Year: 2019

East Aurora Latin Jazz Band at Kiwanis of Aurora: The East Aurora High School Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Joe Kulick, performs for the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at a noon meeting, Tuesday, March 12 at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Director Kulick thanked the Kiwanis Club of Aurora members for their many donations to youth organizations. Jason Crane/The Voice

East Aurora Latin Jazz Band at Kiwanis of Aurora:

The East Aurora High School Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Joe Kulick, performs for the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at a noon meeting, Tuesday, March 12 at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Director Kulick thanked the Kiwanis Club of Aurora members for their many donations to youth organizations…....

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Hesed House Harbor program presentation: Rotary Club of Aurora umbrella gifts are in the hands of Neil McMenamin, left, and Dave Richert, right, after their presentation at the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday. They explained how Hesed House has worked with health care providers, and Aurora Police and Fire Departments to support the homeless in the Aurora area. They presented information on the recently-formed Harbor program at Hesed House, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois. The Harbor is a 24-hour program with 16 independent units on-site serving chronically homeless individuals with various disabling conditions. Program participants in the Harbor have access to case management services, and medical and legal assistance, in addition to other life-sustaining services. They spoke about mental illness many homeless individuals struggle with and the many programs Hesed House provides. Last year, 343 Hesed House residents found an outside home. From left, McMenamin is associate director, Hesed House; Nick Scanlan, Rotary member; Linda Kemp, Rotary president-elect; Richert, Hesed House Harbor program. Jason Crane/The Voice

Hesed House Harbor program presentation:

Rotary Club of Aurora umbrella gifts are in the hands of Neil McMenamin, left, and Dave Richert, right, after their presentation at the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday. They explained how Hesed House has worked with health care providers, and Aurora Police and Fire Departments to support the homeless in…...

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Aurora Public Library Executive director Michaela Haberkern offers a five-year plan

Aurora Public Library executive director Michaela Haberkern offers a five-year plan

By Miriam Meza –  Have you been following along with what’s new at the Aurora Public Library (APL)? You might know we have a new executive director, Michaela Haberkern. You probably have been wondering what her vision is, what her background is, or just want to know more about her…....

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Registration available for District 131 kindergarten

East Aurora School District 131 will hold several registration days for students who will start kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year. Those registering their child do not have to register at a location closest to their home school. Rather, parents and guardians may register at any one of the following…...

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Aurora's Farmers Market is moving to Water Street Mall in downtown in 2019

The Aurora Farmers Market will open its 107th season in a new location in the heart of downtown

  March’s arrival and warmer weather right around the corner means Saturday morning shopping at the farmers market not far off.   The 107th season of the Aurora Farmers Market will open with some of the Aurora area’s favorite farmers and vendors at a new, more convenient location, in downtown…...

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Movie Night in Plano March 25

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. • Mexican Dance Performance, Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Plano area children’s dance group, Los Colores De Mi Tierra, will perform traditional…...

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Valley of the Fox Sierra Club representatives participate in Saturday’s expo at the Batavia Environmental Commission’s Green Night at the Movies at Batavia City Hall. The movie, “The True Cost” is a focus on who pays the price for clothing. John Burnham photo

Batavia Environmental Commission’s Green Night at the Movies

Valley of the Fox Sierra Club representatives participate in Saturday’s expo at the Batavia Environmental Commission’s Green Night at the Movies at Batavia City Hall. The movie, “The True Cost” is a focus on who pays the price for clothing. John Burnham photo… This content is for 30 Day Free...

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First Lutheran Church of Plano preschool students reflect how disciples bask in a bright light. From left, Greyson, Gaige, Bo, Elizabeth, Maddie, and John. Submitted photo

Plano preschool students reflect how disciples bask in a bright light

First Lutheran Church of Plano preschool students reflect how disciples bask in a bright light. From left, Greyson, Gaige, Bo, Elizabeth, Maddie, and John. Submitted photo… 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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Boys Class 4A East Aurora Sectional champion: Bolingbrook High School’s boys basketball team savors the sectional championship Friday following a thrilling 66-64 victory against Oswego East in the championship game. Bolingbrook advanced to Tuesday’s super-sectional against 2018 State champion Belleville West at Illinois State University in Normal. Al Benson/The Voice

Boys Class 4A East Aurora Sectional champion:

Bolingbrook High School’s boys basketball team savors the sectional championship Friday following a thrilling 66-64 victory against Oswego East in the championship game. Bolingbrook advanced to Tuesday’s super-sectional against 2018 State champion Belleville West at Illinois State University in Normal. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free...

