Category: Autos

Ben Pohl, a motivational speaker, shares his personal story about distracted driving at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. He, just as are many, was a distracted driver at the age of 17, with four friends in his car. He wasn’t using a cellphone, but was distracted by the radio and laughing with friends and not paying attention. His inattention caused him to take his eyes off the road and lose control of his car. He injured himself and four friends. He spent two years relearning how to walk and speak. He has made it his mission to make sure that drivers are aware of the risk and consequences so that they don’t end up in the emergency room similar to his situation. He shares his message at schools and with young drivers. Approximately nine persons are killed and more than 1,000 injured daily in the United States in incidents reported as a distracted driver, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. Jason Crane/The Voice

Distracted driving: Ben Pohl motivation

Ben Pohl, a motivational speaker, shares his personal story about distracted driving at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Pohl, just as are many, was a distracted driver at the age of 17, with four friends in his car. He wasn’t using a cellphone, but…...

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Aurora GreenFest exhibits free at Prisco

The Aurora GreenFest will be Saturday! Wonderful exhibitors from our forest preserves, park districts, green businesses, green car owners, and artists all will be at the Prisco Community Center and the beautiful McCullough Park to help everyone learn more about taking care of the Earth. The GreenFest always makes it…...

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Rail Safety Week September 23-29 in Illinois

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) asked Bruce Rauner, governor of the State of Illinois, to declare September 23-29 as Illinois Rail Safety Week in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. Governor Rauner issued a proclamation and the ILACP is coordinating the…...

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13th Annual Oswego Drag Raceway Reunion

13th Annual Oswego Drag Raceway Reunion

David Hinrichs of Joliet holds the first place trophy for Host’s Choice for his 1957 Chevy 150 at the Oswego Annual Drag Raceway Reunion at the parking lot on Station Drive at the former Park N’ Ride. There were 226 entries, more than 80 awards. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content...

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The Taste of Batavia Block Party Sunday includes a huge throng on the lawn of the Peg Bond Center for picnic and music.

Taste of Batavia:

The Taste of Batavia Block Party Sunday includes a huge throng on the lawn of the Peg Bond Center for picnic and music. Carter Crane/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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Combined help provides vehicle to mom of four

The Jason Mckie Foundation, in conjunction with Allstate Insurance Military and Veteran Programs, Illinois representative Linda Chapa LaVia, and the Muller Automotive Group, will give a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan to a former Marine and single mom of four, Alyssa Tatar. Tatar, who has been without her own reliable transportation,…...

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Geneva Concours d'Elegance 8-26-18

Classic Car enthusiasts gather for the annual Geneva Concours d’Elegance

The annual Geneva Concours d’Elegance Sunday on Third Street shows special cars to a large crowd on a hot day. Joe Siedenburg photos… 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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Heroism rewarded: The Geneva City Council honors Geneva teens John Schneider, left, and Kyle O'Malley Monday for heroism. Geneva mayor Kevin Burns holds the certificate. The young men helped save a woman's life after a fire-filled car crash on Interstate-88 August 11. Schneider is a student at Geneva High School. O'Malley is a 2018 graduate of the school. Both are in cadet training in Geneva to be police officers. They were lead stories on Chicago television news. City government of Geneva photo

Heroism rewarded at Geneva City Council

The Geneva City Council honors Geneva teens John Schneider, left, and Kyle O’Malley Monday for heroism. Geneva mayor Kevin Burns holds the certificate. The young men helped save a woman’s life after a fire-filled car crash on Interstate-88 August 11. Schneider is a student at Geneva High School. O’Malley is…...

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Dave Bruce, Plainfield, holds his certificate for Best of Show at the 10th Annual Historic LaSalle Street Auto Show in Aurora Sunday after receiving the award from show founder Joe Dispensa.

10th Annual Historic LaSalle Street Auto Show in Aurora Sunday

Dave Bruce, Plainfield, holds his certificate for Best of Show at the 10th Annual Historic LaSalle Street Auto Show in Aurora Sunday after receiving the award from show founder Joe Dispensa. The car, left, is a 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda. To see more photos click here facebook.com/thevoice.us…. This content is for...

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Many delights: Ukulele Festival to the LaSalle Auto Show

Festivals, shows, events, and various activities are a part of our communities’ scenes. Continually. Perpetually. Joyously. The calendar is crowded with delightful and important events, some annual and successful events, and some inaugural occasions. The City of Lights Ukulele Festival will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on…...

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Oswego Dairy Hut Cruise Night sponsored by Hetts Auto Sales

Oswego Dairy Hut Cruise Night

Dan Wallis, Oswego, holds the Best in Show Street Rod trophy at the Oswego Dairy Hut Cruise Night sponsored by Hetts Auto Sales and stands next to his 1933 three-window Ford Coupe. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One...

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Jim McWethy of Downers Grove, left, receives congratulations from a Summer Nights Classic Car Show official Friday for Best in Show in Downers Grove.

Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show

Jim McWethy of Downers Grove with roots in Aurora, left, receives congratulations from a Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show official Friday for Best in Show with his 1966 Austin-Healey 3000. The 26th annual car show series is held each Friday, May 25-August 31. McWethy is owner of Mistwood…...

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Classic, modified, vehicles at LaSalle Auto Show Sunday in Aurora

Ten years ago, the Friends of LaSalle Street Auto Row conceived the idea of having an antique auto show to honor the rich tradition of LaSalle Street in Aurora. Three years ago, the Roosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 became a partner with the group to provide honor and recognition for…...

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Oswego Police Department issues 28 holiday citations

The Oswego Police Department issued 20 seat belt citations during the recent July Fourth Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket crackdown and issued eight citations for drivers who were using their mobile phones while driving. Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort…...

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Village of North Aurora approves Five New Squad Cars

North Aurora Police Chief David Fisher answers questions about the lowest bid for five new squad cars at the Village Board meeting Monday. Chief Fisher said the lowest bid was $160,000 from Morrow Brothers Ford, the State bid vendor. The bid was $4,000 lower than a local Ford dealership and…...

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Aurora Veterans Advisory Council car show

A variety of cars on display at the AVAC (Aurora Veterans Advisory Council) car show in West Aurora Plaza Saturday help raise funds. Nearly 100 cars were entered to help raise funds during the third annual Vets Week. Carter Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3...

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Kyle Busch adds two more NASCAR victories

By John Schutt –  NASCAR Monster Energy, Toyota Owners 400, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 21. Kyle Busch’s victory at Richmond was his third in a row. Chase Elliot, who has yet to win a Cup race this year, finished in second place for the eighth time this season…....

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