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  • Book traces history of Aurora’s Phillips Park Dec 10, 2014 9:53 AM
    The rich history of Phillips Park, Aurora’s largest park, is chronicled in a new book, “Phillips Park: Aurora’s Treasure,” by Ron Moses and John Jaros.

  • Aurora men arrested after yearlong drug investigation Dec 10, 2014 1:56 PM
    Two Aurora men were arrested Tuesday on federal drug charges as part of a yearlong narcotics distribution ring investigation. Authorities arrested 40-year-old Pablo Vega Cuevas and his brother-in-law, Alexander Figueroa, 37, in Oklahoma, while three others were arrested in the Chicago area Tuesday as well. Prosecutors accuse Vega Cuevas of running the "Chicago cell" of a Mexican drug cartel.

  • Batavia Public Library expands genealogy resources Dec 15, 2014 9:18 AM
    The Batavia Public Library is now a designated FamilySearch affiliate library. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records.

  • Mueller names director of entertainment, media and sports group Dec 9, 2014 6:01 PM
    Mueller, a CPA and management consulting firm, recently announced that accomplished entertainment and sports industry lawyer Brenda J. (Robinson) Casanave has been named director of the firm’s newly formed Entertainment, Media and Sports Group. Casanave will be based out of Mueller’s Elgin and Chicago office as she advises clients across the country.

  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

  • Senior Star at Weber Place Memory Care Community Hosts Santa Claus Dec 8, 2014 4:56 PM
    ROMEOVILLE, IL (December 8, 2014) – Senior Star at Weber Place’s memory care community is pleased to host a visit with Santa Claus at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13 at 600 South Edward Drive in Romeoville. Kids and grandkids are invited to meet, take pictures and share their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus. Parents and grandparents are welcome to bring a gift for their respective child to be handed out by Santa. This free visit is open to the public. Join the holiday festivities by calling 815.676.5776. Please RSVP by December 12. For more information about Senior Star at Weber Place or to schedule a tour, call 815.676.5776 or visit the web site at www.seniorstar.com. About Senior Star at Weber Place Senior Star at Weber Place, a Senior Star community, features 346 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 29 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents in three distinctive living experiences: independent living, assisted living and memory care. For more information, visit www.seniorstar.com. ###

  • Update on Kaneland’s superintendent search Dec 8, 2014 8:54 PM
    Tentative plans for the final candidates include visits on Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Thursday, Dec. 11. One candidate will visit on Wednesday and one on Thursday. The candidates will arrive in the district early afternoon and tour several schools to meet students and staff. A session to meet community members is scheduled in the Kaneland High School library from 4:15-5 p.m. on each day.

  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

  • 2 accused in Aurora heroin operation fight arrest Dec 8, 2014 5:27 PM
    Two Evanston residents charged with laundering $190,000 for an Aurora heroin operation are fighting to have evidence and money seized from them banned from trial. Attorneys for Juan C. Fernandez, 39, and Renya Garcia-Mazanares, 41, argue the search of their vehicle in April 2014 was unreasonable and violated the Fourth Amendment.

  • One man dead, second injured in Aurora shooting Dec 7, 2014 5:35 PM
    Aurora police are investigating a late-night shooting Saturday that left one man dead and another injured. Daniel W. Spencer, 46, of Aurora, died from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. A second man was shot in the shoulder.

  • Gerald Subaru joins in 2014 “Share the Love,” selects CASA Kane County as “Hometown Charity” Dec 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Gerald Subaru recently announced that they will be participating in the 2014 “Share the Love” program that offers the opportunity for new car buyers to select a charity in their community to receive a $250 donation.

  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

  • Consider volunteering with AID Dec 5, 2014 11:11 PM
    Enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs by becoming a volunteer with the Association for Individual Development. AID offers many volunteer opportunities in the Aurora, Elgin, Batavia and Yorkville locations. Currently the need is most great between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • AID receives grant toward ‘Living Room’ program Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    The Association for Individual Development is the grateful recipient of a $24,925 grant from the INC Board, NFP to be used towards the “Living Room” program.

  • Let thoughts on aging be heard at St. Charles forum Dec 4, 2014 12:05 PM
    Federal and state issues concerning aging and disability are expected to be discussed at a legislative forum Monday, Dec. 8, in St. Charles. The theme, “Communities for a Lifetime,” will focus on how the state can address challenges to aging in the community by investing in needed supports and services that will help make it possible and desirable for Kane County residents to age in place.

  • Come see what’s new at the Tivoli Bowl Dec 4, 2014 6:39 PM
    Check out the newly renovated Tivoli Bowl and make it your destination for holiday parties, fundraisers as well as an afternoon or evening of bowling.

  • Judge: 2005 Aurora murder case to remain in adult court Dec 4, 2014 11:33 PM
    A judge denied Thursday a request to return to juvenile court the case of the 2005 murder of an Aurora substance abuse counselor. Garang Deng, now 23, was 14 when prosecutors say he shot and killed Marilyn Bethell, 47. Deng, a Sudanese immigrant and former Waubonsie High School student, pleaded guilty in adult court and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

  • Elburn Lions join with Barnes & Noble in book drive Dec 4, 2014 6:50 PM
    Barnes & Noble in the Geneva Commons invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during the company’s annual Holiday Book Drive, which runs until Jan. 1.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 3, 2014 4:21 PM
    Letitia M. Pimental, 50, of Aurora, was charged with retail theft at 2:42 p.m. Sunday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

  • Route 31 reopens after serious crash in Aurora Dec 3, 2014 6:34 PM
    Route 31 in Aurora has reopened after a serious crash earlier, authorities said. The road was closed in both directions — beginning just after 3 p.m. — between Sullivan Road and Indian Trail and remained closed for more than an hour.

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