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.