Electronics Recycling Day at Bednarcik Junior High School

The Aurora city government, in partnership with Will County government, will be host to a free Electronics Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Bednarcik Junior High School, 3025 Heggs Road, Aurora. All items are free to recycle, including televisions, but registration is required. Due...

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Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce State of Business Friday

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce will focus on the State of Business: Innovation at 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York Street, Aurora. The first-of-its-kind summit will include exhibitors spotlighting their innovation through products and services, presentations by innovators sharing...

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Dr. Jeff Craig, superintendent of West Aurora School District 129, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, and John Savage, president of the Aurora Public Library Board, answer questions at a press conference at Aurora City Hall, Tuesday to discuss the future of the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library. Their goal is to work together to provide more services and lower expenses by consolidating the West Branch. They’ve reached out to Aurora food pantries and the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) seeking interest in collaboration. Savage said the West Branch is not optimal. It has approximately $1 Million in operating cost and one-third of the facility is not usable for public space. The facility receives approximately 10% of library patron usage. They seek to rent a 10,000 to 12,000 square-foot building on Galena Boulevard between Edgelawn Drive and Orchard Road for better visibility. Savage stated they have looked, but have not identified a location they want to go to yet. He said they hope, with a lower cost manner, they can increase recently-cut hours at the West Branch. A video of the press conference can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Discussion about Aurora Library West Branch:

Dr. Jeff Craig, superintendent of West Aurora School District 129, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, and John Savage, president of the Aurora Public Library Board, answer questions at a press conference at Aurora City Hall, Tuesday to discuss the future of the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library. Their goal...

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Paloa Having, right, with husband, Eric, and son, Josiah, pose for a photo at the Aurora Public Library Eola Branch. Submitted photo

Citizenship classes taken seriously at Aurora Public Library Eola Road Branch

By Anthony Stanford –  If there ever were a reason for exuberance, Paola Havinga has a legitimate one. The Cuautla Morelos, Mexico native who came to the United States in 2008 recently passed the United States citizenship examination. She will take the oath to become a citizen at the U.S....

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Many events at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many and a wide range events. For more information and to register, visit www.planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Movie Night, Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.. Emotional and moving, this intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor,...

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Aurora Octo Street: Chilly air, hooded coats, and food surround the Aurora Octo Street Fest on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s Restaurant Row Saturday. It was the first weekend of cool temperatures. The event was sponsored by Aurora Downtown. Carter Crane/The Voice

Aurora Octo Street Fest:

Chilly air, hooded coats, and food surround the Aurora Octo Street Fest on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s Restaurant Row Saturday. It was the first weekend of cool temperatures. The event was sponsored by Aurora Downtown. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles four man tandem drill team demonstrates its skills at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Marmion Academy is a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory high school for young men. The Marmion drill team, in its 71st year, officially was formed in September 1947 by Technical Sergeant Earl K. Buchan. The team performed its first public exhibition December 10, 1948 in Aurora. February 2019, Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles JROTC Military Drill Team will be host to the annual Colonel Earl K. Buchan Invitational Drill Meet. Jason Crane/The Voice

Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles drill team program in its 71st year

Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles four man tandem drill team demonstrates its skills at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Marmion Academy is a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory high school for young men. The Marmion drill team, in its 71st year, officially was formed in...

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Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the village of Montgomery’s Community Development Department coordinated its annual showcase of Montgomery tour, Thursday, Oct. 11. Attendees view the inside of a recently-finished office space near Cornell Road and visited five additional sites/buildings. Anyone interested in learning more about Montgomery is invited. Participants included individuals looking for space, brokers showing space, land, or buildings to lease. A list was provided along with a map. The annual event draws interest from the surrounding areas and is designed to continue partnerships and support local business and development in Montgomery. MEDC photo

Montgomery Economic Development Corporation annual Montgomery tour

Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the village of Montgomery’s Community Development Department coordinated its annual showcase of Montgomery tour, Thursday, Oct. 11. Attendees view the inside of a recently-finished office space near Cornell Road and visited five additional sites/buildings. Anyone interested in learning more about Montgomery is invited. Participants...

