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Gjovik Auto Donates Car 

Sandwich, IL – Olaf Gjovik owner of Gjovik Auto of Sandwich recently donated the loan of a car to Pam Reilly the Illinois State Teacher of the Year to use for the rest of the school year.

Reilly is a second grade teacher at Woodbury Elementary in Sandwich and during her tenure as Illinois State Teacher of
the Year she is required to travel throughout the state to give speeches and presentations.

No tax levy increase for Fox Valley Park District
Flat levy remains in place for 4th consecutive year

Fox Valley Park District residents will benefit from another tax freeze after the District’s Board of Trustees approved a zero-percent increase for the fourth consecutive year. 

While the District was allowed to levy an increase up to 1.5 percent plus new growth, Executive Director Nancy McCaul said “we are choosing not to levy for the full amount out of consideration for our residents and the financial challenges many of us may be facing in this recovering economy.”


Aurora Named Police Academy Member of Year

Aurora's Dave Bohman was named Member of the Year by the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Aurora Tuesday, Dec. 9. 

Bohman, second-term CPAAA president and a 15-year member, was honored at North Island.

All are Invited to Family New Year's Eve Party

Children don’t have to stay up until midnight to enjoy a New Year’s Eve Party. The annual family party, hosted by the Fox Valley Park District, will take place on Wednesday, December 31 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W Indian Trail in Aurora (630/907-9600) for ages 2 and up.
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Aurora supermarket publishes 'Family & Friends' Cookbook'

Aurora's Debbie Whittenburg
had an idea.

St. Charles woman wins $23,000 new car

Cynthia Steimle of St. Charles, right, receives ceremonial keys to a new $23,000 auto from Mike Castagnino, Fox Valley Buick/GMC general manager, at the St. Charles dealership Saturday, Dec. 13. The Fox Valley Auto Group location donated a 2014 Buick Verano or Volkswagen Jetta in a raffle fundraiser for Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. Cheryl Williams of Aurora, a future Habitat homeowner, drew Steimle's raffle ticket from about 1,400 sold. It was the first-such fundraiser for FV Habitat in its 25-year history.
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Aurora Noon Lions host sign-language Santa

Oswego's Jimmie Delgado, background, was among Aurora Noon Lions Club members who sponsored a sixth annual pizza party and gifts from a sign-language Santa for deaf and hearing-impaired kids Wednesday, Dec. 17. From left are Santa, Dan Basalone of Lisle, who used American Sign Language to talk to kids; Delgado, Noon Lions treasurer; Kevyn Contreras, 1, Aurora; and Aaron Contreras, Aurora, Kevyn's dad. Accompanied by 50 teachers, parents and caregivers, about 50 students from East and West Aurora public school districts attended the party at Luigi's Pizza in Aurora.
(Al Benson Photo)




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