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The city government of Aurora seeks public input for Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update

The city government of Aurora seeks public input for Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update

An informational open house from 4 p.m. to  7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Calvary Church, 9S200 IL-59, Naperville, near the intersection of Route 59 and Montgomery Road, seeks input for a Route 59 comprehensive plan update. The purpose of the open house is to provide information on the city ...

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Brian Caputo appointed interim College of DuPage president

College of DuPage Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Brian W. Caputo, vice president of administration and CFO at the College, as the new interim president. Dr. Caputo will begin January 1, 2019 to replace outgoing president Dr. Ann Rondeau, who will step down at the end of...

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Amy Roth

Aurora firefighters in line for pay raises after COW

The city government of Aurora’s 175 firefighters will have a new, four-year contract that includes pay raises and an increase in their contribution to health insurance premium payments, if the City Council approves the contract in its November 13 meeting. The item was discussed in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 Committee...

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Charlie Zine, president of Rotary Club of Aurora presents a Rotary umbrella to Keith Gerald from OnLight Aurora

Information about OnLight Aurora at the Rotary Club of Aurora

Charlie Zine, president of Rotary Club of Aurora presents a Rotary umbrella to Keith Gerald from OnLight Aurora, Monday, at the Rotary Club of Aurora, at Two Brothers Roundhouse. Gerald presented updates about OnLight Aurora which is a community fiber internet services provider focused on improving the communications infrastructure in...

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Judd Lofchie confers with Amanda R. Lowe during a recent Aurora Business United group meeting. Submitted photo

Presenters offer perspective at Aurora Business United

By Anthony Stanford –  Aurora 10th Ward alderman and businessman, Judd Lofchie, is well-known throughout Aurora and the regional business community. Lofchie is a commercial realtor, developer, attorney, and former president of the Rotary Club of Aurora. He is an Aurora Downtown board member and co-founder of the networking group...

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Mike Mainthow Representative from Smart City Media at Aurora City Hall 10-22-18

Discussions held on interactive outdoor kiosks in downtown Aurora

Questions about interactive outdoor kiosks in downtown Aurora are answered by Mike Mainthow, representative from Smart City Media, right, Monday, Oct. 22 at Aurora City Hall. This was the first of three open houses the city government plans to hold with representatives of Smart City Media to get the facts...

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Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce State of Business Friday

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce will focus on the State of Business: Innovation at 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York Street, Aurora. The first-of-its-kind summit will include exhibitors spotlighting their innovation through products and services, presentations by innovators sharing...

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Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the village of Montgomery’s Community Development Department coordinated its annual showcase of Montgomery tour, Thursday, Oct. 11. Attendees view the inside of a recently-finished office space near Cornell Road and visited five additional sites/buildings. Anyone interested in learning more about Montgomery is invited. Participants included individuals looking for space, brokers showing space, land, or buildings to lease. A list was provided along with a map. The annual event draws interest from the surrounding areas and is designed to continue partnerships and support local business and development in Montgomery. MEDC photo

Montgomery Economic Development Corporation annual Montgomery tour

Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the village of Montgomery’s Community Development Department coordinated its annual showcase of Montgomery tour, Thursday, Oct. 11. Attendees view the inside of a recently-finished office space near Cornell Road and visited five additional sites/buildings. Anyone interested in learning more about Montgomery is invited. Participants...

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Cinco de Mayo bakery opens second store in Aurora

Cinco de Mayo bakery opens second store in Aurora

Aurora Alderman Mike Saville of the 6th Ward and Cinco de Mayo bakery owner Gerardo Parra cut the ribbon Sunday to officially open the store at 102 N. Lake Street in Aurora. The building, vacant for three years, once was a Fanny May candy store. The Cino de Mayo store...

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Oswego Named Green Power Partner Community

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Oswego as a Green Power Partner community, in recognition of its dedication to using 100 percent renewable energy for its Electrical Aggregation program. In Oswego, the Village government has contracted with clean energy provider MC Squared to purchase most of the energy and...

