Category: Infrastructure

Trevor Dick, left, director of Development Strategy and Facilitation for the city of Aurora answers questions at the City of Aurora’s DRAFT Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update open house, Thursday, Dec. 6. The event included development renderings for information, discussion, and public input. Some objectives for the Fox Valley Mall are: • To encourage new multi-family housing and mixed-use developments in and around the Fox Valley Mall property. • New housing encouraged at strategic locations within easy access of transit and commercial uses. • Support infill and redevelopment of underperforming properties. The plan can be seen at the city government of Aurora’s website. Jason Crane/The Voice

City of Aurora’s DRAFT Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update open house

Trevor Dick, left, director of Development Strategy and Facilitation for the city of Aurora answers questions at the City of Aurora’s DRAFT Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update open house, Thursday, Dec. 6. The event included development renderings for information, discussion, and public input. Some objectives for the Fox Valley Mall...

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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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Heroic efforts receive rewards in Aurora

By Jason Crane –  Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin and Council members honored city of Aurora government employees for recent achievements. Aurora Police officer Skyy Calice was honored for going above and beyond to inspire young ladies in the Aurora community. She founded her own mentor programs for young women...

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NICOR is replacing gas meters in Aurora

NICOR is modernizing all gas meters in Aurora through a private contractor

NICOR is modernizing all gas meters in Aurora citywide through a private contractor.  3P Utility Services will install a two-way communication device on the existing natural gas meter at homes to automate the meter-reading process.  Here is information provided to understand the project: Meter Modernization Frequently Asked Questions: En Español...

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Tom Rickert, far left, Kane County deputy director of Transportation answers questions about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. He said the Phase 1 design approval is complete and Phase 2 engineering and land acquisition is next. The estimated cost of intersection improvements and widening U.S. 30 from Illinois Route 47 to Route 31 is more than $70 Million. He said they hope to pull that together within a two-year time frame. • Robert Yarbrough, left, expresses interest in available properties in Montgomery to open a restaurant. He said he and his wife are owners of RV’s Home of the Hoagy. He said he has had difficulties with the city of Aurora government in rehabbing the former Long John Silver’s restaurant near the intersection of Lake Street and Indian Trail. Village president Matt Brolley said to leave his information with the Montgomery director of development. • Approved was a request for a Class “G” liquor license for Grandma’s Table in Montgomery. The license will allow serving alcohol as a restaurant, inclusive of a bar. Jason Crane/The Voice

Discussion about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting

Tom Rickert, left, Kane County deputy director of Transportation answers questions about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. He said the Phase 1 design approval is complete and Phase 2 engineering and land acquisition is next. The estimated cost of intersection improvements...

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Concerns about pedestrian safety near Montgomery intersection; Village Board approves water rate increase

Edie Johnson, manager of a mobile home park near the intersection of Montgomery Road and Douglas Avenue, expresses concern at the Montgomery Village Board meeting, Monday. She stated the recent death from a pedestrian vs. car accident is the second death of a resident from the mobile home park. She...

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Former Copley Hospital building, vacant since 1995. City of Aurora photo

Aurora Government unanimously approves agreement for environmental cleanup and related remediation of former Copley Hospital ; APPO contract approved

By Jason Crane –  The Aurora City Council honored the 41 community groups that participated in the August 7 National Night Out, at the City Council meeting Tuesday. Unanimously approved was an agreement to facilitate the environmental cleanup and related remediation of the former Copley Hospital site at 502 S....

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Ken Schroth, city of Aurora director of Public Works / City engineer, left, explains a resolution to establish a Private Service Line Replacement Program at a special city of Aurora government Building Grounds and Infrastructure Committee meeting Monday. Members include left to right, Tina Bohman, First Ward; Bill Donnell, Fourth Ward; Juany Garza, chairman, and Second Ward.

Aurora residents may get the lead out of water systems

By Jason Crane –  The city of Aurora government plans to establish a Private Service Line Replacement Program to help Aurora residents get the lead out of community water systems by prioritizing the replacement of private lead service lines (LSL)s. At a special city of Aurora government Building Grounds and...

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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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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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