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Milton Hershey: Candy, nurture of workers, boys school

Milton Hershey was born September 13, 1857 to Henry and Veronica Hershey. He grew up speaking Pennsylvania Dutch on his family farm. There he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. His ancestors were Swiss and German who settled in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. He left school after...

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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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Legislation limits large severance packages

Legislation championed by State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, to rein in obscenely large severance packages granted to fired or outgoing government employees at taxpayers’ expense was signed into law August 14. Kifowit’s Government Severance Pay Act, Senate Bill 3604, was introduced and passed in response to large payouts from government...

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A few individuals pose for the camera Friday at the Prisco Community Center during the Community Job Fair. The event was sponsored by Invest Aurora, Quad County Urban League, and the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce. Judy Dawson, right, is a developmental specialist at Invest Aurora. John Ross photo

Community Job Fair in Aurora at the Prisco Community Center

A few individuals pose for the camera Friday at the Prisco Community Center during the Community Job Fair. The event was sponsored by Invest Aurora, Quad County Urban League, and the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce. Judy Dawson, right, is a developmental specialist at Invest Aurora. John Ross...

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Oswego Police Department seeks police officers

The Oswego Police Department is looking to hire quality, professional, and career-oriented individuals for the position of police officer. Application deadline is noon Friday, Aug. 17. Starting salary is $59,401, and if already certified as a police officer in Illinois $61,183. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age...

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Will County seeks election judges for new precincts in Aurora

The Will County Clerk’s Office is actively recruiting election judges for new precincts in Aurora, particularly Republican Party judges. “The number of Republican and Democratic election judges at each polling place is determined by the average party turnout in the three most recent Illinois governor’s races. It’s imperative to have...

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Christopher Faber named Batavia MainStreet executive director Batavia Illinois

Christopher Faber executive director of Batavia MainStreet

Christopher Faber has been named as the executive director for the City of Batavia’s Downtown Partnership organization, Batavia MainStreet. Batavia MainStreet is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization working to enhance, promote, and revitalize Downtown Batavia as the heart of the community through dedicated volunteer efforts. MainStreet is host to community events...

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Will County seeks November election judges

Will County clerk, Nancy Schultz Voots, is beginning preparation for the November 6 General Election by actively recruiting election judges. “Election judges play an important role in the voting process,” Voots stated. “As hands-on participants in democracy, they ensure our elections are administered fairly and in accordance with the law....

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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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Financial service jobs at risk of AI takeover in 15 years

Staff writer Ainsley (O’Connell) Harris covers the business of technology with a focus on financial services and education. Follow her on Twitter at @ainsleyoc. Harris reported for FastCompany: “LearnVest.com founder Alexa von Tobel offers up personal finance tips for the ever-growing number of workers taking on free-lance, gig, and contract...

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Aurora Housing Authority selects new leader

After an extensive national search and selection process, the Aurora Housing Authority Board, (AHA) has selected Ralph Jordan to lead the public housing agency. AHA Board chairman Joseph Grisson commented on the selection by saying “We are pleased and privileged to welcome Ralph and to have the experience and expertise...

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Chief Krienetz recommended McCabe to the mayor to be appointed as assistant fire chief for Aurora

Aurora Fire Chief Gary Krienetz, left, introduces David McCabe at the Aurora Committee of the Whole meeting, Tuesday at City Hall. Fire Chief Krienetz recommended McCabe to the mayor to be appointed as assistant fire chief for Aurora. Chief Krienetz said McCabe started with him more than 20 years ago...

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Branch Gardens:

Kori Kasper and Bryan Kasper move new plants indoors for their new business, Branch Gardens, 77 S. Lake Street in Aurora. The urban city garden will have its soft opening during First Fridays, Friday, May 4 in Aurora. They moved the plants inside because of chilly weather Wednesday, April 25....

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Grand opening celebration at CodeCraze in Batavia

​The Batavia Chamber of Commerce participates in the ribbon cutting / grand opening celebration at CodeCraze, LLC Saturday. ​The group was welcomed by manager’s Brooke Luetgert, Jennifer Luetgert and web design coordinator Laura Severson. Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Chamber employees Holly Deitchman, Margaret Perreault and Catherine Fitch, several Chamber ambassadors, Jamie...

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A family atmosphere at successful Mother’s Restaurants

In a small village named El-Monfia, one hour outside Cairo, Eqypt, Hasnaa Solmin was born. She eventually would have three brothers and two sisters. Her father was in banking and her mother grew bees to sell the honey. Once her father retired from banking, he bought a chicken farm. Her...

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Another career story: Driving a beer company forklift

Penning my previous entry for The Voice in the April 5 issue about working on a television assembly line got me into a 367-jobs-I-once-had mode and the fun I endured performing them. Driving a forklift for Budweiser was one job. Working for a beer company would be a dream come...

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Carl Buddig and Company acquires Montgomery facility

Carl Buddig and Company has acquired an additional manufacturing facility in Montgomery. It is the Company’s fourth manufacturing site in the State. Production at the 280,000-square-foot facility, the former Butterball facility on the West Side of Montgomery, will begin in the Spring. The sale closed January 19, and the acquisition...

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