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Stephanie Kifowit and Fran Caffee recipients of Tenth Annual Women’s Power Lunch awards

By Jason Crane –  For a nearly a decade, the Women’s Power Lunch has honored women who do amazing things in the Fox Valley area. State representative Stephanie Kifowit received the 2018 Woman Of Power Award, Thursday, Sept. 20 at Piper’s Banquets in Aurora. Fran Caffee was honored with the...

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Aurora Fourth Street United Methodist Church will close Sept 30 2018

Fourth Street United Methodist Church final service Sept. 30

By Al Benson –  After 127 years of community ministry, Fourth Street United Methodist Church., 551 S. Fourth Street in Aurora, will close with a final service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Reverend Derek Rodgers, pastor of Flowing Forth UMC of Aurora, will preside. Flowing Forth UMC was born...

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Chicago Hope Academy founder Bob Muzikowski at Kiwanis Club of Aurora

Chicago Hope Academy founder at Kiwanis Club of Aurora

Bob Muzikowski, founder of Chicago Hope Academy, shares his experience as a mentor to children, Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at the Prisco Center in Aurora. He is the author of “Safe at Home”, a book about his work in starting an urban baseball team and league. Chicago...

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Suicide prevention panel at the Santori Library of Aurora

Suicide prevention panel at the Santori Library of Aurora

Kane County Sheriff Richard Kramer conducts a panel of suicide prevention at the Santori Library of Aurora Wednesday, Sept. 12. Presenters from left, include Liza Oliva, Holley Mapes, and Laura Murray. Right, the Simply Destinee dancers  perform following the presentation. Simply Destinee is a youth organization which offers activities. See...

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Fox Valley Park District Prisco Center Fitness facility in Aurora reopens

Fox Valley Park District Prisco Center Fitness facility in Aurora reopens

The grand reopening of the Prisco Fitness Center in Aurora Thursday, Sept. 13 offers a variety of information and free registration. The greatly expanded facility offers more workout space and uses a theme of FoxFitness for the other Fox Valley Park District sites at Vaughan Center and Eola Community Center. ...

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Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department host Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the Aurora Police Department

Solemn remembrance:

A salute to the color guard. The Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department host Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail Tuesday. Marking the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, the ceremony included a...

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Naperville September 11, 2001 memorial ceremony Tuesday evening reflects the solemn occasion at the Commander Dan Shanower Memorial

Commander Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville

The Naperville September 11, 2001 memorial ceremony Tuesday evening reflects the solemn occasion at the Commander Dan Shanower Memorial behind the Naperville Municipal Center. The memorial was inspired by Naperville native Naval Commander Dan Shanower, who died in the attack on the Pentagon. Dedicated on September 11, 2003, the memorial...

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The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through the City as one final tribute to the former police officer and mayor. Jason Crane/The Voice

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through...

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Aurora Pooch Parade in Phillips Park

Inaugural Aurora Pooch Parade, Sunday at the Phillips Park Visitors Center

The inaugural Aurora Pooch Parade, Sunday at the Phillips Park Visitors Center in Aurora, below, includes a grand marshal, a three-year-old puppy named Leroy Jenkins (not in photo). He was adopted by Alex Voigt, city of Aurora government, deputy chief of staff. Jenkins was adopted more than a year ago...

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Founder of Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Juan Manuel “Nery” Cruz

Latinos honored for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday

Founder of Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Juan Manuel “Nery” Cruz, second from right, is honored with a proclamation from mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Cruz was nominated as  Aurora Fiestas Patrias Parade grand marshal. Alberto Reynaga, ballet assistant director, is left, and Juany Garza, Aurora Ward...

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60th annual Aurora Art League show

60th annual Aurora Art League show

Interest is compelling at the 60th annual Aurora Art League show Friday at the Santori Public Library in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice Winners listed in Aurora Art League: Best of Show “Midwest Marshlands in September” by Carol Bonick Best of Digital “Sunset In Rock Harbor, MA” by Mary Rodriguez First...

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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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Naperville Responds For Veterans (NRFV) members, from left, Kelly Connell, Dan Jurjovec, Warren Dixon III, and Patrick Bowler, pose for a photo. The organization offers help to veterans in need from donations. John Montesano photo

Naperville Responds For Veterans renders assistance

By John Montesano –  Veteran of the Month is taking a break in September and will return in October. Instead, here is information on Naperville Responds For Veterans. Naperville Responds For Veterans (NRFV) assists veterans and their families in need, especially those with low- and moderate-income, by raising donations of...

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Marine veteran Alyssa Michelle receives help with a vehicle for her family, including her four kids. Those who helped include, from left, Mike Lee, president of the Kane County Teacher's Credit Union; Linda Chapa LaVia, State representative; Sherry Tatar, Alyssa's aunt; Alyssa Michelle Tatar; Jason McKie, Jason McKie Foundation, former Chicago Bears player; Michelle Novak-Cianferri; and Glen Muller, owner of Muller Acura of Merrillville, Ind.. Jessica Gonzales photo

Help for Marine veteran and Mother Alyssa Michelle

Marine veteran Alyssa Michelle receives help with a vehicle for her family, including her four kids. Those who helped include, from left, Mike Lee, president of the Kane County Teacher’s Credit Union; Linda Chapa LaVia, State representative; Sherry Tatar, Alyssa’s aunt; Alyssa Michelle Tatar; Jason McKie, Jason McKie Foundation, former...

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Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department will host Aurora's annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony

Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department will be host to Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Aurora public safety officials will be joined by mayor Richard C. Irvin and community members at the Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail. Marking the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, the ceremony will feature a...

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