Category: Opinion

Reader’s Voice: Note: Not all that glitters gold

April 8, 2019 Dear editor; Not all that glitters is gold: Many of us are getting sick and tired of individuals who run justice departments for their ego gratification and political ambition. Whether it’s U.S. Department of Justice improper political surveillance, Cook County State’s attorney Jussie Smollett and LaQuan McDonald…...

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Reader’s Voice: New gun laws can not make us safer

April 12, 2019 Dear editor; To our illustrious governor and all the other gun control activists: I saw a poster and thought it should be more widely exposed. Murder is illegal. Attempting murder is illegal. A felon owning a gun is illegal. Shooting people indiscriminately is illegal. Using firearms in…...

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On rigors of working on a really old radio to give it life

Spring finally has sprung…somewhere. Trees are budding and flowers are blooming. The animals in Al Demeter Park next to the Santori Public Library of Aurora have come out of hibernation and are emerging from their dens just in time to get a load of wet, heavy, snow dumped on them…....

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More than 60 groups, floats, and units enjoyed the inaugural pride parade in Aurora Sunday through the streets of downtown. Here are two of the participating groups. See page 1, page 7, and see facebook.com/thevoice.us for a video of the event. Jason Crane/The Voice

Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin responds to the announcement by Indivisible Aurora regarding the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival

Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin wrote: A monetary gap shouldn’t stop momentum gained. Today’s announcement by Indivisible Aurora regarding the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival is very disappointing – to say the least. On Monday of this week, I received a request for a meeting with Indivisible…...

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Signs across the street from Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 E. New York Street, Aurora, call attention to the residence of a convicted murderer recently let out of prison after completing his 35-year term. Emotions have run high the last two weeks. Protesters, between 35 to 40, held a rally Friday, April 5. They crossed the street and walked to City Hall and the Water Street Mall for another rally. Carter Crane/The Voice

Protest of convicted murder living at Wayside Cross Ministries in downtown Aurora

Signs across the street from Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 E. New York Street, Aurora, call attention to the residence of a convicted murderer recently let out of prison after completing his 35-year term. Emotions have run high the last two weeks. Protesters, between 35 to 40, held a rally Friday,…...

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Reader’s Voice: Aurora bombed with many divisive issues

April 6, 2019 Dear editor; California cities are hit by wildfires. Oklahoma cities have tornadoes. Nebraska cities are flooding. Aurora has a different issue. We are being bombed emotionally with fear-mongering and Facebook hysteria. My submission is not to express an opinion on the issues, but their presentation to the…...

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Reader’s Voice: Chaotic shambles continue as change

April 8, 2019 Dear editor; Media told us that president Donald Trump followers voted for him to change things in Washington, D.C.. Now, even they realize he just wanted to blow it up and boy do his followers love it when he blows it up, continually battering our U.S. Constitution…...

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Most difficult calling: Grace for everyone, even unworthy

By Deena Sherman –  Practicing Christianity is not easy. Jesus’ words in scripture warn us of that repeatedly. So as my heart breaks for those whose lives were directly affected by the evil acts of Tom Kokoraleis in 1981-1982, I am reminded of the most difficult calling of Christians: To…...

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Reader’s Voice: Legal doesn’t make it all right

March 28, 2019 Dear editor; It may seem old school to insist on at least good attendance from our public officials. Those of us whom you have trusted to make laws should be first to follow laws; at least to try our hardest to provide good examples. Silly, you say?…...

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Reader’s Voice: Bicycle use would reduce auto costs

March 27, 2019 Dear editor; The concept survival of the fittest, is widely understood. It is the purpose of this letter to address a less-considered problem of the cost of driving one’s own vehicle. The known costs are driver’s license renewal, sticker renewal, liability insurance, the vehicle, gasoline, and maintenance…....

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Ask Grandpa: On ending the ancestral insanity!

Grandpa, I am engaged to a beautiful lady. (For anonymity sake, Grandpa is not publishing his description of her.) We met in high school and plan to marry after I have my associates degree in (field withheld by Grandpa.) Recently I was approached by (a relative of the young lady)…....

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Reader’s Voice: Ballot selections revealed in Oswego

March 18, 2019 Dear editor; The April 2 election is upon us. Here are my well-researched picks. Remember, you need not vote for all vacancies. In fact, it helps preferred candidates when you only vote for them. I intend to vote for Wayne Harshberger II, Alison Swanson, and Ruth Kroner…...

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Reader’s Voice: First experience with new representative

March 24, 2019 Dear editor; To Mrs. Angela Clay Thomas: Enjoyed reading your Reader’s Commentary in The Voice, March 21 (click here to see). Being outspoken, dealing with facts, is a virtue I much admire. I hope to meet with Barbara Hernandez. I spoke with her clerk in Springfield Friday…...

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Reader’s Voice: Sixth Ward resident endorses Mike Saville

March 20, 2019 Dear editor; With more than 30 years of experience, Sixth Ward alderman Mike Saville has demonstrated leadership, a willingness to listen, and a common sense approach to the issues facing the Sixth Ward and the city of Aurora. From the days of directing the progress and resources…...

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Ask Grandpa: Method available on which fork to use

Grandpa, I advertise on (an internet ad space) when I have things for sale. I always mark the spot that says not to contact me with other offers of services. Trades persons seem to respect that, but lately I have been getting replies from those who are wanting to (date)…....

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