Ukulele Festival in Aurora

The first City of Lights Ukulele Festival will present many of the Midwest’s finest ukulele artists in downtown Aurora, to include performances, workshops, and open mic. The event will take place at Water Street, near Aurora City Hall, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Four downtown museums,...

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Ruth Garcia Rotary Club Youth exchange Sicily trip

Rotary Club Youth exchange

Ruth Garcia enthusiastically discusses her future plans and goals with members of the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. She is part of the Rotary Club Youth Exchange program and will leave for Sicily soon to spend a full academic year learning both a new...

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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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Aurora honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Aurora Police team

Aurora City Council honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions Aurora Police Department team

The Aurora City Council honors the 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions, the Aurora Police team, above, Tuesday at the City Council meeting. • Honored was the inaugural Aurora Youth Council for its community participation (Click here to see photo). Alex Perez, former city of Aurora government employee...

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City of Lights Ukulele Fest approved for Sunday, Aug. 26 in Aurora

City of Lights Ukulele Fest approved for Sunday, Aug. 26 in Aurora

Members of the recently-formed City of Lights Ukulele Society perform a song prior to the Aurora City Council’s unanimously approving its request to be host to the City of Lights Ukulele Festival, Sunday, Aug. 26 on Water Street and Downer Place on the recently-renovated Water Street Mall. Jason Crane/The Voice...

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Classic, modified, vehicles at LaSalle Auto Show Sunday in Aurora

Ten years ago, the Friends of LaSalle Street Auto Row conceived the idea of having an antique auto show to honor the rich tradition of LaSalle Street in Aurora. Three years ago, the Roosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 became a partner with the group to provide honor and recognition for...

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Guillermo Lopez obtains a library card at Santori Public Library of Aurora.

Various methods available to obtain Aurora Library cards

By Anthony Stanford –  As a service to Aurora Public Library (APL) customers, and to provide information related to how to obtain a library card, APL from time to time reminds both Aurora and Aurora Township residents about the process to obtain a Library card. Aurora residents 18 and older,...

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Bulldogs Unleashed Art Batavia display Batavia Public Library

Bulldogs Unleashed Batavia display

Visitors have been entranced by the painted Bulldog statues on the streets of Batavia this Summer. During this month, they will see a different side of one of the bulldog artists with an exhibit of Katie Drum’s illustrations on display at the Batavia Public Library. Her series of illustrations examines...

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Smallville SUPERFEST Book sale in Plano

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit www.planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Drop-In Job Search and Résumé Help, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. An Illinois WorkNet representative will be available to answer job search...

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Jackson, Thorsen, superb facilities, Northwestern University recruiting tools

By Joe Ruklick –  Last of two parts Northwestern University football success has been elevated by the success of running back Justin Jackson of Wheaton North High School and quarterback Clayton Thorsen of Glenbard North. They have been a part of the 13-year success of head coach Pat Fitzgerald It’s...

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Kevin Harvick, son, celebrate success in NASCAR Monster Energy series

By John Schutt –  NASCAR Monster Energy series, Consumers Energy 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch shared front row pole positions on the two-mile unrestricted oval. With no restrictions they reached speeds of more than 215 miles per hour during the race!...

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Batavia, West Aurora, among elite in football this season

High school football and other Fall sports are on the horizon. Actually golf meets have started and all other sports, except football, can begin Monday. The first football games will be Friday, Aug. 24 and there are changes. Two items are consistent with the last few years of football: Both...

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