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Amy Roth

Plans for Aurora include Route 59 commercial, buildings

The Aurora City Council March 5 Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall included plans for Route 59 commercial corridor building, road resurfacing, and firefighters’ ballistic vests. • Plans for Route 59, old West Aurora building discussed. A Route 59 corridor plan that lays out a new look and…...

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Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 1769 makes cookie sales at Culver’s in Oswego Saturday. The season is here for Nationwide Girl Scout cookies. Latrell Austin, left, decides which cookies to purchase. Jason Crane/The Voice

It’s time again for Girl Scout cookies:

Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 1769 makes cookie sales in the rain at Culver’s in Oswego Saturday. The season is here for Nationwide Girl Scout cookies. Latrell Austin, left, decides which cookies to purchase. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts and their enthusiastic supporters have helped ensure the success of the…...

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Historical mayor autographs his bobblehead: Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, poses with Andrew Hamilton from Aurora with an autographed bobblehead Friday. The Aurora Historical Society gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, was open as a participant of Downtown Aurora’s First Friday, Feb. 1. Irvin made history in 2017 when he was elected as the City’s first African American mayor. The bobblehead sells for $30 plus tax in time for African American History Month. The Aurora Historical Society features a photo exhibit to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Burlington Northern Railroad in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Historical mayor autographs his bobblehead:

Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, poses with Andrew Hamilton from Aurora with an autographed bobblehead Friday. The Aurora Historical Society gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, was open as a participant of Downtown Aurora’s First Friday, Feb. 1. Irvin made history in 2017 when he was elected…...

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Mayor Irvin bobblehead at Aurora Historical Society

Mayor Irvin bobblehead at Aurora Historical Society

Just in time for African American History Month, a bobblehead of Aurora mayor Richard C. Irvin will arrive at the Aurora Historical Society (AHS) gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer, Aurora, Friday, Feb. 1. Irvin made history in 2017 when he was elected as…...

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Police and Fire heroes in Aurora Historical calendar

The theme for the 2019 Aurora Historical Society calendar is Police and Fire, and you’ve never seen such heroes. Our archives are a treasure trove of Aurora history, and these photos, span the years 1872 to 1970. They are priceless. Cost is $14.95 plus tax, with a 10% discount to…...

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The city government of Aurora seeks public input for Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update

The city government of Aurora seeks public input for Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update

An informational open house from 4 p.m. to  7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Calvary Church, 9S200 IL-59, Naperville, near the intersection of Route 59 and Montgomery Road, seeks input for a Route 59 comprehensive plan update. The purpose of the open house is to provide information on the city …...

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Mike Mainthow Representative from Smart City Media at Aurora City Hall 10-22-18

Discussions held on interactive outdoor kiosks in downtown Aurora

Questions about interactive outdoor kiosks in downtown Aurora are answered by Mike Mainthow, representative from Smart City Media, right, Monday, Oct. 22 at Aurora City Hall. This was the first of three open houses the city government plans to hold with representatives of Smart City Media to get the facts…...

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Andy Aurora patch for veterans

The Aurora Historical Society is offering a local-themed clothing patch for veterans and their supporters. The patch features Andy Aurora, the 1964 brand image for the city, decked out in camouflage instead of his signature red color, and proclaiming “I’m a vet from Aurora, Illinois and proud of it!” The…...

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uthors are in position with their books at the seventh annual Oswego Literary Festival Sunday at the Oswego Public Library in Oswego. Approximately 50 authors attended the event. Jason Crane/The Voice

Seventh annual Oswego Literary Festival

Authors are in position with their books at the seventh annual Oswego Literary Festival Sunday at the Oswego Public Library in Oswego. Approximately 50 authors attended the event. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log...

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A small world, after all! Just check origin of all items

“ It’s A Small World, after all. It’s A Small, Small World.” —Written by the Sherman Brothers in response to the 1962 Cuban Missle crisis. What do you think the balance of trade is vis a vis the United States and the Chinese? The deficit is the excess of imports…...

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The Holmstad annual Bazaar September 29

The Holmstad’s annual Bazaar is one of Fox Valley’s most anticipated events. Now in its 41st year, residents are putting final touches on all of the unique items they sell to the public when the community will open its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Shoppers will have a…...

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Fundraiser Forum

Marmion Craft Show accepting applications Marmion Alumni Association is accepting applications for the 28th Annual Christmas Craft Show. The juried craft show will take place Thanksgiving weekend: Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Regole Field…...

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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 farmer’s market season-opener

The downtown Aurora farmer’s market season-opener Saturday includes observation of produce at the Aurora Transportation Center. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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The Changing Face of Business

The changing face of business includes one store opening and one store closing in Aurora. Cinco De Mayo Bakery will open at the northwest corner of Lake (Route 31) and New York Streets, in the vacant, former, Fannie May candy store.  Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day...

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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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