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  • Unique mental health program Dec 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Aurora letter to the editor: The Association for Individual Development is the grateful recipient of a $24,925 grant from the INC Board, NFP to be used toward the “Living Room” program.

     
  • Scholarships for local students offered by Community Foundation Dec 12, 2014 11:24 PM
    The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley’s 2015 Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who will attend an accredited institution of higher education on a full-time basis during the 2015-16 academic year.

     
  • Zonta Club presents “Amelia Earhart,” a first person portrayal Dec 13, 2014 12:08 AM
    Get to know Amelia Earhart on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the St. Charles Township offices at 1725 Dean St. in St. Charles. The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia proudly presents "Amelia Earhart," a first-person portrayal by Leslie Goddard.

     
  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Metea, Waubonsie reach Grammy semifinals Dec 11, 2014 4:18 PM
    The recordings are in the mail and it’s up to the judges to determine whether Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools in Aurora will remain in the running for one of the nation’s top awards for public high school music programs, the Grammy Signature Schools award. “It would provide tangible evidence or recognition of the outstanding work that our students do and the quality of music education here in (District) 204,” said Don Devany, fine arts department chairman at Metea Valley High School.

     
  • Marmion to host Christmas concert Dec 11, 2014 1:03 PM
    The Marmion-Rosary Band, Marmion-Rosary Jazz Ensemble, the Marmion-Rosary Percussion Ensemble and Marmion Chorus present its Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Admission is free, with freewill donations will be accepted. The Marmion Choir will feature a variety of Christmas selections, including “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “The Hands that First Held Mary’s Child,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night” and “O, Holy Night.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Toys for Tots: We’re all invited to play Dec 10, 2014 1:05 PM
    While some families enjoy overflow holiday celebrations and plentiful presents under the tree, the less fortunate raise a cup that’s half-empty. So once again, the Fox Valley Park District is working as an active partner in local collection efforts to provide gifts for children as part of the national Toys for Tots program.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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. ###

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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