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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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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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East Aurora Band Booster breakfast Feb. 16 The East Aurora Band Boosters will hold on annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held in the cafeteria of East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Tickets are $5 in advance or…...

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Lunafest in Oswego offers best indie films Saturday

The 18th annual LUNAFEST will bring winners from Sundance, AFI Fest, and SxSW to Oswego Saturday, Feb. 9! It may be awards season for Hollywood blockbusters, but this year some of the best films hitting the indie circuit are coming straight to Oswego at the Village Hall. The Oswego Cultural…...

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Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity meeting in Montgomery

Aurora-area faith communities are invited to learn about Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Faith Build, a local home building project sponsored by churches. An information meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Genesis Community Church, Habitat offices, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. The meeting was…...

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‘Bowl for Vets’ Sandwich fun

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; second place, Virgil Range,…...

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Historical mayor autographs his bobblehead: Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, poses with Andrew Hamilton from Aurora with an autographed bobblehead Friday. The Aurora Historical Society gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, was open as a participant of Downtown Aurora’s First Friday, Feb. 1. Irvin made history in 2017 when he was elected as the City’s first African American mayor. The bobblehead sells for $30 plus tax in time for African American History Month. The Aurora Historical Society features a photo exhibit to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Burlington Northern Railroad in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Historical mayor autographs his bobblehead:

Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, poses with Andrew Hamilton from Aurora with an autographed bobblehead Friday. The Aurora Historical Society gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, was open as a participant of Downtown Aurora’s First Friday, Feb. 1. Irvin made history in 2017 when he was elected…...

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The Yorkville Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) poses for a victory photo at the Player’s Choice Award after winning the Mini Golf FUN Raiser for the third straight year in Yorkville. This year TAG’s theme was “Dr. Seuss.” TAG scored twice as many votes as the second place winner. The Mini Golf FUN Raiser was held Sunday, Jan. 27 and was sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Left to right: Jennette Weiss, Children’s Department manager and TAG coordinator; Stella Tejada, Mikayla Mol, Lexi Roehr, Brooklyn Souza, Mark Sanford, Naytona Faedtke, Elianna Black. Leah Nieman was not in the photo. Submitted photo

Yorkville Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group wins Mini Golf FUN Raiser for third straight year

The Yorkville Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) poses for a victory photo at the Player’s Choice Award after winning the Mini Golf FUN Raiser for the third straight year in Yorkville. This year TAG’s theme was “Dr. Seuss.” TAG scored twice as many votes as the second place winner…....

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East Aurora Bank Booster breakfast Feb. 16 The East Aurora Band Boosters will hold on annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held in the cafeteria of East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Tickets are $5 in advance or…...

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Explorer Post 2535, Kiwanis Club of Oswego, breakfast Saturday, Feb. 2

The Oswego Police Explorer Post 2535 and the Kiwanis Club of Oswego will be hosts to their third annual pancake breakfast fundraiser at Oswego High School, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will have a portion of the proceeds donated to Celebrate Differences, an Oswego…...

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Connor McCance, 52, of Oswego High School, above, seeks to move around Yorkville defender Mason Klasas, 3, in the teams’ game Saturday in Oswego. The annual Cure for Cancer games between the schools in boys basketball was a 66-58 victory for Oswego. Oswego improved to 14-7 overall. Yorkville dropped to 6-15 overall. A pair of No. 12 players compete, below, Yorkville’s Jack Fisher and Oswego’s Cal Hejza. Mark Krueger/The Voice

Annual Cure for Cancer basketball games between Oswego and Yorkville raises funds for cancer

Connor McCance, 52, of Oswego High School, above, seeks to move around Yorkville defender Mason Klasas, 3, in the teams’ game Saturday in Oswego. The annual Cure for Cancer games between the schools in boys basketball was a 66-58 victory for Oswego. Oswego improved to 14-7 overall. Yorkville dropped to…...

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Champions of Hope to help Hesed The Eleventh Annual Champions of Hope Breakfast to Benefit Hesed House, the State of Illinois’ second largest homeless shelter serving the Fox Valley area, will be held at Pipers Banquets at 1295 Butterfield Road in Aurora, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb…....

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Cody Lorance of Endiro pours in more chili Saturday at Endiro in the Chili Bowl, sponsored by ELEMY. Seven restaurants competed. Endiro finished in first. Jason Crane/The Voice

Endiro Coffee in Aurora voted Crowd Favorite Chili at Second Annual ELEMY Chili Bowl to benefit World Relief DuPage/Aurora -Saturday, Jan. 19

Cody Lorance of Endiro pours in more chili Saturday at Endiro in the Chili Bowl, sponsored by ELEMY. Seven restaurants competed. Endiro finished in first. The winner of the Judge’s Choice trophy for 2019, is Craft Urban.  One-hundred percent of the ticket sales go to World Relief’s services for refugee and…...

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Kiwanis Club Aurora bowling Feb. 1 Some have already made their excuses for their poor bowling to be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 for the Kiwanis Club of Aurora Project Eliminate Bowl-a-thon at Funway, Batavia, 1135 S. River Street. It’s going to be a fun…...

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ELEMY Chili Bowl to assist World Relief DuPage/Aurora

By Joel Frieders –  For the last four years or so, I’ve been working with my friend, Jeremy to build things. We started by building ELEMY (I’m JoEL, and he’s JerEMY) in 2016. Our motto right out of the gate was “building through buildings”. With Jeremy’s experience and brilliance in…...

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Minature Golf Fun Raiser in Yorkville The Friends of the Yorkville Public Library will be host to its sixth annual Mini Golf FUN Raiser Sunday, Jan. 27. This event will take place on both floors inside the Library. Players hit balls between the book shelves and around obstacles provided by…...

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Brett Weiss, founder of Weiss Scholarship Foundation, presents information at the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday. Weiss has made six trips to help the Villagers of Dago in Kenya. His foundation has a global grant and is looking for a lead partner. The Foundation plans to build two new classrooms, a bathroom for girls and one for boys, and provide training for teachers. Weiss said the average Kenyan has four years of education. The average cost for a four-year high school education is $3,500. The foundation has provided scholarships for 27 boys and 27 girls. Jason Crane/The Voice

Weiss Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for students in Kenya

Brett Weiss, founder of Weiss Scholarship Foundation, presents information at the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday. Weiss has made six trips to help the Villagers of Dago in Kenya. His foundation has a global grant and is looking for a lead partner. The Foundation plans to build two new classrooms,…...

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Donation drive for Cradles to Crayon in Naperville MLK Day

Naperville Park District’s Fort Hill Activity Center will be a partner with a Chicago nonprofit, Cradles to Crayons, as host to a donation drive from from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day, to help children who are homeless, or living in low-income situations. The…...

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Soups on at Sandwich VFW Jan. 12 Sandwich VFW Auxiliary will hold its Soups On from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main Street, Sandwich. The meal will include a 16-ounce bowl of soup, dinner roll, and dessert and $6 carryout’s will…...

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ELEMY, LLC will be host to the Second Annual ELEMY Chili Bowl to benefit World Relief DuPage/Aurora from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W. New York Street, and Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York Street, each in downtown Aurora.

Chili Bowl Saturday, Jan. 19 to help World Relief DuPage/Aurora

ELEMY, LLC will be host to the Second Annual ELEMY Chili Bowl to benefit World Relief DuPage/Aurora from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W. New York Street, and Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York Street, each in downtown Aurora. For $15 per person,…...

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