Aurora Area CVB wins 2018 Reader’s Choice Award

The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Aurora Area Sports Alliance are the winners of a 2018 Reader’s Choice Award given by Sports Destination Management magazine. The Aurora Area CVB was selected by readers of Sports Destination Management as a “Favorite Small Market Destination” for its outstanding...

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Ask Grandpa: Definition of a Sabbath Day’s Journey

Grandpa, In the Book of Acts, Luke tells Theophilus that Jerusalem is a Sabbath Day’s journey from the Mount of Olives. That does not help me to know the distance. I have looked it up on (the internet) and can’t find any definitive answer to my question about what a...

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Seeking Nominations For Sept. 7 Roots Aurora festival awards

Individuals who have helped to preserve their ethnic traditions within Aurora by sharing with the community at large and/or by teaching younger generations, may be considered for a Cultural Champion Award at the 2018 Roots Aurora festival, to be held 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, on the...

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Kiwanis Club of Aurora Spring 2018 grant awardees

Nonprofit organizations pose for a photo at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Kiwanis Club introduced the Spring 2018 grant awardees. From left are: Patricia Rangel and Lisa Simoncelli-Bulak, Benavides Steam Academy; Brandie Anderson, 4 Paws for Ability; Margo Schmitt, East Aurora School District 131;...

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Request: Emotional-support chickens in Montgomery

Montgomery resident Luke Villotti spoke at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday regarding his emotional-support chickens in the back yard of his home in the 2900 block of Shetland Lane. He said there has been a lot of conjecture, misinformation, and bias about his emotional-support animals. He said he served...

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Comment on City of Aurora government housing codes

Aurora resident Rick Lawrence thanks mayor of Aurora Richard Irvin and city of Aurora employees at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. He said many homes in his neighborhood around Aurora University have been used as rooming houses and run as businesses since 2007. He said the current code allows...

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Representative Linda Chapa LaVia: Rebuild Quincy Home

Continuing her efforts to respond to the Legionnaires outbreak crisis at the Quincy Veterans Home, State representative Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, voted to fund reconstruction of the facility, as well as to require the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs to begin submitting a biannual report on the health and welfare...

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Business future at Montgomery Economic Development Corporation event

The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation and Country Financial teamed up to provide an informative lunch-and-learn event recently that provided business owners ways to help prepare business for the future. Key topics included insurance for the top staff members and owners of the company, and the proper structure of the business....

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Summer Reading Challenge under way at all Aurora Public Library branches

By Anthony Stanford –  There’s not a student within shouting distance who doesn’t know that the school year has officially ended. However, for students who haven’t heard, the Aurora Public Library (APL) Summer Reading Challenge is just getting started. This year’s theme is, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” The Summer Reading...

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Rock-painting at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit www.plano.lib.il.us or call 630-552-2009. • Come Rock with Us-Rock Painting, Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., for adults, teens, kids. There will be rock-painting, in collaboration with...

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Future Foxes at Yorkville Library

The Yorkville Public Library Youth Service Department will have many events in July. All events will take place at the Library, 902 Game Farm Road, unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to register, call 630-553-4354 or visit www.yorkville.lib.il.us. • Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Drop In...

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May rain, June mowing, in Naperville

Where late April brought snow to Naperville, late May brought lots of rain, which is presenting a challenge for Naperville Park District staff members. According to current weather reports, May 2018 has surpassed rainfall records with more than eight inches this month, and surpassed the previous record set in 1945...

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Montini overcomes Kaneland for State championship

By Bobby Narang –  Two years ago, the Montini Catholic High School girls softball team had a rather easy two games at the State tournament on the way to a Class 3A championship. The Broncos defeated Carmel and Washington by a combined 16-3 score to notch the program’s first State...

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Avendano induction in Skyway Hall of Fame

Former Waubonsee Community College student-athlete, coach, and administrator, Dr. John Avendano will be formally inducted into the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference’s (ISCC) Hall of Fame (HOF) at the annual year-end awards luncheon June 14 at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. Avendano was an All-ISCC first team baseball player for...

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Dolan and Murphy seeks ISC berth

By Robin Reder –  Dolan and Murphy fastpitch softball team finished 1-3 last weekend in Kimberly, Wis.. Dolan and Murphy’s record is 8-5 for the season. Dolan will be back in action Friday through Sunday in Walcott, Iowa for the International Softball Congress (ISC) qualifier. Dolan and Murphy defeated LaCrosse,...

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Chicago White Sox Dylan Covey emerging pitcher

By denying Chris Sale his 97th career Major League Baseball (MLB) victory last week in Boston, the Chicago White Sox’ Dylan Covey picked up MLB victory No. 2 of his career. And, thanks in part to Covey’s effort, the White Sox’s record was 4-3 on a seven-game road trip last...

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Plainfield North Class 4A State baseball champion

Plainfield North High School has established it prominence in athletics in recent years. Will this Spring be the culmination, or, the springboard to greater success? The boys baseball team won the Class 4A State championship Saturday in Joliet and the girls softball team captured second place in the Class 4A...

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