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George Washington forged unified body in fragmentation

By John F. Gilligan –  Editor’s note: President’s Day Monday Feb. 18 is a tribute to all U.S. presidents’ birthdays, especially George Washington (February 22) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12). History reveals that great and noble leaders are forged in adversity. Valley Forge was that crucible for George Washington where…...

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The fourth annual downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk Sunday brings together a nice group to help raise funds for 360 Youth Services. Jason Crane/The Voice

Naperville Chocolate Walk:

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Rick Mervine, alderman of Aurora’s 8th Ward, shares his 37 years of business experience at the Eola Center Monday. He said a business registration program the City is considering should be free, unless businesses fail to register. City officials have reviewed the programs in neighboring communities and are looking for input from Aurora’s 12,000 businesses and will announce more roundtable events. One of the ideas discussed besides fees was whether home based business should be required to register. Jason Crane/The Voice

Business Program for Aurora:

Rick Mervine, alderman of Aurora’s 8th Ward, shares his 37 years of business experience at the Eola Center Monday. He said a business registration program the City is considering should be free, unless businesses fail to register. City officials have reviewed the programs in neighboring communities and are looking for…...

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Valentine’s Day comfortable all year; history in House

The easy and loving breath of fresh air personified by Valentine’s Day should be the approach every week of the year. Well, some may say the pressure to please should be less than once a year. Nonetheless, think of the greeting card companies, chocolate companies, floral shops, teddy bear brigades,…...

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Topic: Graduated income tax Feb. 21

Eighty percent of the states in America have a fair, graduated, rate income tax, and Illinois should, too, according to Jean Pierce. This system would tax higher income levels at a higher rate than lower income levels. Pierce will present the case for a fair tax at 7 p.m. Thursday,…...

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Aurora State of City March 5

Mayor Richard C. Irvin’s 2019 Aurora State of the City Address, The Light Is On: Aurora Is Open For Business, will bring the community together for a review of the past year and a preview of the year ahead, including many exciting announcements. Hosts are the Aurora Regional Chamber of…...

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Digital safety seminar Feb. 21

To equip residents with information about how to use technology safely, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to a digital safety seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Eola Road Branch of the Aurora Library, at 555 S. Eola Road in Aurora. For more information or…...

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Parents Corner at the Aurora Public Library offers assistance at all three locations

Aurora Public Library: Moving ideas into reality, feed imagination

By Miriam Meza –  Imagine what it would be like if that popular book or top-chart audio was available faster and easier at Aurora Public Library (APL). Imagine more Aurora residents having library cards and coming together to discuss the same book. Imagine having accessible answers to those parenting questions…...

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Hesed House’s Ryan Dowd at Batavia Series

The New Lyceum Lecture Series will continue at the Batavia Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. when Ryan Dowd, executive director of Hesed House in Aurora, presents “Homeless Shelters’ Gift to the World.” In his role with Hesed House, Dowd has been at the forefront of the endeavor…...

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The Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Eola Community Center in Aurora provides good food and raises funds for the organization. Jason Crane/The Voice

Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Eola Community Center in Aurora provides good food and raises funds for the organization. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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Knit, crochet, book group, citizenship, at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Knit and Crochet Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This informal group works on individual projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and…...

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Aurora Navy League will meet Feb. 19 at Grandma’s Table

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery. The after dinner speaker will be Lieutenant Peter Besser, USN from the Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes. Lt. Besser’s topic will be “How we transform a young…...

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Chuck Granholm, left, receives a charter to begin the Walter E. Truemper Legion Post 1944 from Michael Calder, American Legion Department of Illinois. The presentation was Thursday, Feb. 7 at the new home of Post 1944, the Warehouse Church in Aurora. There are 25 members now. Granholm is commander, Gary Krolik is senior vice commander, John Sbarbaro is adjutant, and Fred Torres is chaplain. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. February 20 on the 75th anniversary of the death of Walter E. Truemper of Aurora in World War II. Carter Crane/The Voice

Walter Truemper Legion Post:

Chuck Granholm, left, receives a charter to begin the Walter E. Truemper Legion Post 1944 from Michael Calder, American Legion Department of Illinois. The presentation was Thursday, Feb. 7 at the new home of Post 1944, the Warehouse Church in Aurora. There are 25 members now. Granholm is commander, Gary…...

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‘Bowl for Vets’ in Sandwich

The American Legion Riders Post 181 from Sandwich coordinated “Bowl for Vets” Saturday, Jan. 26 at Sandwich Idle Hour Lanes. Focus: bowling, turkeys (bowling strikes), food, raffles, seeing friends, and making friends. Cash prizes were awarded to first place, Bobby Wilgus who bowled a 919 series with 9 pins, no…...

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Batavia Legion Post 504 to meet

The Batavia American Legion Post 504 will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Batavia VFW, 645 S. River Street, Batavia. All veterans are invited to attend and join. More information can be found on the Post’s website at bataviapost504.org. The post meets the third…...

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At Risk Mobile Lab: Grand opening of the At Risk Mentoring Mobile Computer Lab with a ribbon-cutting at the Community Center on Monomoy Street in Aurora draws a crowd. Aurora alderman Mike Saville and David Smith president of At Risk Mentoring cut the ribbon. Saville assisted with the acquisition of 13 computers with a grant of $3,500 from his Sixth Ward fund. The computers will bring free education from the Khan Academy to the youth who need help with their homework and studies. Carlise Welton photo

At Risk Mentoring Mobile Computer Lab in Aurora grand opening

Grand opening of the At Risk Mentoring Mobile Computer Lab with a ribbon-cutting at the Community Center on Monomoy Street in Aurora draws a crowd. Aurora alderman Mike Saville and David Smith president of At Risk Mentoring cut the ribbon. Saville assisted with the acquisition of 13 computers with a…...

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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 Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will cut and stack invasive brush and trees. Tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite loppers…...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheel of Soul Tour in Aurora July 21

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul tour, one of the most anticipated concert events of the Summer, will make its only Chicago-area stop Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Unrivaled in its blend…...

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Little White School Museum volunteer Stephanie Just, right, helps a visitor with her Victorian Valentine project. Families are invited to visit the museum, 72 Polk Street in Oswego, Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, to make and take home an instant heirloom during the museum’s annual free “Victorian Valentines” craft activity. Crafters three and older may stop in between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. either day. Submitted photo

Victorian Valentine project at Little White School Museum in Oswego

Little White School Museum volunteer Stephanie Just, right, helps a visitor with her Victorian Valentine project. Families are invited to visit the museum, 72 Polk Street in Oswego, Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, to make and take home an instant heirloom during the museum’s annual free “Victorian Valentines” craft activity…....

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