Day: March 14, 2019

League of Women Voters Central Kane County Aurora aldermanic forum

The League of Women Voters Central Kane County Aurora aldermanic forum for Wards 5 and 6 candidates

The League of Women Voters Central Kane County Aurora aldermanic forum. Wards 5 and 6 candidates, Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Aurora Police Department. Note: The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, issue oriented organization which never endorses candidates. As part of our Voter Education mission,…...

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Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora holds a check for $67,732.80 at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which was raised at a March 3 fundraiser at a packed Ballydoyle Pub and combined with Firefighters Union Local 99 for the families of the tragic shooting February 15 at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Strong: Nearly $350,000 raised from fundraising efforts throughout the City and beyond

Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora holds a check for $67,732.80 at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which was raised at a March 3 fundraiser at a packed Ballydoyle Pub and combined with Firefighters Union Local 99 for the families of the tragic shooting February 15 at the Henry Pratt warehouse in…...

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The Indian Community Outreach Program in Naperville sponsors a Candidates Forum for City Council candidates at the Municipal Center City Hall Saturday, March 9. A video of the event can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Naperville City Council Candidates forum:

The Indian Community Outreach Program in Naperville sponsors a Candidates Forum for City Council candidates at the Municipal Center City Hall Saturday, March 9. A video of the event can be seen by clicking here. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Fasting and Feasting: 40 ways, days, to the Golden Rule

Spiritual and religious themes are relevant in the Spring, a time of planting seeds, growth, rebirth. They coincide. Firm roots, greenery developed from the brown, care, and nurturing, offer hope and positive thoughts. It is cyclical. Tending to religious matters is personal. Most serious religions offer a consistent strain of…...

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District 131 to consider Copley site purchase

During a March 4 meeting the East Aurora School District 131 Buildings and Grounds Committee discussed and will recommend to the full Board of Education the purchase and renovation of approximately 38,000-square-feet of space on the former Copley Hospital site in Aurora for use as a new District administration and…...

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Reader’s Voice: North Aurora baseball for boys and girls

March, 2, 2019 Dear editor; As past president of Aurora Boys Baseball, I would like to encourage the youth in the Aurora area to enroll in North Aurora Baseball for Spring and Summer games. They have an excellent program and all of the youth can play, boys and girls. Jim…...

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Donna Crane

‘Forests meet the clouds’ in India: Give back to nature

Last of two parts TreeSisters is a global network of women who donate monthly to help provide funds for the restoration of tropical forests as a collective expression of planetary care. As a feminine leadership and tropical reforestation organization, they exist to call forth the brilliance and generosity of women…...

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Konen, Keystone, plan through Chamber

One of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce services partners, Konen Insurance and Keystone Insurers Group, recently finalized a group health insurance plan! The plan was built using member data to ensure competitive rates and plan features. Thursday, March 21, at 11 a.m. will be an introduction to the program…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Carl Larsson Swedish painter, simplicity: Crisp, charming

Carl Larsson, a renowned Swedish painter, was born May 28, 1853 in Stockholm, Sweden. His oils, watercolors, and frescoes, are some of the most beautiful and poignant paintings to be seen anywhere. His paintings are shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, and at museums…...

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Charles Coddintgon

Military disengagement best with no true friends

The newly-elected U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a resolution condemning the American involvement in the civil conflict in Yemen and calling for a complete withdrawal of all U.S. support. This action follows president Donald Trump’s desire to withdraw American troops from Syria and Afghanistan, a campaign promise he made…...

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Fox Valley Special Recreation Association honors partners

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) and Board of Directors formally honors community partners Tuesday, Feb. 26 for awards received at the 2019 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Conference which was held January 24-26. Many of these award recipients, and their respective organizations, provide invaluable service and support to FVSRA…...

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Slow Cooker Curry Chicken

Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, chopped 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk 1 packet dry onion soup mix 3 tablespoons curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne…...

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Road construction status March 21

To update residents about the status of road construction projects, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to an informational session with representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, and the cities of Aurora and Naperville Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at…...

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New in 83rd District: Judge Michael Noland, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Kane County, swears in Barbara Hernandez recently as the State representative in the 83rd District, mainly Aurora. She fills the vacancy created by the selection of Linda Chapa LaVia as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs by governor JB Pritzker, pending State Senate confirmation. Chapa LaVia had been in office since her election in 2002. Submitted photo

New in 83rd District:

Judge Michael Noland, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Kane County, swears in Barbara Hernandez recently as the State representative in the 83rd District, mainly Aurora. She fills the vacancy created by the selection of Linda Chapa LaVia as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs by governor JB Pritzker, pending…...

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African American Health Coalition Fair Saturday

The Aurora African American Health Coalition will hold its annual community Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at the Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Road in Aurora. This year’s theme is “Healthy Mind. Healthy Body. Healthy U.” The free event is open to the public…...

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Alderman of Aurora’s 7th Ward, Scheketa Hart-Burns, fifth from left, was host to a fundraiser Thursday, March 7, at Belle Salle Events Center in Aurora. Many organizations were honored for raising thousands of dollars for additional safety gear for police and fire personnel. Stories of bravery and appreciation were shared by current and retired first responders. Commander Keith Cross of the Aurora Police Department indroduced Adam Miller, one of the five Aurora police officers who was injured in the shooting at the Henry Pratt Company warehouse Friday, Feb. 15. A video can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora fundraiser provides safety gear for first responders

Alderman of Aurora’s 7th Ward, Scheketa Hart-Burns, fifth from left, was host to a fundraiser Thursday, March 7, at Belle Salle Events Center in Aurora. Many organizations were honored for raising thousands of dollars for additional safety gear for police and fire personnel. Stories of bravery and appreciation were shared…...

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INCubator Entrepreneurship in Batavia

Students in Batavia High School’s successful INCubator Entrepreneurship Program have developed and launched start-up companies specifically designed to drive traffic to community businesses. To show Fox Valley area business owners and professionals how their service-oriented start-ups can increase customer bases and brand awareness, the student entrepreneurs will be host to…...

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