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East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and AFT Local 604 sign three-year contract (2018-2021)

East Aurora School District 131 Board, AFT Local 604, sign three-year contract

Gerry Mestek, president of East Aurora Council of American Federation of Teachers Local 604 holds the signed contract after he and East Aurora School Board president Annette Johnson signed the document at the East Aurora School Board District 131 meeting Monday, Nov. 5 at East Aurora High School. Executive assistant...

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Amy Roth

Aurora firefighters in line for pay raises after COW

The city government of Aurora’s 175 firefighters will have a new, four-year contract that includes pay raises and an increase in their contribution to health insurance premium payments, if the City Council approves the contract in its November 13 meeting. The item was discussed in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 Committee...

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Rotary Club of Aurora meeting October 29, 2018 with Michael Meyer CEO of Fox Valley United Way

The 411 (information) about 211, available in Kane County November 1

Michael Meyer, CEO of Fox Valley United Way based in Aurora, presents information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. He answered questions about 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local...

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Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis of Naperville was named president of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association

Naperville fire chief State president

Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis of Naperville was named president of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA). The induction ceremony occurred during the Presidential Banquet at the 68th Illinois Fire Chiefs Conference Tuesday, Oct. 16. The IFCA, established in 1951, has a long and rich history of supporting the fire service...

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Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County hires Barb Nadeau

The Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County, operators of the Kendall Area Transit program, recently hired Barb Nadeau of Plano as external affairs manager. Providing high quality services to address basic transportation and nutrition needs in the communities of DeKalb, Kendall, LaSalle, Putman and Bureau Counties, VAC depends on...

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David Quiroz Aurora Public Library School Services Coordinator

Aurora Public Library school services coordinator connects to teachers

By Anthony Stanford –  The Aurora Public Library (APL) continues to see its services, programs, and activities grow through the expansion of outreach programs that fortify its relationship with Aurora area school districts, teachers, and classrooms. To bolster efforts and expand its presence toward promoting a culture of school success...

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Cinco de Mayo bakery opens second store in Aurora

Cinco de Mayo bakery opens second store in Aurora

Aurora Alderman Mike Saville of the 6th Ward and Cinco de Mayo bakery owner Gerardo Parra cut the ribbon Sunday to officially open the store at 102 N. Lake Street in Aurora. The building, vacant for three years, once was a Fanny May candy store. The Cino de Mayo store...

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Concerns for support staff expressed at East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting

Concerns for support staff expressed at East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting

Heather Martinez, one of six speakers at the East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting Monday, expresses concern with class sizes increasing and the need for support staff to help students who will have more difficulty competing with students from neighboring affluent districts. Earlier in the day, Board and District...

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Donna Crane

Shelters to Shutters connects property companies to homeless

Adele Peters is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world’s largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. “When Antonio Puryear lost his job in Washington, D.C., and then, shortly thereafter, his apartment, he and his two daughters were temporarily forced to move...

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Aurora Area Retired Teachers’ Association celebrates 60 years

By Jo Fredell Higgins –  Question: What has 400 members now and began in 1958-1959 with 42 retired educators? Answer: The Aurora Area Retired Teachers’ Association (AARTA). This year marks its 60th anniversary and the organization’s Golden Jubilee event! The celebration will be October 2 for lunch at Gaslite Manor,...

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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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