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  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur Jul 28, 2014 4:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Mitul Gandhi was part of a family of jewelers in India. He said he was the so-called black sheep. Instead of jewelry, he gravitated toward technology. Now, he's the co-founder and chief architect of Des Plaines-based SeoClarity.

     
  • Aurora meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards Jul 28, 2014 7:41 AM
    An Aurora-based meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI Group, David G. McDonald, declined to give details of what the company has found at Shanghai Husi Food Co. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC.

     
  • Calvary Church sends 1,000 volunteers to serve community Jul 28, 2014 9:35 AM
    Roughly 1,000 volunteers from Calvary Church in Naperville will go into 16 sites around the community to perform cleanup projects and be an extension of God’s love on Aug. 2 and 3.

     
  • Be aware of street closures for North Aurora Days Jul 28, 2014 9:20 AM
    North Aurora Days is this weekend. Residents should be aware of road closures during the festival.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District’s ‘Amazing Race’ returns Aug. 9 Jul 28, 2014 9:41 AM
    The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the famously frenetic TV show “The Amazing Race” returns Saturday, Aug. 9, with the sixth annual rendition of the event at 9 a.m. from the Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora.

     
  • Sunday picks: RiverEdge hosts Puerto Rican Heritage Festival, parade Jul 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    The 43rd Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival features food vendors, domino competitions, lots of music and a Sunday Puerto Rican Day Parade. Learn about a secretive 20th century Chicago street photographer during “An Afternoon with Vivian Maier,” which features an exhibit, a lecture and a screening of the British documentary “The Vivian Maier Mystery” at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center. And more than 700 craft brewers from across the U.S. have joined the Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America tour, which arrives locally at Navy Pier.

     
  • Book notes: Meet ‘Twilight’ screenwriter Chris Weitz in Naperville Jul 26, 2014 6:30 AM
    Meet author and screenwriter (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”) Chris Weitz as he discusses and signs copies of his teen novel “The Young World” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

     
  • Weekend picks: Violinist Joshua Bell plays with CSO Jul 26, 2014 5:00 AM
    Celebrated American violinist Joshua Bell joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a gala fundraising concert at the Ravinia Festival Saturday. Watch Irish dancing, taste Emerald Isle foods and learn about Irish traditions at the 15th Annual Arlington Heights Irish Fest this weekend. The 43rd Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival features food vendors, domino competitions, lots of music and a Sunday Puerto Rican Day Parade.

     
  • Puerto Rican fest unites Aurora community Jul 26, 2014 10:11 PM
    It took the DNA of Christ to jump-start the 43rd annual Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival Saturday morning, and the Aurora-based band hit the mainstage with such joy and exuberance, it coaxed a bashful sun from its hiding place among the clouds. The festival continues Sunday with the annual parade at noon at the RiverEdge Park facility at 360 N. Broadway.

     
  • Aurora men in critical after pair of drive-by shootings Jul 26, 2014 6:31 PM
    A pair of drive-by shootings in Aurora late Friday critically injured two men, authorities said today. A 33-year-old man was shot in the neck, and about an hour later, a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest on Aurora's near southeast side.

     
  • Aurora aldermen OK medical marijuana zoning rules Jul 25, 2014 7:36 AM
    The second largest city in Illinois is getting ready for the medical marijuana industry with new zoning rules. Aldermen in Aurora unanimously approved the rules this week. They require marijuana growers and retailers to submit their plans for operations, security and disposal to the city west of Chicago after being issued a state license.

     
  • Youthful entrepreneurs sell their wares at Aurora farmers markets Jul 25, 2014 11:00 AM
    Meet four girls who someday may be your boss. The four, ages 11 to 16, are selling their wares at Aurora's farmers markets as part of the city's Young Entrepreneurs program. The girls make their own products, set their own prices and run their own booths. And it seems to be working.

     
  • Fast-food scare adds foreign-owned suppliers to food woes Jul 25, 2014 10:04 AM
    China is suffering through yet another food-safety scandal, and this time even the foreign- owned suppliers are under the microscope. For five days, restaurant patrons from Shanghai to Tokyo have been reeling from revelations that hamburgers, chicken nuggets and other products they bought from some of the world’s best-known food chains -- including Oak Brook-based McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc.’s KFC and Pizza Hut -- were made with spoiled meat.

     
  • Monarch Landing Resident Wins First Place in 5K Run Jul 24, 2014 3:57 PM
    Kitty Ganzel is a resident of Monarch Landing, a retirement community which promotes opportunities for seniors to live active and vibrant lifestyles.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District board to be elected, not appointed Jul 24, 2014 6:00 PM
    Commissioners for the Fox Valley Park District, the second-largest in the state, will be elected rather than appointed by county board chairmen. "I would never argue against democracy," Kane chairman Chris Lauzen said, while expressing some misgivings about the change, which takes effect in 2017.

     
  • Aurora cops battling string of west side burglaries Jul 24, 2014 4:20 PM
    Burglars are targeting vehicles parked on Aurora’s west side and have stolen almost $9,000 worth of electronics, purses, wallets, jewelry and other valuables since July 1, police said Thursday. Of the 21 vehicles that have been hit, police said, 17 were unlocked and 15 were parked in residential driveways.

     
  • China detains employees of Aurora-owned meat seller Jul 23, 2014 2:29 PM
    Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China’s food safety agency said on its website that its investigators found unspecified illegal activity by Husi Food Co., which is owned by an Aurora-based company, but gave no confirmation expired meat had been found or other details.

     
  • Energized Lady A brings new up-tempo songs to Aurora show Jul 23, 2014 11:47 AM
    The title for Lady Antebellum's forthcoming new album, “747,” refers to a hook in the title song about how a commercial jetliner can't go fast enough for a man trying to reclaim his love. It's also a fitting analogy for the country trio's own super-sonic momentum over the last year. Lady Antebellum plays RiverEdge Park in Aurora on Thursday, Aug. 7, as part of the band's most recent tour. “We are just so excited for the opportunity to just continue to build our career,” Hillary Scott said.

     
  • Carpentersville woman faces probation violation in stabbing death case Jul 23, 2014 6:12 PM
    Kane County prosecutors want a 23-year-old Carpentersville woman, given four years probation for her role in a 2010 stabbing death, to fulfill the terms of her sentence. Otherwise, Jacqueline S. Loyola, of the 2400 block of Tomahawk Court, could serve significant prison time. She was spared prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder while fighting an uninvited guest at her sister’s 16th birthday party in April 2010.

     
  • Enter your recipe in Sugar Grove Corn Boil Challenge Jul 22, 2014 3:23 PM
    Corn may not be a common ingredient in your everyday meal, but at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil’s annual Cooking Challenge, using corn can give competitors an edge.

     
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