The city of Batavia is located in northwestern Illinois. Batavia is situated within both Kane County and Dupe County. The city lies in the Batavia and Winfield townships. It covers a total area of 9.19 square miles (23.8 km2). Much of this area is land, about 9 square miles (23.4 km2). The city lies on top of flat land. A small amount, only 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is covered by water. This water is present in the form of the Fox River, which runs north-south through southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. The city is 666 feet (203 km) above sea level. Batavia's elevated height is not commonly found in northeastern Illinois.
As of the 2000 US census, there was a total of 23,866 people living in the city of Batavia. These residents lived in 8,494 houses across the city and the average number of people living in a house was 2.75. There were 6,268 families who resided in Batavia and the average number of members in a family was 3.27. Most of the population, over 90% was White, about 2.5% were African American, 1.35% was Asian, about 5.25% was Hispanic or Latino, and less than 3% were of another race. The village has a slightly larger population of females than males.
The first settlers arrived in the Batavia area in 1835. The original group of settlers called the area “Head of the Big Woods”. Soon after this initial group settled, another moved in. In this new group of settlers, there was a former Congressman, who presided as the group's judge named Isaac Wilson. Wilson had moved from Batavia, New York to Illinois. The newly formed city was named after his old home town. Almost immediately following the colonization of Batavia, the residents of the city took up arms and raced to the front lines of the Black Hawk War. This war also had its fair share of well-known participants including Abraham Lincoln, Zachary Taylor, and Jefferson Davis.
Mary Todd Lincoln lived in the city of Batavia for a short time during 1875 when she attended the Batavia Institute. It was founded in 1853 by 13 well-established men. This institute was the only secondary school in the area at the time. Batavia, Illinois has also had its share of good publicity from many news organizations. In 2007, Batavia was ranked #21 on BusinessWeek's 50 Best Places in America to Raise Kids. Two years later, it was ranked in the mid-50s on CNN Money's Best Small Towns in America.
The Batavia Police Department is the police agency that investigates Batavia car accidents, Batavia motorcycle accidents, and Batavia truck accident. The Batavia Police Department is located at 100 N. Island Ave, Batavia, IL 60510. If you are involved in an accident in Batavia involving personal injury, call 911. To order an Illinois Traffic Crash Report, send a letter along with a $5 fee to the records division, Batavia Police Department, 100 N Island Ave, Batavia, IL 60510. Make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so the report will be mailed back to you. For non-emergency information, call (630) 454-2500. The Illinois Traffic Crash Report is an important document when pursuing a person injury case. It contains the name of the people involved in the accident, their addresses and the names and addresses of witnesses to the accident. It also contains whether or not a ticket was issued by the Batavia Police to any of the drivers involved in the accident. Finally, it contains the name and policy number for all of the people involved in a Batavia personal injury accident.
Be careful travelling on Randall Road and turning at the intersection of Randall Road and Mill Street. Last year it was the site of 15 car accidents. Due to the high number of auto accidents at this intersection, it is one of the most dangerous intersections in Batavia. In October 2015, a 66 year old man was involved in a fatal car accident in Batavia. The auto accident victim was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. The victim died from traumatic injuries caused by the fatal car crash. A female passenger was taken to a local hospital and treated for serious personal injuries.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS: On the same day, during the annual Dukane Abate Motorcycle Parade, a serious motorcycle accident occurred. The driver of the motorcycle was taken by a medivac helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. The details of the motorcycle accident are pending the investigation by the Batavia Police Department.
Nemeroff Law offices has helped had many semi-truck accident victims receive justice for their serious personal injuries. Nemeroff Law Offices is a Batavia car accident and wrongful death law firm. If you are a Batavia resident and believe that you have a legal claim. Contact the Batavia car injury and accident lawyers at 312-629-8800 today.