Special Board Meeting at 1 p.m. Friday May 8

Posted on May 6, 2015 in News

The Aurora Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday May 8 at the main office, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora. The sole purpose of the meeting is to approve a bill to Midwest Sports Design of Chicago to install multipurpose modular flooring in the gymnasium of the Aurora Township Youth Center, 313 Gale Street. At their regular meeting on April 30, the Town Board approved the low bid of $26,616 from Midwest Sports Design of Chicago for the new flooring. The contractor required half of the contract amount as a deposit to order the new flooring. To avoid delays on the project, a special board meeting was called rather than waiting until the next regular meeting on May 14. Agenda Special Mtg...

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Rep. Foster Recognizes Aurora Township

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster recognized Aurora Township for rejecting Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s resolution to create “right-to-work” zones in a speech yesterday on the floor of Congress. The Aurora Township Board voted unanimously at their April 14 meeting against a model resolution proposed by Gov. Rauner that laid out his “Turnaround Agenda.” The board objected strongly to creating local “right-to-work” zones, eliminating prevailing wage on public works projects and undermining public employee bargaining rights, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. “We recognize that the State of Illinois is facing serious financial problems,” Catching said. “A broad attack on the collective bargaining rights of workers is not the answer. “We appreciate Rep. Foster’s recognition in his remarks yesterday and applaud him for taking a strong stand on this important issue.” The text of Rep. Foster’s remarks is below: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Today, I rise to commend the communities in my district that have rejected the Governor of Illinois’ efforts to create so-called “right-to-work zones.” Rather than lifting Illinois up to make life better for working families, the Governor’s divisive plan would drag down all corners of the state in a race to the bottom. These zones are a gimmick to pit communities against each other, to deprive workers of their rights, and to weaken unions. Rather than creating good paying jobs for Illinois workers, these zones will depress wages across the state by incentivizing companies to move to whatever town offers them the possibility of paying lower wages and offering fewer benefits. We shouldn’t be asking hardworking men and women to work for poverty wages to make up for the fiscal deficit Illinois faces. A deficit which is caused, in large part, by laws that we pass  right here on the floor of Congress that cause the citizens of  Illinois to pay $20 billion more each year in taxes than we get back in federal spending. Unions did not cause the problems that Illinois faces, and cutting workers’ pay will not solve them. So I commend those in Naperville, Aurora Township, Oswego, and communities throughout Illinois fighting against this bad policy. I’m proud to stand with you. Video of Foster’s speech is available here. The Aurora Township board represents approximately 150,000 people in Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery and unincorporated areas. It is the largest township by population in Kane County where Gov. Rauner stopped earlier this month seeking support for his resolution. “We urge the Kane County Board as well as the other municipalities within our township to join us in formally rejecting this so-called Turnaround Agenda resolution,” Catching...

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Local Municipal Warming Centers

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 in News

Local Municipal Warming Centers   Aurora Aurora Salvation Army; 437 E. Galena Blvd. – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday Prisco Community Center; 150 W. Illinois Ave; 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Aurora Public Library Main Branch; 1 E. Benton St; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday Eola Road Branch; 555 S. Eola Rd; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday West Branch; 233 S. Constitution Drive; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday State of Illinois Facility, 361 Old Indian Trail Road, 8:30 a.m. – 5...

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Registration Open for After-School Programs

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in News

AURORA – Registration is now open for after-school programming in both basketball and homework help at the Aurora Township Youth Services, 313 Gale Street. The center offers homework help, tutoring and mentoring for boys and girls ages six through 13. The cost is $45 for the entire school year. Instructional and SkillsTraining for basketball is also available for boys and girls ages seven through 17. Our basketball program costs $20 for the entire school year. For more information or to register, please visit the youth center at Gale Street and Woodlawn Avenue or call 630-859-7501. Scholarships for both programs are available based on income eligibility. AfterschoolPrograms...

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National Night Out

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in News

On Tuesday August 5, Aurora Township will join thousands of communities nationwide in celebrating the 31st Annual National Night Out. Our celebration will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Aurora Township Youth Center, 313 Gale St. and include food, fun and games for the whole family. National Night Out is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness Generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime efforts Strengthen neighborhoods and police-community partnerships After our event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Aurora Township are asked from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to turn on your outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors. For more information please call...

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