Day: October 25, 2018

The Exchange Club of Aurora Firefighter of the Year Award: Aurora Fire Department Chief Gary Krienitz, left, presents plaques to firefighter Michael Eley and Lieutenant Kevin Nickel at the Gaslite Manor in Aurora Tuesday. They were honorees with firefighter/paramedic Jacob Erdmanis (not in photo). In October 2017, the members of the Water Rescue Team heroically saved the life of a six-year-old child from a submerged vehicle in a pond. Deputy Fire Chief John Gilbert is on the right. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Firefighter of the Year award:

The Exchange Club of Aurora Firefighter of the Year Award: Aurora Fire Department Chief Gary Krienitz, left, presents plaques to firefighter Michael Eley and Lieutenant Kevin Nickel at the Gaslite Manor in Aurora Tuesday. They were honorees with firefighter/paramedic Jacob Erdmanis (not in photo). In October 2017, the members of…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

High school State series under way

The high school Fall sports playoffs are well under way, to include 256 football teams to begin playoffs in eight classes Friday and Saturday. The final sport to start will be swimming in sectional meets Saturday, Nov. 10. The final Fall State game will be the Class 8A championship, Saturday,…...

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Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice honored at Aurora City Council

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice honored as a Hometown Hero

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice reacts to her honor at Aurora City Council Tuesday, Oct. 23 for going above and beyond to inspire and make an impact on young ladies in the Aurora community. Skyy founded her own mentoring programs for young women and has inspired others to do the…...

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Youth bring American classic to life

Scores of community youth will bring an American classic to life November 9 and 10 with Your Performing Arts Center (YPAC). Two casts, one based in Yorkville and one in Plainfield, will present “Annie,” the Broadway musical, which features favorite songs such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” “This production…...

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League of Women Voters Central Kane County candidate forum at Batavia City Hall, Friday, Oct. 19 candidates, from left: Don DeWitte, Republican Party candidate, and Nancy Zettler, Democratic Party opponent for Illinois State Senate District 33; Tonya Khouri, Republican Party and opponent Karina Villa, Democratic Party running for Illinois House of Representatives District 49; Richard Johnson, Democratic Party and opponent Dan Ugaste, Republican running for Illinois House of Representatives District 65

League of Women Voters candidates forum:

League of Women Voters Central Kane County candidate forum at Batavia City Hall, Friday, Oct. 19 candidates, from left: Don DeWitte, Republican Party candidate, and Nancy Zettler, Democratic Party opponent for Illinois State Senate District 33; Tonya Khouri, Republican Party and opponent Karina Villa, Democratic Party running for Illinois House…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Early voting in Will County portions of Aurora, Naperville

The November 6 elections are important. All elections constitute importance, to a greater or lesser extent. Early voting is helpful to many serious participants in our democracy. Perhaps some day there will not be mechanical ballot problems when the State sends out paper ballots by mail and there will not…...

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Reader’s Voice: Staying on political toes, even at 100 years

October 5, 2018 Dear editor; Columnist John W. Whitehead’s reminder of what citizens’ rights are protected by the amendments to the U.S. Constitution in his column September 27, in The Voice was appreciated. It cast light on where these amendments are losing their punch. Seeing it in print reminds me…...

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Donna Crane

Novelist Stephen L. Carter: Compelling grandmother story

Last of two parts According to information on the book’s jacket we learn many things about Dr. Stephen L. Carter, professor of law at Yale University and novelist. Stephen L. Carter, bestselling author, delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother’s extraordinary life, which he shares…...

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Open Roads ABATE to meet in Plano

Open Roads ABATE of Illinois, Inc. chapter meeting will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn Street. An ice cream sundae bar will be available for all to enjoy before, during, and after the meeting. Agenda items include legislature updates, new products,…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Boston Public Library venerable, filled with many books

First of two parts “To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming.” —Robert Louis Stevenson It all begins at the beginning. Faneuil Hall, facing Congress Street, was erected in 1742, the gift of wealthy merchant Peter Faneuil. He wanted the building to be a…...

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Charles Coddintgon

Good reason for growth of childless couples in the U.S.

There is a new trend in the U.S., and perhaps in the rest of the world, as well: Childless couples. In the past, many couples could not procreate for many reasons. Suffice it to say that these couples resorted to an assortment of remedies. Fertility drugs, which usually produced litters…....

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Aurora ranked one of the best cities for trick-or-treat

For the fourth consecutive year, a study by finance website SmartAsset ranked Aurora one of the best cities in America for trick-or-treating. Aurora ranked fourth out of the 258 largest cities in the Nation. To identify the Best Places to Trick-or-Treat in 2018, SmartAsset ranked the cities using such metrics…...

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Halloween eerie glow in Naperville

Family-friendly events provided by the Naperville Park District would be a great way to celebrate Halloween the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28. Illuminated with orange lights for October, the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower will lend an eerie glow when crowds gather for the 7 p.m…....

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Oswego trick-or-treat 3:30 to 8 p.m.

The Village of Oswego reminds residents that official trick-or-treating hours in the Village are from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, and encourage parents to make sure that their children are only trick-or-treating during those hours. Parents can take a few simple steps to ensure children’s safety this…...

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Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon water 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Chocolate chips Directions 1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a…...

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Dr. Paul Granoff retires from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

Dr. Paul Granoff announces his retirement from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

By Paul Granoff, M.D. FAAP Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora Dear families, I recently announced my retirement after 48 years of practice in the Aurora community and surrounding areas. The decision to retire comes with many mixed emotions. I will greatly miss caring for all of you who are like family to…...

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Paramount Theatre in Aurora wins two Jeff Awards

The Jeff Awards celebrated its 50th anniversary Monday, Oct. 22 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Aurora’s Paramount Theatre won two Jeff Awards after receiving 10 nominations in seven categories. The awards included: • Projection Design, Joseph A. Burke, Elf The Musical; • Performer in a Supporting…...

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Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis of Naperville was named president of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association

Naperville fire chief State president

Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis of Naperville was named president of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA). The induction ceremony occurred during the Presidential Banquet at the 68th Illinois Fire Chiefs Conference Tuesday, Oct. 16. The IFCA, established in 1951, has a long and rich history of supporting the fire service…...

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