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  • Joanne Zienty of Wheaton speaks after being named the winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author award at a reception Wednesday at the RAILS offices in Burr Ridge. She’s a school librarian in Des Plaines.

    Wheaton author wins state library association awardApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joanne Zienty, a resident of Wheaton and the library media specialist at the Forest School Library in Des Plaines, was the first winner of the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author award for her book “The Things We Save” at an award ceremony held April 16 at the RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) headquarters in Burr Ridge.

  • Eric Stallworth Jr.

    Defense attorneys oppose joint trial in 2012 Aurora rape case Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Kane County judge will decide later if two men should be tried together on charges they raped a drunken Joliet woman near Aurora University last year. Attorneys for Eric Stallworth Jr. and Corderro Pollard, both 23 and from Aurora, both opposed the move by prosecutors on Thursday. Prosecutors say both defendants made corroborating statements to police that they both had sex with the woman. “All the evidence is identical,” Assistant State’s Attorney Pam Monaco said. “They mirrored each other’s actions. They were in the same room.”

  • Joe McMahon

    Kane to measure recidivism rate for first-time offenders given a break Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Kane County state's atttorney's office will work with Aurora University and another group to measure recidivism of first-time, nonviolent criminals who have gone through the office's diversion program for felonies between 2005 and 2010. “It's just a self-evaluation,” Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said in his monthly media meeting Tuesday. “I talk about how great the programs are. Eventually, those have to be tested.”

  • Eric Stallworth Jr.

    Prosecutors want joint trial in Aurora rape case Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kane County prosecutors want a joint trial for two men who are accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated Joliet woman near Aurora University in August 2012. The attorneys for Eric Stallworth Jr., 23, and Corderro Pollard, 23, object to a joint trial. Prosecutors say they acted together against the victim and a judge may consider the effect of multiple trials on the victim.

  • Pam Reilly

    Aurora U. grad named state’s Teacher of the Year Oct 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Aurora University graduate Pam Reilly on Saturday was named Illinois Teacher of the Year. Reilly, a second-grade teacher at Woodbury Elementary School in Sandwich, was selected from 11 finalists recognized at the Illinois State Board of Education’s 39th Annual Those Who Excel banquet in Normal.

  • James “Deacon” White’s plaque in the National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Aurora honors life, character of local baseball legendSep 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    A little more than two months ago, former Aurora resident and 19th-century baseball legend James “Deacon” White was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On Sunday, Aurora University and the city of Aurora added to that honor by giving the 200 block of south Calumet Avenue the honorary designation of “James ‘Deacon’ White Way.”

  • Eric Stallworth Jr.

    Judge upholds arrest in Aurora gang rape case Aug 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    A judge refused this week to disallow a warrantless arrest of one of three men accused of a gang rape of drunken woman near Aurora University in August 2012. Eric Stallworth Jr., who faces charges of sexual assault, argued police did not have probable cause to arrest him in October 2012.

  • Qoc'avib Revolorio, Aurora University student and Fox Valley Park District intern

    Summer intern shares his insights Aug 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    As a college senior pursuing a career in marketing, this summer really reinforced some important lessons — and I learned a thing or two about community involvement, as well. Through my classes at Aurora University, I’ve come to understand that strong relationships are integral to being a successful marketer. The relationships you build with others propel you forward in life.

  • 'Deacon' White

    One-time Aurora resident Deacon White entering baseball's Hall of Fame Jul 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Deacon White died near St. Charles 25 days after the first National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 1939. Now 74 years later, the one-time Aurora resident regarded by historians as the one of the greatest catchers of baseball's inaugural days is getting his due.

  • Aurora U's Ingold named NAC Man of the YearJun 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Aurora University's Doug Ingold has been selected as the Northern Athletics Conference Man of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year.

  • The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School is shown as a separate building attached to the south side of Stephens Hall, a science building on the Aurora University Campus. The university is working to raise $12 million and begin construction of the science, technology, engineering and math-focused school for third- through eighth-graders in August.

