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Aurora Kiwanis grants: Representatives from nonprofit organizations pose for a photo at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Kiwanis Club introduced the Fall 2018 grant recipients. From left are: Anne Moore, Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation; Amy Daeschler, CASA Kane County; Kathy Malone, Mutual Ground; Christina Campos and Mariana Osoria, Family Focus; Lauren Jernigan, Public Action to Deliver Shelter/Hesed House; Greg Weider, Fox Valley Hands of Hope. Not in photo: Rebuilding Together Aurora. The Club awarded $7,500 in grants. The next grant cycle will be in the Spring. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Kiwanis grants:

Representatives from nonprofit organizations pose for a photo at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Kiwanis Club introduced the Fall 2018 grant recipients. From left are: Anne Moore, Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation; Amy Daeschler, CASA Kane County; Kathy Malone, Mutual Ground; Christina Campos and Mariana…...

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Nominations open for 2019 African-American Leader of the Year Award

Nominations are being accepted for the “2019 African-American Leader of the Year Award” that will be presented by Aurora’s African-American Heritage Advisory Board (AAHAB) during the 15th Annual Heritage Dinner on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The annual award is bestowed upon a community African-American each year who has demonstrated consistent…...

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Inspire Awards in 2019

The Inspire Awards 2019 will take place at Abbey Farms Nagels Emporium, 2855 Hart Road, Aurora, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. There will be entertainment, a social reception, live auction, and an awards program. The 2018 Spirit of Batavia Award will be presented to the…...

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Montgomery Beautification Committee selects decoration winners

After accepting a record number of nominations from the community for the past several weeks, members of the Montgomery Beautification Committee selected the winners of this year’s Holiday Decorations Contest on the evening of December 12. Judges visited all homes that were nominated and placed signs in front of 118…...

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Mark Brent, right, son of the late Bob Brent, accepts his father’s East Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni Award from Blanca Souders, East Aurora Alumni Association, Friday, at the honor at East Aurora. Bob Brent was the police chief in Aurora for 12 years, starting in 1979. He joined the Aurora Police Department in 1961. He was graduated from East Aurora in 1957. He established the Aurora police cadet program and instituted 911 service and call center in Aurora. He served on numerous social and civic organizations in retirement. Al Benson/The Voice

East Aurora High School Distinguished Alum Bob Brent

Mark Brent, right, son of the late Bob Brent, accepts his father’s East Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni Award from Blanca Souders, East Aurora Alumni Association, Friday, at the honor at East Aurora. Bob Brent was the police chief in Aurora for 12 years, starting in 1979. He joined the…...

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Neuroscientist Karrie Fitzpatrick, left, receives East Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni Award from Julia Inostroza, president, East Aurora Alumni Association, Friday, at the honor at East Aurora. Karrie Fitzpatrick was graduated from East Aurora in 1998. Dr. Fitzpatrick at the University of Illinois majored in psychology with a focus on neurobiology. She earned a Ph.D in neuroscience from Northwestern University. In March 2015 she took a position in biological research with the U.S. Department of Defense. Al Benson/The Voice

East Aurora High School Distinguished Alum Karrie Fitzpatrick

Neuroscientist Karrie Fitzpatrick, left, receives East Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni Award from Julia Inostroza, president, East Aurora Alumni Association, Friday, at the honor at East Aurora. Karrie Fitzpatrick was graduated from East Aurora in 1998. Dr. Fitzpatrick at the University of Illinois majored in psychology with a focus on…...

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Victoria Award at Tanner House

Two rooms included in the Tanner House Museum holiday open houses have been named recipients of a new history award from the Aurora Historical Society. They are the kitchen, which features homemade gingerbread and dried fruit decorations, and the upstairs sitting room, which depicts a Victorian-era matron on a walk…...

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Nominations honor Good Neighbor Business Awards

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, asks citizens to honor businesses that play active roles in the community by submitting nominations of entrepreneurs and companies for her Good Neighbor Business Award. “Responsible business owners not only offer fantastic products and services, but they also play an active role in improving our…...

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora presents a Key to the City to and poses with congresswoman-elect Lauren Underwood of Naperville in a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Aurora City Hall. Underwood was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 14th District by defeating incumbent Randy Hultgren in the November 6 election. The short presentation included a few remarks by each person. She will take office after the first of the year in 2019. In attendance were high school girls from East Aurora, Metea Valley, and West Aurora High Schools. The proceedings were delayed nearly an hour following a nationwide bomb threat hoax. The City Hall building was evacuated. Police called the threat an E-mail phishing scam. It reached The Voice communities to include Aurora and Elgin. Carter Crane/The Voice

Lauren Underwood receives key to Aurora:

Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora presents a Key to the City to and poses with congresswoman-elect Lauren Underwood of Naperville in a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Aurora City Hall. Underwood was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 14th District by defeating incumbent Randy Hultgren…...

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East Aurora receives honors

East Aurora School District 131 is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the ninth Annual AP® (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll. To be included on the ninth annual honor roll, District 131 had to, since 2016, increase…...

