Category: Transportation

Naperville in Super Bowl crackdown

The Naperville Police Department made 37 traffic stops and issued 36 citations during the recent Super Bowl crackdown. The Super Bowl weekend Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement effort ran Friday, Feb. 1, through the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 4, to keep…...

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Effects of bad weather: The arctic cold and snow fall this week, following warm temperatures in December 2018, can have a negative effect on travel and transportation means. This truck finds a place on the side of the road recently on Lake Street in Aurora in need of assistance. Frigid temperatures this week ranged into the minus 20 degrees-plus with wind chills close to nearly minus 50 degrees, Weather forecasts for the weekend were for temperatures to be above 45 degrees with rain the help wash away some of the snow. The bad effect will be for more hazardous driving with slush and slippery surfaces. Dustin Krueger/The Voice

Effects of bad weather:

The arctic cold and snow fall this week, following warm temperatures in December 2018, can have a negative effect on travel and transportation means. This truck finds a place on the side of the road recently on Lake Street in Aurora in need of assistance. Frigid temperatures this week ranged…...

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Charlie Zine, president of the Rotary Club of Aurora, presents 70 photos to the Rotary Club of Aurora members December 17 from his trip by kayak, the whole length of the Fox River. Zine and Chuck Roberts completed the eight-day, 202-mile journey from Colgate, Wis. to Ottawa last Summer. Their journey experience: 26 logjams, three beaver dams, 16 man-made dams, two man-made lakes, three days and nights of rain, shoreline camps with no fire, and wild dangerous Asian Carp fish. Jason Crane/The Voice

202-mile journey on Fox River from Colgate, Wis. to Ottawa shared at Rotary Club of Aurora

Charlie Zine, president of the Rotary Club of Aurora, presents 70 photos to the Rotary Club of Aurora members December 17 from his trip by kayak, the whole length of the Fox River. Zine and Chuck Roberts completed the eight-day, 202-mile journey from Colgate, Wis. to Ottawa last Summer. Their…...

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KAT driver Ted Shick reflects devotion, skill, for seniors

By Barb Nadeau –  One of the best ways to see your tax dollars at work is from the back seat of a handicapped accessible bus through Kendall Area Transit, or the Ride in Kane Program. Your public para-transit programs offer more than just mobility to the folks who ride…....

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Trevor Dick, left, director of Development Strategy and Facilitation for the city of Aurora answers questions at the City of Aurora’s DRAFT Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update open house, Thursday, Dec. 6. The event included development renderings for information, discussion, and public input. Some objectives for the Fox Valley Mall are: • To encourage new multi-family housing and mixed-use developments in and around the Fox Valley Mall property. • New housing encouraged at strategic locations within easy access of transit and commercial uses. • Support infill and redevelopment of underperforming properties. The plan can be seen at the city government of Aurora’s website. Jason Crane/The Voice

City of Aurora’s DRAFT Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update open house

Trevor Dick, left, director of Development Strategy and Facilitation for the city of Aurora answers questions at the City of Aurora’s DRAFT Route 59 Comprehensive Plan Update open house, Thursday, Dec. 6. The event included development renderings for information, discussion, and public input. Some objectives for the Fox Valley Mall…...

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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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Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County hires Barb Nadeau

The Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County, operators of the Kendall Area Transit program, recently hired Barb Nadeau of Plano as external affairs manager. Providing high quality services to address basic transportation and nutrition needs in the communities of DeKalb, Kendall, LaSalle, Putman and Bureau Counties, VAC depends on…...

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Wayne Johnson

Saga of kids, trains, and collecting coal from engines

While reading the column by The Chas (Charles Coddington) in the September 27 issue of The Voice (click here for article) about his early fascination with trains, it got me thinking about some broccoli I ate last night. No. I did think about it, but that’s not what I’m referring…...

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Goat yoga offers relaxation at Saturday’s annual Aurora GreenFest. Jason Crane/The Voice

Goat Yoga one of the new exhibits at 9th Annual Aurora Greenfest

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Charles Coddintgon

Fascinating trains across the U.S.: Solve problems

Trains have fascinated me since childhood. Perhaps the fascination was a part of my genetic code. My paternal grandfather, Charles James Coddington, 1879-1926, whom I never knew, was a railway express clerk; my maternal grandfather, William C. Watson, 1898-1982, worked for the CB & Q all his life. But the…...

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Tom Rickert, far left, Kane County deputy director of Transportation answers questions about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. He said the Phase 1 design approval is complete and Phase 2 engineering and land acquisition is next. The estimated cost of intersection improvements and widening U.S. 30 from Illinois Route 47 to Route 31 is more than $70 Million. He said they hope to pull that together within a two-year time frame. • Robert Yarbrough, left, expresses interest in available properties in Montgomery to open a restaurant. He said he and his wife are owners of RV’s Home of the Hoagy. He said he has had difficulties with the city of Aurora government in rehabbing the former Long John Silver’s restaurant near the intersection of Lake Street and Indian Trail. Village president Matt Brolley said to leave his information with the Montgomery director of development. • Approved was a request for a Class “G” liquor license for Grandma’s Table in Montgomery. The license will allow serving alcohol as a restaurant, inclusive of a bar. Jason Crane/The Voice

Discussion about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting

Tom Rickert, left, Kane County deputy director of Transportation answers questions about improvements to Orchard Road and Route 30 at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. He said the Phase 1 design approval is complete and Phase 2 engineering and land acquisition is next. The estimated cost of intersection improvements…...

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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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Rail Safety Week September 23-29 in Illinois

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) asked Bruce Rauner, governor of the State of Illinois, to declare September 23-29 as Illinois Rail Safety Week in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. Governor Rauner issued a proclamation and the ILACP is coordinating the…...

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Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in Partnership with Village of Montgomery

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in partnership with the Village of Montgomery

Mike Neuenkirchen, third from left, program director of Kendall Area Transit (KAT), cuts a ribbon with Montgomery Village Board members and Village clerk Penny FitzPatrick, second from left, outside the Montgomery Village Hall, Monday. The ribbon-cutting signifies a partnership between the Village and the dial-a-ride service since July 1. Kendall…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Many delights: Ukulele Festival to the LaSalle Auto Show

Festivals, shows, events, and various activities are a part of our communities’ scenes. Continually. Perpetually. Joyously. The calendar is crowded with delightful and important events, some annual and successful events, and some inaugural occasions. The City of Lights Ukulele Festival will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on…...

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North Aurora Village Board ordinance updates, speeding concerns

North Aurora Village Board ordinance updates, speeding concerns

North Aurora resident Nick Dalo, right, expresses concern at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday about cars speeding on his street, Westover Road. He requested the Village increase patrols and install speed bumps or flexible chicanes. The Board discussed options available to slow traffic. North Aurora Police Chief David…...

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Oswego Dairy Hut Cruise Night sponsored by Hetts Auto Sales

Oswego Dairy Hut Cruise Night

Dan Wallis, Oswego, holds the Best in Show Street Rod trophy at the Oswego Dairy Hut Cruise Night sponsored by Hetts Auto Sales and stands next to his 1933 three-window Ford Coupe. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One...

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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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