Category: Transportation

Jim McWethy of Downers Grove, left, receives congratulations from a Summer Nights Classic Car Show official Friday for Best in Show in Downers Grove.

Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show

Jim McWethy of Downers Grove with roots in Aurora, left, receives congratulations from a Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show official Friday for Best in Show with his 1966 Austin-Healey 3000. The 26th annual car show series is held each Friday, May 25-August 31. McWethy is owner of Mistwood...

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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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Yanise Ho Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds stranger kindness

Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds and to prove the kindness of strangers

Victoria Schmitt of Yorkville bid farewell recently to a new friend, 23-year-old Yanise Ho, originally from Hong Kong (click here for her website). The immediate destination for Ho was Iowa and ultimately Portland, Ore., all by roller blades. Yes, the college student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass....

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Sandwich American Legion Post 181 open Road ABATE ride

Legion Post 181 on open Road ABATE ride

Members from American Legion Riders Post 181 in Sandwich and Open Roads ABATE Chapter planned a bike ride July 22 with The Crooked Roof in Lanark, Chesty P’s in Polo, Happy Joe’s Pizza in Galena, and Iron Horse Saloon in Savanna, Illinois. These businesses were stops in the 2018 Open...

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Following the flow of the Fox River: All 202 miles

Chuck Roberts, left, and Charlie Zine, celebrate the completion of their eight-day journey down the Fox River through Elgin and Aurora to Ottawa at the confluence of the Fox River and Illinois River, a journey of 202 miles. Roberts is former president of the Friends of the Fox. Zine is...

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GoFundMe page for Fox Valley Trolley Museum

Last week the Fox Valley Trolley Museum in South Elgin was vandalized by two minors and there was $110,000 in damage to eight cars. The museum has created a GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/fox-river-trolley-museum, for those who are willing or wish to make donations to help cover the costs of these repairs....

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Oswego Board pushes for Metra

The Oswego Village Board Tuesday, July 17 unanimously gave voice for support of making Metra service in Oswego a high priority in the Chicago area, and is asking residents to do the same. The Board approved a resolution asking the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to elevate the Oswego...

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East Downer Place in Aurora has two-way traffic

East Downer Place in Aurora this week was set to switch to two-way traffic Wednesday, July 18. The stretch of Downer Place between Broadway and State Street was set to change to two-way as part of multi-year conversion plan. In recent years, parts of New York Street, Galena Boulevard, Benton...

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KAT Service to expand to part of Montgomery

Kendall Area Transit (KAT), in conjunction with the Village of Montgomery, will expand service for Kendall County residents of the village of Montgomery to begin Sunday, July 1. KAT will provide general transit services to all Kendall County locations, plus specific medical locations outside of Kendall County, with rides which...

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Ceremonial shoveling in ground-breaking for the pedestrian and bike bridge

Aurora City Council members, mayor Richard Irvin, sixth from the left, and Tom Weisner, f ormer mayor, fifth from left, offer ceremonial shoveling in ground-breaking Wednesday, May 16 for the pedestrian and bike bridge which will connect the East Side and West Side of Aurora north of downtown. Later, the...

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Aurora green theme bid enhanced by a little effort

By Marissa Amoni – No idling. Less straws. Fewer cars. More bike lanes. I think Aurora has a bit of catching up to do, but it’s possible that we can become a greener city with not too much effort. I always think of it as a challenge to execute activities...

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Road project in Naperville

The city government of Naperville will be host to a public meeting to introduce the 95th Street and Book Road Intersection Improvement Project to the public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Comments can be sent to dunnek@naperville.il.us...

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IMSA student Rishi Modi honored by Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora

IMSA student Rishi Modi, center, is honored by Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. He recently received the Top High School Innovator Award for GoGo Riders, a ride-sharing service that allows customers to negotiate prices for a ride with nearby drivers. He is joined...

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