Thursday, January 7, 2020
THE WEEK OF CHUCK (December 14-18) honored the retirement of Aurora Deputy Mayor Chuck Nelson. Chuck retired at the end of the year after serving nearly three decades at City Hall. The week included a proclamation issued by the mayor, a street dedication on his block, a building dedication in downtown Aurora and a new title - Deputy Mayor Emeritus. Watch additional videos below.
EVERYBODY LOVES CHUCK

The Aurora City Council bids farewell to their former aldermanic colleague and Aurora's first-ever Deputy Mayor Chuck Nelson.
FAREWELL, DEPUTY MAYOR!

In his final community conversation as Deputy Mayor, Chuck Nelson joined Mayor Irvin to discuss his career .. and was surprised by a few special guests.
AURORA COMES TOGETHER

WGN News covered the seventh and final pop-up pantry hosted by the City of Aurora in 2020.
SURPRISE CHRISTMAS VISIT BY BUDDY


NBC5 CHICAGO shines a spotlight on the special Christmas surprise who reminded Aurora residents about the importance of staying safe and healthy over the holidays.
One of the most effective ways to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community is to WEAR A MASK! It is one of the important 3 Ws: Wear a mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands. Free masks are available to individuals, families, large groups and organizations.
Learn more at www.aurora-il.org/MaskUpAurora.

TOTAL AURORA COVID CASES: 16,260
TOTAL AURORA COVID DEATHS: 217
(As of Wednesday, January 6, 2020)
Fox Valley Developers raise $82 million in funding to redevelop $190 million Old Copley Hospital site
Investment partners from Aurora who lead Fox Valley Developers have arranged about $82 million in public and private financing to redevelop the old hospital.
Aurora mayor seeks input into police Civilian Review Board selections
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said this week he wants input from aldermen and four city commissions to help choose the first nine members of the fledgling police Civilian Review Board.
As impact of pandemic continues, food distribution in Aurora works to help those in need during holidays
Christina Alcaraz of Aurora went to Phillips Park bright and early because she has a family to feed. “I haven’t worked the past two months and I found out yesterday there was going to be a food giveaway today,” Alcaraz said as she waited in a sea of cars that stretched for well over a mile
Girls Run the World mentoring program in Aurora area working to stop ‘period poverty’
While typical fundraisers often ask for canned goods or warm clothes, several girls at an Aurora high school brainstormed a new ask aimed at empowering females around them - menstrual products.
Holiday lights turned on along pedestrian bridge across Fox River in downtown Aurora
The new pedestrian bridge over the Fox River in downtown Aurora isn’t scheduled to open until spring, but some new lights are getting the bridge some attention this holiday season.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
  • 10 a.m. – IL Commission on the Social Status of Black Males Virtual Meeting
  • 11:30 a.m. – Virtual Meeting with Lobbyists
  • 1 p.m. – Law Department Virtual Update
  • 2 p.m. – Invest Aurora Virtual Update

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
  • 9 a.m. - IT Department Virtual Update
  • 11 a.m. – Meeting with New Aurora Business Owners

MONDAY, JANUARY 11

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
  • 10 a.m. Community Services Department Virtual Update
  • 12:30 p.m. Invest Aurora Virtual Board Meeting
  • 4 p.m. – PHTS Committee Virtual Meeting*
  • 5 p.m. – City Council Virtual Meeting*

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
  • 9 a.m. – Executive Team Virtual Meeting
  • 11:30 a.m. – City Grants Team Virtual Update
  • 4 p.m. – BZE Committee Virtual Meeting*


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