Day: August 9, 2018

Leroy Jenkins, a 3-year-old Chihuahua adopted from Aurora Animal Care and Control, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade

Aurora’s first dog parade to be held Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park

As the dog days of summer come to an end, the Aurora Animal Care and Control (AACC) is excited to announce Aurora’s first-ever dog parade scheduled for next month. The 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade will held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive. The theme...

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Aurora National Night Out 8-7-18

National Night Out Tuesday

Children and adults wait in line in the Georgetown neighborhood of Aurora Tuesday to enter a fire truck during National Night Out, a nationwide annual event designed to raise crime prevention awareness and support community-police partnerships. Aurora resident, Dee Hakala, of Georgetown started, the Aurora event after two teenagers held...

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Yanise Ho Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds stranger kindness

Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds and to prove the kindness of strangers

Victoria Schmitt of Yorkville bid farewell recently to a new friend, 23-year-old Yanise Ho, originally from Hong Kong (click here for her website). The immediate destination for Ho was Iowa and ultimately Portland, Ore., all by roller blades. Yes, the college student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass....

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Stolp Avenue Block Party Friday Educational Blocks for children

Blocks in Stolp Block Party in Aurora:

The SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora provided educational blocks at the Stolp Avenue Block Party Friday for children to use as a part of the First Fridays, Friday. One girl draws attention with her colorful maneuvers. The art and music festival will return Friday, Sept. 7 to downtown Aurora....

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Third annual Batavia Dinner Table River Street Batavia MainStreet event

Batavia Dinner Table

The long Batavia Dinner Table on River Street, in its third annual Batavia MainStreet event, held Sunday afternoon, raised more than $10,000. Batavia MainStreet is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization for Downtown Batavia. Christopher Faber, it was revealed this week, has been named its executive director. Click here for a news...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Bold: Roller-blade travel; Serenity Park, LaSalle Auto Show

We do live in a wide world. There are many facets to our world if we wander and wonder. If we look around and absorb. There are examples from which to choose: • A 23-year-old woman feeds her desire to be distinctive and live in a world which receives kindness...

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Reader’s Voice: Slow payment hurts service

July 23, 2018 Dear editor; Most of us who use electronic banking and paperless payment systems take the ease of those systems for granted. But if you’re an Illinois physician who treats injured workers under the Illinois workers’ compensation system, you’ll be using the technological equivalent of an abacus to...

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Reader’s Voice: Deficits tied to legalizing marijuana use

August 6, 2018 Dear editor; U.S. senator Dick Durbin recently introduced a bill to crack down on flavored tobacco in e-cigarettes. He believes big tobacco is marketing to kids with flavors such as cake batter, whipped cream, and gummy bears. As a mother and grandmother, I applaud his efforts. But,...

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Donna Crane

Beyond Meat seeks products with proper texture, chew

Second of three parts –  Rina Raphael of FastCompany visited Beyond Meat’s analytical lab which seeks to match non-meat with beef’s taste. Her report on the tour in the Los Angeles plant continues: “Later during my facility tour, Daniel Ryan, Beyond Meat’s director of chemistry, works with the ‘E-nose’ aroma...

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First Call

Open discussion at West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group

The West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at West Aurora Plaza 5th Ward meeting room. This month’s meeting will be an open discussion to address any topics, concerns, or issues the group may like to address. For more information call Pat Malin...

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Wayne Johnson

History lesson: Inside designing home landscape plans

Some years back, before I became an independently-wealthy newspaper columnist and author, I worked for a landscape architectural firm. Besides designing landscape plans for the homes of the rich, plans that when implemented cost more than the entire GDP of Bosnia, the firm created land plans. We generally focused on...

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Recipe

Breakfast Cups

Ingredients 3/4 pound breakfast sausage 1/8 cup minced onion 1/8 cup minced green bell pepper 1 (12 ounce) can biscuit dough 3 eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400F. 2. In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, combine sausage,...

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‘Pensions make Illinois property taxes most painful’: Illinois Policy Institute

Property taxes in Illinois were in the middle of the pack nationwide 20 years ago, but since then have risen 52%, driven largely by pensions, according to new research released today from the Illinois Policy Institute. The report, “Pensions make Illinois property taxes among the most painful,” reveals that the...

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Conversation, action, the start to solving suicide

By Joel Frieders –  My name is Joel Frieders. I am a husband to one, a father to three, a son to two, a brother to one, and I am a second-term alderman for the United City of Yorkville, the county seat of Kendall County. July 28, 2017, I lost...

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Legislation passed to assist veterans

Bipartisan legislation championed by State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, a Marine veteran, was signed into law recently to help correct the mismanagement that led to the deaths of 13 veterans in the Quincy Veterans Home. “It was clear during our legislative hearings that residents and staff were not properly notified...

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Amy Roth

Aurora plans five-story hotel near Route 59

Aurora aldermen are poised to approve a plan for a hotel near the Meijer store on Route 59 that was the site of a previous hotel plan that the Aurora City Council rejected nine years ago. The president of Indianapolis-based General Hotels Corp., along with representatives from Phoenix-based Best Western,...

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North Aurora silo park project moving forward

North Aurora silo park project moving forward

The photo shows the existing silo behind Harner’s Bakery in North Aurora near the Fox River close to the intersection of Routes 31 and 56. Plans call for it to be converted into a lighted observatory to be enhanced with outdoor seating and include a park and a kayak launch...

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