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Will County reports vote totals

Will County clerk Nancy Schultz Voots thanks Will County for voting in the November 6 general election. Below are the statistics for this Election: Total registered voters: 429,647 Total vote by mail ballots cast/returned: 24,768 Total early voting ballots cast: 48,355 Total election day ballots cast: 176,174 Total same day...

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Inaugural Coca Crawl, mugs, warming trend at First Fridays

First Fridays will stay warm with hot cocoa Friday, Dec. 7 when the Aurora Downtown is host to the inaugural Cocoa Crawl. It is part of the monthly event, and mugs are proving to be a hot commodity. Three-hundred Cocoa Crawl mugs will be sold at event starting at 5...

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John Jaros, executive director of the Aurora Historical Society, gives a presentation to members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area. Jaros showed a slide show from the archives including the Wright Brothers airplane flight demonstration in 1910 and presidential visits. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Historical Society shares a look at the past

John Jaros, executive director of the Aurora Historical Society, gives a presentation to members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area. Jaros showed a slide...

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Santa and two elves, who pose for photos, are expected to be in attendance Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Aurora Public Library West Branch open house. Submitted photo

Family-friendly holiday spirit at Aurora West Branch

By Miriam Meza –  With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to attend the Aurora Public Library West Branch holiday open house? This family-friendly event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Aurora Public Library’s...

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Santa in Yorkville

The Yorkville Public Library Youth Service Department will have many events in December. 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. • Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., Santa. Santa...

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German for kids

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events in December. For more information and to register, visit www.planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. Kids events: • German for Kids, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.. This play group is targeted to age three to...

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Jeanne Ives speaker at Pearl Harbor day Dec. 10

Jeanne Ives, representative in the Illinois State House in the 42nd District, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon at the Gaslite Manor, Monday, Dec. 10. The annual luncheon is sponsored by the Navy League of Aurora Council 247. (The Voice incorrectly listed the date...

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Let's Go Green

Let’s Go Green!

• Plastic bag recycling: Kane County Division of Environmental Resources reminds everyone not to put recyclable materials in plastic bags inside of the recycling collection bin. All recyclable items should be loose in the collection bin. Plastic Bags are the No. 1 contaminant at sorting facilities. Plastic bags and plastic...

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The city government of Aurora seeks public input for Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update

The city government of Aurora seeks public input for Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update

An informational open house from 4 p.m. to  7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Calvary Church, 9S200 IL-59, Naperville, near the intersection of Route 59 and Montgomery Road, seeks input for a Route 59 comprehensive plan update. The purpose of the open house is to provide information on the city ...

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Westmont’s annual Holly Days kickoff, Frosty & Friends Parade, and tree-lighting Saturday, includes a well-lighted Township of Downers Grove truck. A video of the event can be seen at facebook.com/the voice.us. There will be more holiday festivities in many communities in the next 10 days.

Westmont Holly Days:

Westmont’s annual Holly Days kickoff, Frosty & Friends Parade, and tree-lighting Saturday, includes a well-lighted Township of Downers Grove truck. A video of the event can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. There will be more holiday festivities in many communities in the next 10 days.   Jason Crane/The Voice...

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Joe McMahon, Kane County State's Attorney, discusses "Human Trafficking Special Investigation" Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Aurora Navy League Council 247's monthly membership dinner meeting at Grandma's Table Restaurant in Montgomery. The Navy League will be host to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon Monday, Dec. 3 at the Gaslite Manor. Al Benson/The Voice

Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s Attorney, discusses “Human Trafficking Special Investigation”

Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s Attorney, discusses “Human Trafficking Special Investigation” Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Aurora Navy League Council 247’s monthly membership dinner meeting at Grandma’s Table Restaurant in Montgomery. The Navy League will be host to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon Monday, Dec. 10 at the Gaslite Manor...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Giving Tuesday continues all year, including a special weekend

Whew! The requests for Giving Tuesday filled the E-mail in-box in more than a few corners, no doubt. There are many good causes and the need is great. We should appreciate those who depend on charitable giving to be sustained. The need exceeds one day. First it was Black Friday,...

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Cantigny Park assists Midwest Shelter

Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, awarded a check for $10,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation, presented on Veterans Day, represents net proceeds from the 15th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk November 3. The check amount included cash donations from participating...

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Children’s fundraiser in Yorkville Nov. 30

The second annual toy drive/fundraiser for Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Rosati’s Pizza Pub of Yorkville, 1985 Marketview Drive, Yorkville. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy, to donate to a child...

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DuPage Toys for Tots in Naperville

Members of the Naperville Park District Police invite the community to contribute new, unwrapped toys for the 2018 DuPage County Toys for Tots program, presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Toys will be collected at various locations through Sunday, Dec. 16. Toys for Tots accepts only new, unwrapped toys....

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Will County candidates file Dec. 10

Individuals running as candidates in the Will County Consolidated Election April 2, 2019 can file their petitions starting Monday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. through Monday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m.. Petitions for cities, villages, park districts, library districts, community college districts, and fire protection districts will be filed at...

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora reads a proclamation to honor the 40-year anniversary of Covenant Christian School in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Covenant Christian School in Aurora honored

By Jason Crane –  Covenant Christian School in Aurora was honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday, for 40 years of service. The city of Aurora government was honored as one of 23 communities statewide to receive the Governor’s Hometown Award for it’s work to brighten up neighborhoods on...

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The Scarecrow, Dorothy, and The Tin Man perform at the Wizard of Oz during the run which will end January 6, 2019. The Aurora Public Library will be host to Page to Stage presented by the Paramount School of the Arts Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Santori Public Library of Aurora. Courtesy of Paramount Theatre

The Wizard of Oz: Page to Stage at Santori Library

By Miriam Meza –  Follow the yellow brick road to downtown Aurora where you will find the Wizard of Oz, not only at the Paramount Theatre, but through programs and scavenger hunts. We have seen this Wizard of Oz theme play out throughout the Aurora downtown area and we can’t...

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