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  • Sanjib Sahoo

    From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovatingApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

  • Aurora man killed in ATV crashApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Aurora man died Sunday after the ATV he was driving in an unincorporated area near Big Rock Township hit a culvert.

  • State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, won approval for a plan calling for hearings into the operations of the Illinois High School Association.

    Aurora Democrat calls out IHSAApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois House set the stage for hearings to question the operations of the Illinois High School Association and its organization of sports championships statewide. State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, said she wants to ask the IHSA about its contracts with food vendors, equipment companies and clothing companies that provide goods to teams and during events.

  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jose A. Sanchez, 18, of West Chicago, and Adam J. Prior, 18, of Coventry Circle, Glendale Heights, were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana after a traffic stop for a loud muffler at 2:47 a.m. Saturday at Butterfield and Mitchell Roads near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • The Aurora Historical Society is collecting baseball and softball memorabilia — such as this photo of the Aurora Town Club baseball team in the early 1870s — for an upcoming exhibit called “Play Ball, Aurora!”

    Aurora Historical Society seeks baseball, softball memorabiliaApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Baseball and softball memorabilia are being sought for a new exhibit at the Aurora Historical Society. Titled “Play Ball, Aurora!,” the exhibit will open May 23. It will trace the development of the two sports in Aurora from the Civil War period, when returning soldiers introduced the game of baseball that they had learned from their eastern counterparts, to today.

  • Theresa Hughes of Elburn makes Kei’anna Bateman of Kaneville laugh Saturday during a Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break program at First Baptist Church in Geneva. Hughes and Rachel Christopherson, 13, of Aurora team up and work with Kei’anna during the program designed to provide a brief break for the families of children with special needs.

    ‘Buddy Breaks’ expanding to offer respite from kids’ special needsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban churches in Geneva, Sugar Grove and Wheaton are joining a national nonprofit in a movement to offer Buddy Breaks, a respite program that provides fun and care for children with special needs so their parents can take a breather and recharge. “It gives us an ability to catch up and breathe easy for a while and re-energize,” said Matt Brooks of Batavia, whose 7-year-old son Tommy has a genetic disorder that causes developmental delays. “My wife and I will go on a date, have lunch and do errands.”

  • Top row from left: Aaron Christ (Germany), Emilia Silvola (Finland), Giulia Cattivelli (Italy), Johanna Matthiesen (Germany), Davide Ravaglia (Italy), Tshepho Masekela (South Africa), Front Row from left: Haley Slopecki (host sister), Jessie Tan (China), Rusol Saleh (Bahrain), Guilherme Cardoso (Brasil), Kim Plorin (Germany), and Johathan Wiedenhofer (Austria). This was taken on Jan. 20 when the students went to the DuSable Museum in Chicago to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.

    Become a Global Family with AFS-USAApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Open your home to the world and make a global connection: Host an AFS Exchange Student.

  • 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Cruz swears in the jury during the mock trial at the 15th annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day.

    Kane County Law Library hosts 15th Annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    “One who leads, serves.”

  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

  • The Fight against Hunger ContinuesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Depleted food items that HSP needs for their pantry, which they hope to collect during their food drive initiative for the Feinstein Challenge in the month of April.

  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

  • Arvid Meyer of Aurora, right, receives the Aurora Noon Lions Club’s distinguished service award for 2012-2013 March 27 at Bally Doyle restaurant in Aurora. At left, Michele Needham of Plainfield, Noon Lions scholarship and service awards chairman, presents Meyer’s award.

    Aurora Noon Lions gives its distinguished service awardApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arvid Meyer of Aurora received the Aurora Noon Lions Club’s distinguished service award for 2012-2013 March 27 at Bally Doyle restaurant in Aurora.

  • State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, speaks with state Rep. La Shawn Ford, a Chicago Democrat, on the Illinois House floor. Chapa LaVia says she isn’t working toward a state takeover of the Illinois High School Association.

    Aurora lawmaker, IHSA clash over sports proposalApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    A suburban Democrat has clashed with the Illinois High School Association over whether the state would take over its responsibilities to run a vast prep sports domain that includes everything from football to bass fishing. While the control issue is generating concern among coaches and the IHSA, State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, said transparency is what she’s ultimately seeking from the nonprofit group that runs high school sports championships.

  • Old Second Bancorp sets stock offering price at $4.40Apr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Aurora-based Old Second Bancorp set a price of $4.40 per share for its public offering of 13.5 million shares of common stock.

  • John Jaros, executive director of the Aurora Historical Society, chats with Laura Nicholson-Tom of Aurora about fashion styles of years past. This is one of the many exhibits on display at the museum.

    Moving Picture: A career cataloging Aurora historyApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    John Jaros has a passion for history. So much so that he studied it in college. But the Chicago native didn't know much about Aurora when a position opened up at the Aurora Historical Society, so Jaros became an eager student of the town's past. “Aurora is a big city all in itself,” said Jaros.

  • In this 1943 photograph by Jack Delano, Clarence Dwight Averill takes a break from his job as a freight train conductor. The West Chicago man spent nearly 50 years working for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway.

    Photography exhibit shows suburban railroaders on the jobApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new photography exhibit opening Saturday in the Chicago History Museum features suburban railroaders who helped power a key industry during World War II. For the descendants of the workers, the images fill missing chapters in family history. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I see my father in him,'" said Marilyn Theobald, when she studied a photo of her grandad.

  • Members of the Pi Beta Phi Glen Ellyn/Wheaton Alumnae Club donating books to HSP: (Back row, from left: Anne Wanzenberg, Karin Kramer, Ashley Marchewka) (front row, from left: Kate Wanzenberg, Chelle Miller, Lorie O’ Flatery) Humanitarian Service Project

    Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Pay it ForwardApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Last month, Pi Beta Phi Glen Ellyn/Wheaton Alumnae Club donated 500 books to needy children served by the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP).

  • Oswego legislator hosts Senior Fraud SeminarApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oswego legislator hoIn an effort to help educate area seniors about identity theft, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, a Democrat from Oswego, will be hosting a Senior Fraud Seminar event. There will be representatives from AARP and the Kendall County state’s attorney’s office present from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Holiday Inn Express, 2055 Wiesbrook Drive, Oswego.

  • Kane County joins in National Public Health WeekApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Kane County Health Department joins with communities all across the United States to recognize National Public Health Week in an effort to raise awareness of issues important to improving the public’s health.

  • Aurora Town Club baseball team in the early 1870s.

    Historical society seeks baseball memorabilia for new exhibitApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Baseball and softball memorabilia are being sought for a new exhibit at the Aurora Historical Society titled Play Ball, Aurora!, which will open May 23.

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