Day: December 6, 2018

John Jaros, executive director of the Aurora Historical Society, gives a presentation to members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area. Jaros showed a slide show from the archives including the Wright Brothers airplane flight demonstration in 1910 and presidential visits. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Historical Society shares a look at the past

John Jaros, executive director of the Aurora Historical Society, gives a presentation to members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area. Jaros showed a slide...

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North Aurora resident Dave Smith was one of two speakers asking North Aurora officials questions at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday. Smith inquired about the $5,000 tax levy increase for the 92 homes in the Oaks Special Service area #7 in North Aurora. The money is set to repair erosion around the retention pond in the area. The amount would be an increase of approximately $55 per year. The tax levy for the Special Service Area was one of all 10 with various amounts that were approved.

Increase in North Aurora Tax Levies; L. E. D. stoplights don’t melt snow

North Aurora resident Dave Smith was one of two speakers asking North Aurora officials questions at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday. Smith inquired about the $5,000 tax levy increase for the 92 homes in the Oaks Special Service area #7 in North Aurora. The money is set to...

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Santa and two elves, who pose for photos, are expected to be in attendance Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Aurora Public Library West Branch open house. Submitted photo

Family-friendly holiday spirit at Aurora West Branch

By Miriam Meza –  With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to attend the Aurora Public Library West Branch holiday open house? This family-friendly event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Aurora Public Library’s...

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Santa in Yorkville

The Yorkville Public Library Youth Service Department will have many events in December. All events will take place at the Library, 902 Game Farm Road, unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to register, call 630-553-4354 or visit www.yorkville.lib.il.us. • Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., Santa. Santa...

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German for kids

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events in December. For more information and to register, visit www.planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. Kids events: • German for Kids, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.. This play group is targeted to age three to...

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Jeanne Ives speaker at Pearl Harbor day Dec. 10

Jeanne Ives, representative in the Illinois State House in the 42nd District, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon at the Gaslite Manor, Monday, Dec. 10. The annual luncheon is sponsored by the Navy League of Aurora Council 247. (The Voice incorrectly listed the date...

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Aurora Christian High School center, Will Wolfe, shoots over Harvest Christian defender Payton Kasper, 5, in the eighth annual Burney Wilkie Classic Saturday. Aurora Christian won the championship game, 65-38, against Harvest in one of four victories in the eight-team tournament. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora Christian wins eighth annual Burney Wilkie Classic

Aurora Christian High School center, Will Wolfe, shoots over Harvest Christian defender Payton Kasper, 5, in the eighth annual Burney Wilkie Classic Saturday. Aurora Christian won the championship game, 65-38, against Harvest in one of four victories in the eight-team tournament. Al Benson/The Voice...

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Geneva, Batavia, girls basketball focus on success

By Bobby Narang –  After winning back-to-back Class 4A State championships, the Geneva High School girls basketball roster features a completely different look. Losing all five starters from last season’s team, the Vikings’ retooled roster remains focused on continuing the program’s rise to among the elite in the State. Seven...

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Woodrow Carroll

Big rally sends Huskies to Boca Raton

Two of the better comebacks in Northern Illinois University’s football history have been in Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship games at Ford Field in Detroit. Northern Illinois beat Buffalo, 30-29, Friday after falling behind 29-10 late in the third quarter. In 2011, the Huskies beat Ohio, 23-20, after trailing 20-0 at...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Football, playoffs, realignment, E. Aurora, Yorkville success

Just mulling it over: • The top-level college football four-team so-called playoff selections and pairings further solidifies the thought there never will be a true national champion until eight teams are selected. It is obvious. It would be okay if the No. 9 teams complain. Let them grumble. There is...

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High school boys basketball selected results, schedules

Results Friday, Nov. 30 DuKane Batavia 53, Lake Park 45 Geneva 52, Wheaton Warr. South 49 St. Charles East 59, Glenbard N. 41 Wheaton North 39, St. Charles N. 25 DuPage Valley Metea Valley 65, Naperville Central 47 Waubonsie Valley 51, Naperville N. 38 Interstate Eight* Herscher 58, Lisle 46...

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Larry Frieders

Health care and insurance system broken; repair required

The Opioid Epidemic is in the news, on social media, and being discussed everywhere from the boardroom to the pulpit. Although the situation might not perfectly fit the definition of epidemic, which is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time, it’s close enough....

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Let's Go Green

Let’s Go Green!

• Plastic bag recycling: Kane County Division of Environmental Resources reminds everyone not to put recyclable materials in plastic bags inside of the recycling collection bin. All recyclable items should be loose in the collection bin. Plastic Bags are the No. 1 contaminant at sorting facilities. Plastic bags and plastic...

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