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Aurora Downtown First Fridays Free the Nipple exhibit 10-15-18

Free the Nipple:

Musician Ralph Covert and his band play Friday, Oct. 5 in downtown Aurora at the Free the Nipple art event at 67 S. Stolp Avenue. The uncensored gallery host was art enthusiast Dan Hites to protest the city of Aurora government censoring the artwork displayed on the wall called, “Peace...

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Salute: 25 years of Dominican Literacy Center: Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice

Salute: 25 years of Aurora University Dominican Literacy Center:

Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Spirit Award to Batavia resident: Batavia resident Meg Bero shows the Aurora University’s 2018 Spirit Award Friday at an annual alumni awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall. Aurora University president Rebecca Sherrick presented the award to Bero, 20-year director of Aurora University’s Schingoethe Museum. The award recognizes her unselfish contributions and steadfast loyalty to the school, students and alumni. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora University Spirit Award to Batavia resident:

Batavia resident Meg Bero shows the Aurora University’s 2018 Spirit Award Friday at an annual alumni awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall. Aurora University president Rebecca Sherrick presented the award to Bero, 20-year director of Aurora University’s Schingoethe Museum. The award recognizes her unselfish contributions and steadfast loyalty to...

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Four Aurora University alumnae at an annual awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall Friday during homecoming are from left: Phyllis Bohy Silmser, Aurora; Phyllis Ninneman Goodrich, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Sherry Hanson Lang, Aurora; and Jean Ninneman Ayer, Brookfield, Wis.. Al Benson/The Voice

Aurora University homecoming:

Four Aurora University alumnae at an annual awards dinner in the University Banquet Hall Friday during homecoming are from left: Phyllis Bohy Silmser, Aurora; Phyllis Ninneman Goodrich, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Sherry Hanson Lang, Aurora; and Jean Ninneman Ayer, Brookfield, Wis.. Al Benson/The Voice...

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Jim Hamad, Aurora University athletic director, left; Ruth Bedrosian Matteson; Nancy Bedrosian Pollard; and Hillary Brennan; Aurora University trustee, unveil plaque at Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium dedication Saturday at Edgelawn Drive and Jericho Road. The late Bedrosian initiated the University’s softball program, was head coach for 18 years, his teams won 12 conference championships, and he was athletic director for 31 years. Over the weekend the school announced it would build a baseball field at the complex. Sylvia Springer/Aurora University photo

Aurora University Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium Dedication

Jim Hamad, Aurora University athletic director, left; Ruth Bedrosian Matteson; Nancy Bedrosian Pollard; and Hillary Brennan; Aurora University trustee, unveil plaque at Samuel Bedrosian Softball Stadium dedication Saturday at Edgelawn Drive and Jericho Road. The late Bedrosian initiated the University’s softball program, was head coach for 18 years, his teams...

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East Aurora High School quarterback Orlando Garcia looks down the field for a receiver in Friday’s East-West game

Closing in on QB:

East Aurora High School quarterback Orlando Garcia looks down the field for a receiver in Friday’s East-West game. Host West Aurora defenders, Denver Warren, 43, and Ian Deisher, 36, prepare for a sack. West Aurora won, 51-0, to improve to 7-1 overall and 7-1 in the Upstate Eight Conference. West...

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Playoff pressure vital for Batavia Football

By Bobby Narang –  Batavia High School experienced an earlier-than-expected dose of pressure playoff football in week eight Friday. The defending Class 7A State champions managed to keep their undefeated streak alive, locked up at least a share of the DuKane Conference regular-season championship, and displayed some championship mettle with...

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Last lap: Out of gas

By John Schutt –  NASCAR Monster Energy Series, 1000 Bulbs 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Ala., Sunday, Oct. 14. Kurt Busch won the pole position and the top four starting positions in this restrictor plate race went to his Stewart Haas teammates, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola, and Kevin Harvick. Almirola came...

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