Category: Political

Vote by Mail ballot in Will County

Nancy Schultz Voots of the Will County Clerk’s office wants to make sure nothing will stop Will County residents from voting in the Gubernatorial General Election November 6. From now until November 1 at 4:30 p.m., registered voters can request a Vote by Mail ballot. Portions of Aurora and Naperville...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Voting essential, a privilege; early-voting sites listed to help

Voting for candidates, our representatives, community officials, elicit a variety of reactions. The range: On one end the diatribe is that voting is the most important thing we can do to perpetuate democracy is to vote and at the other end is disdain for voting because it makes no difference...

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Salute: 25 years of Dominican Literacy Center: Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice

Salute: 25 years of Aurora University Dominican Literacy Center:

Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Night of hope in Aurora

By Jason Crane –  Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, Council members, City of Aurora government employees, and members of the community shared what could be deemed a night of hope at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. • Aurora mural artist Sam Cervantes was honored for his volunteer work with...

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Early voting part of process for Nov. 6 election

Kendall County voters can vote early at Oswego Village Hall beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, for the November 6 General Election. Early voting at Oswego Village Hall is open to all registered Kendall County voters from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 1. Voting hours at Oswego Village Hall will be...

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Reader’s Voice: Hard times for political partisans?

September 29, 2018 Dear editor; Don’t you feel sorry for poor J.B. Pritzker? He lost his father when he was very young, and his mother was an alcoholic. Boohoo. My mother was 31 and two-weeks old, when my father died after surgery. My mother had two young girls to raise....

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Donna Crane

Gallup revisits society’s view of socialism in poll

Eillie Anzilotti, is assistant editor for Fast Company’s Ideas section, which covers sustainability, social good, and alternative economies. He wrote the following article, entitled: “More and more Americans believe socialism will boost equity.” “The last time the polling company Gallup asked Americans about their understanding of the word ‘socialism’ was...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Life in 1936: Roosevelt election to the telephone

While cleaning out book shelves and taking books to resale, I came across the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia year books I had forgotten were in my possession. Remember when our information came from such encyclopedias? I remember sitting in the library carels at Illinois State University in Normal, on a...

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Cinco de Mayo bakery opens second store in Aurora

Cinco de Mayo bakery opens second store in Aurora

Aurora Alderman Mike Saville of the 6th Ward and Cinco de Mayo bakery owner Gerardo Parra cut the ribbon Sunday to officially open the store at 102 N. Lake Street in Aurora. The building, vacant for three years, once was a Fanny May candy store. The Cino de Mayo store...

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Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in Naperville to support Lauren Underwood

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in Naperville to support Lauren Underwood

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, takes a scoop of the newest flavor Monday in honor of Lauren Underwood at the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville. Underwood, a Naperville resident, is challenging Republican Party U.S. representative Randy Hultgren in the 14th Congressional District election November 6. The flavor...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Putting pause on politics helps elevate the discourse, always

National news does have an impact on us at our community level and we should be sensitive to it. The one-week reprieve in the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be on the U.S. Supreme Court was a welcome relief. Until the one-week break, it was politics as usual,...

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Donna Crane

Two parties destroying U.S. in death match; change cure

Michael Cobelenz an attorney in Lexington, Ky. and Democratic Party candidate for Congress from Kentucky’s 6th District, contributed the following article to The Hill publication, January 28, 2016: “The two-party system is destroying America. Democrats and Republicans are in a death match and the American people are caught in the...

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Will County Voter registration deadline

Will County clerk Nancy Schultz Voots wants to make sure all eligible Will County residents can vote. Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the last day to register by mail or in person and Sunday, October 21 is the last day to register online. Two forms of identification are necessary when registering,...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

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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Mamie Eisenhower in Aurora for the Aurora Historical Society

Cocktails with Mamie will be a chance to meet Mamie Eisenhower who will be in Aurora on a mission for Ike’s presidential re-election in 1956. This is will be a chance to rub elbows with the country club set of the era, and have a Pink Squirrel cocktail with the...

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Naperville City Council invites students to government boards and commissions

Mayor Steve Chirico and the Naperville City Council extend an invitation to Naperville high school students to fill student positions on several City government boards and commissions. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 24. Interested students should apply online by clicking the apply button on the appropriate board or...

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Kane County clerk John A. "Jack" Cunningham discusses his electronic-voting machines at the Aurora Noon Lions Club

Electronic voting in Kane County

Kane County clerk John A. “Jack” Cunningham discusses his electronic-voting machines at the Aurora Noon Lions Club meeting Monday at Luigi’s Pizza in Aurora. With him to demonstrate the new machines was Kane County deputy clerk Brian Pollock. The machines will be used in the November 6 elections. Al Benson/The...

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Naperville Stand on Every Corner

Dedication to Naperville chapter of Stand on Every Corner

Karen Peck, second from left, stands with the Naperville chapter of Stand on Every Corner, by the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville every day from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Thursday, Aug. 23 was Peck’s 46th consecutive day at the Naperville location she formed. She plans to be there every evening...

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Conversation, action, the start to solving suicide

By Joel Frieders –  My name is Joel Frieders. I am a husband to one, a father to three, a son to two, a brother to one, and I am a second-term alderman for the United City of Yorkville, the county seat of Kendall County. July 28, 2017, I lost...

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