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First Midwest Veteran Town Hall in Aurora on Veterans Day

First Midwest Veteran Town Hall in Aurora on Veterans Day

Roosevelt Aurora Post 84 is a partner with Illinois Joining Forces to host a Veterans Day “Open Mic” Veterans Town Hall immediately following the Veteran’s Day Parade in Downtown Aurora.  The event will be held at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center after the conclusion of the Annual...

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Save our West Branch Library tells the story of the estimated 150 Aurora residents at the special public meeting Tursday, Nov. 8 at the West Branch. Lyle Rolfe/The Voice

Estimated 150 residents attend Aurora Public Library West Branch special citizens meeting November 8

By Lyle R. Rolfe –  An estimated 150 residents turned out in the evening Thursday, Nov. 8 night for a special citizens meeting at the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library (APL). The meeting was called,  APL officials said, to update residents on rumors regarding  the West Branch’s future....

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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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Fox Valley Marine Corps League and Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps

Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps

On Friday, November 9, the Fox Valley Marine Corps League and Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its Second Annual Veterans Pantry in celebration of Veterans’ Day and the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps.  All Veterans and their families are invited to Aurora Food Pantry at 1110 Jericho...

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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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Oswego suffered its first defeat this season, 22-0, to end its season

Oswego suffers first football defeat this season to end playoff bid

Jack Hugunin, 42, top, brings down a Loyola Academy opponent with the ball in Saturday’s second round Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football game in the Wilmette. Visiting Oswego suffered its first defeat this season, 22-0, to end its season.  Steve Groth photo...

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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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The annual Diwali Festival sponsored by Aurora’s Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board at Waubonsie Valley High School

Aurora Diwali at Waubonsie Valley:

The annual Diwali Festival sponsored by Aurora’s Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board at Waubonsie Valley High School Saturday includes colorful costumes and dance routines. More than 5,000 individuals attend annually and enjoy a diversity of Indian music, dance, clothing, and cuisine. Originally a celebration of the Hindu religion, a...

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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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A burglary at The Flower Basket in the 300 block of Lake Street in Aurora, Thursday evening at approximately 8 p.m. left the business with a broken window, damaged safe, and missing a few hundred dollars in cash. The owner reported shortly after the business closed, the alarm company called to report the alarm was triggered.  When police arrived, the offender(s) had already fled the building after unsuccessful attempts at prying and drilling open the safe.

The Flower Basket in Aurora the latest victim of multiple burglaries on Lake Street

A burglary at The Flower Basket in the 300 block of Lake Street in Aurora, Thursday evening at approximately 8 p.m. left the business with a broken window, damaged safe, and a few hundred dollars missing from a cash register. The owner reported a little more than an hour after...

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Suicide Prevention presentation at Oswego Public Library Montgomery Campus Joel Frieders

Suicide: Let’s Talk About It

Joel Frieders, Yorkville alderman and founder of NSPAMP (National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Proclamation Project), presents a talk on suicide prevention sponsored by the Oswego Lions Club in a free community event at the Montgomery Campus of the Oswego Public Library Friday, Nov. 2. He relentlessly has been an advocate...

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Third Annual Pumpkin Race Saturday, Oct. 27 at Rotary Hill in downtown Naperville

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Third Annual Pumpkin Race in Naperville was a smashing success

Some pumpkins dash and some pumpkins get smashed at the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Third Annual Pumpkin Race Saturday, Oct. 27 at Rotary Hill in downtown Naperville. Festivities included pumpkin racing, pumpkin decorating, costume contests, and fun with giant bubbles. The Mallot of Justice, below, strikes head lettuce disguised in...

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High School football playoffs: Markus Tillman, 26, of Oswego High School moves through Chicago’s Taft High School defenders in first round playoffs Saturday. Host Oswego won, 49-7. Right, Yorkville defender Cale Reeder, 25, draws focus on Dunlap quarterback Myles Burke Friday. Host Yorkville rallied to win, 28-21. Steve Groth photos

High School football playoffs

Markus Tillman, 26, of Oswego High School moves through Chicago’s Taft High School defenders in first round playoffs Saturday. Host Oswego won, 49-7. Right, Yorkville defender Cale Reeder, 25, draws focus on Dunlap quarterback Myles Burke Friday. Host Yorkville rallied to win, 28-21. Click on the links below for information...

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Oswego Police Department building dedicated

Oswego Police Department building dedication

The Oswego Police Department building is dedicated Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Staff members and police moved into the building this week. See a video of the event at facebook.com/thevoice.us.  Melissa Jean Photography & Design photos...

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One of the speakers who signed up at the Aurora Public Library Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Santori Public Library of Aurora, gives remarks to the Board of Directors on the future of the West Branch. More than 100 were at the Board meeting, including nine speakers. Rumors have been rampant. Board president John Savage denied any definitive plans have been made. There will be a public forum at the West Branch at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Carter Crane/The Voice

Aurora Public Library Public Forum at the West Branch November 8

One of the speakers who signed up at the Aurora Public Library Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Santori Public Library of Aurora, gives remarks to the Board of Directors on the future of the West Branch. More than 100 were at the Board meeting, including nine speakers. Rumors...

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Rotary Club of Aurora meeting October 29, 2018 with Michael Meyer CEO of Fox Valley United Way

The 411 (information) about 211, available in Kane County November 1

Michael Meyer, CEO of Fox Valley United Way based in Aurora, presents information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. He answered questions about 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local...

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Jim Scott of Aurora presents pancake plates to Guadalupe Rios, right, and other East Aurora High School students who helped Aurora Noon Lions Club hold its annual Great Pumpkin pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Luigi’s Pizza in Aurora. Tomcats represented DECA Club and Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora Noon Lions Club annual Great Pumpkin pancake breakfast

Jim Scott of Aurora presents pancake plates to Guadalupe Rios, right, and other East Aurora High School students who helped Aurora Noon Lions Club hold its annual Great Pumpkin pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Luigi’s Pizza in Aurora. Tomcats represented DECA Club and Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. Al...

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An interpreter, standing, left, gives translation in English and Beijing Chinese at a breakfast at Aurora City Hall Wednesday, Oct. 24. A delegation of municipal employees in Beijing, approximately 20, came to Aurora, and after a welcoming breakfast, above, visited sites, including Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA). Carter Crane/The Voice

A delegation of municipal employees in Beijing, China visits Aurora

An interpreter, standing, left, gives translation in English and Beijing Chinese at a breakfast at Aurora City Hall Wednesday, Oct. 24. A delegation of municipal employees in Beijing, approximately 20, came to Aurora, and after a welcoming breakfast, above, visited sites, including Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA). Carter Crane/The...

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