Day: December 6, 2018

An Aurora Township Fire Department truck participates in the annual Oswego Illuminated Silent Parade at the Oswego 2018 Christmas Walk downtown Friday. The silent parade and Christmas tree lighting drew a huge crowd on a clear evening. The Oswego Fire Protection District sponsored the parade.

Oswego Christmas Walk:

An Aurora Township Fire Department truck participates in the annual Oswego Illuminated Silent Parade at the Oswego 2018 Christmas Walk downtown Friday. The silent parade and Christmas tree lighting drew a huge crowd on a clear evening. The Oswego Fire Protection District sponsored the parade. Food and events filled the...

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Aurora’s RiverEdge Park illumination interactive

Aurora’s RiverEdge Park will be illuminated Friday when the City of Aurora powers on its new “Winter on the Fox” interactive light display to include larger than life-size ornaments, stars, gift boxes, and reindeer. The Community Lighting Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the main...

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Chorus: Castles, Carols, Cathedrals

The Fox Valley Festival Chorus will present “Castles, Carols and Cathedrals: A British Isles Holiday” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Rosary High School Auditorium, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora. “Castles, Carols and Cathedrals” will feature holiday songs from the British Isles, traditional Christmas carols, and modern...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

A dose of reality amid holidays

Holiday celebrations, parties, tree-lighting, and fun can be sprinkled with a dose of seriousness, and for good reason for most of us. The annual Holiday in the Grove in Sugar Grove Saturday included Santa, breakfast, and turning lights on the real tree in front of the Community House. The holiday...

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Jennifer Flory, left, points to information at the Holiday in the Grove in Sugar Grove Saturday on her Alison Flory Foundation. The event at the Kaneland John Shields Elementary School was a part of Sugar Grove’s holiday celebration. Carter Crane/The Voice

Holiday in the Grove

Jennifer Flory, left, points to information at the Holiday in the Grove in Sugar Grove Saturday on her Alison Flory Foundation. The event at the Kaneland John Shields Elementary School was a part of Sugar Grove’s holiday celebration. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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DuPage County holds inauguration for officials Monday

DuPage County was host to an inauguration ceremony Monday for 17 elected officials who were sworn into office. DuPage County State’s attorney Robert Berlin presided over the event. DuPage County chairman Dan Cronin delivered his third inaugural address. Cronin was first elected to the office of County Board chairman in...

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Reader’s Voice: Advocacy for Stephanie Kifowit revealed

December 3, 2018 Dear editor; Stephanie Kifowit has been the representative to the Illinois State House of Representatives for six years. In that time she has been a tireless advocate for veterans’ rights. She served in the military, and is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. She has...

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Donna Crane

Importance of voting includes the reservations

Molly Hensley-Clancy of BuzzFeed News continues a report on difficulties of voting and remembrances of the Standings Rock Indian Reservations in Fort Yates, N.D.. “At least she’s here,” said a tribal health care worker named Jana about U.S. senator Heidi Heitkam. Jana said it was important that Heitkamp had visited...

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First Call

Will County reports vote totals

Will County clerk Nancy Schultz Voots thanks Will County for voting in the November 6 general election. Below are the statistics for this Election: Total registered voters: 429,647 Total vote by mail ballots cast/returned: 24,768 Total early voting ballots cast: 48,355 Total election day ballots cast: 176,174 Total same day...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Christmas travelers in 1830s England used coaches

“Christmas, my child, is love in action.” —Dale Evans Rogers Normally, during the Christmas season in England during the 19th Century, parcels were more lucrative than paying passengers. It was during the reign of William IV, between 1830 and 1837, that coach and inn were meant to take care of...

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Charles Coddintgon

The Chas confession humorous on his special acting career

My colleague, Wayne Johnson, occasionally has graced this page with notes on his illustrious film “career.” The Chas never has appeared in a movie, although he always wanted to; but, he, a poor player, has strutted and fretted his hour upon the stage and then was heard no more, to...

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients 4 1/2 cups 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup milk 1 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup butter 1 cup chopped pecans Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish....

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Inaugural Coca Crawl, mugs, warming trend at First Fridays

First Fridays will stay warm with hot cocoa Friday, Dec. 7 when the Aurora Downtown is host to the inaugural Cocoa Crawl. It is part of the monthly event, and mugs are proving to be a hot commodity. Three-hundred Cocoa Crawl mugs will be sold at event starting at 5...

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Bryant Sheehy from the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the non-profit organization ImagininGuatemala. The Naperville Club hopes to raise an additional $5,000 for the charity which is committed to working with the poor of Guatemala. ImagininGuatemala has installed 32 water tanks to provide a clean way to store water which is provided by the government of Guatemala.

Rotarians raise funds to provide clean water in Guatemala

Bryant Sheehy from the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the non-profit organization ImagininGuatemala. The Naperville Club hopes to raise an additional $5,000 for the charity which is committed to working with the poor of Guatemala. ImagininGuatemala has installed 32...

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Ask Grandpa: Revealing Frasier Salad; neighbor’s request

Grandpa, We were invited to a function that includes a served dinner. On the menu was something called a Frasier Salad. I have never heard of it. What is a Frasier Salad? Grandpa says: My first encounter with a Frasier Salad was back in the 1980s while I was touring...

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