Day: April 11, 2019

State champion: Waubonsie Valley High School/Metea Valley High School ice hockey team of Aurora receives a salute from the Aurora City Council Tuesday evening at Aurora City Hall for recently capturing the Illinois State high school hockey championship in the Combined Varsity tournament. Both schools are in District 204. There are five levels. Wheaton West Black captured the Junior Varsity Combined championship. Jason Crane/The Voice

Waubonsie Valley High School/Metea Valley High School ice hockey team of Aurora receives a salute from the Aurora City Council

State champion: Waubonsie Valley High School/Metea Valley High School ice hockey team of Aurora receives a salute from the Aurora City Council Tuesday evening at Aurora City Hall for recently capturing the Illinois State high school hockey championship in the Combined Varsity tournament. Both schools are in District 204. There…...

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First Ward alderman Kristina “Tina” Bohman and Eighth Ward alderman Richard “Rick” Mervine receive tributes at Tuesday’s Aurora City Council. Jason Crane/The Voice

Tributes at Aurora City Council

First Ward alderman Kristina “Tina” Bohman and Eighth Ward alderman Richard “Rick” Mervine receive tributes at Tuesday’s Aurora City Council. They did not seek another term in office. Jason Crane/The Voice                  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months...

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The Jeff Ford Quintet plays at SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora as a part of First Fridays.

Varied and many sites to visit at First Fridays in downtown Aurora

The Jeff Ford Quintet plays at SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora as a part of First Fridays April 5. Jason Crane/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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Signs across the street from Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 E. New York Street, Aurora, call attention to the residence of a convicted murderer recently let out of prison after completing his 35-year term. Emotions have run high the last two weeks. Protesters, between 35 to 40, held a rally Friday, April 5. They crossed the street and walked to City Hall and the Water Street Mall for another rally. Carter Crane/The Voice

Protest of convicted murder living at Wayside Cross Ministries in downtown Aurora

Signs across the street from Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 E. New York Street, Aurora, call attention to the residence of a convicted murderer recently let out of prison after completing his 35-year term. Emotions have run high the last two weeks. Protesters, between 35 to 40, held a rally Friday,…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Activities abound; Veterans Park in Oswego to break ground

It is the season to be blessed with many activities: • A busy day in many communities will be Saturday, April 13, including Oswego, which will hold an Earth Day Kite Fly, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prairie Pointe Park; Oswego East Food Truck Feast, and Veterans Serenity Park…...

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Reader’s Voice: Aurora bombed with many divisive issues

April 6, 2019 Dear editor; California cities are hit by wildfires. Oklahoma cities have tornadoes. Nebraska cities are flooding. Aurora has a different issue. We are being bombed emotionally with fear-mongering and Facebook hysteria. My submission is not to express an opinion on the issues, but their presentation to the…...

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Reader’s Voice: Chaotic shambles continue as change

April 8, 2019 Dear editor; Media told us that president Donald Trump followers voted for him to change things in Washington, D.C.. Now, even they realize he just wanted to blow it up and boy do his followers love it when he blows it up, continually battering our U.S. Constitution…...

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Donna Crane

On seeking solutions in the U.S. recycling crisis

First of three parts Adele Peterson has submitted the following article regarding news concerning recycling. “You may have read that there’s a recycling crisis in the U.S.. After years of accepting our used plastic and cardboard, China now won’t take it, which often means there is no place for it…...

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White wooden crosses at Pierce Center

The five white wooden crosses memorializing the victims of the workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora Friday, Feb. 15 are on display at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer Place, Aurora, through May 4. The crosses were given to the Aurora Historical Society to…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Lucretia Mott, social reformer: Lifetime of activity

Along with her spiritual inner beauty, Lucretia Mott was a comely woman and mother of six children with her husband of 56 years, James Mott. Lucretia Coffin was born January 3, 1793 in Nantucket, Mass. to Thomas and Anna Folger Coffin. She had one older sister, Martha. Lucretia was a…...

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Charles Coddintgon

Land-grabs relevant throughout history, home included

Our accidental president, Donald Trump, just cannot do enough nice things for his best buddy, Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. After transferring the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, he recognizes the Golan Heights as “Israeli territory,” territory which the Israelis “liberated” from Syria during the Six Days War in 1967. This…...

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Simply Vedic Cultural Society, a non-profit in Naperville, was host to the Festival of colors Saturday, April 6 which announces the passing of Winter and arrival of Spring. It welcomes the Spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with warm embraces and throw their worries to the wind. Festival promotes friendship while offering an occasion to forgive and forget. Throwing of colors with Rock/traditional music, ethnic food, and shopping adds to this unique experience. The Festival was held at the Grand Pavilion – Naperville Riverwalk. Ross Creative Works photo

Holi – The Festival of Colors in Naperville

Simply Vedic Cultural Society, a non-profit in Naperville, was host to the Festival of colors Saturday, April 6 which announces the passing of Winter and arrival of Spring. It welcomes the Spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment. People bury…...

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Yorkville author Brent A. Peterson will release his “Once Upon A Lifetime: The Epic True Story of Corporal William Wesley Bennett, USMC" at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Highpoint Church, 2301 Tanner Road in North Aurora. Peterson will speak at 2:15 p.m. and sign books available for $20 each. Refreshments will be served. Paperback and E-book editions will be available on Amazon.com April 14. Peterson's book is a chronicle of Aurora native Bennett's Marine Corps service as a corporal in combat during World War II. Bennett died in 2011 in Aurora at age 92. Bennett (1919-2011) was a 60-year member of Fourth Street Methodist Church, Aurora. —Al Benson

Book on Aurora’s Bennett released

Yorkville author Brent A. Peterson will release his “Once Upon A Lifetime: The Epic True Story of Corporal William Wesley Bennett, USMC” at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Highpoint Church, 2301 Tanner Road in North Aurora. Peterson will speak at 2:15 p.m. and…...

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Sweet Potato Burritos

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups canned black beans, drained and mashed 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons chili powder 4 teaspoons prepared mustard 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 3 tablespoons soy sauce 4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked,…...

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Most difficult calling: Grace for everyone, even unworthy

By Deena Sherman –  Practicing Christianity is not easy. Jesus’ words in scripture warn us of that repeatedly. So as my heart breaks for those whose lives were directly affected by the evil acts of Tom Kokoraleis in 1981-1982, I am reminded of the most difficult calling of Christians: To…...

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Responses to criticism from Wayside Cross in Aurora

A response to recent news articles: Wayside Cross Ministries (WCM) did not seek out Thomas Kokoraleis upon his release from prison. He came to us seeking our help. Ours being a Bible-based, Christ-centered ministry, we are mandated by our Lord Jesus Christ to love our neighbors. According to Luke 10:25-37,…...

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Free hearing screening: Lions

The Aurora Evening Lions Club will sponsor a free hearing screening for hearing loss. The earlier the detection the better the chances are for successful treatment. The Lions Mobile Hearing screening unit service will be at Prisco Community Center, at 150 W Illinois Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m…....

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Linda Callaghan, left, president of the Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club, welcomes Brian Failing, executive director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, who gave a report on the state of the museum to the Rotary Club at Mother’s Pancake House in Aurora. Failing has been executive director for three years. Visits to the museum have increased from 3,000 annually to 11,500. Tom Clark photo

Aurora Regional Fire Museum state of the museum presentation to Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club

Linda Callaghan, left, president of the Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club, welcomes Brian Failing, executive director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, who gave a report on the state of the museum to the Rotary Club at Mother’s Pancake House in Aurora. Failing has been executive director for three years. Visits…...

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