Category: Money

Aurora Strong Community Fund on GoFundMe

In an effort to help support the families of those who lost their lives at the Henry Pratt shootings Friday, the city government of Aurora has launched the Aurora Strong Community Fund on GoFundMe. This fund is the official GoFundMe for the City of Aurora. To donate visit www.gofundme.com/aurora-strong-community-fund. The…...

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Oswego Senior Center offers free tax filing assistance for seniors

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, VITA specialists are taking appointments for free tax filing for seniors 60 years or older, persons with disabilities and students. Income must be below $55,000 annually. Participants must bring the following to your appointment: Proof of identification (photo ID); Social Security…...

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Minimum wage bill signed

By Jerry Nowicki –  Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 Tuesday in the Governor’s Mansion and declared his first major legislative victory “a time to celebrate.” “For nine years there were many forces that were arrayed against giving a…...

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Dan Palace, external investment consultant from Allianz Global Investors shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about water scarcity and sustainable investing. Palace said the increase in water insecurity will drive up the need for investment in smart water technology. An estimated 2 trillion gallons of water leaks from broken pipes in the U. S. each year. Jason Crane/The Voice

Increase in water insecurity will drive up the need for investment in smart water technology

Dan Palace, external investment consultant from Allianz Global Investors shares information Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora members about water scarcity and sustainable investing. Palace said the increase in water insecurity will drive up the need for investment in smart water technology. An estimated 2 trillion gallons of water…...

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Montgomery’s newest police officer, Kevin Bayer, left, receives his new badge pinned by his fiancée after being sworn in by Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley. Montgomery resident, Herschel Luckinbill, receives an honor by Village president Matt Brolley as one of 200 Illinois veterans to receive the Honor 200 Award. Jason Crane/The Voice

Busy Montgomery meeting: Honors, UAW property sale

By Jason Crane –  The Village Board of Montgomery held a marathon meeting, Monday to start the new year with a standing- room-only crowd for an action-packed agenda. The nearly five hour meeting, which included a 15-minute break, was the longest in recent memory of many observers. Montgomery resident and…...

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John Whitehead

Perilous emergency state can justify government tyranny

It’s all happening according to schedule. The civil unrest, the national emergencies, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance, or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters, the government’s reliance on the armed forces to solve domestic political and social…...

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Donna Crane

Project will help give choices to impoverished mothers

Last of three parts Sixteen African-American mothers in Jackson, Miss. will be recipients of financial gifts of $1,000 each, according to Gregg Kaurmann in Nation magazine. The project emerged when Jackson, Miss. native Aishe Nyandoro, of Magnolia Mothers Trust helped financially poor members of the African American community n Jackson…....

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Donna Crane

Climbing out of poverty for some women riddled with potholes

Second of three parts Sixteen African-American mothers in Jackson, Miss. will be recipients of a financial gift of $1,000 each for personal use. Greg Kaufmann writes about the gift in Nation magazine. The project emerged when Jackson (Miss.) native Aisha Nyandoro, of the Magnolia Mothers Trust helped the African American…...

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Charles Coddintgon

Society’s solutions include no-growth economy, slow production

From the vault, 17 November 2011 and 19 April 2012 (revised): News reports from the hinterland in recent months described the impact the Donald Trump tariffs on Chinese exports have had upon American farmers. The “People’s Republic” retaliated in kind by targeting the most vulnerable segment of the American economy:…...

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Morton helps Montgomery

The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program has awarded The Village of Montgomery a $15,000 federal forestry grant, which will help Montgomery develop an accurate inventory of parkway trees: Species, size, health, and location. The inventory will be used in the day to day management of the Village-owned trees. The Arboretum…...

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Aurora City Council Honored members of the Tomcat Youth Football League, left. Last month, they clinched the 2018 State championship for the Bantam Level in a 38-12 victory against number 3 ranked Grayslake Colts. They are: Victor Aguilar, Giovanni Briseno, Nehemiah Brown, Adan Colin, Benjamin Corral, Emilio Correa, Peyton Cowles, Salvador Esquivel, Mason Estrada, Emmanuel Gomez-Corona, Angel Gonzalez, Abraham Hernandez, Jaxson Mendoza, Adan Mondgragon, Julio Montemayor, Javier Munoz, Nathan Romero and Jesus Oscar Sanchez. Head coach is Steven Lange and assistance coaches are Jeremy Graham, Tony Estrada, Sergio Briseno, Alberto Gonzalez, and David Clow.

