November 6 election results listed for county offices

DuPage County: Sheriff: Gregory H. Whalen, 48.76% voter percentage, 167,836 votes; James Mendrick, 51.24% 176,350.   County Clerk: Jean Kaczmarek 52.16%, 179,518; Paul Hinds, 47.84%, 164,658.   County Board: Chairman: Lynn LaPlante, 48.48%, 167,923; Dan Cronin, 51.52%, 178,470.   District 1 (vote for 2): Ashley J. Selmon (D), 26.27%, 21,395;...

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First Midwest Veteran Town Hall in Aurora on Veterans Day

First Midwest Veteran Town Hall in Aurora on Veterans Day

Roosevelt Aurora Post 84 is a partner with Illinois Joining Forces to host a Veterans Day “Open Mic” Veterans Town Hall immediately following the Veteran’s Day Parade in Downtown Aurora.  The event will be held at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center after the conclusion of the Annual...

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Save our West Branch Library tells the story of the estimated 150 Aurora residents at the special public meeting Tursday, Nov. 8 at the West Branch. Lyle Rolfe/The Voice

Estimated 150 residents attend Aurora Public Library West Branch special citizens meeting November 8

By Lyle R. Rolfe –  An estimated 150 residents turned out in the evening Thursday, Nov. 8 night for a special citizens meeting at the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library (APL). The meeting was called,  APL officials said, to update residents on rumors regarding  the West Branch’s future....

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Major seizure of weapons, drugs, cash and jewelry in Aurora

Large amounts of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry seized in Aurora parole compliance check

The Aurora Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), seized a large amount of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry while conducting a parole compliance check in Aurora Wednesday, Nov. 7. Thirteen felony charges were authorized by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office against Terrell Alvarez, 23, of the...

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Fox Valley Marine Corps League and Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps

Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps

On Friday, November 9, the Fox Valley Marine Corps League and Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps.  All Veterans and their families are invited to Aurora Food Pantry at 1110 Jericho...

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East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and AFT Local 604 sign three-year contract (2018-2021)

East Aurora School District 131 Board, AFT Local 604, sign three-year contract

Gerry Mestek, president of East Aurora Council of American Federation of Teachers Local 604 holds the signed contract after he and East Aurora School Board president Annette Johnson signed the document at the East Aurora School Board District 131 meeting Monday, Nov. 5 at East Aurora High School. Executive assistant...

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Oswego suffered its first defeat this season, 22-0, to end its season

Oswego suffers first football defeat this season to end playoff bid

Jack Hugunin, 42, top, brings down a Loyola Academy opponent with the ball in Saturday’s second round Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football game in the Wilmette. Visiting Oswego suffered its first defeat this season, 22-0, to end its season.  Steve Groth photo...

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Lauren Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

The projected mid-term blue wave of the Democratic Party in the U.S. held mixed results, however, it touched Illinois. Democratic Party candidate Lauren Underwood, a first-time candidate, won in the 14th District congressional race over 10-year incumbent and 20-year political representative, Randy Hultgren, Tuesday, Nov. 6. She received 52.1% of...

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The annual Diwali Festival sponsored by Aurora’s Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board at Waubonsie Valley High School

Aurora Diwali at Waubonsie Valley:

The annual Diwali Festival sponsored by Aurora’s Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board at Waubonsie Valley High School Saturday includes colorful costumes and dance routines. More than 5,000 individuals attend annually and enjoy a diversity of Indian music, dance, clothing, and cuisine. Originally a celebration of the Hindu religion, a...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

This election season confirms need to be involved, to do better

Another election season has passed. With the hyperbole and nastiness given a break following the November 6 elections we can rest with the knowledge that the twin functions of candidates will return. We would like to think not too soon. It is disconcerting that negative advertising works for candidates. Sanity...

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Aurora parade tribute to veterans

The city government of Aurora, with support from the Aurora Veterans Advisory Council (AVAC), will be host to the annual Veterans Day Parade at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. During the ceremony, veterans, to include mayor Richard C. Irvin, State representative Linda Chapa LaVia, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, and other...

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Donna Crane

Michael J. Fox: Medicinal product assists Parkinson’s

Reprinted from The Voice, November 9, 2017. Suzanne Pischner (CNN) reports: “After decades of battling with Parkinson’s Disease, Michael J. Fox and Cornell University student, Amanda Pyces, commenced to find the safest, most effective form of medicinal cannabis. “Their goal: Bring an all natural product to the masses that actually...

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Bells in Naperville Nov. 15 for awareness

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and November 15 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. The Joseph C. Monastra (JCM) Foundation will recognize this global effort by sponsoring the illumination of the Moser Tower, 443 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, in purple and Tim Sleep will play the bells Thursday, Nov. 15 at...

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Postcards can brighten day of ailing veterans

Anyone can create a postcard to brighten the day of an ailing veteran during the Remembering Our Veterans exhibit at Oswego’s Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street, just two blocks from Oswego’s downtown business district. Museum assistant Sarah Kimes will present Postcards for Veterans at the museum from 10...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

History comes to life at Wurst Kitchen in Aurora

“May your friends be many and your troubles few and all your sausages long.” —Wall sign at the Wurst Kitchen in Aurora Moonlight, still as paint, shined over Aurora that Spring in 1908. It was a time of crochet, capelets, chemise, and cash and carry. At the Grand Opera House...

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Charles Coddintgon

Truth and civility in short supply from our politicians

What if: Politicians had to tell the truth all the time? One sure result would be that we’d have fewer politicians and more statespersons. The unwritten rule in politicking is that politicians must speak “feel-good”-ese. Telling the truth would mean a loss of campaign donations and votes, and office-seekers would...

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar...

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Amy Roth

Aurora firefighters in line for pay raises after COW

The city government of Aurora’s 175 firefighters will have a new, four-year contract that includes pay raises and an increase in their contribution to health insurance premium payments, if the City Council approves the contract in its November 13 meeting. The item was discussed in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 Committee...

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Kiwanis Club Aurora cares: Coats for Kids

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora delivered more than 1,700 new Winter coats to Aurora public schools Friday, Oct. 26 as part of the Coats for Kids program which is sponsored by the City of Aurora, Communities in Schools, and the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. Annually the program is...

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