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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Ingredients 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup melted butter 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups flaked coconut, unsweetened 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips, melted Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix and pat into…...

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More than 60 groups, floats, and units enjoyed the inaugural pride parade in Aurora Sunday through the streets of downtown. Here are two of the participating groups. See page 1, page 7, and see facebook.com/thevoice.us for a video of the event. Jason Crane/The Voice

Pride Parade and Festival back on again; Go Fund Me helps

By Amy Roth – The Pride Parade and Festival in Aurora is back on again less than a week after its cancelation. Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora announced Tuesday afternoon standing next to Chuck Adams, executive director of community advocacy group Indivisible Aurora, organizer of the event. The announcement came…...

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The North Aurora community emergency response team (CERT) receives applause and appreciation at the Village Board meeting Monday after Village president Dale Berman read a proclamation declaring April Volunteer Appreciation Month in North Aurora. Chief David Fisher said in 2018 2,067 hours were volunteered, almost double from the 1,131 in 2017. He estimates the Village saved more than $51,000 in 2018 because the volunteers assist paid staff members during disasters and other emergencies, planned events such as North Aurora Days and parades. Volunteers may assist with directing traffic, perimeter/access control, triage/first aid, light search and rescue, shelter set up, and operation. Jason Crane/The Voice

North Aurora community emergency response team appreciated for saving Village more than $50,000 in 2018

The North Aurora community emergency response team (CERT) receives applause and appreciation at the Village Board meeting Monday after Village president Dale Berman read a proclamation declaring April Volunteer Appreciation Month in North Aurora. Chief David Fisher said in 2018 2,067 hours were volunteered, almost double from the 1,131 in…...

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Standing ovation for Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman

At the April 9 meeting of the Woman’s Club of Aurora at Belle Salle Banquets, Kristen Ziman, chief of the Aurora Police Department (APD), was presented with a $500 check to honor APD first responders by Club president Cathy Martin. Chief Ziman thanked members for the outpouring of support from…...

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Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser: Blackie the dog meets a visitor at a Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser recently at Pig Dog Pub in Montgomery. Featured were the band Trio and numerous raffle baskets. The second annual Doris Day event raised funds for the volunteer arm of Aurora Animal Control and Care. Volunteers showed a half dozen dogs for adoption. Al Benson/The Voice

Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser:

Blackie the dog meets a visitor at a Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser recently at Pig Dog Pub in Montgomery. Featured were the band Trio and numerous raffle baskets. The second annual Doris Day event raised funds for the volunteer arm of Aurora Animal Control and Care. Volunteers showed a…...

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Full Fox River kayak trip: Vernon LaVia, Charlie Zine, and Kiwanis president-elect Steve Andras pose at Tuesday's luncheon meeting at the Prisco Center following Charlie Zine's presentation. He gave a program on his trip the full length of the Fox River by kayak from the headwaters of the Fox River at Colgate, Wis. and 202 miles to Ottawa at the confluence of the Illinois River last year. Amy Roth photo

Full Fox River kayak trip shared with Kiwanis Club of Aurora:

Vernon LaVia, Charlie Zine, and Kiwanis president-elect Steve Andras pose at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting at the Prisco Center following Charlie Zine’s presentation. He gave a program on his trip the full length of the Fox River by kayak from the headwaters of the Fox River at Colgate, Wis. and 202…...

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Students share at Sunrise: Nearly a dozen Waubonsee Community College students spent their Spring break in Houston with “Helping Hands and Hearts” a group helping to rehab homes damaged by hurricane Harvey that devastated Houston two years ago. The group shared its experience with members of the Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club recently at Mother's Pancake House in Aurora. The Club helped finance the trip. The students talked about the long hours, the skills they learned, their sore muscles, the devastation they saw, the suffering of the inhabitants, and most important, the fun they had as a group, and the good feeling they had about what they did. The Club members expressed their appreciation and admiration for the students who spent their Spring break to help those in real need. Here are eight of the 10 students who made the trip and the two chaperones. Tom Clark photo

Students share Helping Hands experience with Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club:

Nearly a dozen Waubonsee Community College students spent their Spring break in Houston with “Helping Hands and Hearts” a group helping to rehab homes damaged by hurricane Harvey that devastated Houston two years ago. The group shared its experience with members of the Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club recently at Mother’s…...

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Robert Green, traffic engineer for the city government of Aurora shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the future of traffic trends and technology. He said the future of traffic engineering is merging with information technology. Green said L.E.D. lighting for traffic signals saves money but doesn't melt snow, which the incadescent bulbs do. A solution is being sought. The City is working with Illinois Department of Transportation to help the traffic flow on Broadway in downtown Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Future of traffic trends and technology in Aurora shared with the Rotary Club of Aurora

Robert Green, traffic engineer for the city government of Aurora shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about the future of traffic trends and technology. He said the future of traffic engineering is merging with information technology. Green said L.E.D. lighting for traffic signals saves money but…...

