Day: June 7, 2018

Milestone achieved by The Voice, nonetheless, a look ahead

Milestones come and go, are meant to be savored, considered, and to be deposited in place with a view to the future. The Voice has achieved a milestone of 10 years in publishing a small community newspaper each week for 52 weeks. We reflect the events, thoughts, and future of...

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Reader’s Voice: Thank you for NALC Branch 219’s food drive

May 31, 2018 Dear editor; The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 219 in Aurora held its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, a national event to help end hunger Saturday May 12. Stamp Out Hunger is the largest one-day food drive in the country and this year we...

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Parkland five teens formed #NeverAgain movement

First of two parts J.J. McCorvey, of FastCompany contributed the following article which brings up to date the fatal shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. February 14. “Cameron Kasky recalls the eerie realization that descended upon the kids huddled in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSP) High School...

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Rockford Peaches manager in Yorkville

Rebecca Tulloch, manager of the Rockford Peaches vintage woman’s baseball team, will trace the truth and fiction about the Tom Hanks film, “A League of their Own,”​ at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Yorkville Public Library, 902 Game Farm Road in Yorkville. Admission is free. This year is the...

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Suggestions: Steps to create new U.S. foreign policy

How not to conduct foreign policy: Just follow the example of Donald J. Trump in all aspects of dealing with other sovereign nations, as follows: • Step one. Change the direction of your policy statements every day, based upon the opinion of the last person you speak to before retiring...

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Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 1/2 onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 egg 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce 2/3 cup bread crumbs Directions 1. If grilling, preheat an outdoor...

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Children’s Day will be observed Sunday; started in 1860s

Communities, individuals, and churches are preparing for the Sunday’s “Children’s Day.” Since 2007 and again this year, the governor of Illinois has proclaimed “Children’s Day” the second Sunday in June. Cities such as Aurora, Batavia, Fort Collins, Colo., and Vancouver, Wash., have issued proclamations. The 2018 proclamations by Illinois governor...

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Paul and Bill’s Service Station in Aurora, owes more than half-century of success to customers

Paul and Bill Rudigier, father and son, pose for a photo in the early 1970s in front of Paul and Bill’s Service Station in Aurora. The station moved to 300 Galena Boulevard in 1971. Bill Rudigier took over management when his father died many years ago. Bill retired June 1...

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Wednesdays at the Plaza returns to Millennium

Wednesdays at the Plaza, a free Summer concert series, will return to downtown Aurora for three dates in the Summer. The concerts will be held at the gazebo at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Avenue, June 20, July 18, and August 15. Each third Wednesday evening, June through August, will...

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Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley

Batavia resident M. Grace Grzanek is a guest speaker at the Aurora Noon Lions Club Monday. She represents the Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley. Grzanek was at the Lions’ luncheon meeting at Luigi’s Pizza in Aurora. Grzanek, 83, a former Roman Catholic nun, teacher, and librarian, founded Batavia-based...

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Kendall salute to veterans will be June 22

The Kendall County Salute to Veterans will show its appreciation for all veterans and active duty military by treating them to a free steak dinner, Friday, June 22, at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, 10826 State Route 71, Yorkville. The program will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and dinner...

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Former site of Fox Valley Golf Course could become Lincoln Valley on the Fox

North Aurora resident James Laughead explains his concerns about a proposed residential development at the North Aurora Committee of the Whole meeting Monday which was moved to the North Aurora Police Department community room due to inoperable air-conditioning at the Village Hall. Proposed is a 374-unit subdivision at the former...

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