Smiles reflect an enjoyable day at the Wine on the Fox in Oswego. Photo by LockedInPhotography.com

Volunteers needed for Wine on the Fox in Oswego May 4-5

Smiles reflect an enjoyable day at the annual Wine on the Fox in Oswego last year. Photo by LockedInPhotography.com Wine on the Fox, presented by john greene Realtor, returns to Oswego on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2019, and volunteers are needed to help make the event a success. Proceeds from…...

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Northern Illinois panel of lawmakers seeks funds for many infrastructure projects

  By JERRY NOWICKI –  Capitol News Illinois Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Stakeholders from northern Illinois added to the State’s list of capital funding requests Monday, April 22 when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle acknowledged more revenue would be necessary to get the State’s infrastructure back in working order. “The need…...

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Possible bill in Illinois State Senate could pave path to legalizing adult recreational marijuana

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com   A key supporter of an initiative to legalize adult recreational marijuana in Illinois said substantial bill language will be filed soon, and the issue could be one of the first discussed by State lawmakers when they return to the Statehouse in Springfield…...

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Bison born at Fermilab

First baby bison of the year born at Fermilab April 20

Fermilab offers several annual traditions for its Batavia area neighbors, from Family Open House to STEM Career Expo. But none is quite as anticipated as the birth of each year’s first baby bison. Saturday, April 20, baby bison season officially began. The first calf of the year was born in the early morning…...

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Movie: The Public

‘The Public’ movie important portrayal, plight, of homelessness

By Judd Lofchie –  I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation to the Chicago premiere of the movie “The Public” and afterwards a Q & A with the director, Emilio Estevez, and Ryan Dowd, the executive director of Hesed House, Aurora’s homeless shelter. Ryan Dowd wrote the book, “The…...

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An Aurora woman was arrested over the holiday weekend after shooting a handgun at her neighbor during a dispute in the parking lot of their apartment complex. Lagwanda Hudson, 44, of the 2700 block of Village Green Dr, was arrested Saturday morning after firing a handgun at her neighbor during a fist fight in the parking lot of their apartment complex. At 9:40 AM, April 20, Aurora Police Department was dispatched to a call of shots fired at the Village Green Apartment Complex on the City’s Far East Side. The investigation revealed that Hudson and another resident, a 30-year-old Aurora woman had been involved in an ongoing neighbor dispute for the past few weeks. Police learned that this morning the two women became involved in a fist fight in the parking lot outside the apartment complex after one reportedly saw the other giving "dirty looks." During the altercation, Hudson reportedly retrieved a Glock pistol from her purse and fired once at the victim, narrowly missing the left side of her head. The pistol was recovered from Hudson's vehicle, and she was taken into custody without further incident. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital for minor scratches and pain in her left ear, presumably from the firearm discharge. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized one (1) count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, a Class 1 Felony. Hudson was transported to the DuPage County Jail to be arraigned on bond. Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant listed herein is presumed innocent and is entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

‘Dirty Looks’ Leads to One Shot Fired In Parking Lot; Arrest Made

An Aurora woman was arrested over the Easter/Passover Holiday weekend after shooting a handgun at her neighbor in Aurora during a dispute in the parking lot of their apartment complex.   Lagwanda Hudson, 44, of the 2700 block of Village Green Drive, Aurora, was arrested Saturday morning after firing a…...

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Hesham Shehab

Meaning of Good Friday prior to Easter personal exploration

Good Friday this year, it was more than 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s death. Had he lived to finish his second term, the history of the United States would no doubt have been far different. Some historians believe that if Lincoln had lived, he would probably have been more successful…...

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In North Aurora: Dale Berman, Village president, in his annual State of the Village address Wednesday, April 10 in the Oak Street Restaurant, gives a focus to the new vision statement of the Village government: An attentive municipal organization that connects with community, commerce, and nature. Carter Crane/The Voice

State of the Village of North Aurora includes a new vision statement

Dale Berman, North Aurora Village president, in his annual State of the Village address Wednesday, April 10 in the Oak Street Restaurant, gives a focus to the new vision statement of the Village government: An attentive municipal organization that connects with community, commerce, and nature. Carter Crane/The Voice… This content...

