Category: Police

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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Donna Crane

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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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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First Call

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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Unity Saturday

By Regina Brent –  Unity Partnership will sponsor a backyard party on the grounds of Metea Valley High School, 1801 N. Eola Road in Aurora, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is a celebration for an organization that was formed more than two years ago to bridge the...

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Building community an ultimate goal on National Night Out August 7

Neighborhoods throughout Oswego are invited to join more than 38 Million neighbors across approximately 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide for National Night Out, Tuesday. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods...

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National Night Out August 7 stops in Montgomery neighborhoods

Neighborhoods throughout Montgomery are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 7, which is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship...

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John Whitehead

Deep State alive and well: Threat to our freedoms

There are those who would have you believe that president Donald Trump is an unwitting victim of the Deep State. And then there are those who insist that the Deep State is a figment of a conspiratorial mind. Don’t believe the latter. The Deep State, a.k.a. the police state, a.k.a....

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Society’s range: Wesby celebration; and conviction of scams

By Carter Crane –  The three-day, 30-year, memorial celebration of Reverend Robert Wesby’s death was a success by all accounts. Reverend Wesby was the minister of Progressive Baptist Church in Aurora, a civil rights leader, and marched with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The three days included a banquet...

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National Night Out

National Night Out August 7: Schedules for Aurora and Naperville

Events in Aurora: More than 40 neighborhoods throughout Aurora are planning events big and small to celebrate National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 7. With the theme “A Night to Unite,” Aurora’s National Night Out encourages residents to come outside and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors, community partners,...

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Oswego Police Department issues 28 holiday citations

The Oswego Police Department issued 20 seat belt citations during the recent July Fourth Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket crackdown and issued eight citations for drivers who were using their mobile phones while driving. Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort...

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