Day: February 7, 2019

Sophia Luo, originally from China, sings the song “The Moon Represents My Heart” by Teresa Teng for members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Luo shared history of Chinese New Year celebrations on the first day of The Year of the Pig, February 5. She said the Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays for Chinese families and celebrates the beginning of the new year according to the lunar calendar. There are 12 animals in the zodiac and each animal represents one year with different character traits. Your zodiac animal depends on the year of your birth. Jason Crane/The Voice

History of Chinese New Year celebrations presented to Kiwanis Club of Aurora on the first day of The Year of the Pig

Sophia Luo, originally from China, sings the song “The Moon Represents My Heart” by Teresa Teng for members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Luo shared history of Chinese New Year celebrations on the first day of The Year of the Pig, February…...

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North Aurora resident Lisa Edwards-Shields, asks the North Aurora Village Board Monday for assistance with finding a free Spanish language class for those who speak English. She moved to North Aurora from Mississippi in 2016 for a job at the former Armour-Dial plant in Montgomery and became unemployed when the plant was sold and the new owners moved the facility to Ohio. She stated difficulty in finding employment with bilingual candidates preferred. She sees free classes for Spanish-speaking individuals to learn English, but can not afford paid classes. Suggestions included the Spanish Language Center Naperville. Jason Crane/The Voice

North Aurora resident Lisa Edwards-Shields seeks assistance with finding a free Spanish language class for those who speak English

North Aurora resident Lisa Edwards-Shields, asks the North Aurora Village Board Monday for assistance with finding a free Spanish language class for those who speak English. She moved to North Aurora from Mississippi in 2016 for a job at the former Armour-Dial plant in Montgomery and became unemployed when the…...

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Amy Roth

Aurora discussion focus: Extending fiber-optic plant

A resolution to extend the Aurora city government’s fiber-optic cable plant from the southwest side of Diehl Road at Eola Road to the east side of Diehl Road in Aurora was the topic of much discussion during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting. The measure ultimately landed on the…...

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Historical mayor autographs his bobblehead: Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, poses with Andrew Hamilton from Aurora with an autographed bobblehead Friday. The Aurora Historical Society gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, was open as a participant of Downtown Aurora’s First Friday, Feb. 1. Irvin made history in 2017 when he was elected as the City’s first African American mayor. The bobblehead sells for $30 plus tax in time for African American History Month. The Aurora Historical Society features a photo exhibit to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Burlington Northern Railroad in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Historical mayor autographs his bobblehead:

Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, poses with Andrew Hamilton from Aurora with an autographed bobblehead Friday. The Aurora Historical Society gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, was open as a participant of Downtown Aurora’s First Friday, Feb. 1. Irvin made history in 2017 when he was elected…...

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Aurora Public Library in middle of three-year strategic plan

By Miriam Meza –  Wonder where the Aurora Public Library is with their strategic plan? Didn’t really know the Library had a vision or simply wondering where our initiatives stem? Here’s a quick overview of our 2017-2020 strategic goals and update. Our vision and strategic plan has four pillars as…...

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Lincoln’s presidency details in Oswego

Author Georgiann Baldino will present little-known details of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Her most recent book, “A Family and Nation Under Fire,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Oswego Public Library, Oswego Campus, 32 West Jefferson Street, Oswego. The book is a collection of previously-unpublished diaries and letters between…...

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The Yorkville Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) poses for a victory photo at the Player’s Choice Award after winning the Mini Golf FUN Raiser for the third straight year in Yorkville. This year TAG’s theme was “Dr. Seuss.” TAG scored twice as many votes as the second place winner. The Mini Golf FUN Raiser was held Sunday, Jan. 27 and was sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Left to right: Jennette Weiss, Children’s Department manager and TAG coordinator; Stella Tejada, Mikayla Mol, Lexi Roehr, Brooklyn Souza, Mark Sanford, Naytona Faedtke, Elianna Black. Leah Nieman was not in the photo. Submitted photo

Yorkville Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group wins Mini Golf FUN Raiser for third straight year

The Yorkville Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) poses for a victory photo at the Player’s Choice Award after winning the Mini Golf FUN Raiser for the third straight year in Yorkville. This year TAG’s theme was “Dr. Seuss.” TAG scored twice as many votes as the second place winner…....