Aurora Council passes $434 Million budget

By Jason Crane –  Aldermen for the city of Aurora government voted unanimously to pass the $434 Million budget while aldermen voted 8-3 against giving a tax rebate to Aurora residential property owners at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, was hoping to use $2…...

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Eric Peterman, CEO of GRNE Solar, answers questions at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. GRNE Solar is requesting approval for a special use permit to install solar panels on approximately 43 acres at 800 S. River Street. The power would be for the Fox Metro Reclamation District and could save taxpayers an extimated $160,000 per year. • A request was made for a special use permit for a Ricky Rockets fuel center at the Southwest corner of Orchard Road and Jericho Road. The proposed facility would be a gas station, car wash, convenience store, multi-tenant building and future out-lots, and hospitality use. The plan could be approved next month. • A property tax rebate in the amount of $45 will be mailed to each residential property owner who submits an application by December 17. The application can be found on the Village of Montgomery website. Jason Crane/The Voice

Installation of solar panels for the Fox Metro Reclamation District could save taxpayers $160,000

Eric Peterman, CEO of GRNE Solar, answers questions at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. GRNE Solar is requesting approval for a special use permit to install solar panels on approximately 43 acres at 800 S. River Street. The power would be for the Fox Metro Reclamation District and could…...

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Captain Rich Forney of the Salvation Army of Aurora presents the Kiwanis Club of Aurora with $5,000 to help with Coats for Kids at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting. Submitted photo

Salvation Army of Aurora supports Kiwanis Coats for Kids

Captain Rich Forney of the Salvation Army of Aurora presents the Kiwanis Club of Aurora with $5,000 to help with Coats for Kids at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting. Submitted photo… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log...

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Julie Morrison, Montgomery Village engineer from Engineering Enterprises, Inc. shares information before a public hearing on a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow the public to comment on the Village’s plan to remove lead services in the Marberry Manor subdivision and the downtown area. The Village is seeking funding assistance to complete the project. There were no speakers at the hearing. She said following the hearing, there is a 10-day comment period where the public can submit written comments to the Village clerk or IEPA. A copy of the plan will be at the Village Hall until December 7. The project will allow the village to remove all known lead service lines. The loan is 50% forgivable up to $1 Million. Jason Crane/The Voice

Montgomery village government to remove all known lead service lines

Julie Morrison, Montgomery Village engineer from Engineering Enterprises, Inc. shares information before a public hearing on a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow the public to comment on the Village’s plan to…...

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Brian Caputo appointed interim College of DuPage president

College of DuPage Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Brian W. Caputo, vice president of administration and CFO at the College, as the new interim president. Dr. Caputo will begin January 1, 2019 to replace outgoing president Dr. Ann Rondeau, who will step down at the end of…...

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Senior causes compelling in making holiday donations

By Barb Nadeau –  We have entered the holiday giving season, when everyone hopes to receive gifts and every cause and non-profit agency is hoping good will help its organization thrive, or survive. Many senior citizens would rather reduce their holiday giving, and focus on other priorities. We can be…...

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Fox Valley Park District excellence rating 20th year

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. The District has received the GFOA Distinguished…...

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John Whitehead

Oligarchy, disguised as democracy, rules with money

“The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves,…...

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Charles Coddintgon

Good reason for growth of childless couples in the U.S.

There is a new trend in the U.S., and perhaps in the rest of the world, as well: Childless couples. In the past, many couples could not procreate for many reasons. Suffice it to say that these couples resorted to an assortment of remedies. Fertility drugs, which usually produced litters…....

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Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce State of Business Friday

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce will focus on the State of Business: Innovation at 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York Street, Aurora. The first-of-its-kind summit will include exhibitors spotlighting their innovation through products and services, presentations by innovators sharing…...

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