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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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It would seem that all three cities also have a bit of claim to fame when it comes to Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of the 16th President of the United States -- she once spent some time in Batavia's Bellevue Place, a sanitarium and rest home for the mentally ill. But Batavia has other history to be proud of. Batavia was recognized as the leading windmill manufacturing city in the world and was home to the Campana Company (maker of cosmetic products). Riverbank Labs and Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co. are still located there.  And Batavia hosts world famous Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, at the city's southeastern edge, attracting nuclear physicists from throughout the world.

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Local Golf Courses

  Bartlett Hills Golf Course (Bartlett)
The course has been reshaped throughout the years to wonderfully optimize the beautiful rolling terrain while meeting the necessary improvements demanded by today's golfers.
  Indian Lakes Resort (Bloomingdale)
Home of Blackhawk Trace Golf Club, the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort boasts 27 holes of championship golf ranging from a 615 yard Par-5 with an elevated green, to a 155-yard Par-3 with a full island green.
  Orchard Valley Golf Course (Aurora)
One of Chicagoland's best public courses - features a beautiful 18 hole, 6,800 yard, par 72 championship layout with a blend of natural challenges such as meandering wetlands, lakes, roughs, water hazards, bunkers, hollows and waterfalls, rated by Golf Digest with 4-1/2 stars.
  Pheasant Run Resort (St Charles)
Enjoy 18 holes of championship golf on our award-winning course. Players of every level will thoroughly enjoy our St Charles golf course. Our golf course has been recognized for it's beauty as much as for it's competitive play.
  Tamarack Golf Club
This Naperville golf course has become an increasingly popular tee time in recent years thanks in large part to perfectly-sculpted fairways, undulating greens and plenty of water hazards to test your accuracy and shotmaking. This course is diverse and varied, often requiring a golfer to use every club in his or her bag.
  Wolf Run Golf Course (Aurora)
This 18-hole, par 64 executive length course, located a convenient 45-minute drive for any Chicago golf enthusiast, accommodates both champions and novices with a challenging yet enjoyable layout. The design spans 4,229 yards with 11 par 3s and 3 challenging par 5s, including the lengthy 550-yard 16th hole.







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