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  • Paramount Theatre movie Mondays to honor Black History Month Jan 30, 2015 2:00 PM
    During February, Classic Movie Mondays will honor Black History Month with four films at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Tickets are $1. The films will be "Amistad," "12 Years a Slave," "Django Unchained," and "Malcolm X."

  • Designing Interiors Inc. wins Best of Houzz award Jan 30, 2015 3:29 PM
    Designing Interiors Inc. of Aurora has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The interior design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

  • Son convicted in father’s 2011 stabbing death Jan 30, 2015 5:15 PM
    A DuPage County jury needed only about an hour to convict William Clifford III of stabbing to death his father in a Westmont hotel. Prosecutors said the final moments of William Clifford, Jr.’s life, on May 28, 2011, were horrifying as he was stabbed repeatedly before taking the fatal blow that punctured his heart.

  • Mooseheart light show sets a record for number of visitors Jan 29, 2015 10:07 AM
    The 2014 Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights Show set a record for the number of visitors to view the lights displays. The show, which was open Nov. 28-Dec. 31, was viewed by 10,133 carloads of visitors, more than 2,000 ahead of the previous-best of 8,100, established in 2012.

  • Caring for wildlife: Auction to raise money for Fox Valley center Jan 29, 2015 1:22 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn will hold its 13th annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fox Valley Country Club in North Aurora. Tickets are $50 per person. This is its biggest fundraiser of the year and all money raised goes toward the care and treatment of the animals who come into their care.

  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

  • Fox Valley Parks accepting picnic reservations beginning Feb. 2 Jan 28, 2015 3:04 PM
    The Fox Valley Park District will be accepting picnic shelter reservations for the 2015 season starting Monday, Feb. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis. The park district features 16 picnic shelters throughout its park system in Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery. Reservations are available from May 1 to Oct. 25 for groups of 25 or more.

  • Habitat for Humanity to host money-management course Jan 28, 2015 3:09 PM
    Financial Peace University, a free, public, personal money-management course, will be offered by Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity starting Saturday, Jan. 31. The interactive class will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 31 through March 28, at Genesis Community Church, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. Individuals and couples earning up to $45,000 annually are invited.

  • ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ to fill food pantry shelves Jan 28, 2015 3:01 PM
    On Saturday, Jan. 31, join the Fox Valley United Way’s annual “Souper Bowl of Caring.” Help fill the shelves at the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and the Kendall County Food Pantry. They need your help, and so do the community food pantries. Often after the holiday season, local food pantries find their shelves low and donations depleted.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 28, 2015 5:19 PM
    A gold ring valued at $300 was stolen between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday from a home on the 800 block of South Sumner Avenue near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • GreenFest seeks exhibitors Jan 28, 2015 5:29 PM
    Aurora GreenFest is seeking exhibitors for its annual event on June 13.

  • DuPage Children's Museum finds temporary home at Fox Valley mall Jan 29, 2015 6:08 AM
    DuPage Children's Museum has found a temporary new home at Westfield Fox Valley shopping center in Aurora. The Naperville museum will turn a 3,000-square-foot store on the mall's second floor into a “bright and contemporary” space for kids while repairs are made to the building at 301 N. Washington St., which suffered water damage when a pipe burst Jan. 8. “We are proud to host DuPage Children's Museum at Fox Valley,” Scott Samson, the mall's general manager and a DuPage Children's Museum member, said in a written statement.

  • Man testifies he saw Aurora man stabbed by son Jan 28, 2015 5:17 PM
    Joe Holman opened the door to his Westmont hotel room to see the repeated flashes of a slashing knife. He testified Wednesday in the murder trial of William Clifford III, accused of stabbing to death his 63-year-old father from Aurora. “When he was done, he got up, and backed away and turned toward his room,” Holman said. “I said ‘Why? Why?’ and he came back toward me as I stood between him and the older person on the floor. I told him, ‘You can’t come this way.’”

  • Lawsuit filed in Aurora 2013 concrete mixer death Jan 27, 2015 4:39 PM
    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Naperville-based Dukane Precast over a worker who was killed in a concrete mixer in July 2013. OSHA found eight violations at the company's Aurora plant after 39-year-old Vicente Guzman-Chaidez was killed.

  • 2015 Sedgebrook Fitness Goals Jumpstarted During Holidays Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

  • Girl Scouts open winter camp to families Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together! Families, couples and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Camp Dean in Big Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day). Registration is open and ends Wednesday, Feb. 4.

  • Aurora chamber executive Joe Henning works hard to make sure the city he loves succeeds Jan 28, 2015 9:49 AM
    Joe Henning, presdent and CEO of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, calls himself a shy guy, but his work for the chamber for the past decade has made him well-known to businesses in the Fox Valley area, local elected officials and education institutions, and to chamber officials on state and national levels. He was named the 2014 Illinois Chamber Executive of the Year.

  • Trooper hurt in I-88 crash seeks homicide charges Jan 28, 2015 6:04 AM
    With the trial for a Hanover Park truck driver accused of causing a January 2014 crash along Interstate 88 that killed a tollway worker and seriously injured a state trooper just weeks away, his victims are seeking increased reckless homicide charges against the driver.

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