Stephanie Kifowit and Fran Caffee recipients of Tenth Annual Women’s Power Lunch awards

By Jason Crane –  For a nearly a decade, the Women’s Power Lunch has honored women who do amazing things in the Fox Valley area. State representative Stephanie Kifowit received the 2018 Woman Of Power Award, Thursday, Sept. 20 at Piper’s Banquets in Aurora. Fran Caffee was honored with the...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Jim Jenkins restores and repairs the sculpture on the New York Street Memorial Bridge in Aurora named Memory

Restore and repair

Jim Jenkins restores and repairs the sculpture on the New York Street Memorial Bridge in Aurora named Memory. The sculpture was dedicated November 11, 1931 as a memorial to the U.S. military members who died in World War I. Jenkins designed and made the Deus ex Machina sculpture at the...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Batavia Dinner Table event raises more than $10,000 for Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry

Batavia Dinner Table event raises more than $10,000 for Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry

Austin Dempsey of BEI Properties represents Batavia MainStreet to present Betsy Thelin Zinser of the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry with a check of $10,096.76 from the recent Batavia Dinner Table. Batavia MainStreet photo...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Aurora Fourth Street United Methodist Church will close Sept 30 2018

Fourth Street United Methodist Church final service Sept. 30

By Al Benson –  After 127 years of community ministry, Fourth Street United Methodist Church., 551 S. Fourth Street in Aurora, will close with a final service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Reverend Derek Rodgers, pastor of Flowing Forth UMC of Aurora, will preside. Flowing Forth UMC was born...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Fox Valley Marathon participants make a southern-most turn in Aurora

Fox Valley Marathon half way point

Fox Valley Marathon participants make a southern-most turn in Aurora on the path adjacent to River Street to return to the starting point in St. Charles through North Aurora, Batavia, and Geneva on the 26.2-mile run. Click here for more information. Carter Crane/The Voice...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Active, compatible lifestyles: Predictability and spontaneity

Predictability. Spontaneity. Both are a parts of our worlds, the fabric of our society. We can be just one strain, or, continually act in the other. Likely the best of each keeps us fresh and in focus at the same time. The joy of each day is relying on predictability...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Reader’s Voice: The 1980s event provided program funds

September 12, 2018 Dear editor, Time was reversed August 25 when Aurora Public Library and Foundation took guests Back to the 1980s! Music by Voyage, Pac Man, and other arcade games of the decade, great food and 1980s attire made for a memorable and fun evening. Alarm Detection Systems, Inc....

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Reader’s Voice: A call for abuse investigation

September 12, 2018 Dear editor; In the wake of the shocking Pennsylvania Grand Jury report which revealed that 301 priests sexually abused more than 1,000 children, Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan announced that her office would investigate Catholic dioceses in Illinois in pursuit of “a complete and accurate accounting of...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Donna Crane

Comedian D. L. Hughley: I don’t need a movement to feel good

Last of three parts –  Comedian and author D.L. Hughley has made the rounds to promote his new book “How Not To Get Shot and other advice from white people.” In part one he writes he finds nothing funny about racism. Here is part of his interview from his appearance...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
First Call

Albright Theatre auditions for Christmas

The Albright Community Theatre in Batavia will be host to youth and adult auditions for the upcoming holiday show, A Christmas Carol. Audition dates will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 1. Performance dates will be December 7-9 and 14-16. All roles are available and youth...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Aurora GreenFest exhibits free at Prisco

The Aurora GreenFest will be Saturday! Wonderful exhibitors from our forest preserves, park districts, green businesses, green car owners, and artists all will be at the Prisco Community Center and the beautiful McCullough Park to help everyone learn more about taking care of the Earth. The GreenFest always makes it...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Jo Fredell Higgins

A small world, after all! Just check origin of all items

“ It’s A Small World, after all. It’s A Small, Small World.” —Written by the Sherman Brothers in response to the 1962 Cuban Missle crisis. What do you think the balance of trade is vis a vis the United States and the Chinese? The deficit is the excess of imports...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Wayne Johnson

Payment, please, for services not rendered, again

The other day, I was thinking about phone books. You younger readers are probably wondering which planet I’m from, but that’s beside the point. Phone books were big, two-to-three-inch-thick books listing the phone numbers of every human in a city. Every human who had a phone, at least. Many times,...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Fall Small Fest at Growing Place

Fall Small Fest will take place September 29-30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Growing Place is at 2000 Montgomery Road in Aurora, two blocks north of Ogden Avenue/Route 34 and Rush Copley Medical Center. Imaginations will soar when kids shrink...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Recipe

Taco Pie

Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls 1 pound ground beef 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 4 ounces salsa 8 ounces refried beans 8 ounces sour cream 8 ounces shredded Mexican-style cheese blend 1 (10 ounce) bag corn chips, crushed Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2....

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Aurora in Top 100 Finalists for innovation

The city government of Aurora has been named a Top 100 Finalist for the 2018 Chicago Innovation Awards. During a special reception held in Chicago with the 519 nominees, the Chicago Innovation Awards committee selected Aurora as one of the Top 100 Finalists to advance in the annual competition that...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register

Naperville City Council invites students to government boards and commissions

Mayor Steve Chirico and the Naperville City Council extend an invitation to Naperville high school students to fill student positions on several City government boards and commissions. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 24. Interested students should apply online by clicking the apply button on the appropriate board or...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register
Amy Roth

Fees set to be increased in Aurora for solicitors

Changes to the city of Aurora ordinance that apply to peddlers and solicitors will be on the unfinished portion of the Tuesday, Sept. 25 Aurora City Council agenda. Aldermen at the Committee of the Whole (COW) Tuesday, were amenable to increasing the fees for door-to-door solicitors from $50 per solicitor...

This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.
Log In Register