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Aurora City Council Honored members of the Tomcat Youth Football League, left. Last month, they clinched the 2018 State championship for the Bantam Level in a 38-12 victory against number 3 ranked Grayslake Colts. They are: Victor Aguilar, Giovanni Briseno, Nehemiah Brown, Adan Colin, Benjamin Corral, Emilio Correa, Peyton Cowles, Salvador Esquivel, Mason Estrada, Emmanuel Gomez-Corona, Angel Gonzalez, Abraham Hernandez, Jaxson Mendoza, Adan Mondgragon, Julio Montemayor, Javier Munoz, Nathan Romero and Jesus Oscar Sanchez. Head coach is Steven Lange and assistance coaches are Jeremy Graham, Tony Estrada, Sergio Briseno, Alberto Gonzalez, and David Clow.

Aurora Council passes $434 Million budget

By Jason Crane –  Aldermen for the city of Aurora government voted unanimously to pass the $434 Million budget while aldermen voted 8-3 against giving a tax rebate to Aurora residential property owners at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, was hoping to use $2…...

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Marilyn Weisner holds a plaque presented to her husband, the Thomas J. Weisner Award for Excellence in Education Collaboration, at Saturday’s We Care Together Party and Auction at the Santori Library of Aurora. He was the first recipient. Left is John Savage, president of the Aurora Public Library Board, and Daisy Porter Reynolds, the APL executive director. Submitted photo

New: Thomas J. Weisner Award

By Miriam Meza –  The Aurora Public Library and Foundation offers to thanks to everyone for attending the We Care Together Party and Auction December 1. It was a night full of laughter and joy, giving to a great cause, and honoring of members within our community. One of the…...

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Best beard: Tyler Reeder shows the biggest trophy in the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest to raise money for pancreatic cancer. He stands between Kristen Ziman, police chief and Santa. See page 17. See face book.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Best beard Award at the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest

Tyler Reeder shows the biggest trophy in the Aurora Police Department “No Shave November” Contest to raise money for pancreatic cancer. He stands between Kristen Ziman, police chief and Santa. Click here to see the video. No Shave November, hair-raising, fundraising: Aurora police members honor winners of their third “No…...

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Ten Aurora area high school youths were honored with Brattin Community Service Awards at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. From left are Janice Sefah, Yorkville; Christina Schulenberg, Aurora Christian; Fabian Rangel, Marmion Academy; Javier Munoz, East Aurora; Robert McCarthy, Aurora Central Catholic; Alaina Fleming, Rosary; Emma Gatz, Metea Valley; Shruti Kolli, Waubonsie Valley; Cassandra Kuissi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy; and Araceli Mercado, West Aurora. Aurora Navy League 247 sponsors the annual luncheon to honor Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans. Al Benson/The Voice

Pearl Harbor Day luncheon in Aurora offers salute, awards

Ten Aurora area high school youths were honored with Brattin Community Service Awards at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. From left are Janice Sefah, Yorkville; Christina Schulenberg, Aurora Christian; Fabian Rangel, Marmion Academy; Javier Munoz, East Aurora; Robert McCarthy, Aurora Central Catholic;…...

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Montgomery veteran Herschel Luckinbill an Illinois Bicentennial HONOR 200 recipient

Montgomery veteran Herschel Luckinbill an Illinois Bicentennial HONOR 200 recipient

Herschel Luckinbill, right, and wife, Eva Luckinbill, of Montgomery, pose for official photos Monday, Dec. 3 at the Illinois Bicentennial celebration at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. He was one of the veterans honored as the State 200 Illinois veterans. The United Center was another venue. SpotMyPhotos…...

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Aurora’s Governor’s Hometown Award is a focus at the Aurora City Council Tuesday at City Hall with city government, Rebuilding Aurora Together Aurora, and Neighborhood Group Support officials. Jason Crane/The Voice

City of Aurora government receives Governor’s Hometown Award

The city government of Aurora was honored recently with a Governor’s Hometown Award for its work to brighten up neighborhoods on the Near East and Near West Sides. Aurora is one of 23 communities statewide to receive the honor from the Serve Illinois Commission during a special reception at the…...

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora reads a proclamation to honor the 40-year anniversary of Covenant Christian School in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Covenant Christian School in Aurora honored

By Jason Crane –  Covenant Christian School in Aurora was honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday, for 40 years of service. The city of Aurora government was honored as one of 23 communities statewide to receive the Governor’s Hometown Award for it’s work to brighten up neighborhoods on…...

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State students receive honors

The top students representing Illinois’ colleges and universities were honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student Laureate Convocation Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield. Each Fall, an outstanding senior from each of the State’s four-year degree-granting colleges and universities…...

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Ashlei N. Ross of Plainfield receives honors as one of the top college students in Illinois

Ashlei N. Ross of Plainfield receives honors as one of the top college students in Illinois

Ashlei N. Ross of Plainfield, third from left, a senior at Northeastern Illinois University, receives honors as one of the top college students in Illinois by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student Laureate ceremony November 17 at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield. From…...

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora poses with Little Mr. Aurora, Benjamin Mendoza of Boulder Hill Elementary, and Alaria Selmon of Allen Elementary, Little Miss Aurora, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Jason Crane/The Voice

Little Mr. Aurora and Little Miss Aurora crowned at the Aurora City Council meeting

Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora poses with Little Mr. Aurora, Benjamin Mendoza of Boulder Hill Elementary, and Alaria Selmon of Allen Elementary, Little Miss Aurora, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Click here to see the video. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial,...

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