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Writer’s, Book, Groups in Plano

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 This informal group works on their own projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and…...

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T.A.G. shares teen ideas

The Yorkville Public Library Youth Service Department will have many events in February. 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. • Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 26, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.,…...

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Breakout season for Westmont boys basketball team

By Bobby Narang –  Westmont High School basketball head coach Craig Etheridge understands clearly the ups and downs with trying to build a winning program and a winning season. Hired in 1999, Etheridge immediately experienced the highs associated with winning and building a program. In his first year, the Sentinels’…...

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Aurora University head coach Lance Robinson, center, huddles with his men’s Spartans basketball team prior to an overtime session Monday against visiting Benedictine University at Lancaster Court in Aurora. Aurora won, 78-73. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora University men’s basketball team wins in overtime against Benedictine University

Aurora University head coach Lance Robinson, center, huddles with his men’s Spartans basketball team prior to an overtime session Monday against visiting Benedictine University at Lancaster Court in Aurora. Aurora won, 78-73. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One...

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Newark rolls again, in Little Ten tournament

The Little Ten Conference held its 100th annual boys basketball tournament last week with Somonauk, which it has every year since 1984, playing host. The tournament was at the mercy of the weather and Friday’s scheduled final day was moved to Saturday because of the bitter cold. Bad weather or…...

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Naperville North High School guard Tom Welch, 1, shoots over a Chicago Lincoln Park defender at the ninth annual Ernie Kivisto Hoopfest Saturday. Lincoln Park won, 42-39, at East Aurora High School. Al Benson/The Voice

Lincoln Park High School wins ninth annual Ernie Kivisto Hoopfest

Naperville North High School guard Tom Welch, 1, shoots over a Chicago Lincoln Park defender at the ninth annual Ernie Kivisto Hoopfest Saturday. Lincoln Park won, 42-39, at East Aurora High School. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One...

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Wrestling champion in good start; W. Aurora sweeps East

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) postseason play has started, which will include building to Original March Madness. • Class 1A (of three classes) wrestling started last weekend; 2018 1A dual meet State champion, Aurora Christian, qualified for an upcoming sectional tournament by qualifying in 12 of 14 bouts. •…...

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High school boys basketball selected schedules, results

Schedule Thursday, Feb. 7 Northeastern Athletic IMSA at Alden-Hebron, 7 Southwest Prairie Plainfield North at Joliet Central, 6:30 Upstate Eight Glenbard South at East Aurora, 6:30 Non-conference Westmont at St. Edward, 7:30 Friday, Feb. 8 Chicago Catholic White Mount Carmel at Marmion, 7 Providence-St. Mel at Providence, 7 St. Francis…...

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Oswego resident Herschel Luckinbill, above, left, portrays a gunman being disabled by self-defense expert Joe Rosner of McHenry County. Rosner spoke and demonstrated self-defense tactics in "How to Protect Yourself if Attacked" at Aurora Navy League Council 247's monthly dinner meeting at Grandma's Table Restaurant in Montgomery Tuesday, Jan. 15

Self-defense expert Joe Rosner of McHenry County demonstrates self-defense tactics at Aurora Navy League Council 247’s monthly dinner meeting

Oswego resident Herschel Luckinbill, portrays a gunman being disabled by self-defense expert Joe Rosner of McHenry County. Rosner spoke and demonstrated self-defense tactics in “How to Protect Yourself if Attacked” at Aurora Navy League Council 247’s monthly dinner meeting at Grandma’s Table Restaurant in Montgomery Tuesday, Jan. 15. Below, Rosner…...

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Larry Frieders

Don’t do it, response to pharmacist career question

There isn’t a month that goes by where some well-meaning grandparent, parent, uncle, or aunt, doesn’t ask me about pharmacy as a career for their loved one. What are the salaries like? Are there jobs? What are the best schools? How long does it take to become a licensed pharmacist?…...

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