Day: October 11, 2018

A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting

Meritorious surprise award in Aurora:

A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. She was expecting to speak about future events and was blindsided with the honor. Diane’s husband, Robin, gives her a pat on the back for her good deeds. Second...

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Aurora City Council honors Breast cancer survivors:

Aurora City Council honors Breast cancer survivors:

Breast cancer survivors receive honors at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From left, Aurora Police Sergeant Liz Robinson-Chan, Francesca Manzella, Dorothy LeSure, Micki Lear, and Gloria Cervantes. Ward 1 alderman Kristina “Tina” Bohman shared her struggle with breast cancer a little...

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Girl Scout Troop 1508 Share a Scarf initiative:

Girl Scout Troop 1508 Share a Scarf initiative:

Girl Scout Troop 1508 receives honors at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday for its Share a Scarf initiative and community services projects. Last Winter, the scouts made scarves and tied them on the north side of Downer Place Bridge between City Hall and Stolp Avenue in Aurora. The scarves...

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Night of hope in Aurora

By Jason Crane –  Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, Council members, City of Aurora government employees, and members of the community shared what could be deemed a night of hope at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. • Aurora mural artist Sam Cervantes was honored for his volunteer work with...

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Hope Wings Aurora mural by Sam Cervantes

Hope Wings Aurora:

City of Aurora officials honor Aurora’s Sam Cervantes at the official dedication and ribbon-cutting of his new mural Hope Wings Aurora in downtown Aurora, Tuesday, Oct. 9 at La France Bakery, 118 E. Galena Boulevard. Following the ceremony, he was honored during the Aurora City Council meeting at Aurora City...

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Early voting part of process for Nov. 6 election

Kendall County voters can vote early at Oswego Village Hall beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, for the November 6 General Election. Early voting at Oswego Village Hall is open to all registered Kendall County voters from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 1. Voting hours at Oswego Village Hall will be...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Newspaper Week: Change in, highlight of, communications

One of the many special weeks in a year is Newspaper Week. We are in it this week, October 7-13. It is convenient, therefore, to use this time and space both to defend the so-called Fourth Estate, our journalism situation, and to focus on and promote The Voice, based in...

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Reader’s Voice: Hard times for political partisans?

September 29, 2018 Dear editor; Don’t you feel sorry for poor J.B. Pritzker? He lost his father when he was very young, and his mother was an alcoholic. Boohoo. My mother was 31 and two-weeks old, when my father died after surgery. My mother had two young girls to raise....

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Donna Crane

Gallup revisits society’s view of socialism in poll

Eillie Anzilotti, is assistant editor for Fast Company’s Ideas section, which covers sustainability, social good, and alternative economies. He wrote the following article, entitled: “More and more Americans believe socialism will boost equity.” “The last time the polling company Gallup asked Americans about their understanding of the word ‘socialism’ was...

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SER speaker at West Aurora meeting

West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1921 W. Galena Boulevard, 5th Ward meeting room at West Aurora Plaza. Jose Zamran, program coordinator for SER (Services, Employment, and Reinvestment) Central States, will discuss available free programs for 16-24 year olds who are currently...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Life in 1936: Roosevelt election to the telephone

While cleaning out book shelves and taking books to resale, I came across the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia year books I had forgotten were in my possession. Remember when our information came from such encyclopedias? I remember sitting in the library carels at Illinois State University in Normal, on a...

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Charles Coddintgon

Kavanaugh on U.S. Supreme Court: Consequences focal

It’s a done deal. Brett Kavanaugh has been awarded a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now there are two justices who sit under a black cloud of suspicion. It can’t get any worse than this, can it? The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh was the most contentious in American history....

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Aurora Annual Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday

Aurora residents can dispose of their leaves for free as part of the city government of Aurora’s Annual Leaf Collection Program. The free Fall Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, Oct. 15 and will end Friday, Dec. 7. Leaves must be put into a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag...

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Recipe

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/4 cups brown sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup applesauce 2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apple 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4...

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Leon Lederman Fermilab

Late Leon Lederman scientific trail-blazer, Nobel Prize recipient

Leon Lederman, a trail-blazing researcher with a passion for science education who served as Fermilab’s director from 1978 to 1989 and was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for discovery of the muon neutrino, died peacefully October 3 at a nursing home in Rexburg, Idaho. He was 96. He is...

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Andy Aurora patch for veterans

The Aurora Historical Society is offering a local-themed clothing patch for veterans and their supporters. The patch features Andy Aurora, the 1964 brand image for the city, decked out in camouflage instead of his signature red color, and proclaiming “I’m a vet from Aurora, Illinois and proud of it!” The...

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