Year: 2018

Montgomery Fest Parade Honored World War II Veteran Al Skyles

World War II Veteran Al Skyles Honored in Montgomery Fest Parade

Al Skyles, 94, in spite of Summer heat, uses an umbrella to shield the sun during Sunday’s Montgomery Fest parade. The World War II veteran was in the U.S. Navy and is a member of the VFW Post 7452 in Montgomery.  See the video of the parade at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason...

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Inaugural Aurora Youth Council members honored by Aurora City Council

Members of Inaugural Aurora Youth Council honored by Aurora City Council

Aurora Youth Council members heading to college pose for a photo at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday with Adrienne Holloway, left, chief innovation officer, and Richard Irvin, mayor, fourth from left. Click below to see more photos from Tuesday’s Aurora City Council meeting: Aurora City Council honors the 2018...

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Kane County Clerk's satellite office in Aurora

Kane County Clerk’s satellite office opens in Aurora

Kane County and Aurora officials gather Monday for a ribbon-cutting outside the Kane County Clerk’s satellite office in Aurora. Mayor Richard Irvin cuts the ribbon. See the video at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice...

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Jim McWethy of Downers Grove, left, receives congratulations from a Summer Nights Classic Car Show official Friday for Best in Show in Downers Grove.

Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show

Jim McWethy of Downers Grove with roots in Aurora, left, receives congratulations from a Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show official Friday for Best in Show with his 1966 Austin-Healey 3000. The 26th annual car show series is held each Friday, May 25-August 31. McWethy is owner of Mistwood...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

On teachers, pets, music, Batavia honors

Here are some important notes and thoughts: • In our back-to-school mindset, it is refreshing to know that there are teachers who put innovation and thinking outside the usual as a part of their calling, not just their jobs. Teachers play important roles. • The Aurora Animal Care and Control...

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Reader’s Voice: Thank you for Aurora National Night Out

August 9, 2018 Dear editor; I want to thank mayor Richard Irvin and the Aurora aldermen for facilitating all the National Night Out activities that were held throughout the city Tuesday evening, August 7. I personally attended the event at the First Hmong Church on Lebanon Avenue, in Bill Donnell’s...

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Reader’s Voice: We have abundant energy, clean air

August 9, 2018 Dear editor; Having abundant, American energy, and a clean environment are not mutually exclusive. Americans on every side of the political divide should come together to find responsible solutions to our energy issues. Americans want to be able to heat their homes, drive their cars, and power...

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Reader’s Voice: Thank you for school supplies’ assistance

August 9, 2018 Dear editor; Once again the school children in the Aurora area are in debt to a great company: Affordable Roofing. In Aurora it provided much needed school supplies for the school children. We offer a big thank you to Affordable Roofing Company. Jim Miller Aurora...

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Reader’s Voice: Glenbard (West) 1953 reunion Sept. 21-22

August 4, 2018 Dear editor; The Glenbard (West) High School Class of 1953 will celebrate its 65th reunion at The Holiday Inn and Suites in Carol Stream on Glenbard West’s Homecoming weekend, Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. The Class of 1953 will have a casual get-together both evenings...

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Donna Crane

Economics, nutrition, good taste, future consumer choices

Last of three parts Rina Raphael of FastCompany visited Beyond Meat’s analytical lab in Los Angeles recently and took a tour. Beyond Meet seeks to match the taste of meat with vegetables. Americans increasingly want wellness through food and the majority are willing to pay increased prices. “Beyond Meat is...

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First Call

Oswego Police Department seeks police officers

The Oswego Police Department is looking to hire quality, professional, and career-oriented individuals for the position of police officer. Application deadline is noon Friday, Aug. 17. Starting salary is $59,401, and if already certified as a police officer in Illinois $61,183. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Cincinnati offers visitors interesting sites, libraries

My Uncle Jim and Aunt Jo O’Brien and their six children lived in the Price Hill area of Cincinnati, Ohio. As a child my family visited them and all the children were taken to a municipal pool/playground area where we spent hours having fun. I remember both how hilly the...

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Charles Coddintgon

Recommendations real to assist U.S. security realignment

Have you noticed, dear reader, how the news media have lionized the national-security apparatchiks lately? Persons named Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and Hayes are being transformed into “dedicated public servants” because they dare to criticize president Donald Trump’s foreign policies, particularly where Russian president Vladimir Putin-worship is concerned. We seem to...

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Aurora birthday celebration: 100 years, one year

In honor of some of the eldest and youngest members of the Aurora community, the city government of Aurora will be host to a special birthday party to celebrate those who are 100-plus years and those who have celebrated their first birthdays this past year. Mayor Richard C. Irvin’s Annual...

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Recipe

Peach Pound Cake

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups fresh peaches, pitted and chopped Directions 1. Preheat oven to 325 F and butter a 10 inch bundt pan and coat with...

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Riverfront’s Fat Bill’s Roadside Cafe: The Reboot special

By Deena Sherman –  One of Aurora’s best kept entertainment secrets turns 40 this year! Although everyone knows about the Paramount Theatre and all the huge, wonderful productions there, few realize there is a little community theatre just around the corner on Water Street Mall called Riverfront Playhouse. It has...

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Kifowit senior lunch Wednesday

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to ComEd at her quarterly Senior Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Oswego Library-Montgomery Branch, 1111 Reading Drive. Kifowit’s free Senior Luncheon will feature ComEd’s Amy Ostiguin who will discuss various cost-saving programs such as ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. She will...

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