pm | Monster Truck Show

Friday, July 19th
7:00 pm | Professional Championship Bull Riders & Cowgirls

Saturday, July 20th
1:00 pm | Championship Cowgirl & Barrel Racing

7:00 pm | Professional Championship Bull Riders & Cowgirls

Sunday, July 21st
4:00 pm | Ramer Race Promotions Demolition Derby

**Tickets for shows sold at Grandstand each night starting at 6:00 pm. Discounted tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows available through Ticketmaster.**


Hours of Operation

Wednesday | 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Thursday | 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Friday | 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday | 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sunday | 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

**Exhibit halls close 2 hours earlier than the Midway.**


Ticket Information

General Admission
Wednesday | FREE for all!
Thursday | $5 per person | FREE for Senior Citizens (ages 62+) and Military (with ID) until 5:00 pm
Friday - Sunday | $10 per adult | $5 per child (ages 3-12)

Season Tickets
$20 per person

**Purchase tickets in advance HERE!**

Join The Rullo Team at the 151st Annual Kane County Fair! This amazing event brings the community together and makes the Fox River Valley an incredible place to live! Search Fox River Valley Homes for Sale to join in all the fun year round! Follow us on Facebook and check out our Website to find more reasons why you should call the Fox River Valley home sweet home!

Image Credit: Kane County Fair

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

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.


Come Down to the Kane County Fair!

by The Rullo Team

County fairs are a great summertime tradition and there are none better than our beloved Kane County Fair and Festival! Celebrate our great Fox River Valley community and the surrounding area at the fair Wednesday, July 20th, through Sunday, July 24th. That’s 5 days filled with family fun and amusement!


Head on down to the Kane County Fairgrounds located at 525 South Randall Road in St. Charles for all the festivities. There is something for everyone on the Midway! Enjoy free music concerts daily at the Miller Lite Sound Stage. Dine on some classic festival food. Take a spin on some of the amusement rides or win prizes playing carnival games. Check out all of the amazing local vendors and exhibits. Children will love the Kiddy Land, petting zoo, obstacle course, and much more! For additional excitement, head over to the Grandstand to watch several different special events such as the demolition derby and bull riding!



Admission to the fair varies per day. On Wednesday and Thursday, regular admission costs $5.00 with children under 3 free. Tickets are $10.00 for regular admission over the weekend. Children under 3 are free, and children between the ages of 3 and 12 cost $5.00. For more information on ticketing as well as the fair’s schedule, CLICK HERE!


We cannot wait to see you this week at the 2016 Kane County Fair!!

Upcoming Events for the Fox Valley!

by The Rullo Team


6th Annual Chicago Pet Show  --> November 7 & 8 -- 10am-5pm

Price: $7.00 Adults $7, kids under 18 free with parent. Seniors 65+ free.

Back in its 6th year, The Chicago Pet Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds!  You can meet local rescues, make friends,  and find new ways to help out needy fur balls!

Want to pamper your pet? Check out some of the over 100 hundred food and vendor boutiques offering show specials, but it’s not just shopping, stick around and watch some of the great shows like Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures, Mike D’s Magic, and the West Burb Weiner races! 50% of ticket proceeds help benefit local rescues. And, if you save your bracelet you can come back on Sunday with Saturday admission!  For more information visit the Official Chicago Pet Show Website.

Full Schedule


Featured Presenters

Kane County Sportsman's Show --> November 8th -- 7:30am-1:30pm.

A show for the whole family!

With more than 250 Vendors, Attendees can Buy, sell and trade firearms and all related items.  Fishing tackle, military, air guns, muzzle loading, Indian artifacts, swords, gun parts, knives, reloading components, books, Indian jewelry, hunting gear, gun safes, display cases, clothing, etc.

Free parking and only $5.00 admission.  

For more information visit the Official Kane County Sportsman's Website.

