Rotary Club of Aurora

Rotary Club of Aurora, among Millions, to participate in event on World Polio Day, October 24

The Rotary Club of Aurora will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease. An event , October 24, among thousands, will be held by Rotary organizations across the globe on World Polio Day. Rotary members in the Aurora area are among...

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Dr. Paul Granoff retires from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

Dr. Paul Granoff announces his retirement from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

By Paul Granoff, M.D. FAAP Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora Dear families, I recently announced my retirement after 48 years of practice in the Aurora community and surrounding areas. The decision to retire comes with many mixed emotions. I will greatly miss caring for all of you who are like family to...

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NICOR is replacing gas meters in Aurora

NICOR is modernizing all gas meters in Aurora through a private contractor

NICOR is modernizing all gas meters in Aurora citywide through a private contractor.  3P Utility Services will install a two-way communication device on the existing natural gas meter at homes to automate the meter-reading process.  Here is information provided to understand the project: Meter Modernization Frequently Asked Questions: En Español...

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Naperville School District 203 Board Meeting 10-15-18 Moms Demand Action

Naperville School District 203 School Board votes against arming school administrators and teachers

The group Mothers Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, applaud a unanimous decision to oppose arming school administrators and teachers Monday at the Naperville School District 203 School Board meeting. The Board unanimously voted for the representative of School District 203 to vote against arming school administrators and teachers...

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Construction is nearing completion on the new headquarters of the Oswego Police Department, located at 3355 Wooley Road, Oswego. A dedication ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and includes tours for the public.

Public invited to celebrate opening of new Oswego Police Department headquarters Friday, Oct. 26

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the new headquarters of the Oswego (Ill.) Police Department. The new headquarters, 3355 Woolley Road, will be unveiled to the public during a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 26. The public can take a glimpse of the inside of...

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Vote by Mail ballot in Will County

Nancy Schultz Voots of the Will County Clerk’s office wants to make sure nothing will stop Will County residents from voting in the Gubernatorial General Election November 6. From now until November 1 at 4:30 p.m., registered voters can request a Vote by Mail ballot. Portions of Aurora and Naperville...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Voting essential, a privilege; early-voting sites listed to help

Voting for candidates, our representatives, community officials, elicit a variety of reactions. The range: On one end the diatribe is that voting is the most important thing we can do to perpetuate democracy is to vote and at the other end is disdain for voting because it makes no difference...

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Reader’s Voice: Response clear to Pride thoughts

October 9, 2018 Dear editor; An open response to Ms Joan Solms: I have been following for years your rants in the Reader’s Voice section of The Voice. At first your letters were cute and appeared harmless. Lately, however, I am becoming concerned for you. You sound as if you...

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Reader’s Voice: Women should have concealed carry permit

October 8, 2018 Dear editor; After the U.S. Senate Judicial Committee’s inquiry into sexual assault charge brought by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh, every woman who feels threatened and is qualified, should get a concealed carry permit. She should be trained by a professional in the use and safety...

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Donna Crane

‘Invisible’: Granddaughter of slaves helps convict mobster

First of two parts Stephen L. Carter, a bestselling author, delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother’s extraordinary life which he shares in his new edition entitled: “Invisible.” The following review was found on Amazon: Carter writes: “She was black and a woman and a...

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First Call

State budget expo at Eola Road

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to the annual Illinois State budget information session to help families better understand the State budget. The event will be Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Library Eola Road Branch, 555 S. Eola Road in Aurora. Admission is free....

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Pumpkin Smash in Naperville Nov. 3 helpful

What happens to the thousands of jack-o-lanterns on front porches once Halloween is over? According to SCARCE, an environmental organization in DuPage County, composting those pumpkins keeps waste out of the landfill, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and creates a natural fertilizer for our soil. The Naperville Park District will be...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Time, clocks, changing timepieces part of our lives

“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in its steady pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded Time.” —Macbeth soliloquy Act 5 Scene 5, by William Shakespeare About 1450 BC, the sundial came into existence. After observing the natural rhythm of daylight and darkness, civilizations looked for...

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Wayne Johnson

On evolving into the 21st Century technology, shudder, and back

At the risk of sounding like a doddering, senile, old guy afraid of anything new, and life in the 21st Century generally, which I am, but I don’t want to sound like one, there are many things I would prefer that, when they reach a good point in their development,...

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Recipe

Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Ingredients 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons chilled basil pesto 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts 4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1 1/4-inch thick 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar...

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Oswego Fall leaf collection in three zones

Free Fall leaf collection has begun in Oswego and will run through Friday, Dec. 7, or until major snowfall prohibits collection, whichever comes first. Exact collection dates vary by zone: • Zone A includes all properties west of the Fox River, Hunt Club subdivision, and all properties east of Fox...

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Naperville leaf collection under way

The Naperville’s bulk curbside leaf collection program started this week. This program will provide every neighborhood with three collection opportunities during the program’s six-week period, weather permitting. To participate, residents must rake leaves into the street next to the curb in front of a house by 6 a.m. on the...

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Amy Roth

Aurora Police Department seeks to purchase drones

An Aurora Police Department request to purchase four drones and equipment to operate them in the amount of $56,500 will be on the unfinished business portion of the Tuesday, Oct. 23 Aurora City Council agenda. Alderman-at-large Robert O’Connor, who leads the Finance Committee, asked Tuesday at the Committee of the...

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