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Boys Class 4A Bartlett Regional champion: Geneva High School’s boys basketball team celebrates with the sectional championship plaque Friday at Bartlett High School. Geneva defeated Downers Grove North, 75-70, in the championship game. The Vikings took a 32-1 won-loss record to play Rockford East in the Northern Illinois University DeKalb Class 4A Super-sectional Tuesday, one step away from the State tournament final four in Peoria Friday and Saturday. Carter Crane/The Voice

Boys Class 4A Bartlett Regional champion:

Geneva High School’s boys basketball team celebrates with the sectional championship plaque Friday at Bartlett High School. Geneva defeated Downers Grove North, 75-70, in the championship game. The Vikings took a 32-1 won-loss record to play Rockford East in the Northern Illinois University DeKalb Class 4A Super-sectional Tuesday, one step…...

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Boys Class 3A Marengo Sectional champion: Glenbard South High School boys basketball team reflects victory in a 42-38 sectional final game against Burlington Central. The team follows the girls footsteps after their second in State finish. The boys advanced to the early game in Tuesday’s Northern Illinois University DeKalb Suer-sectional against Peoria Manual. Submitted photo

Boys Class 3A Marengo Sectional champion:

Glenbard South High School boys basketball team reflects victory in a 42-38 sectional final game against Burlington Central. The team follows the girls footsteps after their second in State finish. The boys advanced to the early game in Tuesday’s Northern Illinois University DeKalb Suer-sectional against Peoria Manual.  Submitted photo… This...

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Garret Sneed, 10, of Geneva High School in Friday’s Bartlett tournament championship game, looks for a teammate while falling out of bounds. Sneed draws focus from head coach Scott Henning, left, the Downers Grove North head coach James Thomas and reserves, Downers Groves North players Semaj Henderson and Trey Boston, 3, and Geneva’s Jack McDonald, 3. Geneva withstood the Downers Grove North rally to win, 75-70. Boston scored 35 points and McDonald scored 29 points and handled the ball to break the Downers Grove North press. Carter Crane/The Voice

Geneva defeats Downers Grove North, 75-70 in the Bartlett tournament championship game

Garret Sneed, 10, of Geneva High School in Friday’s Bartlett tournament championship game, looks for a teammate while falling out of bounds. Sneed draws focus from head coach Scott Henning, left, the Downers Grove North head coach James Thomas and reserves, Downers Groves North players Semaj Henderson and Trey Boston,…...

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Another run: Neuqua Valley

By Bobby Narang –  The Neuqua Valley High School boys volleyball team nearly made program history last season. The Wildcats advanced to the program’s first State championship game, but dropped a thrilling three-set decision to Lincoln-Way East. After winning the first set, the Wildcats were on the verge of a…...

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Oswego East High School’s Kamron Battle, 23, rebounds against Bolingbrook defenders in the Class 4A sectional championship at East Aurora Friday. Bolingbrook won, 66-64. Al Benson/The Voice

Battle for Rebound:

Oswego East High School’s Kamron Battle, 23, rebounds against Bolingbrook defenders in the Class 4A sectional championship at East Aurora Friday. Bolingbrook won, 66-64. Al Benson/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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Oswego East High School’s Demari Grant moves past Bolingbrook defender Joseph Yesufu Friday. Al Benson/The Voice

Bolingbrook narrowly defeats Oswego East in East Aurora Sectional Championship

Oswego East High School’s Demari Grant moves past Bolingbrook defender Joseph Yesufu Friday. Oswego East lost to Bolingbrook 66-64. Al Benson/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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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

In the spotlight: McDonald, Navigato, Wheaton, Francis

Over-used March Madness, yes, nonetheless it is true. One and done. Victory or go home. Packed gyms. Overtimes. Rallies. Scoring records. It’s basketball tournament time. March Madness. Elite teams take runs deep into tournaments. A few teams pull surprises. Agony of defeat and ecstasy of victory. Yes. • Wheaton College,…...

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Woodrow Carroll

Salute: Northern Illinois, Bradley

Entering last week, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team had little hope of finishing the regular season on a positive note. Road games with Central Michigan and Ball State, two teams which had knocked off the Huskies in DeKalb earlier in the season, were on tap. In what was…...

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High school boys basketball selected schedules, results

Schedule Friday, March 15 IHSA State Tournament Class 3A Semifinals at Peoria Civic Center DePaul vs. Chicago Bogan, 11 East St. Louis vs. Peoria Manual, 1 IHSA State Tournament Class 4A Semifinals at Peoria Civic Center Evanston vs.Rockford East, 5:30 Belleville W. vs. Chicago Curie, 7:15 Saturday, March 16 IHSA…...

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