Geneva Women's Club Annual Craft Show --> November 7th -- 9:00 am-3:00pm

The Geneva Women's Club is a Non-Profit philanthropic women's organization dedicated to improving the lives of Families in the Fox Valley.  Each year they host a fantastic crafts festival, where proceeds go to helping local charities.  For more info visit the Geneva Women's Club Official Website.

There's so much more to come this holiday season! Make sure to check back to our Blog, Website & Facebook page. If you'd like us to post one of your Organizations Events, please comment on this Blog or post to our Facebook Page. We're always happy to help get your event get more exposure anytime we are able to do so.

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Kane County IL Severe Storms Emergency Preparedness!

by The Rullo Team

It's finally summer and that hot sun feels good, but along with the heat comes a more unwelcome summer player, Severe Storms.  It is important to understand what is possible, the correct terms, and how to protect yourself and your property.  

Preparing for severe thunderstorms, tornados and floods will not only benefit you during the spring and summer months, but year round. Almost half of all tornadoes reported in Illinois the past three years (2012-14) have occurred in fall or winter! Though the “peak” of severe weather season is from April through June; however, recent weather events have proven that we need to be “Weather Ready” in Illinois the entire year.  This information will help keep you and your family safe while helping you be completely prepared if extreme weather arrives. 



• Illinois ranks fifth in the United States for the most tornadoes per square mile.

• The majority of Illinois tornadoes have occurred between April 1 and June 30 and between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. However, tornadoes have occurred every month of the year at all hours of the day.

• Nearly 30 percent of all tornadoes in Illinois occur after dark.

• There is an average of 47 tornadoes each year in Illinois.

• There were 48 tornadoes reported in Illinois during 2014, which resulted in two injuries and nearly $5 million in damage to homes and crops.

•  Since 1950: 76 percent of tornadoes have been weak with wind less than 110 mph, 22 percent of tornadoes have been strong with wind between 110-167 mph and 2 percent of tornadoes have been violent with wind greater than 167 mph.

Two violent tornados occurred on November 17, 2013; one in Washington and one in New Minden. The chances of being affected by a tornado may seem small, but if you are in a threatened area, act QUICKLY. This information will tell you what to do to do before, during and after a tornado.  



People often ignore severe thunderstorms, believing only a tornado will cause damage or threaten their lives. The fact is a majority of the property damage and injuries each year is from high winds and large hail.


• Illinois averages 550 reports of wind damage and large hail annually.

• Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, damaging winds, lightning, hail and/or heavy rain.

• High wind from straight-line winds and downbursts can cause more damage than nearly 75 percent of the tornadoes that occur in Illinois.

• Hailstones ranging from 3.00 to 4.00 inches in diameter impacted the Douglas County, Illinois city of Tuscola on May 21, 2014. Roofs and windows of buildings were severely damaged, hundreds of vehicles sustained major damage and two people were injured. Property damage was estimated around $100 million from this hail storm.

• Most lightning deaths occur under or near trees and in open fields.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch: This means severe thunderstorms are possible in or near your area. Stay alert for the latest weather information. Be prepared to take shelter.  

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: This means severe thunderstorms will be approaching or are occurring. Severe thunderstorms produce damaging wind in excess of 60 mph and/or hail measuring one inch in diameter or larger. Seek safe shelter.

Significant Weather Advisory: This means strong thunderstorms with wind gusts of 40 to 55 mph and/or hail measuring less than one inch in diameter will be approaching or are occurring


Prolonged flooding from creeks and rivers and flash flooding from rain swollen roads and waterways is a danger that too many people ignore, sometimes with fatal consequences. Many flood-related rescues, injuries and fatalities have been the result of people in vehicles attempting to drive across flooded roads.


• The most dangerous type of flooding is a flash flood. Flash floods can sweep away everything in their path.

• Most flash floods are caused by slow-moving thunderstorms and occur most frequently at night. The peak time for flash flooding in Illinois is at night.

 • Flooding is to blame for 33 deaths in Illinois since 1995. Most of these fatalities involved people in vehicles trying to cross flooded roadways.