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Tom Muth, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District manager, shows the District's 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report Monday to Aurora Noon Lions Club members. Muth, an Aurora Noon Lion member, said the report is intended to be a brief, but meaningful summary of the services that Oswego-based Fox Metro provides for 300,000 residents from Batavia to Yorkville. Al Benson/The Voice

Fox Metro Financial Report shared with Aurora Noon Lions Club members

Tom Muth, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District manager, shows the District’s 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report Monday to Aurora Noon Lions Club members. Muth, an Aurora Noon Lion member, said the report is intended to be a brief, but meaningful summary of the services that Oswego-based Fox Metro provides for…...

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Yorkville ‘Then and Now’ at The Chapel

The Chapel on the Green’s annual meeting and election will be held at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Chapel, 107 W. Center Street in Yorkville. After a short business meeting, member Thomas Milschewski will present a program regarding his upcoming history book, “Yorkville Then and Now.” Thomas first…...

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The el Dia del Nino celebration (children's day) at the Aurora Public Library in 2018 will be followed by this year's celebration April 28. Submitted photo

Children’s Day at Aurora Public Library April 28

The el Dia del Nino celebration (children’s day) at the Aurora Public Library in 2018 will be followed by this year’s celebration April 28. Submitted photo   By Miriam Meza –  Do you remember being a child and being excited for the many celebrations throughout the year? Whether it was…...

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Planning meeting: Indivisible Aurora's public meeting to take a course of action at One East Benton building Saturday includes 11th District congressman Bill Foster, left. He engaged with the leaders of the Pride Parade who announced last week that a money shortfall would force cancellation of this year's event. Tuesday the event was announced as back on at the mayor's briefing at City Hall. Jason Crane/The Voice

Planning meeting:

Indivisible Aurora’s public meeting to take a course of action at One East Benton building Saturday includes 11th District congressman Bill Foster, left. He engaged with the leaders of the Pride Parade who announced last week that a money shortfall would force cancellation of this year’s event. Tuesday the event…...

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Aurora Library Board election possible

Taxpayers will have a say over administration of the Aurora Public Library under a measure passed recently by State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego. Voters will have an opportunity to elect the Library’s Board of Trustees, which is appointed by the mayor of Aurora. “As property taxes continue to increase, and…...

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Barbara Hernandez, representative in the 83rd District of the House of Representative receives a ceremonial swearing in by 16th Judicial Circuit Judge, René Cruz, at East Aurora High School, her alma mater, Saturday. Jason Crane/The Voice

Ceremonial swearing in:

Barbara Hernandez, representative in the 83rd District of the House of Representative receives a ceremonial swearing in by 16th Judicial Circuit Judge, René Cruz, at East Aurora High School, her alma mater, Saturday. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and...

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Gift of Hope Memorializes Aurora Boy Dylan Richardson and Honors Parents at Fox Valley Park District Harmony Pointe Park

Gift of Hope Memorializes Aurora Boy, Honors Parents at Fox Valley Park District’s Harmony Pointe Park

In life, Dylan Richardson loved walking on his tippy toes. And eating the cream out of Double Stuf Oreos (before hiding the cookie part from mom). And batting around a baseball with his older brothers. And Spider-Man. Oh, how the 7-year-old loved him some Spidey. In death, Dylan continues to…...

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Football and volleyball

By Bobby Narang –  Marmion Academy senior John Roche isn’t resting on his football laurels. After shining at linebacker for the football team the last three years, Roche is quickly becoming a sensation on the volleyball court. Marmion head volleyball coach Barb Ebert said Roche has developed into a next-level…...

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Marmion first at Army Nationals: The Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team placed first overall in the Armed Division at the 2019 Army Drill Team Championships at the Greater Richmond (Va.) Convention Center March 30. The drill team is under the direction of SGM John Gissel, team commander senior Brant DeMoss of St. Charles, and executive officer senior Nathan Konen of Sugar Grove. The Aurora school has a tradition of drill team competition success. This year 103 teams from 85 schools gathered in Virginia from 25 states, making it the largest single service drill meet in the history of the JROTC. First place finishes were earned by DeMoss in the Armed Solo routine; the Armed Exhibition Squad, commanded by DeMoss; and DeMoss and senior Christian Henkel of Batavia in the Armed Duet category. The Flannigan Rifles Color Guard, commanded by senior Henry Cella of Geneva, placed second. The team will go to Daytona, Fla. to compete at the National High School Drill Team Championships May 3. The NHSDTC remains the oldest, largest, and finest all-service drill and ceremony competition annually assembled. Marmion Academy photo

Marmion first at Army Nationals:

The Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team placed first overall in the Armed Division at the 2019 Army Drill Team Championships at the Greater Richmond (Va.) Convention Center March 30. The drill team is under the direction of SGM John Gissel, team commander senior Brant DeMoss of St. Charles, and…...

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Baseball April alumni activities for Aurora Central, Waubonsee Community College

April is a collection of variable weather events. Intrepid souls plan for good weather courageously in April. Such is the case for the weekend of April 27-28 for baseball reunions. Aurora Central Catholic Chargers will focus on 50 years of baseball with an alumni salute at the school Saturday, April…...

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