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New in 83rd District: Judge Michael Noland, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Kane County, swears in Barbara Hernandez recently as the State representative in the 83rd District, mainly Aurora. She fills the vacancy created by the selection of Linda Chapa LaVia as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs by governor JB Pritzker, pending State Senate confirmation. Chapa LaVia had been in office since her election in 2002. Submitted photo

New in 83rd District:

Judge Michael Noland, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Kane County, swears in Barbara Hernandez recently as the State representative in the 83rd District, mainly Aurora. She fills the vacancy created by the selection of Linda Chapa LaVia as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs by governor JB Pritzker, pending…...

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Aurora Public Library Executive director Michaela Haberkern offers a five-year plan

Aurora Public Library executive director Michaela Haberkern offers a five-year plan

By Miriam Meza –  Have you been following along with what’s new at the Aurora Public Library (APL)? You might know we have a new executive director, Michaela Haberkern. You probably have been wondering what her vision is, what her background is, or just want to know more about her…....

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Cindy Sellen Just Food Initiative

Cindy Sellen brings talent, experience, to Just Food Initiative

Cynthia (Cindy) Sellen, joined The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley as the new part-time coordinator of development February 1. Her position will call on her expertise in fundraising and in relational marketing, as well as her experience in social services and education. Cindy and her husband, Peter, long…...

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Montgomery seeks trustee

Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley is seeking a qualified Village resident to serve on the Village Board as a Village trustee to fill a vacancy from May 2019 through May 2021. The Village Board is the decision-making body responsible for enacting legislation and providing direction for all areas of Village…...

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Amy Roth

Plans for Aurora include Route 59 commercial, buildings

The Aurora City Council March 5 Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall included plans for Route 59 commercial corridor building, road resurfacing, and firefighters’ ballistic vests. • Plans for Route 59, old West Aurora building discussed. A Route 59 corridor plan that lays out a new look and…...

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North Aurora Village trustee Mark Guethle said Prevailing wage helps the community.

Prevailing wage, Lippold Park, North Aurora discussion

By Jason Crane –  The North Aurora government’s Committee of the Whole meeting Monday included a discussion about prevailing wage for the Town Center Economic Incentive Agreement. Village documents show Preferred Real Estate, owners of the inline shopping center between Target and J.C. Penney in North Aurora Towne Centre, have…...

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League of Women Voters Central Kane County holds a candidate forum for Aurora Ward 1 alderman and alderman-at-large Tuesday at Aurora Police Department. The moderator was 20-year league member Patti Lackman. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, issue oriented organization which never endorses candidates. The Ward 1 candidates are Peter Aguilera, Emmanuel Llamas, Caryl Riley, Amanda Sperzel. Alderman-at-large candidates are Sherman Jenkins, Brooke Shanley, and Durrell Williams. Williams was not in attendance. A video of the event can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

League of Women Voters Central Kane County candidate forums for Aurora and Batavia

League of Women Voters Central Kane County holds a candidate forum for Aurora Ward 1 alderman and alderman-at-large Tuesday at Aurora Police Department. The moderator was 20-year league member Patti Lackman. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, issue oriented organization which never endorses candidates. The Ward 1 candidates…...

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Michael Pegues, chief information officer for the city of Aurora government, expresses the need to establish a Smart City Advisory Council at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. City officials hope to utilize a strategic plan for technology. The plan can be viewed at SmartAurora.com.

A push to establish a city of Aurora government Smart City Advisory Council

Michael Pegues, chief information officer for the city of Aurora government, expresses the need to establish a Smart City Advisory Council at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. City officials hope to utilize a strategic plan for technology. The plan can be viewed at SmartAurora.com. Unanimously approved were three agreements…...

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Davis R. Offutt, assessor for Aurora Township, reads a resolution honoring Township chief deputy assessor Carol VanHooser at the Thursday, Feb. 14 Board meeting. She retired that day after 30 years of service. Jason Crane/The Voice

Carol VanHooser retires after 30 years of service to the Aurora Township Assessor’s Office

Davis R. Offutt, assessor for Aurora Township, reads a resolution honoring Township chief deputy assessor Carol VanHooser at the Thursday, Feb. 14 Board meeting. She retired that day after 30 years of service. Jason Crane/The Voice  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents...

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DuPage offers occupational help

The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential. This scholarship financing is designed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Applicants are required to provide proof of DuPage County residency, gross household income…...

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Wayne Johnson

Stories in from the cold, deep freeze, distant past, of work

Did we all enjoy the arctic blast that descended on us last week? Of course not. It’s never fun to have icicles dangling off your frostbitten nose, or Inuit tribes traipsing through your backyard hunting polar bears. But it was the perfect opportunity for our Bonehead-in-Chief, on the advice from…...

