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Naperville School District 203 Board Meeting 10-15-18 Moms Demand Action

Naperville School District 203 School Board votes against arming school administrators and teachers

The group Mothers Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, applaud a unanimous decision to oppose arming school administrators and teachers Monday at the Naperville School District 203 School Board meeting. The Board unanimously voted for the representative of School District 203 to vote against arming school administrators and teachers...

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Aurora Police Department seeks to purchase drones

An Aurora Police Department request to purchase four drones and equipment to operate them in the amount of $56,500 will be on the unfinished business portion of the Tuesday, Oct. 23 Aurora City Council agenda. Alderman-at-large Robert O’Connor, who leads the Finance Committee, asked Tuesday at the Committee of the...

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Dr. Jeff Craig, superintendent of West Aurora School District 129, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, and John Savage, president of the Aurora Public Library Board, answer questions at a press conference at Aurora City Hall, Tuesday to discuss the future of the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library. Their goal is to work together to provide more services and lower expenses by consolidating the West Branch. They’ve reached out to Aurora food pantries and the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) seeking interest in collaboration. Savage said the West Branch is not optimal. It has approximately $1 Million in operating cost and one-third of the facility is not usable for public space. The facility receives approximately 10% of library patron usage. They seek to rent a 10,000 to 12,000 square-foot building on Galena Boulevard between Edgelawn Drive and Orchard Road for better visibility. Savage stated they have looked, but have not identified a location they want to go to yet. He said they hope, with a lower cost manner, they can increase recently-cut hours at the West Branch. A video of the press conference can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Discussion about Aurora Library West Branch:

Dr. Jeff Craig, superintendent of West Aurora School District 129, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, and John Savage, president of the Aurora Public Library Board, answer questions at a press conference at Aurora City Hall, Tuesday to discuss the future of the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library. Their goal...

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Paloa Having, right, with husband, Eric, and son, Josiah, pose for a photo at the Aurora Public Library Eola Branch. Submitted photo

Citizenship classes taken seriously at Aurora Public Library Eola Road Branch

By Anthony Stanford –  If there ever were a reason for exuberance, Paola Havinga has a legitimate one. The Cuautla Morelos, Mexico native who came to the United States in 2008 recently passed the United States citizenship examination. She will take the oath to become a citizen at the U.S....

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Many events at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many and a wide range events. For more information and to register, visit www.planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Movie Night, Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.. Emotional and moving, this intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor,...

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Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles four man tandem drill team demonstrates its skills at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Marmion Academy is a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory high school for young men. The Marmion drill team, in its 71st year, officially was formed in September 1947 by Technical Sergeant Earl K. Buchan. The team performed its first public exhibition December 10, 1948 in Aurora. February 2019, Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles JROTC Military Drill Team will be host to the annual Colonel Earl K. Buchan Invitational Drill Meet. Jason Crane/The Voice

Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles drill team program in its 71st year

Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles four man tandem drill team demonstrates its skills at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Marmion Academy is a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory high school for young men. The Marmion drill team, in its 71st year, officially was formed in...

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Salute: 25 years of Dominican Literacy Center: Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice

Salute: 25 years of Aurora University Dominican Literacy Center:

Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Spirit Award to Batavia resident: Batavia resident Meg Bero shows the Aurora University’s 2018 Spirit Award Friday at an annual alumni awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall. Aurora University president Rebecca Sherrick presented the award to Bero, 20-year director of Aurora University’s Schingoethe Museum. The award recognizes her unselfish contributions and steadfast loyalty to the school, students and alumni. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora University Spirit Award to Batavia resident:

Batavia resident Meg Bero shows the Aurora University’s 2018 Spirit Award Friday at an annual alumni awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall. Aurora University president Rebecca Sherrick presented the award to Bero, 20-year director of Aurora University’s Schingoethe Museum. The award recognizes her unselfish contributions and steadfast loyalty to...

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Four Aurora University alumnae at an annual awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall Friday during homecoming are from left: Phyllis Bohy Silmser, Aurora; Phyllis Ninneman Goodrich, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Sherry Hanson Lang, Aurora; and Jean Ninneman Ayer, Brookfield, Wis.. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora University homecoming:

Four Aurora University alumnae at an annual awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall Friday during homecoming are from left: Phyllis Bohy Silmser, Aurora; Phyllis Ninneman Goodrich, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Sherry Hanson Lang, Aurora; and Jean Ninneman Ayer, Brookfield, Wis.. Al Benson/The Voice...

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Jim Hamad, Aurora University athletic director, left; Ruth Bedrosian Matteson; Nancy Bedrosian Pollard; and Hillary Brennan; Aurora University trustee, unveil plaque at Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium dedication Saturday at Edgelawn Drive and Jericho Road. The late Bedrosian initiated the University’s softball program, was head coach for 18 years, his teams won 12 conference championships, and he was athletic director for 31 years. Over the weekend the school announced it would build a baseball field at the complex. Sylvia Springer/Aurora University photo

Aurora University Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium Dedication

Jim Hamad, Aurora University athletic director, left; Ruth Bedrosian Matteson; Nancy Bedrosian Pollard; and Hillary Brennan; Aurora University trustee, unveil plaque at Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium dedication Saturday at Edgelawn Drive and Jericho Road. The late Bedrosian initiated the University’s softball program, was head coach for 18 years, his teams...

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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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Aurora Public Library school services coordinator connects to teachers

By Anthony Stanford –  The Aurora Public Library (APL) continues to see its services, programs, and activities grow through the expansion of outreach programs that fortify its relationship with Aurora area school districts, teachers, and classrooms. To bolster efforts and expand its presence toward promoting a culture of school success...

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Friends of Yorkville Library celebrates 10 years

The Friends of the Yorkville Public Library are celebrating their 10th year as a volunteer advocacy and support organization; their time and energy are always available to the Library. Friends’ members speak up for the Library, raise money for a variety of purposes, and work behind the scenes to assist...

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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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Hundreds work together to build a playground for Bardwell Elementary in Aurora

Hundreds of volunteers from many organizations last week joined forces for build a playground at Bardwell Elementary School in East Aurora School District 131. Click here to see a video with highlights of the event. East Aurora School District 131 photos      ...

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Concerns for support staff expressed at East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting

Concerns for support staff expressed at East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting

Heather Martinez, one of six speakers at the East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting Monday, expresses concern with class sizes increasing and the need for support staff to help students who will have more difficulty competing with students from neighboring affluent districts. Earlier in the day, Board and District...

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Diabetes Warriors fun Fall day Sunday

There will be a networking party in support of individuals with diabetes at a fun Fall day at the historic The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, 226 S. Bridge Street, Yorkville from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will be presented by the Diabetes Warriors and the...

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Montgomery Foundation presents three college scholarships

Three Montgomery students each is a 2018 recipient of $1,000 scholarships from The Montgomery Foundation. Kaila Brugger, a graduate of Oswego High School, is attending Carthage College; Megan Kill, a graduate of Oswego High School, is attending Loyola University Chicago; and Heather Marz, a graduate of Oswego High School, is...

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Deputy mayor of Aurora, Chuck Nelson, holds a proclamation Tuesday to honor the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) on its 60th anniversary

Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) Celebrates 60th anniversary

Deputy mayor of Aurora, Chuck Nelson, holds a proclamation Tuesday to honor the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) on its 60th anniversary as an organization. The celebration was held at the Gaslite Manor in Aurora. From left, AARTA president Richard Schindel, Nelson, Meg Safarik, treasurer, and Linda Weiss, secretary....

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