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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 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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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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Aurora police

Bomb threats sent to Aurora City Hall, Rush-Copley Hospital, and to other cities nationwide

A bomb threat was sent to Aurora City Hall and other buildings in Aurora during a visit by congresswoman-elect Lauren Underwood, 14th Congressional District of Illinois, Thursday, Dec. 13. Aurora Police Department personnel are investigating and think it was a part of a nationwide series of bomb threat which appeared to…...

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Aurora University Head Football Coach Don Beebe

National Football League legend Don Beebe named Aurora University head football coach

Aurora University Thursday, Nov. 15  announced National Football League (NFL) legend Don Beebe is the Spartans football head coach. Beebe, highly regarded by coaches, players, and fans for his strong character, robust work ethic and perseverance, embodies Aurora University athletics’ core values of academic success, social responsibility, and athletic championships…....

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Ryan Reuland paints door after burglar(s) broke in. The burglary was thwarted due to an alarm

Aurora man charged in connection with two burglaries in Aurora downtown restaurants

Aurora Police Department representatives have secured felony charges through the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office on a 60-year-old Aurora man in connection with two burglaries at separate downtown restaurants Wednesday, Nov. 14. Jerry R. Miller Jr., of the 200 block of E. Galena Boulevard, is being held on two counts…...

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Major seizure of weapons, drugs, cash and jewelry in Aurora

Large amounts of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry seized in Aurora parole compliance check

The Aurora Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), seized a large amount of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry while conducting a parole compliance check in Aurora Wednesday, Nov. 7. Thirteen felony charges were authorized by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office against Terrell Alvarez, 23, of the…...

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East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and AFT Local 604 sign three-year contract (2018-2021)

East Aurora School District 131 Board, AFT Local 604, sign three-year contract

Gerry Mestek, president of East Aurora Council of American Federation of Teachers Local 604 holds the signed contract after he and East Aurora School Board president Annette Johnson signed the document at the East Aurora School Board District 131 meeting Monday, Nov. 5 at East Aurora High School. Executive assistant…...

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Lauren Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

The projected mid-term blue wave of the Democratic Party in the U.S. held mixed results, however, it touched Illinois. Democratic Party candidate Lauren Underwood, a first-time candidate, won in the 14th District congressional race over 10-year incumbent and 20-year political representative, Randy Hultgren, Tuesday, Nov. 6. She received 52.1% of…...

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Marilyn Weisner Executive Director Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry executive director, Marilyn Weisner to retire at the end of this year

Lynn Flores, president of the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry Board of Directors, Wednesday, Oct. 17 confirmed the retirement of its executive director, Marilyn Weisner, at the end of this year. “Aurora Food Pantry Board, staff and volunteers wish to thank Marilyn for her many years of tireless and committed…...

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A 13-year-old male student from Montgomery arrested for threats to harm school administrator

An arrest was made Friday, Oct. 12, at Thompson Junior High School, 440 Boulder Hill Pass, in Oswego (Ill.) Community School District 308, in connection with two new reported disorderly-conduct incidents that occurred both Thursday, Oct. 11 after school and Friday, Oct. 12 in the morning. Witnesses reported hearing a…...

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East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education

East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and East Aurora Council union reach tentative agreement

After a ten-hour negotiating session today, the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and the East Aurora Council union have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a three-year contract (2018-2021). A press release from East Aurora School District 131 public relations officer Tom Jackson states, “The…...

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Aurora honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Aurora Police team

Aurora City Council honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions Aurora Police Department team

The Aurora City Council honors the 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions, the Aurora Police team, above, Tuesday at the City Council meeting. • Honored was the inaugural Aurora Youth Council for its community participation (Click here to see photo). Alex Perez, former city of Aurora government employee…...

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Leroy Jenkins, a 3-year-old Chihuahua adopted from Aurora Animal Care and Control, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade

Aurora’s first dog parade to be held Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park

As the dog days of summer come to an end, the Aurora Animal Care and Control (AACC) is excited to announce Aurora’s first-ever dog parade scheduled for next month. The 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade will held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive. The theme…...

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Aurora Police are looking for help to identify the man in this video

Aurora Police are looking for information to help identity of the subject in this video. Aurora detectives would like to speak with him about a robbery that occurred during the evening hours of June 30th in the 900 block of S. Lake St.. If you know anything or are able…...

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