Category: Award

Aurora Advocate outpatient clinics' Volunteer Ed Young receives 25 year service award

Aurora Advocate outpatient clinics’ Volunteer Ed Young receives 25 year service award

North Aurora resident Ed Young, right, receives a service award June 26, from Tammy Robinson, Advocate Medical Group West Region operations vice president. Young was a volunteer for 25 years at Aurora Advocate outpatient clinics’ reception desks. Young, 87, received the award in his final year as a volunteer. Advocate...

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Santori Public Library of Aurora Youth Peace Pals International Art Exhibit

Santori Public Library of Aurora Youth Peace Pals International Art Exhibit

The Youth Peace Pals International Art Exhibit, July 11-August 9, at the Santori Public Library of Aurora, in the Dunham Atrium and co-sponsored by St. John United Church of Christ, Aurora, includes art and music. The first place winner, above, submitted art to Peace Pals International Art Contest by youth,...

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Glenn Przybylski Naperville men's amateur GOLF championship

Naperville men’s amateur GOLF championship

Glenn Przybylski holds the first place trophy following Sunday’s 36-hole final round of the Naperville men’s amateur championship medal play. He shot 137, including the tournament low 67 the first day Saturday at Naperbrook Golf Course. Sunday’s final day was played at Springbrook Golf Course. Par is 72 at both...

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Aurora Water Production Division for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test

City of Aurora Water Production Division Honored for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test contest, again

Honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday was the city of Aurora Water Production Division for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test contest for the seventh time. It competed against nine other municipalities for taste, odor, and color. Mayor of Aurora Richard Irvin, right, holds a...

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Marmion Academy Cadets’ Class 2A boys State championship team

Marmion Academy Cadets’ Class 2A boys State championship team Honored at Aurora City Council

Marmion Academy head track coach Dan Thorpe, right, makes a gesture to four members of the Cadets’ Class 2A boys State championship team, assistant coaches, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, far left, and alderman Tina Bohman, fourth from left, at the Aurora City Council meeting Monday. The school in Aurora, won...

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Boys Baseball of Aurora salutes its 10th Hall of Fame Class

Boys Baseball of Aurora salutes its 10th Hall of Fame Class Saturday, at Turner’s Field in Aurora. The ceremony was held between games two and three of the four annual all-star games in 90-degree-plus heat. The 2018 Class included six inductees. From left, standing, Andy Weis; standing, Larry Sladek; kneeling,...

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Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club incoming president, Linda Callaghan

Outgoing Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club president Ben Black, left, passes the Club’s charter to incoming president, Linda Callaghan. Her term will run through June 30, 2019. She said she is looking forward to working with the wonderful group, and will continue with the Club’s contributions to the community. The Club...

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EJ Tackett Wins Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open in Montgomery

EJ Tackett shows a big, ceremonial, check Monday after he captured the championship of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open in Montgomery. The Huntington, Ind. resident won $10,000 for the championship after he defeated Bill O’Neill, 210-171, in the championship match. AJ Johnson of Oswego took...

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Six in BBA class; PBA at Parkside

Six members of the Boys Baseball of Aurora (BBA) were inducted into the 10th Hall of Fame Saturday at Turner’s Field in Aurora. That brought the total to 89 inductees. The first year for the HOF was in 2009. The six inductees: Andy Weis, as a player in Minors, Majors,...

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Jose Martinez: Hero and Marshal

 Jose Martinez was honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday as the Independence Day/Fourth of July parade grand marshal. Martinez, an Auroran, recently risked his life to pull a man out of a burning vehicle that crashed in front of the Martinez house on New York Street in Aurora....

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Montgomery 100th municipality to endorse consensus goals of Greenest Region Compact

Edith Makra, director of Environmental Initiatives for the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, based in Chicago, presents a certificate to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. The certificate proclaims Montgomery is the 100th municipality to pass a resolution to endorse the consensus goals of the Greenest...

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Wurst Kitchen, Hardware, receive honors

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is thrilled to announce that two local makers have been honored by the Illinois Office of Tourism. Wurst Kitchen, of Aurora, and Hardware Sustainable Gastropub & Brewery, of North Aurora, were among 31 new makers to join the Illinois Office of Tourism’s...

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Naperville Fire Chiefs Award to heroes

Joseph Nussbaum, Nicholas Zillier, and Christopher Ensign (not in photo), receive the Naperville Fire Chiefs Award at the Naperville City Council meeting June 19. They are Centennial Beach lifeguards who saved a 14-year old from drowning and used the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). City government of Naperville photo ...

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Plainfield North High School baseball team Class 4A State champions

Plainfield North High School baseball team members pose for a photo following their Class 4A State championship victory over Huntley, 4-3, Saturday, June 9 at the Joliet Slammers stadium in Joliet in IHSA tournament play. Plainfield North’s softball team took second place in girls softball the same weekend in East...

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Hero Jose Martinez Aurora grand marshal July 4

Aurora mayor Richard Irvin announced recently that Jose Martinez, a hometown hero who rescued a man from a burning car, will serve as grand marshal of Aurora’s 2018 Fourth of July Independence parade. “Jose is truly an inspiration to everyone in our community,” said Irvin. “He put his own life...

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New president of Aurora Rotary

Charlie Zine, Rotary Club of Aurora president-elect, left, poses for a photo with Rotary of Aurora president George Ball, at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. Zine presented a presidential pin to thank Ball for his year of service as president.  Rotary Club of Aurora...

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Aurora Area CVB wins 2018 Reader’s Choice Award

The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Aurora Area Sports Alliance are the winners of a 2018 Reader’s Choice Award given by Sports Destination Management magazine. The Aurora Area CVB was selected by readers of Sports Destination Management as a “Favorite Small Market Destination” for its outstanding...

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Seeking Nominations For Sept. 7 Roots Aurora festival awards

Individuals who have helped to preserve their ethnic traditions within Aurora by sharing with the community at large and/or by teaching younger generations, may be considered for a Cultural Champion Award at the 2018 Roots Aurora festival, to be held 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, on the...

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Kiwanis Club of Aurora Spring 2018 grant awardees

Nonprofit organizations pose for a photo at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Kiwanis Club introduced the Spring 2018 grant awardees. From left are: Patricia Rangel and Lisa Simoncelli-Bulak, Benavides Steam Academy; Brandie Anderson, 4 Paws for Ability; Margo Schmitt, East Aurora School District 131;...

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