Day: September 13, 2018

Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department host Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the Aurora Police Department

Solemn remembrance:

A salute to the color guard. The Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department host Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail Tuesday. Marking the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, the ceremony included a...

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Naperville September 11, 2001 memorial ceremony Tuesday evening reflects the solemn occasion at the Commander Dan Shanower Memorial

Commander Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville

The Naperville September 11, 2001 memorial ceremony Tuesday evening reflects the solemn occasion at the Commander Dan Shanower Memorial behind the Naperville Municipal Center. The memorial was inspired by Naperville native Naval Commander Dan Shanower, who died in the attack on the Pentagon. Dedicated on September 11, 2003, the memorial...

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The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through the City as one final tribute to the former police officer and mayor. Jason Crane/The Voice

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through...

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Aurora Pooch Parade in Phillips Park

Inaugural Aurora Pooch Parade, Sunday at the Phillips Park Visitors Center

The inaugural Aurora Pooch Parade, Sunday at the Phillips Park Visitors Center in Aurora, below, includes a grand marshal, a three-year-old puppy named Leroy Jenkins (not in photo). He was adopted by Alex Voigt, city of Aurora government, deputy chief of staff. Jenkins was adopted more than a year ago...

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Three new fun events at Aurora GreenFest

The 2018 Aurora GreenFest will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park at 150 W. Illinois Avenue in Aurora. The Aurora GreenFest is a celebration of sustainability, including ways to protect the environment and make our lives better. The event...

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Founder of Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Juan Manuel “Nery” Cruz

Latinos honored for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday

Founder of Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Juan Manuel “Nery” Cruz, second from right, is honored with a proclamation from mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Cruz was nominated as  Aurora Fiestas Patrias Parade grand marshal. Alberto Reynaga, ballet assistant director, is left, and Juany Garza, Aurora Ward...

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60th annual Aurora Art League show

60th annual Aurora Art League show

Interest is compelling at the 60th annual Aurora Art League show Friday at the Santori Public Library in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice Winners listed in Aurora Art League: Best of Show “Midwest Marshlands in September” by Carol Bonick Best of Digital “Sunset In Rock Harbor, MA” by Mary Rodriguez First...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Many thanks to many involved in 9/11; important notes here

Anyone over the age of approximately 25 years-old in this country likely remembers the September 11, 2001 attack on buildings at the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and the plane on the way to Washington, D.C. which was taken down in central...

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Reader’s Voice: Trump not only president with zipper problems

September 10, 2018 Dear editor; How about those hypocrites! Aren’t they great? They rant and rave about president Donald Trump and his affair with what’s her face (she doesn’t need any more publicity), and one other woman. Go back to your history books, again, and read about John F. Kennedy....

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Donna Crane

Advice to a black son, death of hero father: D.L. Hughley

Second 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 on...

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Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley seeks foster parents

Youth Service Bureau (YSB) of Illinois Valley is looking for foster parents to care for children who have been abused or neglected by their biological families. Foster parents are role models, teacher, friends, and support for children. Youth Service of Illinois Valley will be host to an informational meeting on...

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Donna Crane

Legally Blonde fitting, interesting, thoughtful

The 2018-2019 Broadway Series started last week at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora with the production of Legally Blonde. The audience was happy and enthusiastic Saturday when it welcomed a great cast, beautiful stage settings, and music that made many want to get up and dance. Leads Casey Shuler (Elle...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Milton Hershey: Candy, nurture of workers, boys school

Milton Hershey was born September 13, 1857 to Henry and Veronica Hershey. He grew up speaking Pennsylvania Dutch on his family farm. There he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. His ancestors were Swiss and German who settled in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. He left school after...

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Charles Coddintgon

Difficult English pronunciation varies with variety

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Recipe

Peanut Butter Squares

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup peanut butter 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 4 tablespoons peanut butter Directions 1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended....

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The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora could open in late Fall

The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora could open in late Fall

Melissa Mercado, representative from the Fox Valley Music Foundation (FVMF), shares information about The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora, to Kiwanis members Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at the Prisco Center in Aurora. She said the building at 19-21 South Broadway in downtown Aurora is...

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Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in Partnership with Village of Montgomery

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in partnership with the Village of Montgomery

Mike Neuenkirchen, third from left, program director of Kendall Area Transit (KAT), cuts a ribbon with Montgomery Village Board members and Village clerk Penny FitzPatrick, second from left, outside the Montgomery Village Hall, Monday. The ribbon-cutting signifies a partnership between the Village and the dial-a-ride service since July 1. Kendall...

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Illinois Clean Jobs dialogue September 20

The Valley of the Fox Sierra Club and the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition will join with partners to present a clean energy dialogue in the greater Aurora area to inform the community of clean energy advocacy efforts. We want to hear from everyone about priorities, concerns, and needs related to...

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