Day: November 1, 2018

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Third Annual Pumpkin Race Saturday, Oct. 27 at Rotary Hill in downtown Naperville

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Third Annual Pumpkin Race in Naperville was a smashing success

Some pumpkins dash and some pumpkins get smashed at the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Third Annual Pumpkin Race Saturday, Oct. 27 at Rotary Hill in downtown Naperville. Festivities included pumpkin racing, pumpkin decorating, costume contests, and fun with giant bubbles. The Mallot of Justice, below, strikes head lettuce disguised in…...

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High School football playoffs: Markus Tillman, 26, of Oswego High School moves through Chicago’s Taft High School defenders in first round playoffs Saturday. Host Oswego won, 49-7. Right, Yorkville defender Cale Reeder, 25, draws focus on Dunlap quarterback Myles Burke Friday. Host Yorkville rallied to win, 28-21. Steve Groth photos

High School football playoffs

Markus Tillman, 26, of Oswego High School moves through Chicago’s Taft High School defenders in first round playoffs Saturday. Host Oswego won, 49-7. Right, Yorkville defender Cale Reeder, 25, draws focus on Dunlap quarterback Myles Burke Friday. Host Yorkville rallied to win, 28-21. Click on the links below for information…...

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Day of the Dead at First Fridays

First Fridays in Aurora will celebrate Day of the Dead Friday, Nov. 2. Several venues will be open for art shows and community ofrenda displays, along with an outdoor celebration and a fashion show. Jose Torres again will bring the annual Day of the Dead celebration to downtown Aurora. Torres…...

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Oswego Police Department building dedicated

Oswego Police Department building dedication

The Oswego Police Department building is dedicated Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Staff members and police moved into the building this week. See a video of the event at facebook.com/thevoice.us.  Melissa Jean Photography & Design photos… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Rest in peace Don Thompson; honors for Herschel Luckinbill

There are many good reasons to celebrate Veterans Day. This year, Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, celebrates 100 years since the armistice to officially end World War I. Those involved signed the peace treaty at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11, 1918. There…...

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Reader’s Voice: Debate on homosexuality, abortion, continues

October 21, 2018 Dear editor; Homosexuality is both a moral and political issue, and problem, Mr. Johnson (whose letter was in The Voice October 18. Click here to see). Here in Aurora and in Springfield, the Democratic Party, which rules over us, has made it so. Mayor Richard C. Irvin…...

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Reader’s Voice: Vote Yes for Blackberry Township Roads

October 30, 2018 Dear editor; This issue will not go away, but only will get worse and cost us more if we keep putting it off.  I’m as fed up as everyone with taxes we pay, but the current funding for Blackberry Township roads is inadequate to maintain them. I attended…...

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Reader’s Voice: ALS Walk for Life keeps hope alive

October 9, 2018 Dear editor; ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a rapidly progressive, terminal neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness in the arms and legs, and difficulty speaking and swallowing. ALS causes the body to deteriorate, but the sprint and resilience of those affected by the disease continues to inspire…...

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Donna Crane

Five spices help with entire inflammatory process

Reprinted from The Voice September 21, 2017. Click here to see related information on bitter flavor in the Health Voice column by Larry Frieders. The more we learn about cooking and eating healthy the more we become aware of the wonderful herbs and spices that are available to enhance flavors…...

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Gifts from Home to thank active military from Aurora, deadline Nov. 16

Gifts from Home thanks Aurora residents who are actively serving in the military, at home or abroad, with a gift box that includes mixed nuts, Aurora memorabilia, and a card during the holiday season. The deadline to submit information is Friday, Nov. 16. To register an active member of the…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

A visit to Boston includes history and many bookstores

Last of two parts “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” —Henry Miller Thus it began. Thus it ever was. Thus it is remembered. Faneuil Hall is often called the “Cradle of Liberty” as America’s first public meeting place. The Old North Church was…...

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Wayne Johnson

Coincidences: Newspaper delivery to the U.S. Army in Seoul

Recently I was thinking about the days I was a newspaper delivery boy. Yes, younger readers, although I can’t speak for all worlds, there actually was a time in the history of our world when kids made money delivering newspapers. I wasn’t thinking about the newspapers, but about coincidences that…...

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Jennings Terrace Auxiliary in Aurora host to 60th Annual Fall Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast, Nov. 10

The Jennings Terrace Auxiliary in Aurora will be host to the 60th Annual Fall Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will offer a variety of pancakes, in addition to bacon, sausage, coffee, and juice at the Jennings Terrace Assisted Living…...

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Smokey Chipotle Meatloaf

Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup hickory barbeque sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste 1 chipotle chilie in adobo sauce, minced, no seeds 1 teaspoon adobo sauce 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce…...

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Annual holiday food drive in Aurora

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (Aurora Food Pantry) will hold its 11th Annual Holiday Food Drive through November 21 at three Aurora area grocery stores: Prisco’s Family Market, 1108 Prairie Street, Aurora; Cermak Fresh Market, 1250 N. Lake Street, Aurora; and Food Market LaChiquita, 1525 Douglas Road, Montgomery. Shoppers can…...

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Reader’s Commentary: Request made in Nov. 6 vote for Kane County Board

By Christopher J. Lauzen, Kane County Board chairman –  Let’s say you’re the hiring manager for the Kane County Board, because that’s exactly what you are. Four years ago, the good people of the Southeast Side of Aurora made an unintentional error by selecting Don Ishmael for County Board. He…...

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One of the speakers who signed up at the Aurora Public Library Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Santori Public Library of Aurora, gives remarks to the Board of Directors on the future of the West Branch. More than 100 were at the Board meeting, including nine speakers. Rumors have been rampant. Board president John Savage denied any definitive plans have been made. There will be a public forum at the West Branch at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Carter Crane/The Voice

Aurora Public Library Public Forum at the West Branch November 8

One of the speakers who signed up at the Aurora Public Library Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Santori Public Library of Aurora, gives remarks to the Board of Directors on the future of the West Branch. More than 100 were at the Board meeting, including nine speakers. Rumors…...

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Ask Grandpa: Sounds from above: Let it be

Grandpa says: Just a couple of reminders. When resetting your clocks Saturday night, don’t forget to put new batteries into your smoke detectors and CO detectors. Tuesday is election day so get out and vote! Voting is more than a privilege, it is a responsibility. Grandpa, I have lived in…...

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Taste of Norway Sunday, Nov. 4

Taste of Norway Hostfest, an annual Fall festival, will include Norwegian food, music, and crafts, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 1233 Douglas Avenue in Montgomery. The public is invited and admission is free. The sponsor is Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472,…...

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