Another nickname for Batavia, IL is "The City of Energy" because it is the location of the famed Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. It is the location of the Tevatron, the second largest electron accelerator in the world. For more information please visit:

Batavia and her sister cities Geneva, IL and St.Charles, IL are run almost entirely by a given family and all other accepted families are tributaries. The three cities are extremely friendly to new and frequent visitors, not so to new residents.