Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Mayor Irvin was the first customer of new downtown business owner, LaPorcha Diaz, after her grand opening last weekend. Diaz is the owner of Lorena's Basket and Things, 229 W. Galena Blvd. She specializes in custom gift baskets and personalized products. Diaz is the fourth new business to open in downtown Aurora already this year. #AuroraIsOpenForBusiness

The new facility will serve as a hub, where food will be received, stored, processed and delivered to sites connected to Loaves & Fishes including the grocery market, satellite pantries, home deliveries and mobile markets.
MLK DAY 2021:

The City of Aurora presented its 36th Annual Martin Luther King Ceremony in a first-ever virtual format. The theme - Continuing the Legacy and Changing the Narrative - inspired the program, which included an awards presentation and a panel discussion.

A highlight of the City of Aurora's 36th Annual MLK Ceremony. With the theme 'Continuing the Legacy and Changing the Narrative,' it was virtual but just as powerful as the traditional program which brings together nearly 1,000 people each year.
Loaves and Fishes buys Aurora facility to serve as new hub
Loaves & Fishes Community Services has purchased about a 30,000-square-foot warehouse distribution building in Aurora to serve as its new hub at 580 Exchange Court in Aurora.
Why These 3 Locales Are Smart Cities to Watch
Find out how Aurora, Colorado Springs and Reno have used technology to address residents’ urgent needs and lay the foundation for the future.
Aurora honors 100-year-old real estate board
The city of Aurora this week honored the 2021 version of that original real estate board - the Realtor Association of the Fox Valley - for its 100 years.
Group of 20 finalists named for Aurora Police Civilian Review Board
The list of applicants for the new Aurora Police Civilian Review Board is now down to 20. Mayor Richard Irvin this week announced the list of what he calls the finalists to become the first nine members of the board.
Aurora-area counties entered new COVID-19 restriction tiers. Here’s what that means for residents.
Four Aurora-area counties entered new phases of the state’s COVID-19 mitigation plan in recent days, meaning in some places indoor dining can resume and museums and casinos are allowed to begin reopening
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced Region 8 - DuPage and Kane Counties - has met the requirements necessary to move to Tier 2 of resurgence mitigations. Please note what is allowed in Tier as compared to the other tiers. WE ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Continue to practice the 3W’s! Get tested! Get vaccinated when it’s your turn (more details coming soon). Learn more about the tiers and what is needed to move us to Tier 1:
Meetings are held remotely unless otherwise designated.

  • 9 a.m. – Aurora Fire Department Update Meeting
  • 11 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting: Factor, 2372 W. Indian Trail

  • 2 p.m. – Meeting with Groot

  • 10 a.m. – DuPage Health Department Update Meeting
  • 11 a.m. – Meeting with Alderman O’Connor
  • 1:30 p.m. – IT Department Update Meeting
  • 4 p.m. – I & T Committee Meeting*

  • 9 a.m. – Mayor’s Office Staff Meeting
  • 11 a.m. – Ribbon-Cutting: F.H. Paschen,, 1 S. Broadway
  • 4 p.m. – Public, Health, Safety and Transportation Committee Meeting
  • 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - RiverEdge Park Virtual Job Fair - Register Here
  • 5 p.m. – Aurora City Council Meeting*


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