Day: January 3, 2019

Tom Weisner, former Aurora mayor

Tom Weisner, 1949-2018 – Memorial service set for Paramount Theatre

Tom Weisner, surrounded by his loved ones, passed away peacefully Friday morning, December 28, 2018, following complications from an extended battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. He was mayor of Aurora 2005 to 2016. The official family statement: “While we are deeply saddened by the passing of Tom,…...

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The Fox Valley Park District’s New Year’s Eve party noon December 31, 2018, brings family fun at the Vaughan Center in Aurora. Al Benson/The Voice

Family fun at Fox Valley Park District’s New Year’s Eve noon party

The Fox Valley Park District’s New Year’s Eve party noon December 31, 2018, brings family fun at the Vaughan Center in Aurora. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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freedom rider Thomas M. Armstrong III

Freedom Rider at Kwanzaa celebration in Aurora

The annual Kwanzaa celebration at the Prisco Center in Aurora Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, includes author and freedom rider Thomas M. Armstrong III. The celebration was sponsored by Aurora’s African American Men of Unity. He delivers the keynote message at the Aurora celebration with information about his book, “Autobiography of…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

The late Tom Weisner served Aurora well with change, growth

The new year is more than celebrations. The new year truly is about new beginnings. A new beginning is compatible with the tried and true and trusted methods. We can pick the best of each method of moving our way around our worlds. Tom Weisner, the former mayor of Aurora,…...

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Memorial tribute to the late Tom Weisner

The gentlemen of Boys II Men join the Aurora community in mourning the loss of Aurora’s 57th mayor, Thomas J. Weisner. After a long battle with cancer, mayor Weisner passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Mayor Weisner was a stalwart supporter of Boys II Men since its establishment in 2002…....

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Donna Crane

Climbing out of poverty for some women riddled with potholes

Second of three parts Sixteen African-American mothers in Jackson, Miss. will be recipients of a financial gift of $1,000 each for personal use. Greg Kaufmann writes about the gift in Nation magazine. The project emerged when Jackson (Miss.) native Aisha Nyandoro, of the Magnolia Mothers Trust helped the African American…...

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First Call

Job fair in Naperville for part-time

Naperville Park District and KidsMatter to will be hosts to a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5 at Fort Hill Activity Center in the gymnasium, first floor, 20 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville. Individuals seeking Summer, seasonal, or part-time employment are invited to attend. Hiring managers…...

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Medical cannabis talk in Oswego January 15

“Introduction to Medical Cannabis” will be presented at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Holiday Inn Express, 2055 Weisbrook Drive in Oswego. The public is invited. Admission is $25. The guest speaker will be Rick Niksic, education and outreach coordinator from Greenhouse Medical Cannabis dispensaries. Greenhouse operates dispensaries in Morris,…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

China settings historically important to U.S. White House

The federal government appropriated funds for a house in New York City when George Washington began his presidency in 1789. Washington had a tulip-shaped glass etched with stars at Mount Vernon in Virginia for use with his claret or chablis. Before Congress provided funds for china after the 1814 fire…...

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Charles Coddintgon

An open letter to the new Congress’ Democratic Party

An open letter to the new Democratic Party members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Congratulations on achieving a monumental victory! You flipped 40 Republican Party seats and sent a lot of mossbacks packing. Now, you are in control of the lower chamber, ready for work. One thing I would…...

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Meat Pie

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground pork 1 large baking potato 1 large onion, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 cup water 1 9 inch double crust deep dish pie 1 pastry, large enough to…...

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Ask Grandpa

Ask Grandpa: Grateful for living through the Depression

Beloved Readers, the following letters were sent to me back in October 2018. The writers sent them in response to Grandpa’s request for things for which we are grateful. The list of things readers sent was printed the week prior to Thanksgiving Day. The following letters arrived after the column…...

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Krista Danis stands in the Durham Atrium at the Santori Public Library of Aurora. Submitted photo

Krista Danis’ new role APL program coordinator

By Miriam Meza –  New year, new staff members! New year, new role, new events! The Aurora Public Library (APL) is kicking off the new year with a new staff member at the Santori Public Library of Aurora and the new ideas that come with her. We welcome Krista Danis,…...

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Plano Library kids can learn German, hear storytimes

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Knit and Crochet Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon. The informal group works on their own projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and…...

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Oswego High School's Jenelle Rogers, left, and McKenna Engler, right, double-team Joliet Central's Peninnah Davis in a semifinal game Friday at the 12th annual Holiday Classic at Oswego East. Central won, 52-36. Oswego finished in third place. Al Benson/The Voice

Joliet Central girls win Oswego East Holiday Classic basketball tournament

Oswego High School’s Jenelle Rogers, left, and McKenna Engler, right, double-team Joliet Central’s Peninnah Davis in a semifinal game Friday at the 12th annual Holiday Classic at Oswego East. Central won, 52-36. Oswego finished in third place. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months...

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Detour corrected, Geneva boys basketball team thriving

By Bobby Narang –  In early December 2018, the Geneva High School boys basketball team nearly met an unbeatable foe. Due to a teacher’s strike, Geneva’s players were forced to work out and plan informal practices on their own. Geneva head coach Scott Hennig said he kept in constant contact…...

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Wheaton Academy’s Marcus Buit, 5, blocks the shot by Plainfield Central’s Maurice McCullum in the East Aurora Holiday Tournament championship game. Wheaton Academy won, 53-48. Al Benson/The Voice

Blocked by Buit

Wheaton Academy’s Marcus Buit, 5, blocks the shot by Plainfield Central’s Maurice McCullum in the East Aurora Holiday Tournament championship game. Wheaton Academy won, 53-48. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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Holiday basketball beneficial

By Craig Lynch –  Oswego East High School, Downers Grove South, and Batavia found positive experiences in recent holiday boys basketball tournaments. Oswego East finished in third place at the Hinsdale Central tournament, and was led by Ray J Dennis. The 6-2 senior guard will go to Boise State University…...

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West Aurora High School wins consolation championship at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament

West Aurora High School wins consolation championship at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament

West Aurora High School players hoist the consolation championship trophy at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament Saturday. West Aurora basketball photo… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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