Never a dull moment. There is always something to do, observe, and consider. We live in interesting times in our greater area.
It may not always be entertaining. It is always something, with apologies to Roseanne Roseannadanna (the late Gildna Radner of Saturday Night Live).
What is your choice? The State of City in Aurora Tuesday this week? Voter forums, and is it not perennially election time? March Madness and can you pick a topic? Or, is it warm-hearted persons plunking preciously in a Polar Plunge dip for Special Olympics after raising funds?
That is only the tip of the iceberg!
Aurora Strong, the light is on and open for business, and shine the light were the themes for the State of the City address at the Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University. Forty minutes into Tuesday’s production the mayor took the stage. Ebullient, riveted, gregarious come to mind. Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora was all of that. We expect virtues and vibrant; positive and plurality. There was music from a boyhood friend, see a video by clicking here.
Mayor Irvin did not disappoint. He pointed out positive items to include Aurora business growth, both downtown and along Route 59 (see Amy Roth’s report on the Committee of the Whole by clicking here.) We heard by video about Pacifica Square in the former Yorkshire Plaza, the largest Asian shopping area in the United States; the completion of the pedestrian bridge across the Fox River south of New York Street and across from the Aurora Transportation Center. It was only the tip of the iceberg.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) Central Kane County Tuesday was host to a political forum at the Aurora Police Department for Aurora Ward 1 aldermanic candidates and at-large candidates. See its video by clicking here.
The omnipresent League of Women Voters Central Kane County was host to a forum Thursday, Feb. 28. See photo below. The three forums were for Batavia Library, School Board, and aldermanic. In the photo below, from left for the School Board, Cathy Dremel, Chris Lowe, Erin Meitzler, David Niekamp, Christopher John Stolfa. Just the tip of the iceberg.