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Tanye M. McNeal of the 1200 block of Second Avenue is charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery and three misdemeanor counts of domestic battery in connection with the incident that occurred around 4:40 p.m. at Rush Copley Medical Center in the 2000 block of Ogden Avenue

Aurora woman who was videotaped dragging five-year-old boy by the hair at Aurora hospital charged with alleged child abuse

Aurora Police have secured numerous charges through the Kane County State’s Attorney on a 25-year-old Aurora woman who was seen on video dragging a five-year-old boy by the hair inside an Aurora hospital’s emergency room waiting area on Monday, Jan. 14. Tanye M. McNeal of the 1200 block of Second…...

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Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora delivers the City of Aurora Remembrance at the Thomas J. Weisner Celebration of Life at the Paramount Theatre Monday. Weisner passed away December 28, 2018. He was elected to three terms as mayor of Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Thomas J. Weisner Celebration of Life

Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora delivers the City of Aurora Remembrance at the Thomas J. Weisner Celebration of Life at the Paramount Theatre Monday. Weisner passed away December 28, 2018. He was elected to three terms as mayor of Aurora. Click here to see the remarks by mayor Irvin.  Jason…...

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ELEMY Chili Bowl to assist World Relief DuPage/Aurora

By Joel Frieders –  For the last four years or so, I’ve been working with my friend, Jeremy to build things. We started by building ELEMY (I’m JoEL, and he’s JerEMY) in 2016. Our motto right out of the gate was “building through buildings”. With Jeremy’s experience and brilliance in…...

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Pastor Matthews keynote speaker at Aurora MLK Day

Sixty-five years ago in 1954, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a young preacher in his 20s, began his role as senior pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala.. It was in Montgomery where King became the national leader of a movement that would empower generations yet unborn…....

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Governor-elect JB Pritzker visits Aurora January 12 to meet with Seniors and Youth

Governor-elect JB Pritzker started his inaugural weekend with a day of service Saturday, Jan. 12, including a visit to Aurora, Illinois’ second most populous city, to serve senior citizens with community youth.  Mayor Richard Irvin welcomed Pritzker on his third trip to Aurora for a special visit with senior citizens…...

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Linda Chapa LaVia Illinois 83rd District State Representative

83rd District Representative Linda Chapa LaVia Elected to Assistant Majority Leader in Illinois House of Representatives

After being sworn-in to a ninth term to the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday, Jan. 9 in Springfield, Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) was voted by her peers to serve as an assistant majority leader in the 101st General Assembly.   “I am honored my colleagues chose me to be their…...

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Aurora site, groups, host to JB Pritzker prior to governorship

New beginnings were the focus Saturday evening in Aurora. Joining together at the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Senior Living Center were residents, the Boys II Men mentor group, and JB Pritzker, two days away from being sworn in as governor. There were smiles and applause in ample supply. The…...

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Reader’s Voice: Be The Inspiration at Rotary Sunrise Feb. 2

January 6, 2019 Dear editor; The Rotary Club of Aurora Sunrise will be host to its 17th Annual Wine and Chocolate Experience, at the Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Boulevard, Aurora, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. All proceeds will help benefit the young individuals of our…...

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Reader’s Voice: Immigration: In favor of building wall

January 9, 2019 Dear editor; As an American and the son of immigrants, I favor the building of a wall at our southern border. My parents migrated legally from Europe after World War II, respecting the law, worked hard, and learned the American language. Nothing was printed in their native…...

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Reader’s Voice: Tear down the wall: A different focus

January 10, 2019 Dear editor; “Tear down that wall!” Who said that? A Republican, president Ronald Reagan, speaking of the wall separating East Germany from West Germany. We are going to build a wall to prevent illegal immigrants from entering our country at our southern border. Who promised that while…...

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Donna Crane

Backyard gardening helps improve any habitat successfully

First of two parts Climate Change is a popular subject and we’ve been witness to many disasters confronting our precious earth. Floods and fires are tragic examples that we witness all to often. The following article in Mother Nature Network (MNN) was written by Tom Oder and entitled: “How to…...

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Sierra Club movie on Utah canyon country

Valley of the Fox Sierra Club will join with Elgin Green Groups to be hosts to Clayton Daughenbaugh, the Midwest conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Sadly, Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands are under attack just as are many other wilderness areas in the lower 48 states. He will…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Cameos vary, traced to Egypt more than 2,300 years ago

A cameo is a stone or shell cut in relief. The Hebrew word is Kamea from the Latin cammaeus meaning engraved gem. The small scene is thought to attract health and good fortune. Some materials used include agate, jet, coral, onyx, ivory, bone, and gemstones. In 15,000 B.C. petroglyphs figures…...

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Charles Coddintgon

A focus on the U.S. humanitarian crisis needs solution

Is there a humanitarian crisis in these United States? Indeed there is. On our southern border, tens of thousands of human beings exist in a man-made limbo with little food, water, shelter, and hope for a better future. Across the country, hundreds of thousands more human beings exist without payment…...

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Survey finds Santori Library drives APL costs higher

Survey finds Santori Library drives Aurora Public Library costs higher

Between 2014 and 2019, the Santori Public Library of Aurora’s budget rose three times faster than the overall budget. A comparison of the Aurora Library Budget from 2014, the last year of the Old Main Library, and 2019, with the new Santori Library, shows that the costs of the Santori…...

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Chili Rellenos Casserole

Ingredients 2 (7 ounce) cans whole green chile peppers, drained 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded 3 eggs, beaten 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup milk 8 ounces of salsa Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8-inch…...

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Amy Roth

Independent law firm saves Aurora money in DUI prosecution

Aurora aldermen heard a one-year update Tuesday during their regular Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall about the success of the outside law firm hired to handle prosecution of drunken driving cases. City Council members approved a contract with the Wheaton law offices of Kimberly M. DiGiovanni in…...

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Montgomery’s newest police officer, Kevin Bayer, left, receives his new badge pinned by his fiancée after being sworn in by Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley. Montgomery resident, Herschel Luckinbill, receives an honor by Village president Matt Brolley as one of 200 Illinois veterans to receive the Honor 200 Award. Jason Crane/The Voice

Busy Montgomery meeting: Honors, UAW property sale

By Jason Crane –  The Village Board of Montgomery held a marathon meeting, Monday to start the new year with a standing- room-only crowd for an action-packed agenda. The nearly five hour meeting, which included a 15-minute break, was the longest in recent memory of many observers. Montgomery resident and…...

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