Category: Environment

Oswego Fall leaf collection in three zones

Free Fall leaf collection has begun in Oswego and will run through Friday, Dec. 7, or until major snowfall prohibits collection, whichever comes first. Exact collection dates vary by zone: • Zone A includes all properties west of the Fox River, Hunt Club subdivision, and all properties east of Fox...

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Naperville leaf collection under way

The Naperville’s bulk curbside leaf collection program started this week. This program will provide every neighborhood with three collection opportunities during the program’s six-week period, weather permitting. To participate, residents must rake leaves into the street next to the curb in front of a house by 6 a.m. on the...

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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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• Montgomery quarterly recycling event: The next quarterly recycling event for Montgomery residents will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Public Works facility, 891 Knell Road in Montgomery. Montgomery residents who participate in the Village’s trash contract with DC Trash can drop off anything...

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Aurora Recycling event

Free Electronics Recycling Day in Aurora October 27

The  Aurora (Ill.) city government, in partnership with Will County government, will be host to a free Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bednarcik Junior High School, 3025 Heggs Road, Aurora. All items are free to recycle, including televisions, but registration is required. Due to the high demand for...

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Aurora Annual Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday

Aurora residents can dispose of their leaves for free as part of the city government of Aurora’s Annual Leaf Collection Program. The free Fall Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, Oct. 15 and will end Friday, Dec. 7. Leaves must be put into a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag...

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• Oswego household hazardous waste recycling event: The event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1000 Station Drive, Oswego, is open to all Illinois residents. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home and include: Oil-based paints, household batteries, used motor...

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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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Kane County Forest Preserve District celebrates the arrival of Autumn

Kane County Forest Preserve District celebrates the arrival of Autumn

Harvest of the Acorn Moon, a family celebration, Sunday at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora, helps bring in Autumn with folk music, hikes, pumpkin-painting, games, and crafts. The weather was clear. The Harvest Moon Monday, Sept. 24 was hidden with cloud covering. When Illinois became a state, 200 years ago,...

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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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Kane County recycling advice Wednesday, Oct. 10

The public is invited to attend a free presentation on how to recycle correctly from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva, ground floor auditorium. Kane County’s Recycling coordinator, Jennifer Jarland, will offer salient advice on reducing the...

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• Carol Stream Recycling Fair: The recycling fair, open to all Illinois residents, will take place at CoreCentric Solutions, 191 E. North Avenue, Carol Stream. Must enter from Kehoe Boulevard, and exit to North Avenue. Items accepted include: Paper, cardboard, plastics, cans, glass, propane tanks, latex paint for $3. per...

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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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Seasons change; protection available from harvest allergies, SAD

Seasons change and there’s nothing we can do about it. The changes are gradual, but they definitely can have an impact on our well-being and health. We have left Summer behind and are into Fall, or Autumn, the time for gathering the crops. Allergies are on the rise because dust...

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Grant helps Naperville pollinators

Naperville Park District has invited volunteers to help plant trees, shrubs, perennials and seed to complete the new pollinator gardens at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots that are being partially funded by a 2018 Pollinator Habitat Conservation grant from Trees Forever, an environmental nonprofit organization based in Iowa and...

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• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program includes two daily drop-off: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway in Batavia, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 900 Angle Tarn in West Dundee, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m… There is a fee for...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Active, compatible lifestyles: Predictability and spontaneity

Predictability. Spontaneity. Both are a parts of our worlds, the fabric of our society. We can be just one strain, or, continually act in the other. Likely the best of each keeps us fresh and in focus at the same time. The joy of each day is relying on predictability...

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Aurora GreenFest exhibits free at Prisco

The Aurora GreenFest will be Saturday! Wonderful exhibitors from our forest preserves, park districts, green businesses, green car owners, and artists all will be at the Prisco Community Center and the beautiful McCullough Park to help everyone learn more about taking care of the Earth. The GreenFest always makes it...

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