Category: Environment

Bison born at Fermilab

First baby bison of the year born at Fermilab April 20

Fermilab offers several annual traditions for its Batavia area neighbors, from Family Open House to STEM Career Expo. But none is quite as anticipated as the birth of each year’s first baby bison. Saturday, April 20, baby bison season officially began. The first calf of the year was born in the early morning…...

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Oswego Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking

Oswego’s Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking held Saturday, April 13, 2019

By Carter Crane – The Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking in Oswego Saturday, April 13 was both the process of a beginning and of a completion for the committee which has been working on the project for nearly a year. The Park projection completion date is November this year. The Park,…...

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Donna Crane

Robots work on recycling sorting to make it affordable

Second of three parts Adele Peterson has submitted the following article regarding seeking solution in the U.S. recycling crisis. “Those investments include some companies that focus solely on municipal recycling. In many cities, the current model has private companies, such as Waste Management, that handle both trash and recycling. But…...

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Full Fox River kayak trip: Vernon LaVia, Charlie Zine, and Kiwanis president-elect Steve Andras pose at Tuesday's luncheon meeting at the Prisco Center following Charlie Zine's presentation. He gave a program on his trip the full length of the Fox River by kayak from the headwaters of the Fox River at Colgate, Wis. and 202 miles to Ottawa at the confluence of the Illinois River last year. Amy Roth photo

Full Fox River kayak trip shared with Kiwanis Club of Aurora:

Vernon LaVia, Charlie Zine, and Kiwanis president-elect Steve Andras pose at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting at the Prisco Center following Charlie Zine’s presentation. He gave a program on his trip the full length of the Fox River by kayak from the headwaters of the Fox River at Colgate, Wis. and 202…...

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Jose Jesus Cervantes pulls out part of a shopping cart from the Fox River in Aurora during the One Day clean-up Saturday sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Aurora along with other organizations. John Ross photo

One Day clean-up Saturday helps the Fox River Valley’s beloved tributary

Jose Jesus Cervantes pulls out part of a shopping cart from the Fox River in Aurora during the One Day clean-up Saturday sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Aurora along with other organizations. John Ross photo  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and...

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Let's Go Green

Let’s Go Green!

• Bliss Woods habitat restoration work day: A habitat restoration work day will be held at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. The group will plant shrubs and pull out invasive plants. Bliss Woods is a beautiful, high-quality woodland host to many unusual plants…....

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Activities abound; Veterans Park in Oswego to break ground

It is the season to be blessed with many activities: • A busy day in many communities will be Saturday, April 13, including Oswego, which will hold an Earth Day Kite Fly, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prairie Pointe Park; Oswego East Food Truck Feast, and Veterans Serenity Park…...

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Donna Crane

On seeking solutions in the U.S. recycling crisis

First of three parts Adele Peterson has submitted the following article regarding news concerning recycling. “You may have read that there’s a recycling crisis in the U.S.. After years of accepting our used plastic and cardboard, China now won’t take it, which often means there is no place for it…...

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White wooden crosses at Pierce Center

The five white wooden crosses memorializing the victims of the workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora Friday, Feb. 15 are on display at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer Place, Aurora, through May 4. The crosses were given to the Aurora Historical Society to…...

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Laurie Frieders, executive director of the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA), presents the 2019 Public Official Award to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley at the Village Board meeting Monday. The award is given to a public official who has documented significant contributions in clean water legislation, public policy, government service, or another area of public prominence that results in improvements to the water environment. Frieders said Brolley was nominated because the Village of Montgomery has several environment-friendly policies.

IWEA 2019 Public Official Award to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley for environment-friendly policies

Laurie Frieders, executive director of the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA), presents the 2019 Public Official Award to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley at the Village Board meeting Monday. The award is given to a public official who has documented significant contributions in clean water legislation, public policy, government service,…...

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Let's Go Green

Let’s Go Green!

• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: The next event will be Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at 540 S. Randall Road. Electronics and books will be accepted. There is a fee for TVs and computer monitors, both tube and flat screen, of $25. for screens under 21…...

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Kiwanis One Day service April 13 for communities

Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long, but the excitement for service really builds in April each year. Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day, a day of community service that is felt around the world. This year, One Day in Aurora will be from 8 a.m. to…...

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Veterans Serenity Park to break ground

The Oswego Veterans Serenity Park Committee is excited to announce the official ground-breaking event to mark the beginning of Park construction. The community is invited to the celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the site along Adams Street, just north of Hudson Crossing Park near downtown Oswego. Members…...

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Let's Go Green

Let’s Go Green!

• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: The next event will be Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at 540 S. Randall Road. Electronics and books will be accepted. There is a fee for TVs and computer monitors, both tube and flat screen, of $25. for screens under 21…...

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Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association to meet April 2

All Aurora area retired teachers, administrators, and school support staff members are invited to the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) luncheon Tuesday, April 2. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Gaslite Manor on Church Road in Aurora. Come and enjoy lunch and a program by Improv Unlimited, a…...

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Pollinators in your garden: Aurora Public Library West Branch topic

By Miriam Meza –  Everyone dreams of making a difference in the world and leaving a legacy. Did you know you can start making an impact in the world by attending an Aurora Public Library West Branch program? Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and small mammals all help pollinate the plants…...

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Let's Go Green

Let’s Go Green!

• Bliss Woods Forest Preserve restoration work day: A habitat restoration work day will be held at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30. Cutting invasive brush throughout the preserve will be the task for the day. Bliss Woods is a beautiful, high-quality woodland host…...

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Sustainable Challenge for high schools

DuPage County and SCARCE are accepting project proposals from high school students for the 13th annual Sustainable Design Challenge, Tuesday, April 16. The Sustainable Design Challenge encourages students to construct building and landscape models using environmental and water-friendly design practices. DuPage County stormwater management committee chairman Jim Zay said, “Seeing…...

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Donna Crane

Breathe Green, breathe easily, for smelly shoes: Odor disappears

First of two parts Rita Hatthaway published the following article for Home & Garden magazine: “Mary Johnson, 42, was at her wit’s end. She loved her three sons more than life itself. They were all bright boys, ranging from freshmen to seniors in high school. But she had violent thoughts…...

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Residential solar panel costs talk at Friends of the Fox River

Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) will be host to a presentation that will help answer questions about residential solar panel costs and incentives, at the Schweitzer Environmental Center, (SEC) from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14. The program is free to the public. SEC is at 16N900…...

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