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Bison born at Fermilab

First baby bison of the year born at Fermilab April 20

Fermilab offers several annual traditions for its Batavia area neighbors, from Family Open House to STEM Career Expo. But none is quite as anticipated as the birth of each year’s first baby bison. Saturday, April 20, baby bison season officially began. The first calf of the year was born in the early morning…...

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An Aurora woman was arrested over the holiday weekend after shooting a handgun at her neighbor during a dispute in the parking lot of their apartment complex. Lagwanda Hudson, 44, of the 2700 block of Village Green Dr, was arrested Saturday morning after firing a handgun at her neighbor during a fist fight in the parking lot of their apartment complex. At 9:40 AM, April 20, Aurora Police Department was dispatched to a call of shots fired at the Village Green Apartment Complex on the City’s Far East Side. The investigation revealed that Hudson and another resident, a 30-year-old Aurora woman had been involved in an ongoing neighbor dispute for the past few weeks. Police learned that this morning the two women became involved in a fist fight in the parking lot outside the apartment complex after one reportedly saw the other giving "dirty looks." During the altercation, Hudson reportedly retrieved a Glock pistol from her purse and fired once at the victim, narrowly missing the left side of her head. The pistol was recovered from Hudson's vehicle, and she was taken into custody without further incident. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital for minor scratches and pain in her left ear, presumably from the firearm discharge. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized one (1) count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, a Class 1 Felony. Hudson was transported to the DuPage County Jail to be arraigned on bond. Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant listed herein is presumed innocent and is entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

‘Dirty Looks’ Leads to One Shot Fired In Parking Lot; Arrest Made

An Aurora woman was arrested over the Easter/Passover Holiday weekend after shooting a handgun at her neighbor in Aurora during a dispute in the parking lot of their apartment complex.   Lagwanda Hudson, 44, of the 2700 block of Village Green Drive, Aurora, was arrested Saturday morning after firing a…...

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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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Exchange Club of Naperville's RIbfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020. More details as they become available. Information for Ribfest 2019 can be found on their website here: http://www.ribfest.net/  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In...

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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

Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin responds to the announcement by Indivisible Aurora regarding the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival

Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin wrote: A monetary gap shouldn’t stop momentum gained. Today’s announcement by Indivisible Aurora regarding the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival is very disappointing – to say the least. On Monday of this week, I received a request for a meeting with Indivisible…...

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Timmothy Pitzen Not Found and still missing.

Person in question claiming to be Timmothy Pitzen is a hoax!

Aurora Police Department statement:   The FBI Cincinnati office has just released a statement indicating that the person in question located yesterday morning was not Timmothy Pitzen.   Any remaining investigation into who that person is, including any of the allegations made by that person at the time of his…...

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Aurora mayor Richard C. Irvin

Aurora mayor opposes move of convicted murderer to Wayside Cross Ministries in downtown Aurora

A risk the people of Aurora should not have to to take: By Richard C. Irvin, mayor, Aurora, Ill. After a nearly a week of news reports that convicted-murderer Thomas Kokoraleis would reside in nearby Wheaton following his release from custody, Aurora was blindsided over the weekend, March 30-31, when…...

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Timmothy Pitzen

Has Timmothy Pitzen been found?

A 14- year-old boy found Wednesday wandering the streets in Newport, Kentucky says he is Timmothy Pitzen, missing from Aurora since 2011. Wednesday morning, the Aurora Police Department sent two detectives to the Cincinnati area to assist the FBI office there to check on a missing person tip.  Detectives working…...

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Aurora's Farmers Market is moving to Water Street Mall in downtown in 2019

The Aurora Farmers Market will open its 107th season in a new location in the heart of downtown

  March’s arrival and warmer weather right around the corner means Saturday morning shopping at the farmers market not far off.   The 107th season of the Aurora Farmers Market will open with some of the Aurora area’s favorite farmers and vendors at a new, more convenient location, in downtown…...

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Montgomery Police Officer Bob Kaleta, left, receives the Life saving Award from Montgomery Police Chief Phil Smith at the Village Board meeting in Montgomery Monday. Kaleta performed CPR to save the life of an unconscious man January 19. Jason Crane/The Voice

Montgomery Police Officer honored for saving a life

Montgomery Police Officer Bob Kaleta, left, receives the Life saving Award from Montgomery Police Chief Phil Smith at the Village Board meeting in Montgomery Monday. Kaleta performed CPR to save the life of an unconscious man January 19. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3...

