Month: February 2019

Aurora-based mentoring group, Boys II Men, will host its 12th annual Phenomenal Man Award

Awards ceremony for young men in Aurora highlights achievements of youth and strength of a healing community

Aurora-based mentoring group, Boys II Men, will be host to its 12th annual Phenomenal Man Awards – Stronger Together – at 6:02 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at Piper’s Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora. The theme is both a reflection of the young men who will be honored for academic excellence and…...

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Proposal for electoral change

By Grant Morgan –  It is unlikely that Illinois will become the third state to change how it allocates its electoral votes for president, but that isn’t stopping some State lawmakers from trying to change the system. House Bill 3109, recently introduced by Springfield Republican republican Tim Butler, would change…...

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Gail Johnson, left, Village president of Oswego, following her State of the Village address at the Goodrich Kendall 11, unveils a gift from Debbie Mossburg, executive director of Bike Bald of Oswego, right. The Abraham Lincoln resemblance was made of 1,722 brush strokes to represent the number of children of Illinois with cancer. Bike Bald, formerly of Naperville, is in the Stonehill Industrial Park in Oswego. Jason Crane/The Voice

Oswego Village president Gail Johnson presents State of the Village

Gail Johnson, left, Village president of Oswego, following her State of the Village address at the Goodrich Kendall 11, unveils a gift from Debbie Mossburg, executive director of Bike Bald of Oswego, right. The Abraham Lincoln resemblance was made of 1,722 brush strokes to represent the number of children of…...

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BEC focus on textile, retail, in ‘The True Cost’

Global production of clothing has increased more than 400% in the past 20 years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in the U.S. a staggering 85% of our discarded textiles end up in landfills. At the same time, the majority of individuals who make clothes for the global market…...

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora reads the City of Aurora Proclamation at the Heritage Dinner sponsored by the Aurora African American Board. Middle is Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. Right is Skyy Calice, five-year Aurora Police Department veteran and recipient of the Outstanding African American Leader of the Year for her community youth activism. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice receives Outstanding African American Leader of the Year Award

Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora reads the City of Aurora Proclamation at the Heritage Dinner sponsored by the Aurora African American Board. Middle is Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. Right is Skyy Calice, five-year Aurora Police Department veteran and recipient of the Outstanding African American Leader of the Year…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Recovery, renewal, release, reality, in Aurora aftermath

Recovery is essential and important. Events happen, often situations out of our hands. That’s life, unfair and fault-filled as it may be. There are no guarantees and the best-laid plans may not become fulfilled. Such is he aftermath in Aurora following the Friday, Feb. 15 mass shooting which led to…...

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Reader’s Voice: Minimum wage increase just a phantom

February 16, 2019 Dear editor; So puppet governor JB Pritzker and his puppeteer, Mike Madigan, want to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Madigan said through his puppet that this administration wants to balance the State’s budget, but not on the backs of the working class citizen. How…...

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Donna Crane

Political disagreement can be agreeable conversations

An interesting discussion on a recent MSNBC Morning Joe television show is appropriate on our continued journey to the 2020 election. Have you ever had a heated discussion with a friend or relative? Did you feel as if you won the discussion? Did it feel as if you lost? Christianbook.com…...

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LUNAFEST in St. Charles March 19

LUNAFEST will be an inspiring, empowering short-film festival in the heart of historic downtown St. Charles. The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia, will present LUNAFEST from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Arcada Theater, 105 E Main Street, St. Charles. Cost starts at just $10.. Eight…...

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Candidate forum in Sugar Grove March 21

Voting rights has been a hot topic these days. But along with voting rights comes the responsibility to vote. Many individuals chose not to vote because they do not know enough about those candidates running for office. The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County will hold candidate forums…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

An uphill battle ends in success for a woman doctor

“Memories of the shadowy night, Ah, dearest, truest, best of friends, still come and cluster round my head, when weary with the fight of life, I sink to rest and Ah, come back then.” —Emily Dunning, M.D. 1901 Time brings great changes. Those living today may wonder just how it…...

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Charles Coddintgon

On immigration, a better life, building a wall, the future

From the vault, June 6, 1984 (revised): Americans, rise up! The barbarians are at the gate! Millions and millions of scruffy-looking, drug-addicted, sex-crazed criminals want our land, our resources, our money, and our women, and they will stop at nothing to pry it out of our cold, dead, hands. But,…...

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The Oswego Hometown Expo Saturday at the Oswego High School fieldhouse annually brings together consumers and exhibitors. This year was no exception with more than 100 vendor booths. Jason Crane/The Voice

More than 100 vendors at annual Oswego Hometown Expo

The Oswego Hometown Expo Saturday at the Oswego High School fieldhouse annually brings together consumers and exhibitors. This year was no exception with more than 100 vendor booths. Click here for more information. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and...

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Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 1769 makes cookie sales at Culver’s in Oswego Saturday. The season is here for Nationwide Girl Scout cookies. Latrell Austin, left, decides which cookies to purchase. Jason Crane/The Voice

It’s time again for Girl Scout cookies:

Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 1769 makes cookie sales in the rain at Culver’s in Oswego Saturday. The season is here for Nationwide Girl Scout cookies. Latrell Austin, left, decides which cookies to purchase. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts and their enthusiastic supporters have helped ensure the success of the…...

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Pork Marsala

Ingredients 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pound boneless pork loin chops 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup Marsala wine Directions 1. Mix flour, salt, garlic powder,…...

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Fired CNN contributor speaker at American Muslim event

By Hesham Shehab –  Recently-fired CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill will be keynote speaker for a Chicago-based group the Israel government recently declared “terrorists in suits.” Hill, who was fired as a contributor for CNN following a speech at the United Nations where he used the anti-Israel eliminationist rhetoric “from the…...

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Bowling set in Plano

The United Methodist Church of Plano Fellowship Team invites all Plano Church families to join us for an afternoon of fun and entertainment at Plano Hometown Lanes in Plano from 12:30 to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 10. Bowling will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.. Donations are…...

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Kiwanis coffee mugs were presented to Linnea and Rich Forney, center, Salvation Army of Aurora officers, after their presentation at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Kiwanian Amy Roth, left, and Kiwanis president Kim Groom were the presenters. The presentation included the success of their Angel Tree program which provides gifts to children in need who would otherwise be without Christmas presents. In 2018, the program in Aurora helped more than 3,000 children. They purchased the former Moose Lodge on Redwood Drive in Aurora and had the building demolished this week. They are set to break ground June 10 and will build and open phase 1 of the new facility in a year. The current facility is at 437 E. Galena Boulevard on the City’s East Side. Jason Crane/The Voice

Salvation Army of Aurora shares Angel Tree success and plans for new facility

Kiwanis coffee mugs were presented to Linnea and Rich Forney, center, Salvation Army of Aurora officers, after their presentation at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Kiwanian Amy Roth, left, and Kiwanis president Kim Groom were the presenters. The presentation included the success…...

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