To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another trigger word. The latest Christmas casualties in the campaign to create one large national safe space are none other than the beloved animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, denounced for promoting bullying and homophobia, which first aired on television December…...
At its meeting Thursday, Aug. 9, Naperville Park District’s Park Board of Commissioners voted to prohibit all forms of smoking at its 137 parks across Naperville. The District’s Ordinance 641 was amended accordingly to state that, “smoking or any use of tobacco product is prohibited in all District buildings,…...
“Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours….When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their…...
By Lisa Brown – Here is the story about the good luck charms (cross, wreath and water pipe) hanging above the office door on the wall at Banana Split ice cream shop on the East Side of Aurora. The bent pipe serves as a reminder of what happened May 24,
Jeff Long, as a former sports writer, would have understood the change in writing a column with new information just prior to deadline. We learned late Tuesday of the untimely death of Jeff Long, of the Fox Valley Park District. He was in the Batavia High School Class of 1982…....
Plainfield resident Doug Needham, left, with daughter Thea Neumann, in Winter gear to run the 2003 Antarctica marathon, spoke about running marathons on seven continents at the Aurora Noon Lions Club’s Monday lunch meeting at Luigi’s Pizza in Aurora. Needham is a retired law-enforcement officer and Aurora Noon Lions Club
Mayor of Aurora Richard Irvin, right, in left photo, proclaims January 6th as Chris Hess Day in the City of Aurora at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. January 6th is Hess’s birthday. Hess will be grand marshall of the Memorial Day parade Monday. Step-off will be at noon. The
Twenty-seven students receive plaques and inaugural Aurora medals of honor Tuesday at the Aurora City Council meeting at the Copley Theatre in Aurora for their military enlistments. Seven each enlisted into the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and National Guard. Four have joined the U.S. Navy and two will be in
By Anthony Stanford – Algorithms got you down? It might sound like an odd question, but a crop of television commercials extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how human beings benefit from the expanding use of technology, should pique your interest. Digging deeper the hype about the usefulness
Our country, our planet, is being tested in so many ways and we need to decide: How do we fit into this picture? Will we take a stand for what we believe is right, or will we just sit back and watch things happen? Martin Gould of Aventura, Fla. posted
The old Persian word pairidaeza meant a walled garden. The beautiful gardens built by Cyrus, Darius, and Babylon are no more. Our blue-marbled earth orbits in immense aridity of space, and wherever we travel from the tall tropical forest to the Sahara, nature provides the glory of flowering fruit trees
Police forces in our communities reflect the National scene of undergoing scrutiny, given last week’s horrific school shooting in Florida, violence in cities, and debate about gun usage as a concept. Somehow peace and methods to achieve peace can become lost, relegated to lesser importance, and lose an impact. Organizations
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