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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00
Applicants sought for Aurora First Ward seat
The City of Aurora is seeking candidates to serve as First Ward Alderman until the next general election for alderman is held in April 2015.
To be considered for appointment, a resident must be a U.S. citizen, have lived in the City of Aurora for one year and currently reside in the 1st Ward. Additional information on the qualifications, duties and responsibilities is posted on the City’s website at www.aurora-il.org.
Residents interested in being considered for appointment should send a complete packet including a letter of interest, resume and five letters of recommendation, three of which should be from Ward 1 residents. The packet must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, to the Mayor’s Office, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60505.
Early Childhood Fair coming to Naperville
The fifth annual Early Childhood Community Resource Fair will take place 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center, 1011 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville.
More than 30 community resources will be available for families raising children between the ages of birth through five years. This free event is co-sponsored by Indian Prairie School District 204 and Naperville School District 203. Also collaborating with the school districts are Positive Parenting DuPage, DuPage Health Department, DuPage Children’s Museum, Project H.E.L.P. and Star Net.
For further information call Peggy Kiefer, of Naperville School District 203, at (630) 961-5060 or Cindy Frech, from Prairie Children Preschool, at (630) 375-3030 x5008.
Crimestoppers offers reward for jewelry theft
Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for the theft of loose diamonds.
The Naperville Police Department is attempting to identify three subjects who stole numerous loose diamonds from the Precious Fine Jewelry store located on Showplace Drive in Naperville.
The subjects distracted the employee and were able to leave the store with the stones. The theft occurred on Aug. 26 at around noon.
One of the subjects was a Hispanic male, 20-25 years of age, around 5 feet tall and about 150 pounds. The other two offenders were Hispanic females, 20-25 years of age, slightly taller than the male subject and around 130 pounds.
If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information about it or the suspect involved, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (630) 420-6006.
Montgomery sets fifth annual cemetery walk
The fifth annual Cemetery Walk in Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guests will be led through the cemetery in small groups to meet the fascinating “ghosts” of some of the early pioneers and other area residents who now occupy the cemetery.
Tours will begin near the corner of River and Taylor Streets on the south side of the cemetery about every 10 minutes, so visitors can arrive any time between 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers are being sought to serve as guides to escort the groups through the cemetery. To volunteer or for additional information, contact Debbie Buchanan at the Montgomery Village Hall at (630) 896-8080 ext. 1114.
ECC cited for perfect program passing rate
Elgin Community College has received an annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of Aug. 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013. The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation.
ECC’s Surgical Technology program prepares students to become a skilled and valued member of the operating room team. On-campus courses in combination with clinical practice at area hospitals equip students to work under the direction of a surgeon and operating room nurse during operative procedures. Program graduates are eligible to take the CST.
Rush-Copley delivers 50,000th baby
Since 1995, Rush-Copley has delivered special miracles at its Ogden Avenue campus and last month the hospital delivered its 50,000th baby.
Brooklyn Victoria Walk was born to parents Melanie and Doug Walk and big sister Sophia of Oswego on Aug. 12 at 5:51 p.m. Brooklyn weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 ¾ inches in length. The baby was delivered by Dr. Deslyn Browne. The Walk's extended family has delivered eight babies in total at Rush-Copley.
“We are thrilled to reach the 50,000th delivery at the Ogden Avenue campus,” said Karen Werrbach, Director of Women’s Health at Rush-Copley. “It’s a special honor to be part of the Walk family’s experience as they welcome their new baby girl.”
The hospital celebrated the 50,000th baby with gifts including baby clothes, blankets, toys and a new car seat. The hospital also partnered with Old Second Bank to start the baby’s first savings account. Both Rush-Copley and Old Second contributed to the account.
Rush-Copley moved to its Ogden Avenue campus on November 18, 1995. The first baby born at the campus, Selena Carrillo, is a 17-year-old senior at East Aurora High School with plans to attend University of Nevada – Las Vegas next year to study criminology.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:59