Election Update

Posted on Nov 24, 2020 in News

The following candidates filed on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, the final day for filing. Township Trustee Sherain “Sherry” Spears (D) Jennifer Jaquez-Fearday (D) Nelly Venecia (D) Township Highway Commissioner Kevin A. Hale (D) These candidates are in addition to the candidates who filed on November 16, 2020. All of the candidates and their petitions can be found on the Elections 2021 tab above. Objections must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday December 2, 2020 at the Aurora Township main office, 80 N. Broadway,...

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Candidate filing for 2021 Township offices

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in News

Pursuant to Illinois State Statutes [10 ILCS 5/7-12(3), 10-6(4)], Aurora Township’s main office at 80 N. Broadway, Aurora, will serve as the filing location for candidates participating in the February 23, 2021 primary election for the following township positions: Supervisor Assessor Highway Commissioner Clerk Trustee Staff will be available to receive the nomination packets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday November 16 through Friday November 20, 2020. The Aurora Township offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday November 23, 2020, the final day to file nomination packets. Staff is not permitted to provide any guidance to candidates or their representatives. A Candidate’s Guide for the 2021 elections is available at the State Board of Elections website. Candidates will receive a receipt for all papers filed. Once the receipt is issued, no changes can be made to the nomination packet. There is one exception to this rule: A candidate may add the receipt for the “Statement of Economic Interests” that is to be filed with the Kane County Clerk. The deadline to add this receipt to your nomination packet is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only two people with nominating petitions will be allowed in the office at a time. The sidewalk outside the office is also marked in order to encouraging social distancing. Staff will conduct a touchless temperature screening on all persons who come in the office and ask that you fill out a short health assessment to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Masks are required for all people in the office. All persons in line outside the office with nominating petitions at 8:30 a.m. Monday November 16 will be entered into a lottery for ballot positions if necessary. The lottery will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday December 2, 2020, at the Aurora Township main offices, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Aurora Township offices at (630) 897-8777 or email Aurora Township Clerk Juan Thomas at Juan.T@auroratownship.org. Letter from Aurora Township Clerk Juan...

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2020 Senior Services Applications Available

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in News

Aurora Township is accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations and units of local government seeking $477,000 in funds for programs that benefit senior citizens. The funds are available through Aurora Township as a result of the successful March 2018 senior services referendum, said Aurora Township Supervisor Bill Catching. “We look forward to supporting organizations that will allow older adults in Aurora Township to remain healthy and independent as long as possible,” Catching said. The Township Board of Trustees has appointed an unpaid advisory commission to make recommendations on the applications, which are due by Friday October 9, 2020, to the Aurora Township Supervisor’s office, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora. The commission will hold public hearings on Oct. 19, 2020, to review the requests. Any questions about the application or the process should be directed to Supervisor Catching at 630-897-8777 or william.c@auroratownship.org....

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Township Youth Center Closes Temporarily

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 in News

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all programming at the Aurora Township Youth Center will cease indefinitely. In addition, the Supervisor’s office has reverted back to being open to the public by appointment only. The move to close the Youth Center temporarily comes one day after the Illinois Department of Health added Kane County to its watch list today. This designation occurs when two of the six metrics identified by the State reach the warning level. For Kane County, the two measures that were above the set threshold include the new case rate and number of deaths. Upon the recommendation of Township Supervisor Bill Catching, the Aurora Township Board of Trustees voted Thursday to furlough 12 Youth Center employees – four full-time employees and eight part-time employees. “It was a difficult and painful decision, but our top priority has to be the safety of our employees and the public,” Catching said. “We ran a smaller and shorter summer camp this year and still had to end a week earlier because of COVID-19 concerns.” “I anticipate that the Youth Center will re-open around the same time that our local public school districts resume partial in-person instruction.” Located at 313 Gale Street in Aurora, the Aurora Township Youth Center normally offers soccer, martial arts, basketball and aerobics as well as chess. It also offered delinquency prevention programs such as anger management. The Board of Trustees will continue to meet at the Youth Center but that will be the only time that the building will be open to the...

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Seeking Township Clerk Applicants

Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in News

Aurora Township is seeking applicants to fill the remaining term of former Aurora Township Clerk Reginald N. Campbell, who was appointed an Associate Judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit earlier this month. The Township Clerk is clerk of the town board of trustees and is official keeper of all records except for active General and Emergency Assistance cases. The Clerk is required to keep accurate records of all Town Board meetings and also serves as ex-oficio clerk of the Road District. The clerk must be present for bid openings for both the township and road district. By state law, candidates to fill this vacancy must be a registered Democrat living in Aurora Township. Persons are considered a “registered Democrat” if they voted in the last Democratic primary election. Interested candidates are asked to submit their resumes with a cover letter no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020 to the Aurora Township main office, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505. The Township Board intends to select a new Township Clerk at the regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday August 27, 2020, at the Aurora Township Youth Center, 313 Gale Street, Aurora. Prospective candidates will be offered an opportunity to make a brief presentation. The Township Board sought to fill this vacancy in April but only one candidate applied. The board decided to postpone the search because it was felt that the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s emergency order had discouraged interested persons from...

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