Early risers enjoyed a 7 a.m. breakfast event Friday, Jan. 27 at Gaslite Manor, in Aurora, featuring the theme 'Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow' and sponsored by the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board (AHHAB).
As part of its partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the City of Aurora is reaching out to residents, business owners and other stakeholders throughout the community in search of ideas and feedback for the development of the Downtown Aurora Master Plan.
The City of Aurora Finance Committee recently met to consider an agreement between the City of Aurora, the Aurora Public Library and Support Companies, LLC, in which Support Companies would purchase and revamp the old library building at 1 E. Benton St. in downtown Aurora.
Both lanes at the intersection of Montgomery Road and Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora were closed for part of the weekend to accommodate sewer-maintenance work. During the closure, all eastbound and westbound traffic was detoured to Fifth Avenue via Hill Avenue and Farnsworth Avenue.
The City of Aurora is inviting neighborhood and community groups to apply for Neighborhood Festival Funding Grants to help pay for 2016 events. The grants are available from the city government for assistance with the planning and execution of organized festivals and celebrations during 2016.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded grants totaling $99,965 to the City of Aurora Farmers Market to increase access to fresh and healthy foods -- including produce, dairy, meats and breads -- to low-income families, as well as boost the local agriculture economy.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $3.8 million in grants to support the establishment or enhancement of several justice-system programs in Illinois.