Zoologist Margaret Bowen recently accepted the top position of zoo manager at Aurora’s Phillips Park Zoo, a century-old institution, bringing almost two decades of expertise in the field of animal care at clinics and zoos nationwide.
Aurora residents can mark their calendars for 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, when Aurora University (AU) professor and active community advocate Eva Serrano will lead the downtown 2016 Fiestas Patrias Parade as grand marshal.
Celebrate the great outdoors at Algonquin’s annual "Explore the Outdoors at It's Our River Day" from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 17, at the downtown area’s Cornish Park, featuring cleanup activity, educational events and fun for all ages.
Encouraging residents to trim and tidy up, top off trees and cut back shrubs, Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner recently invited constituents to participate in the city’s first-ever Pride of the Neighborhood Program to solicit and show off local landscaping enhancements.
Beginning with an opening reception 5-7:30 p.m. today, 30 collage artists’ works will grace the Aurora Public Art Commission in the David L. Pierce Art and History Center at 20 E. Downer Place in Aurora.
Shodeen Construction Co., a local business, has applied to the City of Geneva’s building division for a permit to demolish the derelict Mill Race Inn property at 4 E. State Street in the downtown area.
From now through Sept. 30, Aurora-area residents can donate for dogs or contribute for cats in a joint adoption incentive project arranged between Aurora Animal Control and Care (AACC) and the Aurora school system.
Roads and alleys in Aurora — one of 23 communities to win ComEd’s Powering Safe Communities award — will benefit from better lighting with a $10,000 grant from regional utility company ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.