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Major seizure of weapons, drugs, cash and jewelry in Aurora

Large amounts of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry seized in Aurora parole compliance check

The Aurora Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), seized a large amount of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry while conducting a parole compliance check in Aurora Wednesday, Nov. 7. Thirteen felony charges were authorized by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office against Terrell Alvarez, 23, of the...

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North Aurora Police Chief David Fisher honors efforts to save a life

North Aurora Police Chief David Fisher honors efforts to save a life

North Aurora Police Chief David Fisher, center, honors three North Aurora Police officers and an Illinois State Police master sergeant at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday. The group was honored for their efforts of working together to pull Ed Poe out of the Fox River after he suffered...

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A burglary at The Flower Basket in the 300 block of Lake Street in Aurora, Thursday evening at approximately 8 p.m. left the business with a broken window, damaged safe, and missing a few hundred dollars in cash. The owner reported shortly after the business closed, the alarm company called to report the alarm was triggered.  When police arrived, the offender(s) had already fled the building after unsuccessful attempts at prying and drilling open the safe.

The Flower Basket in Aurora the latest victim of multiple burglaries on Lake Street

A burglary at The Flower Basket in the 300 block of Lake Street in Aurora, Thursday evening at approximately 8 p.m. left the business with a broken window, damaged safe, and a few hundred dollars missing from a cash register. The owner reported a little more than an hour after...

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Oswego Police Department building dedicated

Oswego Police Department building dedication

The Oswego Police Department building is dedicated Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Staff members and police moved into the building this week. See a video of the event at facebook.com/thevoice.us.  Melissa Jean Photography & Design photos...

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Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice honored at Aurora City Council

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice honored as a Hometown Hero

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice reacts to her honor at Aurora City Council Tuesday, Oct. 23 for going above and beyond to inspire and make an impact on young ladies in the Aurora community. Skyy founded her own mentoring programs for young women and has inspired others to do the...

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Construction is nearing completion on the new headquarters of the Oswego Police Department, located at 3355 Wooley Road, Oswego. A dedication ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and includes tours for the public.

Public invited to celebrate opening of new Oswego Police Department headquarters Friday, Oct. 26

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the new headquarters of the Oswego (Ill.) Police Department. The new headquarters, 3355 Woolley Road, will be unveiled to the public during a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 26. The public can take a glimpse of the inside of...

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Aurora Police Department seeks to purchase drones

An Aurora Police Department request to purchase four drones and equipment to operate them in the amount of $56,500 will be on the unfinished business portion of the Tuesday, Oct. 23 Aurora City Council agenda. Alderman-at-large Robert O’Connor, who leads the Finance Committee, asked Tuesday at the Committee of the...

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A 13-year-old male student from Montgomery arrested for threats to harm school administrator

An arrest was made Friday, Oct. 12, at Thompson Junior High School, 440 Boulder Hill Pass, in Oswego (Ill.) Community School District 308, in connection with two new reported disorderly-conduct incidents that occurred both Thursday, Oct. 11 after school and Friday, Oct. 12 in the morning. Witnesses reported hearing a...

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Emergency Room physician Stephen Holtsford recently shared his experience helping patients with opioid use disorder at the Kane County Sheriff (Don Kramer) Opioid Epidemic lecture series and forum at the Aurora Public Library.

Help for opioid use disorder at Kane County Sheriff lecture series

Emergency Room physician Stephen Holtsford recently shared his experience helping patients with opioid use disorder at the Kane County Sheriff (Don Kramer) Opioid Epidemic lecture series and forum at the Aurora Public Library. Several years ago Dr. Holtsford saw the opioid crisis getting worse and wanted to help solve the...

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Goat Yoga at Aurora GreenFest, more than for capricorns

Goat Yoga. Refreshing and therapeutic. It was the scene and something new at the annual Aurora GreenFest Saturday. More information and tidbits may captivate: • The Naperville Police Department invites attendance at National Coffee with A Cop Day, Wednesday, Oct. 3 with Chief Robert Marshall from 9 a.m. to 11...

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Rail Safety Week September 23-29 in Illinois

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) asked Bruce Rauner, governor of the State of Illinois, to declare September 23-29 as Illinois Rail Safety Week in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. Governor Rauner issued a proclamation and the ILACP is coordinating the...

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Suicide prevention panel at the Santori Library of Aurora

Suicide prevention panel at the Santori Library of Aurora

Kane County Sheriff Richard Kramer conducts a panel of suicide prevention at the Santori Library of Aurora Wednesday, Sept. 12. Presenters from left, include Liza Oliva, Holley Mapes, and Laura Murray. Right, the Simply Destinee dancers  perform following the presentation. Simply Destinee is a youth organization which offers activities. See...

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Oswego Senior Center events: Windows 10, Medicare, Ask a Cop

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Getting Started with Windows 10, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. There will be easy-to-follow instructions about...

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Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department host Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the Aurora Police Department

Solemn remembrance:

A salute to the color guard. The Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department host Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail Tuesday. Marking the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, the ceremony included a...

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The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through the City as one final tribute to the former police officer and mayor. Jason Crane/The Voice

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through...

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Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department will host Aurora's annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony

Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Department will be host to Aurora’s annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Aurora public safety officials will be joined by mayor Richard C. Irvin and community members at the Aurora Police Department, 1200 E. Indian Trail. Marking the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, the ceremony will feature a...

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Comedian, author, D. L. Hughley finds nothing funny about racism

First of three parts –  Comedian and author D.L. Hughley has made the rounds to promote his new book “How Not To Get Shot and other advice from white people.” Hughley has a wonderful sense of humor which he exhibited on shows, but it saddens me that as a society...

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Active shooter is the focus of West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group

West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the 5th Ward Meeting Room at West Aurora Plaza, 1921 W. Galena Boulevard. Out guest speaker will be Lt. Kevin Williams of the Kane County Sheriff’s Patrol Division. He will provide a 1½-hour presentation on...

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Panel series on heroin highway, opioid abuse, to start Sept. 26

Following the success of an educational forum tackling Kane County’s opioid epidemic, law enforcement officials are expanding the speaking series to Aurora starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Santori Public Library of Aurora, 101 S. River Street. Registration is not required. A panel of experts will discuss...

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