Day: November 15, 2018

Ryan Reuland paints door after burglar(s) broke in. The burglary was thwarted due to an alarm

Aurora man charged in connection with two burglaries in Aurora downtown restaurants

Aurora Police Department representatives have secured felony charges through the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office on a 60-year-old Aurora man in connection with two burglaries at separate downtown restaurants Wednesday, Nov. 14. Jerry R. Miller Jr., of the 200 block of E. Galena Boulevard, is being held on two counts…...

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora poses with Little Mr. Aurora, Benjamin Mendoza of Boulder Hill Elementary, and Alaria Selmon of Allen Elementary, Little Miss Aurora, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Jason Crane/The Voice

Little Mr. Aurora and Little Miss Aurora crowned at the Aurora City Council meeting

Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora poses with Little Mr. Aurora, Benjamin Mendoza of Boulder Hill Elementary, and Alaria Selmon of Allen Elementary, Little Miss Aurora, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Click here to see the video. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial,...

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Richard Williams, Plainfield, a World War II veteran, talks to a group of veterans Sunday at the first Open Mic Veterans Town Hall in the Midwest at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center in Aurora. The event followed the Veterans Day parade in Aurora. Left is Jaime Martinez, executive director of Illinois Joining Forces, a host group. Right is former Marine Stephanie Kifowit. Jason Crane/The Voice

Veterans first Midwest open mic in Aurora on Veterans Day

By Jason Crane –  Roosevelt Legion Post 84 was a partner with Illinois Joining Forces to host Open Mic Veterans Town Hall following the Veterans Day parade in downtown Aurora Sunday, Nov. 11. The event was held at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center. The town hall was…...

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The East Aurora High School Marching Band participates in the Aurora Veterans Day parade Sunday morning. The parade end site, at the GAR Memorial and Museum on Downer Place in Aurora, right, includes representatives of Roosevelt-Aurora Legion Post 84. Celebrations and ceremonies took place in many communities. See facebook.com/ thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Veterans Day 2018:

 The Aurora Veterans Day Parade end site, at the GAR Memorial and Museum on Downer Place in Aurora includes representatives of Roosevelt-Aurora Legion Post 84.  Celebrations and ceremonies took place in many communities. Click here to see the video.  Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial,...

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Batavia Football wins in overtime to advance to Saturday’s semifinal at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park

Batavia wins in overtime; advances to Saturday’s State semifinal football game

Batavia High School quarterback Jack Meyers, 7, looks down the field and seeks to avoid Willowbrook defenders in the third quarter of the teams’ quarterfinal Class 7A football game Saturday. Host Batavia won, 34-27, in overtime to advance to Saturday’s semifinal at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park. Carter Crane/The Voice…...

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Emergency Management Agency members in Aurora pose with Richard C. Irvin, mayor of Aurora at Tuesday’s City Council. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora City Council honors volunteers and announces Little Mr. Aurora & Little Miss Aurora winners

By Jason Crane –  Volunteers for the City of Aurora government Emergency Management Agency (EMA) were honored in front of the Aurora City Council Tuesday. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes volunteers who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period. The award levels…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

We pass into a new season: Of simple joy, jolly jingles, jubilees

We pass from season to season, more than a reference to weather. The election season has passed, right? Prior to the next election season our communities will squeeze in celebrations of the holidays, Thanksgiving Day, Winter, shopping season, and year-end celebrations, once pagan holidays and now with religious twists. At…...

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Breakfast with Santa in Oswego Dec. 1

This year, Breakfast with Santa in Oswego will offer the same great pancakes and a visit from the jolly old elf, now in a new location and will help benefit Oswego classrooms! The Oswego Foundation for Educational Excellence will be a partner with the Rotary Club of Oswego to bring…...

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Suicide Prevention presentation at Oswego Public Library Montgomery Campus Joel Frieders

Suicide: Let’s Talk About It

Joel Frieders, Yorkville alderman and founder of NSPAMP (National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Proclamation Project), presents a talk on suicide prevention sponsored by the Oswego Lions Club in a free community event at the Montgomery Campus of the Oswego Public Library Friday, Nov. 2. He relentlessly has been an advocate…...

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Donna Crane

Standing Rock legacy: Protecting rights, sovereignty

First of four parts This time of year provides difficulty in recollection for Edmund Fast Horse of Fort Yates. N.D.. It’s the beginning of November on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, on the precipice of Winter, when the sky and the river are the same steely gray in North Dakota…....

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St. John AME offer honors

Reverend Jesse Hawkins and St. John AME Church steward Board members, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, civic leaders, and members of the Aurora community honored Dr. Jennifer Norrell, East Aurora School District 131 superintendent, and Ralph Jordan, Aurora Housing Authority executive director November 2 at the Church. —St. John AME Aurora…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Candy girls do sweet work on the eve of Thanksgiving Day

It was almost Thanksgiving Day and the candy girls working at the J.D. Russell Candy Co. in Peoria were busy. Irene Bartram was in charge of the hand-dipped candy operations in 1945. The boys were coming home from World War II and would request candy boxes for their sweethearts. The…...

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Wayne Johnson

Seriously, something smashing to upset us: Pumpkin rights

Each week I receive my copy of The Voice, provided the USPS hasn’t routed it through Upper Silesia, and read it front to back. A couple of weeks ago in the “Readers’ Voice” section, a gentleman wrote an intelligent, fairly non-judgmental rebuttal to a lady who, in a previous edition,…...

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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Ingredients 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 egg 1 cup molasses 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 cup applesauce 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup hot water Directions 1. Preheat oven to…...

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Thanksgiving Celebration of Music, Friendship, in Aurora

InterFaith Aurora will be host to its 11th annual “Thanksgiving Celebration of Music and Friendship” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. May Street in Aurora. There will be songs and religious praise from diverse congregations throughout the Aurora area and…...

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Montgomery Rotary Club: Volunteering

The Rotary Club of Montgomery has had a busy October volunteering at various fun Fall community events: • Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission Cemetery Walk; • 15th Annual Montgomery River Run; • Nicholson Elementary Trunk or Treat. The highlight of the month was the Montgomery Police Department Halloween safety event where…...

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Guest speaker Ray McElroy, team chaplain of the Chicago Bears, drops the ceremonial coin into the Salvation Army of Aurora bucket in the start of the Red Kettle kickoff. McElroy who played for the Bears, was guest speaker. See facebook.com/the voice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Ray McElroy, team chaplain of the Chicago Bears, helps Salvation Army of Aurora with Red Kettle kickoff

Guest speaker Ray McElroy, team chaplain of the Chicago Bears and former National Football League player, drops the ceremonial coin into the Salvation Army of Aurora bucket in the start of the Red Kettle kickoff. McElroy who played for the Bears, was a defensive back for six seasons for the Indianapolis Colts,…...

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The winning ofrenda at the Santori Library was from St. Augustine College. Submitted photo

St. Augustine College ofrenda wins Santori competition

By Miriam Meza –  First Fridays continues to thrive at the Aurora Public Library (APL) when this month’s theme was Day of the Dead, which featured the fourth annual ofrenda competition! The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a celebration in Latin America that has become…...

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