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Smallville SUPERFEST Book sale in Plano

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit www.planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Drop-In Job Search and Résumé Help, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. An Illinois WorkNet representative will be available to answer job search...

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Open discussion at West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group

The West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at West Aurora Plaza 5th Ward meeting room. This month’s meeting will be an open discussion to address any topics, concerns, or issues the group may like to address. For more information call Pat Malin...

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Aurora Area CVB received 3.7% tourism increase in 2017

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) released a report that annual tourism expenditures totaling $200.5 Million in 2017, a 3.7% increase over 2016. Tourism expenditures represent the total amount of money visitors spend on lodging, gas, food, drink, and entertainment when in the Aurora area. Municipalities collected $3.9...

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Trio of businesses adds to the vigor of Aurora Downtown

Three businesses recently joined the Aurora Downtown family. Both Tredwell Coffee and Wyckwood House moved into the old Metropolitan Business College building at 14 W. Downer Place. Branch Gardens is open at the northwest corner of Lake and Benton Streets. Our downtown family is always growing, and we’re particularly thrilled...

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Aurora Garden Club Sale

Ladies peruse flowers at Saturday’s Garden Club sale at the Aurora Metra Station. The Aurora-based Club sold plants and gardening-related items at its annual Gardeners’ Sale. The club was founded in 1998 by four friends, Aurora residents Rosalie Cassiday, Mary Clark Ormand, Nancy Thompson and Toni Vaughan, to promote gardening...

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Marshall Field’s magical, a Chicago landmark for all time

“Give the Lady what she wants.”  —Marshall Field To a child’s eyes, it was a magical store. Marshall Field’s in Chicago was a must-stop when the family drove from Peoria to visit Uncle Emmett in Chicago. Uncle Emmett and I liked to go to the Riverwiew Amusement Park and ride...

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