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Chuck Adams, execuitve director of Indivisible Aurora, left, and Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora, Tuesday, announce the reversal of the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Parade. Indivisible Aurora needed $17,000 to cover expenses. See Amy Roth's information on page 7. Funds were raised in a Go Fund Me account Tuesday. A video of the event can be viewed at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Parade reversed

Chuck Adams, executive director of Indivisible Aurora, left, and Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora, Tuesday, announce the reversal of the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Parade. The announcement took place at Irvin’s media briefing event at City Hall, April 16. Indivisible Aurora needed $17,000 to cover expenses. See Amy…...

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Massive Crowd Attends 9th Annual Mooseheart Easter Egg Hunt

Massive Crowd Attends 9th Annual Mooseheart Easter Egg Hunt

Warm air and clear skies helped boost attendance at Mooseheart’s 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which took place on Saturday on the campus’ football field. An estimated 4,000 attended the event, which has become a fixture on area calendars since its inception in 2011. This year, 18,000 plastic eggs filled with…...

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Oswego Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking

Oswego’s Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking held Saturday, April 13, 2019

By Carter Crane – The Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking in Oswego Saturday, April 13 was both the process of a beginning and of a completion for the committee which has been working on the project for nearly a year. The Park projection completion date is November this year. The Park,…...

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Kiwanis Club of Aurora completes payment for sponsorship of Children’s Corner to Aurora Public Library Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Aurora members present a ceremonial check April 6 for a last payment on a $100,000 pledge to the Aurora Public Library Foundation to name the Children’s Corner at the Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora in downtown Aurora. Club president Kim Groom is center. From…...

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Reader’s Voice: Note: Not all that glitters gold

April 8, 2019 Dear editor; Not all that glitters is gold: Many of us are getting sick and tired of individuals who run justice departments for their ego gratification and political ambition. Whether it’s U.S. Department of Justice improper political surveillance, Cook County State’s attorney Jussie Smollett and LaQuan McDonald…...

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Reader’s Voice: New gun laws can not make us safer

April 12, 2019 Dear editor; To our illustrious governor and all the other gun control activists: I saw a poster and thought it should be more widely exposed. Murder is illegal. Attempting murder is illegal. A felon owning a gun is illegal. Shooting people indiscriminately is illegal. Using firearms in…...

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Donna Crane

Robots work on recycling sorting to make it affordable

Second of three parts Adele Peterson has submitted the following article regarding seeking solution in the U.S. recycling crisis. “Those investments include some companies that focus solely on municipal recycling. In many cities, the current model has private companies, such as Waste Management, that handle both trash and recycling. But…...

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First Call

Aurora parade marshals in demand

The city government of Aurora is seeking nominations for grand marshals for this year’s Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades. A nominee must be an Auroran who has made significant contributions to the quality of life in the City, whether it in the areas of civic or social services,…...

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Wayne Johnson

On rigors of working on a really old radio to give it life

Spring finally has sprung…somewhere. Trees are budding and flowers are blooming. The animals in Al Demeter Park next to the Santori Public Library of Aurora have come out of hibernation and are emerging from their dens just in time to get a load of wet, heavy, snow dumped on them…....

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Ice cream dreams by Fourth of July: Workers clean the windows of the former Aurora Silverplate Manufacturing building in downtown Aurora at 6 E. Downer Place. The building is being restored and a planned ice cream shop has a target date to open by the Fourth of July. The site has been vacant for many years. Jason Crane/The Voice

Ice cream dreams by Fourth of July:

Workers clean the windows of the former Aurora Silverplate Manufacturing building in downtown Aurora at 6 E. Downer Place. The building is being restored and a planned ice cream shop has a target date to open by the Fourth of July. The site has been vacant for many years. Jason…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Jo Fredell Higgins to receive Kiwanis Club of Aurora Service to God and Fellowman Award

The Kiwanis Club of Aurora will present its annual Service To God and Fellowman Award to Jo Fredell Higgins at an evening banquet in her honor Monday, May 20 at Gaslite Manor in Aurora. The award annually honors a community member for exemplary leadership skills, consistent service as a role…...

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