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North Aurora resident Lisa Edwards-Shields, asks the North Aurora Village Board Monday for assistance with finding a free Spanish language class for those who speak English. She moved to North Aurora from Mississippi in 2016 for a job at the former Armour-Dial plant in Montgomery and became unemployed when the plant was sold and the new owners moved the facility to Ohio. She stated difficulty in finding employment with bilingual candidates preferred. She sees free classes for Spanish-speaking individuals to learn English, but can not afford paid classes. Suggestions included the Spanish Language Center Naperville. Jason Crane/The Voice

North Aurora resident Lisa Edwards-Shields seeks assistance with finding a free Spanish language class for those who speak English

North Aurora resident Lisa Edwards-Shields, asks the North Aurora Village Board Monday for assistance with finding a free Spanish language class for those who speak English. She moved to North Aurora from Mississippi in 2016 for a job at the former Armour-Dial plant in Montgomery and became unemployed when the…...

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Larry Frieders

Don’t do it, response to pharmacist career question

There isn’t a month that goes by where some well-meaning grandparent, parent, uncle, or aunt, doesn’t ask me about pharmacy as a career for their loved one. What are the salaries like? Are there jobs? What are the best schools? How long does it take to become a licensed pharmacist?…...

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Cat (Catherine) Battista of St. Charles has been selected to be the new executive director of Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

Cat Battista new Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry executive director

Cat (Catherine) Battista of St. Charles has been selected to be the new executive director of Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (AAIFP), Aurora. An attorney by training, Battista has served the residents of Kane County in both a professional and volunteer capacity for more than a decade. Prior to joining…...

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Montgomery Village attorney Steve Andersson, left, explains the legal aspect to Board members, including Village president Matt Brolley before a vote to amend the Village zoning ordinance regarding gas and petroleum manufacturing at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. Two weeks prior, petitioners for a proposed $40 Million pyrolysis facility said the plant would help recycle scrap tires using a thermal distillation process by converting tire chips into carbon powder and liquid fuel under a vacuum seal and airlock. After research and discussion, trustees Denny Lee, Doug Marecek, and Theresa Sperling voted 3-1 against the amendment. They agreed while the technology is in use in Germany their concerns are for the references given by the interested entity and safety concerns for the residents and Aurora University’s $20 Million athletic facility next door to the proposed location. Trustee Steve Jungermann voted in favor. He said the facility would create jobs and petitioners weren’t given a fair shot. Jason Crane/The Voice

Montgomery Village Board votes 3-1 against proposed $40 Million pyrolysis facility

Montgomery Village attorney Steve Andersson, left, explains the legal aspect to Board members, including Village president Matt Brolley before a vote to amend the Village zoning ordinance regarding gas and petroleum manufacturing at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. Two weeks prior, petitioners for a proposed $40 Million pyrolysis facility…...

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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be a part of the Young Adult Job Fair which will be held at Eola Branch Library Saturday, Feb. 9. Submitted photo

Aurora Public Library assists professional development

By Miriam Meza –  Did you know Aurora Public Library (APL) can help with your professional development? Whether you are exploring a new career and need help starting your resumé, or are ready to secure the next job and are looking to attend a job fair, we have the programs…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Haberkern appointed Aurora Public Library director; West Branch to stay put

Stop the presses! Well, almost. Late Tuesday evening this week, only a short time prior to completing this week’s issue of The Voice for an early Wednesday morning press time we received information about the Aurora Public Library West Branch: It will not move from its site. Another bulletin: Michaela…...

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Wayne Johnson

Thoughts to chew on: The Gum Challenge, goaded, and gloating

Over the past months in The Voice, I’ve written stories of my various death-defying occupations, such as forklift driver, assembly line worker, paperboy, at my various places of employment, advancing in my chosen career of never doing the same thing twice or even once, for that matter. Here is yet…...

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Aurora Police Chief Kristen L. Ziman administers the Oath of Office to Aurora Police recruits

Aurora Police recruits sworn in:

Aurora Police Chief Kristen L. Ziman administers the Oath of Office to Aurora Police recruits Wednesday, Jan. 16. A video of the event can be seen by clicking here. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers...

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Michaela Haberkern appointed director of Aurora Public Library

Michaela Haberkern appointed director of Aurora Public Library

The Aurora Public Library (APL) Board appointed Michaela Haberkern its  executive director at its  monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22. She has been deputy director since January 2016. Haberkern has 28 years of experience, including three years at APL. In her role as deputy director, she has hired and trained public service…...

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