Category: Events

Proclamation for inaugural Aurora Pride Parade

A proclamation for the inaugural Aurora Pride Parade Sunday is held by co-chair of the parade, Kimberly Adams at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Gwyn Ciesla, left is co-chair, second from left is Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora, and right is Chuck Adams. Other proclamations were presented for...

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One Year Later

Tom Skilling, WGN-TV meteorologist and West Aurora High School graduate, offers remarks at U.S. congressman Bill Foster’s seminar Saturday on a one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Accord. The event was at the One E. Benton Building, the former Aurora Public Library building, in Aurora. Foster...

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Annual “Warm Fuzzies” community-service project

Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) members peruse the more than 111 fleece blankets and quilts which were hand-crafted in an annual “Warm Fuzzies” community-service project. From left are Dick Schindel, Aurora, AARTA president; Linda Weiss, Batavia; Eva Balek, Aurora, project coordinator; and Marilyn Ruby, Geneva. Blankets were collected at...

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Importance of Flag Day elevated by setting a good example

Flag Day continues to lose its importance each decade. It is only a symbol. Sometimes symbols are revered and can be overlooked as unimportant. They are only as significant as we make them. Flag Day should have a special place for the Fox Valley/west suburban area, especially Batavia and Aurora....

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Reader’s Voice: Free steak dinner to veterans June 22

June 8, 2018 Dear editor; The Kendall County Salute to Veterans wishes to show its appreciation for all veterans and active duty military by treating them to a free steak dinner, June 22 at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, 10826 IL Route 71, Yorkville. The dinner will be served from 5:30...

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West Aurora Concerned Citizens Group Will Meet June 20

West Aurora Concerned Citizens June 20 The West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group will hold its June meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at West Aurora Plaza, 5th Ward Community Room. The Guest speaker will be Anna Payton, Aurora’s new Animal Control & Care manager. She will discuss any...

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Oswego Community Conversations at 3 sites

Each Summer, the village government of Oswego will be host to a series of Community Conversations, to give residents opportunities to talk one-on-one with staff members and elected officials in their neighborhoods. Community Conversations this Summer will be at three locations in Oswego: • Thursday, June 21, Fox Chase Elementary,...

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Oswego P.D. plans July Fourth enforcement

The Oswego Police Department announces its plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on drunk and unbuckled drivers. The crackdown will run from June 25 through July 8 to encompass the Independence Day holiday. The Oswego Police Department will join the Illinois State Police and more than 150...

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Blues on the Fox’s 22nd year in Aurora

Downtown Aurora’s Blues on the Fox will be back for its 22nd year with a lineup of both longtime favorites and fresh talent. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, the idyllic venue. Jammin’ blues music, cold beer, delicious festival food and...

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Seeking Nominations For Sept. 7 Roots Aurora festival awards

Individuals who have helped to preserve their ethnic traditions within Aurora by sharing with the community at large and/or by teaching younger generations, may be considered for a Cultural Champion Award at the 2018 Roots Aurora festival, to be held 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, on the...

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Kiwanis Club of Aurora Spring 2018 grant awardees

Nonprofit organizations pose for a photo at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Kiwanis Club introduced the Spring 2018 grant awardees. From left are: Patricia Rangel and Lisa Simoncelli-Bulak, Benavides Steam Academy; Brandie Anderson, 4 Paws for Ability; Margo Schmitt, East Aurora School District 131;...

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Business future at Montgomery Economic Development Corporation event

The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation and Country Financial teamed up to provide an informative lunch-and-learn event recently that provided business owners ways to help prepare business for the future. Key topics included insurance for the top staff members and owners of the company, and the proper structure of the business....

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Summer Reading Challenge under way at all Aurora Public Library branches

By Anthony Stanford –  There’s not a student within shouting distance who doesn’t know that the school year has officially ended. However, for students who haven’t heard, the Aurora Public Library (APL) Summer Reading Challenge is just getting started. This year’s theme is, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” The Summer Reading...

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Rock-painting at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit www.plano.lib.il.us or call 630-552-2009. • Come Rock with Us-Rock Painting, Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., for adults, teens, kids. There will be rock-painting, in collaboration with...

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Future Foxes at Yorkville Library

The Yorkville Public Library Youth Service Department will have many events in July. All events will take place at the Library, 902 Game Farm Road, unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to register, call 630-553-4354 or visit www.yorkville.lib.il.us. • Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Drop In...

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Martial arts promotions in Sandwich

More than 200 Grand Masters, Masters, Shihans, Senseis and students of all levels, family and friends gathered May 12 for a Promotion and Award Ceremony at Dojo Dynamics Martial Arts School in downtown Sandwich. The event attracted guests from New Jersey, South Carolina, and Massachusetts, and martial artists from multiple...

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Aurora Navy League meeting Tuesday

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be held at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery, just north of Route 30. The after dinner speaker will be Brian M. McKnight, special agent in charge (SAC) of the Chicago Field Division...

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Blues & Roots in Batavia

Anderlik, Otto & Church, a multi-genre, three-piece virtuoso trio, performs Saturday at Batavia’s 2018 Blues & Roots on Water Street Festival at Kiss the Sky and Water Studios complex. The festival of Roots, Americana, and Blues, included Chicago’s Devil in a Woodpile and Beth Lee and the Breakups.  Jeanette Hirt...

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