Category: Infrastructure

Amy Roth

Aurora plans five-story hotel near Route 59

Aurora aldermen are poised to approve a plan for a hotel near the Meijer store on Route 59 that was the site of a previous hotel plan that the Aurora City Council rejected nine years ago. The president of Indianapolis-based General Hotels Corp., along with representatives from Phoenix-based Best Western,...

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Oswego Board pushes for Metra

The Oswego Village Board Tuesday, July 17 unanimously gave voice for support of making Metra service in Oswego a high priority in the Chicago area, and is asking residents to do the same. The Board approved a resolution asking the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to elevate the Oswego...

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Scott Shelton, left, representative for homebuilder Ryan Homes, answers questions by trustees at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday.

Ryan Homes plans to build 204 homes in the Balmorea Subdivision in Montgomery

Scott Shelton, left, representative for homebuilder Ryan Homes, answers questions by trustees at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. Ryan Homes is seeking the Board’s approval for new home plans to be included in an annexation agreement amendment to the Balmorea Subdivision in Montgomery. Ryan Homes plans to build 204...

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Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council

Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council Honored at Aurora City Council along with many actions including approval of Fox Valley Motel acquisition

Posing for photos at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday are members of the Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council for their 46th Annual Parade and Festival Saturday and Sunday. The parade will start at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in downtown Aurora. •Approved was a resolution to appoint Raymond Hull to the...

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Bill Hannah, finance director for the Village of North Aurora, presents information about North Aurora’s electric aggregation program at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday.

Village of North Aurora votes to continue with Dynegy over ComEd

Bill Hannah, finance director for the Village of North Aurora, presents information about North Aurora’s electric aggregation program at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday. The program, in place since approved by voters in a 2011 referendum, is set to expire in September. Dynegy is an independent seller of...

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Corporation Counsel for the city of Aurora, Richard J. Veenstra.

Aurora COW focus: Small wireless facilities

By Jason Crane –  A focus at the Aurora city government Committee of the Whole (COW) was to work on amending the City of Aurora Code of Ordinances, relative to the permitting, regulation, and development of small wireless facilities. The ordinance is in response to the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment...

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East Downer Place in Aurora has two-way traffic

East Downer Place in Aurora this week was set to switch to two-way traffic Wednesday, July 18. The stretch of Downer Place between Broadway and State Street was set to change to two-way as part of multi-year conversion plan. In recent years, parts of New York Street, Galena Boulevard, Benton...

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Oswego East High School freshman Akshar Kota requests the city of Aurora government consider using solar street lights

Oswego East High School Freshman suggests City of Aurora to install Solar Street Lights

Oswego East High School freshman Akshar Kota requests the city of Aurora government consider using solar street lights. He spoke at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. He said in 1908 Aurora adopted the nickname “City of Lights” and we should adopt available technology and become the City of Solar...

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West Aurora Plaza changes authorized

By Jason Crane –  The Aurora City Council approved a West Aurora Plaza update Tuesday which is set to improve the aesthetics by adding a 10-foot bike path along the front of the property. The plan includes moving the McDonald’s Restaurant, from the back of the development closer to Galena...

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Amy Roth

Parking garage, restaurant, bids, for Aurora

Aurora City Council members will vote Tuesday on a West Aurora Plaza update, a proposal for a parking garage at Aurora University, and an ordinance that would give preference for City contracts to Aurora area bidders. All items will be on the consent agenda. Jerry Callahan, an attorney representing West...

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North Aurora Village Board approves Lincoln Valley on the Fox

The North Aurora Village Board approved the development and rezoning of the former site of the Fox Valley Golf Course at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday. Lincoln Valley on the Fox, proposed approximately one year ago by national homebuilder DR Horton, would be a 374-unit subdivision for an...

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Former site of Fox Valley Golf Course could become Lincoln Valley on the Fox

North Aurora resident James Laughead explains his concerns about a proposed residential development at the North Aurora Committee of the Whole meeting Monday which was moved to the North Aurora Police Department community room due to inoperable air-conditioning at the Village Hall. Proposed is a 374-unit subdivision at the former...

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Aurora Committee of the Whole sends two items to Council

By Amy Roth –  Two items that triggered debate in previous Aurora City Council meetings were included on the June 5 Committee of the Whole agenda. The meeting was held at City Hall. Scientel Solutions’ plan to build its national headquarters at 245 N. Eola Road, Aurora, just south of...

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Ceremonial shoveling in ground-breaking for the pedestrian and bike bridge

Aurora City Council members, mayor Richard Irvin, sixth from the left, and Tom Weisner, f ormer mayor, fifth from left, offer ceremonial shoveling in ground-breaking Wednesday, May 16 for the pedestrian and bike bridge which will connect the East Side and West Side of Aurora north of downtown. Later, the...

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Road project in Naperville

The city government of Naperville will be host to a public meeting to introduce the 95th Street and Book Road Intersection Improvement Project to the public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Comments can be sent to dunnek@naperville.il.us...

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Aurora COW accepts bid for Water Street Mall improvements

Members of the Aurora City Council paused for a moment of silence in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting Tuesday. Mayor of Aurora pro-tem, Robert J. O’Connor, said, “In memory of his dedication, his life, his work, his principals. We need to...

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DuPage signals system to link with Naperville

DuPage County will expand the Division of Transportation (DuDOT) Central Signal System later this year, including connecting its system with Naperville. The Central Signal System allows DuDOT to remotely monitor and observe traffic operations and make adjustments based on changing conditions. Currently, the system includes 72 traffic signals, which will...

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Restaurant proposal, GAR Sentry Statue, at Aurora COW

Aurora residents who live behind the proposed site for a Burger King on Farnsworth Avenue near Molitor Road, expressed concern at the Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting Tuesday. Jim and Linda Wrona are two of several residents who are opposed to the vacant lot being developed for the restaurant....

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Recognition and honors at Aurora City Council meeting

Aurora resident and American Heart Association Passion Survivor, Niki Glass was recognized at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday after surviving a heart transplant three years prior. American Ninja Warrior, Aurora Firefighter Dan Polizzi was recognized for competing on American Ninja Warrior, a televised sports entertainment competition. Aurora mayor Richard...

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