Author: Paul Stukel

A 65-year-old Naperville man is hospitalized in serious condition after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a vehicle on Route 59 in Aurora Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:41pm, Aurora police arrived at the scene of the incident, the northbound lanes of Route 59 north of Liberty Street, and learned the vehicle involved had fled the scene northbound on Route 59 after the crash. The bicyclist, a 65-year-old Naperville man, was transported to a local hospital by Aurora Fire Department paramedics and was listed in serious condition. Police are seeking assistance in identifying the vehicle, shown below. The vehicle…

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From an informal cocktail party for 30 to a formal event for 300, our goal is to make your event stress free. We work hard so you don’t have to worry. Belgio’s Catering specializes in off-site catering for private parties, corporate events, picnics, weddings and much more. We provide catering services and beverage services, as well as event staffing, entertainment, valet services, any rental supply needs and just about any other event related services one might need to make an event complete. Our food can be cooked fresh on site at your event or in our facilities that day and…

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Day 3 of the Norris Cultural Arts Fourth Annual Baker’s Dozen Holiday Festival features the Shout Section Big Band. The first of four “Encore” episodes in this year’s festival features the Shout Section Big Band in a reprise of the band’s participation in last year’s festival. Featuring vocalist Tatum Langley. Each day leading up to Christmas, Norris will post a different artist perfoming a Christmas-related piece leading up to “The Essential Christmas Carol,” a unique retelling of Dickens’ holiday classic by Norris’ Michael Sherry. Episodes are posted daily at 7pm at https://norrisculturalarts.com/bakers-dozen-festival. The Justa Coupla Guys podcast recently spoke with…

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All aboard the Polar Express Storytime Train! Travel to the North Pole to pick up Santa & his friends. Then travel back to Geneva and have lunch/dinner. After the meal, each child will have the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, give him their wish list, and have a picture taken. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their holiday spirit!   Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register here. 2023 Dates: Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm both daysLocation: Geneva Train Station Ages Newborn – 11 months: FreeAges 1-17…

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Thanksgiving, especially in the Midwest, is a unique, and supremely American, holiday. (We publish this column annually. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!) Drenched in tradition, the holiday harkens back to the time of the Puritans and the Plymouth Rock settlement, when it was largely a celebration of the harvest (although the Puritans could make every occasion religious of course). The element of giving thanks to God for our blessings took root as the pilgrims became settlers, and then colonists, and then a nation. The first Presidential Proclamation of a “day of thanks-giving and prayer” was issued by President Washington in 1789, the…

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Update: The Kane County Sheriff’s Office has provided further details about the head-on collision this morning in Hampshire Township. The injured deputy is 33-year-old Brian Anderson, a sworn Kane County Sheriff’s deputy. Anderson remains in stable but critical condition at Good Samaritan Hospital with multiple leg fractures. He has been a KCSO deputy for ten months. The driver of the pickup truck, Indalecio Munoz of Marseilles, Illinois, was conveyed along with two other occupants of the pickup truck to Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Illinois State Police are handling the investigation to see if alcohol or drugs played…

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(Photo credit Karen Muehlfelt of Keeping Moments Photography) Patrons will be able to savor the flavor of Geneva during its autumn harvest celebration, Festival of the Vine, taking place from Friday to Sunday, September 8-10. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. The main event will be held on S. Fourth and James streets. The fine restaurants of Geneva chamber members will be showcased along with a variety of wine for purchase. There will also be beer and seltzer offerings. For over 40 years, restaurants have set up under one…

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The West Chicago Park District’s annual Taco & Art Fest will be held on August 19 starting at 3:00pm at the Arc Center in Reed- Keppler Park. Bring your friends and family to this fun outdoor event filled with food, music, and art. Enjoy musical performances from Folkloric Ballet, the Luna Blues Duo, Trabuco Salsa Band and Mariachi Michoacana. Artists and vendors will have a wide range of art forms including carving, face painting, pottery, chalk, and much more. Be sure to visit during the Taco Wars, where local food vendors will compete for the title of Best Taco! Reed-Keppler…

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