White wooden crosses at Pierce Center

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The five white wooden crosses memorializing the victims of the workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora Friday, Feb. 15 are on display at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer Place, Aurora, through May 4.

The crosses were given to the Aurora Historical Society to be kept in perpetuity. In accepting the crosses at a ceremony March 31, executive director John Jaros said “long after all of us are gone, people will still be able to remember and tell the story of what happened in Aurora on February 15, 2019.”

The crosses, and some of the memorabilia left with them at the Pratt site, are on exhibit within the second floor exhibit, “Aurora Story”. Pierce Center hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.. There are extended hours, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., First Fridays, May 4. Admission to the Pierce Center is free, although donations are appreciated.

After May 4 the crosses and memorabilia will be cleaned, cataloged, and archived. They will be briefly put on display again at the one-year anniversary of the tragedy.
—Aurora Historical Society

Solar Energy Forum April 30
The Village of Montgomery will have a Solar Energy Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. The Forum will be held in the Board Room of the Village Hall, 200 N. River Street. Guest speakers will include representatives from ComEd, Seven Generations Ahead and the Citizens Utility Board. Topics of discussion will include how to apply for a solar permit, the available incentives that are currently being offered, and how solar panels will affect your assessment.
— Village of Montgomery

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