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Batavia is a suburb of Chicago.As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 26,045.

History
Batavia was first settled in 1833 by Christopher Payne and his family. Originally called Big Woods for the wild growth throughout the settlement, the town was renamed by local judge and former Congressman Isaac Wilson in 1840 after his former home of Batavia, New York.Because Judge Wilson owned the majority of the town, he was given permission to rename the city.The city was incorporated on July 27, 1872.In the late 19th century, Batavia was a major manufacturer of the Conestoga wagons used in the country's westward expansion.

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