Category: Events

Rotary Club of Aurora

Rotary Club of Aurora, among Millions, to participate in event on World Polio Day, October 24

The Rotary Club of Aurora will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease. An event , October 24, among thousands, will be held by Rotary organizations across the globe on World Polio Day. Rotary members in the Aurora area are among...

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Dr. Paul Granoff retires from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

Dr. Paul Granoff announces his retirement from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

By Paul Granoff, M.D. FAAP Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora Dear families, I recently announced my retirement after 48 years of practice in the Aurora community and surrounding areas. The decision to retire comes with many mixed emotions. I will greatly miss caring for all of you who are like family to...

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State budget expo at Eola Road

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to the annual Illinois State budget information session to help families better understand the State budget. The event will be Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Library Eola Road Branch, 555 S. Eola Road in Aurora. Admission is free....

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Pumpkin Smash in Naperville Nov. 3 helpful

What happens to the thousands of jack-o-lanterns on front porches once Halloween is over? According to SCARCE, an environmental organization in DuPage County, composting those pumpkins keeps waste out of the landfill, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and creates a natural fertilizer for our soil. The Naperville Park District will be...

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Electronics Recycling Day at Bednarcik Junior High School

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

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Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce State of Business Friday

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce will focus on the State of Business: Innovation at 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York Street, Aurora. The first-of-its-kind summit will include exhibitors spotlighting their innovation through products and services, presentations by innovators sharing...

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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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Aurora Octo Street: Chilly air, hooded coats, and food surround the Aurora Octo Street Fest on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s Restaurant Row Saturday. It was the first weekend of cool temperatures. The event was sponsored by Aurora Downtown. Carter Crane/The Voice

Aurora Octo Street Fest:

Chilly air, hooded coats, and food surround the Aurora Octo Street Fest on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s Restaurant Row Saturday. It was the first weekend of cool temperatures. The event was sponsored by Aurora Downtown. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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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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Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the village of Montgomery’s Community Development Department coordinated its annual showcase of Montgomery tour, Thursday, Oct. 11. Attendees view the inside of a recently-finished office space near Cornell Road and visited five additional sites/buildings. Anyone interested in learning more about Montgomery is invited. Participants included individuals looking for space, brokers showing space, land, or buildings to lease. A list was provided along with a map. The annual event draws interest from the surrounding areas and is designed to continue partnerships and support local business and development in Montgomery. MEDC photo

Montgomery Economic Development Corporation annual Montgomery tour

Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the village of Montgomery’s Community Development Department coordinated its annual showcase of Montgomery tour, Thursday, Oct. 11. Attendees view the inside of a recently-finished office space near Cornell Road and visited five additional sites/buildings. Anyone interested in learning more about Montgomery is invited. Participants...

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Aurora Downtown First Fridays Free the Nipple exhibit 10-15-18

Free the Nipple:

Musician Ralph Covert and his band play Friday, Oct. 5 in downtown Aurora at the Free the Nipple art event at 67 S. Stolp Avenue. The uncensored gallery host was art enthusiast Dan Hites to protest the city of Aurora government censoring the artwork displayed on the wall called, “Peace...

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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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Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup.

Aurora Aces wins Hartenberger Cup, again

For the third time, the Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup. The Prisco Community Center was host site to the Bean Bag Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 2. This tournament should not be dismissed. Those who need assistance walking can get...

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Let's Go Green

Let’s Go Green!

• 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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Fundraiser forum

Tour de Club at Montgomery VFW Saturday The Montgomery VFW Post 7452 will hold its eighth annual Tour de Club with a start at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be six sites to tour for a fundraiser to assist children’s charitable organizations. The pub crawl will include Amvets, St. George,...

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