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Ron Janusz, president, and Melinda Kruder, vice president of Support Companies, LLC, present information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. They shared an update about the former Aurora Public Library building at 1 E. Benton Street in downtown Aurora which is home to Support Companies 24/7 contact center, training and product labs, IT and server operations, and administrative offices. The building was vacant for six months in 2015 with its fate in question, including possible demolition of the 42,000 square-foot Carnegie library. A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929 in several countries. The 1 E. Benton location was a stop on the recent Illinois Solar Tour after solar photovoltaic panels were recently installed on the rooftop. The terms of the building purchase agreement included a price of $10 with $50,000 per year donations to the Aurora Public Library Foundation for a minimum of five years. The building was placed on public tax rolls for the first time, to benefit local taxing bodies, including the city of Aurora and East Aurora School District 131. Jason Crane/The Voice

Support Companies at Rotary Club of Aurora

Ron Janusz, president, and Melinda Kruder, vice president of Support Companies, LLC, present information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. They shared an update about the former Aurora Public Library building at 1 E. Benton Street in downtown Aurora which is home...

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Winners listed in Montgomery Economic Development Corporation annual golf outing

The MEDC (Montgomery Economic Development Corporation) announces the winners from the annual golf outing and congratulates all the winners. The MEDC thanks everyone for support at the 15th annual Golf Outing this year at Bliss Creek, Sugar Grove Saturday, Sept. 13. More than 130 individuals attended the event which included...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Goat Yoga at Aurora GreenFest, more than for capricorns

Goat Yoga. Refreshing and therapeutic. It was the scene and something new at the annual Aurora GreenFest Saturday. More information and tidbits may captivate: • The Naperville Police Department invites attendance at National Coffee with A Cop Day, Wednesday, Oct. 3 with Chief Robert Marshall from 9 a.m. to 11...

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Tom Rickert, far left, Kane County deputy director of Transportation answers questions about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. He said the Phase 1 design approval is complete and Phase 2 engineering and land acquisition is next. The estimated cost of intersection improvements and widening U.S. 30 from Illinois Route 47 to Route 31 is more than $70 Million. He said they hope to pull that together within a two-year time frame. • Robert Yarbrough, left, expresses interest in available properties in Montgomery to open a restaurant. He said he and his wife are owners of RV’s Home of the Hoagy. He said he has had difficulties with the city of Aurora government in rehabbing the former Long John Silver’s restaurant near the intersection of Lake Street and Indian Trail. Village president Matt Brolley said to leave his information with the Montgomery director of development. • Approved was a request for a Class “G” liquor license for Grandma’s Table in Montgomery. The license will allow serving alcohol as a restaurant, inclusive of a bar. Jason Crane/The Voice

Discussion about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting

Tom Rickert, left, Kane County deputy director of Transportation answers questions about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. He said the Phase 1 design approval is complete and Phase 2 engineering and land acquisition is next. The estimated cost of intersection improvements...

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Aurora Downtown, a non-profit organization, sponsors, among many activities, the 2018 Egghunt. Jason Arthur photo

Aurora Downtown sponsors successful activities, beautification

By Marissa Amoni –  If you ever attend First Fridays, or wander in downtown Aurora and think the flowers are lovely, or the holiday decorations are fun, there’s an almost 45-year-old partnership behind them. Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit organization that is a partner with the city government of Aurora...

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Fees set to be increased in Aurora for solicitors

Changes to the city of Aurora ordinance that apply to peddlers and solicitors will be on the unfinished portion of the Tuesday, Sept. 25 Aurora City Council agenda. Aldermen at the Committee of the Whole (COW) Tuesday, were amenable to increasing the fees for door-to-door solicitors from $50 per solicitor...

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Aurora-The Venue takes shape with garage stage area

The Venue takes shape with garage stage area

A construction worker in Aurora cuts a hole through the wall for a garage stage area at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway in downtown. The Venue will offer new live music of all genres, offer lectures and symposia, music education classes and workshops. The garage door stage area will open...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Milton Hershey: Candy, nurture of workers, boys school

Milton Hershey was born September 13, 1857 to Henry and Veronica Hershey. He grew up speaking Pennsylvania Dutch on his family farm. There he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. His ancestors were Swiss and German who settled in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. He left school after...

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The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora could open in late Fall

The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora could open in late Fall

Melissa Mercado, representative from the Fox Valley Music Foundation (FVMF), shares information about The Venue, a new music performance space in Aurora, to Kiwanis members Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at the Prisco Center in Aurora. She said the building at 19-21 South Broadway in downtown Aurora is...

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Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in Partnership with Village of Montgomery

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in partnership with the Village of Montgomery

Mike Neuenkirchen, third from left, program director of Kendall Area Transit (KAT), cuts a ribbon with Montgomery Village Board members and Village clerk Penny FitzPatrick, second from left, outside the Montgomery Village Hall, Monday. The ribbon-cutting signifies a partnership between the Village and the dial-a-ride service since July 1. Kendall...

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