Category: Award

North Aurora Police Chief David Fisher honors efforts to save a life

North Aurora Police Chief David Fisher honors efforts to save a life

North Aurora Police Chief David Fisher, center, honors three North Aurora Police officers and an Illinois State Police master sergeant at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday. The group was honored for their efforts of working together to pull Ed Poe out of the Fox River after he suffered...

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Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club Veteran of the Month: John Muschler

John Muschler military duty: The Philippines to England

By John Montesano –  The Fox Valley Breakfast Club named John Muschler the November Veteran of the Month. He was born, May 20, 1942 and raised in Aurora. He attended Nancy Hill and St. Paul’s Lutheran Elementary Schools and was graduated from West Aurora High School, class of 1960. After...

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Robert (Bob) Vaughan Photo by Joshua Schultz of GreenLife Media Group

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry honors Robert (Bob) Vaughan, Madeline “Maddie” Bozik, and East Aurora School District at annual Fill The Bowls fundraiser

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry held their annual Fill The Bowls fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 28 at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. For the past 8 years the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry has recognized individuals who personify Marie Wilkinson’s belief that it is a privilege to give a helping hand to people in need...

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Gifts from Home to thank active military from Aurora, deadline Nov. 16

Gifts from Home thanks Aurora residents who are actively serving in the military, at home or abroad, with a gift box that includes mixed nuts, Aurora memorabilia, and a card during the holiday season. The deadline to submit information is Friday, Nov. 16. To register an active member of the...

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Fox Valley Park District excellence rating 20th year

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. The District has received the GFOA Distinguished...

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The Exchange Club of Aurora Firefighter of the Year Award: Aurora Fire Department Chief Gary Krienitz, left, presents plaques to firefighter Michael Eley and Lieutenant Kevin Nickel at the Gaslite Manor in Aurora Tuesday. They were honorees with firefighter/paramedic Jacob Erdmanis (not in photo). In October 2017, the members of the Water Rescue Team heroically saved the life of a six-year-old child from a submerged vehicle in a pond. Deputy Fire Chief John Gilbert is on the right. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Firefighter of the Year award:

The Exchange Club of Aurora Firefighter of the Year Award: Aurora Fire Department Chief Gary Krienitz, left, presents plaques to firefighter Michael Eley and Lieutenant Kevin Nickel at the Gaslite Manor in Aurora Tuesday. They were honorees with firefighter/paramedic Jacob Erdmanis (not in photo). In October 2017, the members of...

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Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice honored at Aurora City Council

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice honored as a Hometown Hero

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice reacts to her honor at Aurora City Council Tuesday, Oct. 23 for going above and beyond to inspire and make an impact on young ladies in the Aurora community. Skyy founded her own mentoring programs for young women and has inspired others to do the...

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Aurora ranked one of the best cities for trick-or-treat

For the fourth consecutive year, a study by finance website SmartAsset ranked Aurora one of the best cities in America for trick-or-treating. Aurora ranked fourth out of the 258 largest cities in the Nation. To identify the Best Places to Trick-or-Treat in 2018, SmartAsset ranked the cities using such metrics...

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Paramount Theatre in Aurora wins two Jeff Awards

The Jeff Awards celebrated its 50th anniversary Monday, Oct. 22 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Aurora’s Paramount Theatre won two Jeff Awards after receiving 10 nominations in seven categories. The awards included: • Projection Design, Joseph A. Burke, Elf The Musical; • Performer in a Supporting...

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Heroic efforts receive rewards in Aurora

By Jason Crane –  Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin and Council members honored city of Aurora government employees for recent achievements. Aurora Police officer Skyy Calice was honored for going above and beyond to inspire young ladies in the Aurora community. She founded her own mentor programs for young women...

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100+ Women Who Care help 3:11 Project: Karin McCarthy-Lange, left, and Nettie Badgley, right, from 100+ Women Who Care Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville, present a $7,000 check to Montgomery resident Amy Lawler, third from right, founder of 3:11 Project at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. Lawler left her corporate career to start the charity. Jason Crane/The Voice

100+ Women Who Care help 3:11 Project:

Karin McCarthy-Lange, left, and Nettie Badgley, right, from 100+ Women Who Care Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville, present a $7,000 check to Montgomery resident Amy Lawler, third from right, founder of 3:11 Project at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. Lawler left her corporate career to start the charity. Jason Crane/The Voice...

