Day: April 11, 2019

High school students share plans with Rotary Club of Aurora: Students and representatives from three Aurora-area high schools gather Monday for a photo at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Several times each year, student guests are invited to attend Rotary meetings to share their high school experiences, extra curricular activities, and plans after high school graduation. Attendees at the meeting are from Mooseheart, Rosary High School, and Waubonsie Valley High School. Charlie Zine, president Aurora Rotary Club is in back, left. Mart O’Connor, right, is vice president of Rotary New Generations Club. Jason Crane/The Voice

High school students share plans with Rotary Club of Aurora:

Students and representatives from three Aurora-area high schools gather Monday for a photo at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Several times each year, student guests are invited to attend Rotary meetings to share their high school experiences, extra curricular activities, and plans after…...

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Laurie Frieders, executive director of the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA), presents the 2019 Public Official Award to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley at the Village Board meeting Monday. The award is given to a public official who has documented significant contributions in clean water legislation, public policy, government service, or another area of public prominence that results in improvements to the water environment. Frieders said Brolley was nominated because the Village of Montgomery has several environment-friendly policies.

IWEA 2019 Public Official Award to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley for environment-friendly policies

Laurie Frieders, executive director of the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA), presents the 2019 Public Official Award to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley at the Village Board meeting Monday. The award is given to a public official who has documented significant contributions in clean water legislation, public policy, government service,…...

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Boxcar communities in Midwest Aurora Public Library April 25 presentation

By Miriam Meza –  The Aurora Public Library (APL) will be host to Dr. Antonio Delgado for a presentation entitled “Mexican Boxcar Communities of the Midwest.” The presentation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora. Dr. Delgado…...

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Harvard University business professor Deepak Malhotra, left, give remarks Friday at "Taking Time to Save Lives: A Discussion on Gun Violence" at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Other panelists from left are host Illinois congressman Bill Foster, D-11th; congressman Raja Krishnamoothi, D-8th; congressman Sean Casten, D-6th; and Ron Hain, Kane County sheriff. Al Benson/The Voice

Panel probes gun violence: Causes and solutions

Illinois legislators, the Kane County sheriff and a Harvard University professor discussed gun violence solutions Friday in front of a capacity crowd at Prisco Center in Aurora. Illinois congressmen Bill Foster (D-11th) and Raja Krishnamoothi (D-8th) co-sponsored “Taking Time to Save Lives: A Discussion on Gun Violence.” Other panelists were…...

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Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to Batavia Lions’ vision care efforts for youth and adults. Al Benson/The Voice

Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to…...

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Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego's Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4 for Aurora area food pantries. Al Benson/The Voice

Fundraiser for 42,000 pounds of potatoes for Aurora area food pantries

Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego’s Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4…...

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Plano Library projects: Crochet, movie, kids’ stories

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 its own projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and…...

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St. Charles North in DuKane baseball mix

By Bobby Narang –  The DuKane Conference is fully in swing in high school baseball. After Batavia captured the football championship and Geneva claimed the boys basketball championship, St. Charles North is seeking to win the inaugural Conference baseball championship. The North Stars notched their first Conference victory with an…...

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Kane County Cougars pitcher Erin Baldwin delivers Friday in the team’s second game of the Class A Midwest Baseball League season. Visiting Clinton won, 5-1, in the game in Geneva. The Cougars were 3-2 through Monday and will return home Friday for a pair of three-game series against Peoria and Burlington (Ia.). Al Benson/The Voice

Kane County Cougars return home Friday for a pair of three-game series against Peoria and Burlington (Ia.)

Kane County Cougars pitcher Erin Baldwin delivers Friday in the team’s second game of the Class A Midwest Baseball League season. Visiting Clinton won, 5-1, in the game in Geneva. The Cougars were 3-2 through Monday and will return home Friday for a pair of three-game series against Peoria and…...

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Sox seek to surpass last year’s start

The Chicago White Sox opened the season last year with a pair of road victories at Kansas City. The two victories didn’t fool anyone familiar with the Sox. Reality soon set in for the Sox and by the time the team had played 36 games. The Sox record was 9-27,…...

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Oswego East High School's High Jumper Keylen Williams

Oswego East High School’s High Jumper Keylen Williams

Oswego East High School’s Keylen Williams clears six-foot, two-inches to win the high jump at the Wolves’ boys track meet Wednesday, April 3 with Oswego and Joliet West. Williams captured the A.A. Stagg High School Invitational Saturday in Palos Heights by clearing 6-6. Oswego East will be in Friday’s Matt…...

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CBI reward, positive work: DePaul coach

By Craig Lynch –  After a loss to St. John’s University in the men’s college basketball Big East tournament, DePaul University took its 15-15 record to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) tournament. The Demons defeated Central Michigan, Longwood, and Costal Carolina to qualify for the best of three finals. They…...

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Matt Airy at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.. Submitted photo

Whitman’s Matt Airy new Aurora head basketball coach

By Carter Crane –  In a match of winning Division III college basketball programs, Aurora University announced Tuesday that Matt Airy of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., is Aurora’s 28th men’s head basketball coach in the program’s 107-year history and only the fourth since the 1980 season. Aurora has…...

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2019 NFL Draft, which will be held in Nashville, April 25-27

1. Arizona 2. San Francisco 3. New York Jets 4. Oakland 5. Tampa Bay 6. New York Giants 7. Jacksonville 8. Detroit 9. Buffalo 10. Denver 11. Cincinnati 12. Green Bay 13. Miami 14. Atlanta 15. Washington 16. Carolina 17. New York Giants (via Browns) 18. Minnesota 19. Tennessee 20…....

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College basketball

Recent NCAA men’s D-I champions 2019 Virginia def. Texas Tech. 85-77 (ot) 2018 Villanova def. Michigan  79-62 2017 N.Carolina def. Gonzaga  71-65 2016 Villanova def. N. Carolina 77-74 2015 Duke def. Wisconsin 68-63 2014 Connecticut def. Kentucky 60-54 2013 Louisville def. Michigan 82-76 2012 Kentucky def. Kansas 67-59 2011 Connecticut…...

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NIT Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden

Men’s Semifinals – April 2 Lipscomb 71 def. Wichita St. 64, Texas 58 def. TCU 44 Final – April 4 Texas 81 def. Lipscomb 66 WNIT Basketball Tournament Women’s Semifinals – April 3 Northwestern 74 def. James Madison 69 Arizona 59 def. TCU 53 Final – April 6 Arizona 56…...

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Carly Perillo of Sugar Grove is the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship winner

Carly Perillo of Sugar Grove is the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship winner

Carly Perillo of Sugar Grove, 2018 Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship winner, addresses the group Tuesday at Gaslite Manor in Aurora. A Rosary High alum and student at both Waubonsee Community College and College of DuPage, Perillo thanked the members of the association. She said she will use her…...

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