Category: Tech

Aurora GreenFest exhibits free at Prisco

The Aurora GreenFest will be Saturday! Wonderful exhibitors from our forest preserves, park districts, green businesses, green car owners, and artists all will be at the Prisco Community Center and the beautiful McCullough Park to help everyone learn more about taking care of the Earth. The GreenFest always makes it...

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Aurora in Top 100 Finalists for innovation

The city government of Aurora has been named a Top 100 Finalist for the 2018 Chicago Innovation Awards. During a special reception held in Chicago with the 519 nominees, the Chicago Innovation Awards committee selected Aurora as one of the Top 100 Finalists to advance in the annual competition that...

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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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Three new fun events at Aurora GreenFest

The 2018 Aurora GreenFest will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park at 150 W. Illinois Avenue in Aurora. The Aurora GreenFest is a celebration of sustainability, including ways to protect the environment and make our lives better. The event...

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Some gadgets at the Aurora Public Library

More than books, movies, music, at Aurora Public Library

By Anthony Stanford –  Check this out. Did you know that Aurora Public Library (APL) customers can check out items that are not books, movies, or music? That’s right, APL lends a variety of technology gadgets to its customers. The items are available for checkout at all APL locations, including...

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Fox Valley Robotics ready for 17th season in Batavia

Fox Valley Robotics and Batavia Robotics (FVR/BR) will open registration for their 17th season this year with new robotics challenges for kids in first through 12th grades. The LegoWolves Division for first through third graders will take on space in the new challenge “Mission Moon”. These young kids will work...

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City of Aurora government considers interactive outdoor kiosks

An agenda item on a special city of Aurora Finance Committee meeting Tuesday was a resolution to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Smart City Media, LLC of New York, N.Y. for the installation, operation, and revenue sharing of interactive outdoor kiosks using the City Post smart media platform. The...

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scientific concept of The Space Elevator at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora

The Space Elevator

Larry Bartoszek, a mechanical engineer, explains the scientific concept of The Space Elevator at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. A space elevator is a proposed type of planet-to-space transportation system. The main component would be a cable, called a tether, anchored to the...

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Corporation Counsel for the city of Aurora, Richard J. Veenstra.

Aurora COW focus: Small wireless facilities

By Jason Crane –  A focus at the Aurora city government Committee of the Whole (COW) was to work on amending the City of Aurora Code of Ordinances, relative to the permitting, regulation, and development of small wireless facilities. The ordinance is in response to the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment...

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Financial service jobs at risk of AI takeover in 15 years

Staff writer Ainsley (O’Connell) Harris covers the business of technology with a focus on financial services and education. Follow her on Twitter at @ainsleyoc. Harris reported for FastCompany: “LearnVest.com founder Alexa von Tobel offers up personal finance tips for the ever-growing number of workers taking on free-lance, gig, and contract...

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Aurora Museum Week June 17-23 special inaugural splash

Aurora Downtown will hold an inaugural Aurora Museum Week this year June 17-23. Brian Failing made the announcement at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum during the inaugural Fox River Arts Ramble April 21. Failing, executive director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, debuted the event poster created by artist and...

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Grand opening celebration at CodeCraze in Batavia

​The Batavia Chamber of Commerce participates in the ribbon cutting / grand opening celebration at CodeCraze, LLC Saturday. ​The group was welcomed by manager’s Brooke Luetgert, Jennifer Luetgert and web design coordinator Laura Severson. Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Chamber employees Holly Deitchman, Margaret Perreault and Catherine Fitch, several Chamber ambassadors, Jamie...

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