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Dickson-Murst Farm appreciates Village of Montgomery

Dickson-Murst Farm appreciates Montgomery:

As a token of appreciation for support from the village government of Montgomery, representatives of Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery present a picture by David Rubenstein of the farm at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. Richard ‘Shorty’ Dickson (seated) was born at Dickson-Murst Farm which was in the Dickson family...

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Spirit Award to Batavia resident: Batavia resident Meg Bero shows the Aurora University’s 2018 Spirit Award Friday at an annual alumni awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall. Aurora University president Rebecca Sherrick presented the award to Bero, 20-year director of Aurora University’s Schingoethe Museum. The award recognizes her unselfish contributions and steadfast loyalty to the school, students and alumni. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora University Spirit Award to Batavia resident:

Batavia resident Meg Bero shows the Aurora University’s 2018 Spirit Award Friday at an annual alumni awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall. Aurora University president Rebecca Sherrick presented the award to Bero, 20-year director of Aurora University’s Schingoethe Museum. The award recognizes her unselfish contributions and steadfast loyalty to...

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Jim Hamad, Aurora University athletic director, left; Ruth Bedrosian Matteson; Nancy Bedrosian Pollard; and Hillary Brennan; Aurora University trustee, unveil plaque at Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium dedication Saturday at Edgelawn Drive and Jericho Road. The late Bedrosian initiated the University’s softball program, was head coach for 18 years, his teams won 12 conference championships, and he was athletic director for 31 years. Over the weekend the school announced it would build a baseball field at the complex. Sylvia Springer/Aurora University photo

Aurora University Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium Dedication

Jim Hamad, Aurora University athletic director, left; Ruth Bedrosian Matteson; Nancy Bedrosian Pollard; and Hillary Brennan; Aurora University trustee, unveil plaque at Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium dedication Saturday at Edgelawn Drive and Jericho Road. The late Bedrosian initiated the University’s softball program, was head coach for 18 years, his teams...

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A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting

Meritorious surprise award in Aurora:

A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. She was expecting to speak about future events and was blindsided with the honor. Diane’s husband, Robin, gives her a pat on the back for her good deeds. Second...

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Girl Scout Troop 1508 Share a Scarf initiative:

Girl Scout Troop 1508 Share a Scarf initiative:

Girl Scout Troop 1508 receives honors at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday for its Share a Scarf initiative and community services projects. Last Winter, the scouts made scarves and tied them on the north side of Downer Place Bridge between City Hall and Stolp Avenue in Aurora. The scarves...

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Night of hope in Aurora

By Jason Crane –  Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, Council members, City of Aurora government employees, and members of the community shared what could be deemed a night of hope at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. • Aurora mural artist Sam Cervantes was honored for his volunteer work with...

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Hope Wings Aurora mural by Sam Cervantes

Hope Wings Aurora:

City of Aurora officials honor Aurora’s Sam Cervantes at the official dedication and ribbon-cutting of his new mural Hope Wings Aurora in downtown Aurora, Tuesday, Oct. 9 at La France Bakery, 118 E. Galena Boulevard. Following the ceremony, he was honored during the Aurora City Council meeting at Aurora City...

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Leon Lederman Fermilab

Late Leon Lederman scientific trail-blazer, Nobel Prize recipient

Leon Lederman, a trail-blazing researcher with a passion for science education who served as Fermilab’s director from 1978 to 1989 and was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for discovery of the muon neutrino, died peacefully October 3 at a nursing home in Rexburg, Idaho. He was 96. He is...

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Montgomery Foundation presents three college scholarships

Three Montgomery students each is a 2018 recipient of $1,000 scholarships from The Montgomery Foundation. Kaila Brugger, a graduate of Oswego High School, is attending Carthage College; Megan Kill, a graduate of Oswego High School, is attending Loyola University Chicago; and Heather Marz, a graduate of Oswego High School, is...

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