Disaster strikes sometimes, but if you are prepared and know how to handle the situation, you can reamain calm and ensure the safety of you and your family.  Make sure you have your HOMEOWNERS insurance in place and make sure all your policies are all up to date with the proper coverage for your dwellings.

The American Red Cross has some more information on severe weather preparedness and resources.

The State Of Illinois Emergency Management Agency also provides alot of great information on preparedness.  


Geneva, IL Gets Ready For Swedish Days!

by The Rullo Team

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That's simply Swedish for "We Love This Time of Year"!  Swedish Days in Geneva, IL is also known as the "Granddaddy of Illinois Festivals"! It is a sensational 6 Day Family Fun festival that is hands down, one of the BEST in the Midwest! It includes Central Stage Entertainment, Creation Station, a Carnival, Kids’ Day, and the renowned Parade. Swedish Days attracts visitors from all over the Fox Valley, Chicagoland area, Wisconsin and Michigan!

Over 200,000 people attend this event...and NO Admission is charged!

Here's a peek at Kids Day-Swedish Days Festival 2014

For a Complete Schedule of Events for SWEDISH DAYS FESTIVAL 2015, Click Here:  SCHEDULE 2015

The musical lineup for this year is second to none! Genre's cover jazz to folk, to singer/song writer to rock and roll. There will be many chicago and area based bands as well as the Swedish music that you've come to hear!  For a complete list of the groups and individuals that will perform, click here:  MUSICAL LINE-UP

And last, but certainly not least, is the Sweden Väst!

This is the part of the fest that has been transformed into "Little Sweden". You will find Swedish Art, Gifts, Food, Beverages, StoryTelling, Dances and more!

Mark your calendars for this incredible Geneva IL event! You and your family will have an amazing time!

Geneva, IL is a fantastic community in which to live and raise a family! If you are considering a move to this area, give us a call.  We'd be happy to provide you with any information you require. We've been living and working in the Geneva area for 20+ years and know it extremely well and can help YOU find the perfect home for you.  If you'd like to look at some of the homes available, take a look at the ones below, and click on the links below. 


Wonderfully Updated Vintage Home! Geneva's Finest Location!

509 Easton Avenue, Geneva Illinois

Beautifully updated 5 bedroom, 4 ½ bath old ‘n charming home built in 1925! Lots of character & updates throughout ~ including mechanicals!  Lovely flowing floor plan has spacious rooms, glistening hardwoods, big & plentiful windows, 4 fireplaces, abundance of built-ins, rear staircase, glass French doors, ornate woodwork and much more! Fantastic granite kitchen with commercial grade appliances, breakfast bar & bright dinette. Window surround 4-season sunroom opens to a brick patio with awesome yard view. Cathedral wood & beamed ceiling highlight the huge family room; awesome master with walk-in closet and a 27x13 ft luxury bath! Walk-up floored attic, basement, 2-car attached garage, professionally landscaped, private fenced lot and so much more! Gold Coast of Geneva – walk to the train and historic downtown! A wonderful home in a wonderful location!  Checkout Our website for more information and photos.



 348 Larsdotter Lane, Geneva Illinois

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home in like-new condition, perfect décor and on a great cul-de-sac lot close to shopping & park! Spacious & open floor plan has volume, vaulted & 9ft ceilings; an elegant multi-sided marble fireplace sits in view of the kitchen, living & dining rooms! Hardwood kitchen has lots of 42” cabinetry and dual peninsula breakfast bar. Built-ins highlight the large loft; vaulted master with sitting room, 2 closets and luxury bath. The professionally finished basement includes a recreation room, gorgeous full service bar, full bath & storage area. 2-car attached garage and so much more!  

Checkout Our Website For More Information And Photos.

Checkout our HOME LISTINGS page for more homes available in the area.

Who do you want to SELL YOUR HOME?  If selling your home in the LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME, for TOP DOLLAR, with MAXIMUM EXPOSURE, by a highly regarded and recognized name in Fox Valley Real Estate is what you're looking for...then give The Rullo Team a call today!





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