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Two individuals from New York who purchased tickets thinking the concert was in Oswego, N.Y.

Oswego, Ill., not Oswego, N.Y.!

The Goo Goo Dolls concert Saturday at Arranmore Farm and Polo Club in Oswego includes two individuals from New York who purchased tickets thinking the concert was in Oswego, N.Y.. They decided to make the trip and use the tickets to see singer Gavin DeGraw. The inaugural Cal’s Concert Series...

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Exercising rights of motherhood Breastfeeding at Fox Valley Mall Aurora

Exercising rights of motherhood at Fox Valley Mall in Aurora

Women at the Fox Valley Mall in Aurora Saturday perform a silent, public protest, and display the exercise of legal rights to breastfeed babies. The response was to a published report that a mother breastfeeding her baby was asked to either cover-up or go into a bathroom. The event drew...

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Aurora officials offer a welcome to Lou Malnati's Pizzeria with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, July 13. Northbrook-based Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is at 1720 N. Orchard Road. From left are Lynn Young, Aurora, store interim manager; Marc Malnati, owner of Lou Malnati’s; Carl Franco, Fifth Ward alderman; Bill Donnell, Sixth Ward alderman; and Chuck Nelson, Aurora deputy mayor. The store opened Tuesday, July 10. Al Benson/The Voice

First Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opens in Aurora

By Al Benson –   Northbrook-based Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened a new location at 1720 N. Orchard Road in Aurora Tuesday, July 10. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with Aurora officials Friday, July 13. It is the company’s 52nd Chicago area location and 54th overall. There are two locations in Phoenix, Ariz..  ...

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Aurora Water Production Division for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test

City of Aurora Water Production Division Honored for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test contest, again

Honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday was the city of Aurora Water Production Division for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test contest for the seventh time. It competed against nine other municipalities for taste, odor, and color. Mayor of Aurora Richard Irvin, right, holds a...

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Marmion Academy Cadets’ Class 2A boys State championship team

Marmion Academy Cadets’ Class 2A boys State championship team Honored at Aurora City Council

Marmion Academy head track coach Dan Thorpe, right, makes a gesture to four members of the Cadets’ Class 2A boys State championship team, assistant coaches, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, far left, and alderman Tina Bohman, fourth from left, at the Aurora City Council meeting Monday. The school in Aurora, won...

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Profound impression: Historical visit

By John Montesano –  For the past three years, The Voice has allowed me to write a feature story of a military veteran each month. It has been my privilege to obtain and tell these stories. Due to vacation plans, this month’s feature is not about a specific veteran, but...

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The City of Aurora’s Independence Day fireworks show rescheduled for Friday, July 27

The City of Aurora‘s Independence Day fireworks show has been rescheduled for 9 p.m., Friday, July 27. The free show Friday, July 27 will be visible from the same two locations at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, and McCullough Park, 128 W. Illinois Avenue., in downtown Aurora. “The decision to...

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Naperville

The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile makes an appearance at the Mariano’s grocery store Sunday near 75th Street and Naper Boulevard in Naperville. There are six similar vehicles traveling throughout the country handing out a limited number of hot dogs and wiener whistles. Jason Crane/The Voice...

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Jose Martinez: Hero and Marshal

 Jose Martinez was honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday as the Independence Day/Fourth of July parade grand marshal. Martinez, an Auroran, recently risked his life to pull a man out of a burning vehicle that crashed in front of the Martinez house on New York Street in Aurora....

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Naperville Fire Chiefs Award to heroes

Joseph Nussbaum, Nicholas Zillier, and Christopher Ensign (not in photo), receive the Naperville Fire Chiefs Award at the Naperville City Council meeting June 19. They are Centennial Beach lifeguards who saved a 14-year old from drowning and used the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). City government of Naperville photo ...

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West Aurora’s Camron Donatlan to ride for Wyoming

By Bobby Narang –  West Aurora High School’s Camron Donatlan has big goals for his athletic college career. Donatlan, a football, basketball, and track star, signed to play football and track at the University of Wyoming for the Cowboys. He’s on campus in Laramie, 128 miles north of Denver. “A...

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Inaugural pride parade in Aurora

The Fabulous Pixie Stix participate in song and spoof in the parade Sunday through the streets of Aurora. More than 60 parade units added an upbeat tempo through downtown in higher temperatures than 90 degrees. See a Reader’s Commentary here, and see video at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice ...

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Memorial Day prayer service for Walter Backman prelude to Interment at River Hills Cemetery

Pallbearers carry the casket from the Healy Chapel in Aurora following a prayer service for Walter Backman Monday, Memorial Day, to a hearse. Backman, of the U.S. Navy, died December 7, 1941 in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His remains recently were identified and flown to Illinois for burial...

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She flies to an IHSA State jump championship

Freshman Riley Ammenhauser, of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, flies through the air in last weekend’s Illinois High School Association (IHSA) girls State track and field meet in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University. She captured first place in the triple jump with a 40-foot, 02.25-inch performance. She became only...

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Largest one-day national food drive helps food pantries

The largest one-day national food drive requires a large network to help fill depleted supplies in many food pantries. The annual event uses the mail trucks to pick up donations, including letter carriers on their routes. Saturday both National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 219, based in Aurora and NALC...

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Kane County Health Department roundtable on the opioid drug epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Navy, gives remarks to approximately 60 individuals in Aurora at the Kane County Health Department roundtable on the opioid drug epidemic. On the panel to his left are Chris Lauzen, Kane County Board chairman, U.S. congressman Randy Hultgren, 14th District. In the audience...

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Embracing commonality

Gina Santori, left, an Aurora Public Library benefactor, and Aliya Husain, with two Islamic organizations which seek cultural understanding, share a hug after they were speakers at the Aurora Public Library meeting Wednesday, April 25. See Carter Crane’s article here. Jason Crane/The Voice...

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