Thursday, February 11, 2021
Mayor Richard Irvin pauses to warm up while shoveling an Aurora neighbor's driveaway after a recent snow event. In response to several requests from senior citizens in need, Mayor Irvin will announce today a new volunteer snow shoveling initiative and make a citywide call for volunteers to register. Watch live at 3 p.m. on the City's Facebook page at
Meetings are held remotely unless otherwise designated.

  • 1 p.m. – Meeting with Kane County Board Member Mavis Bates
  • 1:30 – Meeting with Kane County Board Member Ron Ford
  • 2 p.m. – Human Resources Department Update Meeting
  • 3 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting*
  • 3 p.m. - Community Announcement: Volunteer Snow Shoveling*

Friday, February 12 - Chinese New Year
  • 1 p.m. Meeting with Kane County Board Member Michelle Gumz
  • 3 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting: Park to Shop Food Court at Pacifica Square

Saturday, February 13
  • 1 p.m. – STEAM Academy Virtual Open House

Monday, February 15
  • 10 a.m. – Mayor’s Office Staff Meeting

Tuesday, February 16
  • 10 a.m. – ShotSpotter Review Meeting
  • 3 p.m. – Rules, Administration and Procedures Committee Meeting*
  • 5 p.m. – Committee of the Whole Meeting*

Wednesday, February 17
  • 9 a.m. - Public Works Department Update Meeting
  • 3 p.m. - Paramount Theatre Update Meeting

*Watch on Facebook.
Innovative Aurora Students Help the Community

Students at Aurora Central Catholic put their engineering skills to use to help disabled residents in Aurora.
Fight to Stop Violence includes Mentoring

Mayor Richard Irvin outlined a plan to stop gang violence in his city. Mentoring was one of the key components and this program has shown that it works.
Aurora Named Top Economic City for Blacks

Out of 129 cities in America, SmartAsset ranked Aurora as third on the list for being one of the best cities where Blacks fare economically
Mayor Richard Irvin pushes city, community to help battle increased violence in Aurora

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said Wednesday the fight against violence in the city needs help from the police, the community and City Hall. “We need the community to step and speak up.”

Aurora approves financial relief programs for businesses

The Aurora City Council approved three programs to give financial help to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The three programs have a total value of about $2.5 million.

Aurora Named One of the Top Cities in the Nation for Black Americans

In a study of 129 cities in America, the personal finance website, SmartAsset, determined the cities where Black Americans fared best economically. Aurora, the second-largest city in Illinois, ranked at the top of the list.

Exhibit of memorial crosses to honor victims of Pratt shooting

The Aurora Historical Society has announced plans to again memorialize the five employees killed during the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Co.

Aurora panel supports changes to River Street Plaza plan

An Aurora City Council committee has recommended allowing a larger variety of facilities in a main building along River Street downtown.

Aurora mayor pushes renewed focus on fighting deadly gang violence

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin is calling on residents to join the city's fight against the gang violence that led to the deaths of eight men in 2020.

The Aurora City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. During the period of Covid restrictions, the Aurora City Council meets remoted at 5 p.m. live on the City's Facebook page.

Visit the City Council's website for detailed information about meetings, agendas, events and more.
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