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Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli shares a farewell message after 23 years with the police department

Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli shares a farewell message after nearly 23 years with the police department

A retirement farewell message from Dan Ferrelli, public information officer of the Aurora Police Department: Almost 23 years ago, I reported for my first day of duty with the Aurora Police. When I walked into the old police station, it reminded me of the TV show Hill Street Blues. It…...

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Minimum wage bill signed

By Jerry Nowicki –  Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 Tuesday in the Governor’s Mansion and declared his first major legislative victory “a time to celebrate.” “For nine years there were many forces that were arrayed against giving a…...

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Crosses outside the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora where a shooting occured February 15

Aurora Police Department releases information on six officers injured in mass shooting in Aurora, Ill Friday, Feb. 15 and five employees killed at Henry Pratt plant

Here is more information, including a timeline, after the Aurora Police Department press conferences about the ongoing investigation of the workplace shooting which took place on Aurora’s near West Side Friday, Feb. 15. The Aurora Police press conference Saturday, Feb. 16 can be viewed by clicking here. Here is a…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Haberkern appointed Aurora Public Library director; West Branch to stay put

Stop the presses! Well, almost. Late Tuesday evening this week, only a short time prior to completing this week’s issue of The Voice for an early Wednesday morning press time we received information about the Aurora Public Library West Branch: It will not move from its site. Another bulletin: Michaela…...

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Michaela Haberkern appointed director of Aurora Public Library

Michaela Haberkern appointed director of Aurora Public Library

The Aurora Public Library (APL) Board appointed Michaela Haberkern its  executive director at its  monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22. She has been deputy director since January 2016. Haberkern has 28 years of experience, including three years at APL. In her role as deputy director, she has hired and trained public service…...

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Tanye M. McNeal of the 1200 block of Second Avenue is charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery and three misdemeanor counts of domestic battery in connection with the incident that occurred around 4:40 p.m. at Rush Copley Medical Center in the 2000 block of Ogden Avenue

Aurora woman who was videotaped dragging five-year-old boy by the hair at Aurora hospital charged with alleged child abuse

Aurora Police have secured numerous charges through the Kane County State’s Attorney on a 25-year-old Aurora woman who was seen on video dragging a five-year-old boy by the hair inside an Aurora hospital’s emergency room waiting area on Monday, Jan. 14. Tanye M. McNeal of the 1200 block of Second…...

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Linda Chapa LaVia Illinois 83rd District State Representative

83rd District Representative Linda Chapa LaVia Elected to Assistant Majority Leader in Illinois House of Representatives

After being sworn-in to a ninth term to the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday, Jan. 9 in Springfield, Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) was voted by her peers to serve as an assistant majority leader in the 101st General Assembly.   “I am honored my colleagues chose me to be their…...

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Daisy Porter-Reynolds, executive director of Aurora Public Library (APL), has announced her resignation from the library effective in early March, says library board president John Savage.

Daisy Porter-Reynolds, executive director of Aurora Public Library announces her resignation from the library effective in early March

Daisy Porter-Reynolds, executive director of Aurora Public Library (APL), Thursday, Jan. 10 announced her resignation from the Library effective in early March, said Library Board president John Savage. Porter-Reynolds, who has served as Library director since September 2014, has accepted a new role as chief public services officer at the St. Louis…...

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Remembering Thomas J. Weisner, 57th mayor of Aurora 1949 – 2018

  From Richard C. Irvin, mayor of Aurora: It is with great sadness that we announce and mourn the passing of the 57th mayor of Aurora, Thomas J. Weisner. After a courageous battle with cancer, mayor Weisner departed this life today with his faithful wife of 46 years, Marilyn, and…...

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Former mayor of Aurora, Tom Weisner, was placed in hospice care Wednesday, Dec. 26, according to reports. He has been in a battle with cancer most of his three terms as mayor. He was resting after the placement in hospice care. Treatment has been ongoing. Wesiner was mayor of Aurora for 11 years, from 2005 to 2016. He left office prior to the end of his term to continue treatment and preserve his strength. Family members are with him in the trying set of circumstances. They encourage positive thoughts and prayers.

Former mayor of Aurora, Tom Weisner, in hospice care

Former mayor of Aurora, Tom Weisner, was placed in hospice care Wednesday, Dec. 26, according to reports. He has been in a battle with cancer most of his three terms as mayor. He was resting after the placement in hospice care. Treatment has been ongoing. Wesiner was mayor of Aurora…...

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