    Groundbreaking set for Aurora U. STEM school Jun 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    A science and tech school at Aurora University is edging closer to reality, bringing with it plans for a new welcome center, gateway arch and parking that will expand and update the campus. University officials said groundbreaking is scheduled for August on the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, which will teach a science, technology, engineering and math-focused curriculum to third- to eighth-grade students. “We hope fundraising will be complete and we will have the bidding ready,” said Bruce Goldsmith, an attorney for the university.

  • Eric Stallworth Jr.

    Man charged in Aurora gang rap argues arrest was illegalMay 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    One of three men charged in a gang rape of a drunk woman in Aurora is fighting to have his statements to police banned from court. The attorney for Eric Stallworth Jr., 22, argues he repeatedly asked to speak to his attorney and was denied a phone call before making a statement to police.

  • Member of Visiting Fellows program to visit AU Mar 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Aurora University has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Stephen Vetter, an internationally renowned expert on helping poor communities overcome poverty, for an intensive weeklong visit from March 25-28.

  • Authorities: No explosives found at Aurora University Mar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Aurora University officials canceled classes throughout the day and evening Wednesday after receiving more than one emailed bomb threat, but no explosive devices or suspicious items were found, authorities said. "They were just being extra cautious," Steve McFarland, vice resident for university communications, said about the bomb squad's decision to keep searching after Aurora police declared an all-clear about 1:30 p.m.

  • The Soapbox Mar 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Soapbox celebrates suburban achievements in girls basketball and charity fund-raising but laments a poor voter turnout and some ugly contract negotiations.

  •  Natalie Jansen and Brooke Spencer, both seniors at Aurora University, help make blankets Thursday for children in need.

    Aurora University students craft handmade blankets for kids Feb 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Aurora University students and employees came together Thursday for the 11th year of a project meant to provide warmth, security and comfort — by way of blankets — to children in hospitals and homeless shelters. During the annual Blanket Lunch Hour, volunteer “blanketeers” cut and tied fleece pieces into 54-inch square blankets to be donated to the Carol Stream Chapter of Project Linus, a Bloomington-based nonprofit.

  • Zoe-Anna Wilson, 7, of Bolingbrook rests her head on her mother Daisy Viyuoh's shoulder during the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast held at The Centre in Elgin last year. Zoe-Anna's elder sister, Phebe, 8, also joined them. It was their first time attending the event.

    Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in the Fox Valley Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    This month, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84. Communities throughout the Fox Valley area are pulling together to hold celebrations of his life, and to honor his legacy — with a special focus on community service.

  • Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes Jr. of Aurora is a junior at Aurora University, where he serves as president of the Latin American Student Organization. He’s also the youngest person ever to serve on the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education. He says his parents, Ignacio Sr. and Lourdes Cervantes, always pushed him to work hard and aim high.

    Latino student youngest school board member in burbsDec 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Ignacio "Nacho" Cervantes Jr. is the kind of guy who won't go out all weekend unless he's done with his work. These days, that means balancing his duties as the youngest board member in the history of East Aurora High School District 131, his studies at Aurora University and his work for the family catering business. "I am very dedicated in everything that I do," he says.

  •  The Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action at Aurora University is often the site for cultural gatherings such as this 2011 celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The university will be expanding the Wackerlin Center to add a larger space for such gatherings.

    Aurora University to build gathering place Oct 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Wackerlin Center for Faith in Action has long been Aurora University’s venue for Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebrations, Passover seders and discussions about international events. The university now will be expanding the building to add a larger space for such discussions. “We would use the new space for everything from packing gift boxes to send overseas to working with students in classes to having a worship service,” President Rebecca Sherrick said.

  • Edward W. Brouch

    Brouch named top educator in Kane County for 2012 May 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Aurora elementary school principal, who used to be a Christian missionary, was named the Kane County Educator of the Year Friday night during ceremonies in St. Charles.

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