Suburban Chronicle News Briefs

Aurora resumes work on Indian Trail bridge project

As a part of Aurora’s aggressive bridge reconstruction program to modernize the city’s infrastructure and improve safety, construction will resume on the Indian Trail Bridges on Feb. 23.
The completion of the Indian Trail Bridge reconstruction project will necessitate closing the bridge to traffic beginning Monday, March 2.

Traffic will be detoured to the Illinois Avenue and Sullivan Road Bridges, and message boards will alert drivers to the impending closure.
The entire reconstruction project is scheduled to be totally completed by November.

The Indian Trail Bridges, the longest crossings over the Fox River in Aurora, closed in June 2014 for the $9.8 million reconstruction project.

In addition to the replacement and widening of both the east and west crossings, the project will also include improved drainage along with new curbs, gutters, wider sidewalks, parapet railings, LED street lighting, guard rails, and landscaping.

County plans for new stop lights at Fabyan-Kaneville

Kane County has announced plans to install new stop lights at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and Kaneville Road on Geneva’s southwest side in 2015.

The County’s Division of Transportation notified the city of these plans in February, and construction is planned for summer and early fall.

The city will pass along information about the project as more details are made available by Kane County.

Moody’s reaffirms Aa1 bond rating for St. Charles

Moody’s Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis, once again affirmed St. Charles’ impressive Aa1 bond rating. The Aa1 rating is the second highest rating offered by the independent credit rating agency.

“We are very pleased to retain this outstanding rating that distinguishes us among top fiscally sound organizations,” said Chris Minick, Director of Finance for the City of St. Charles. “It’s especially significant coming out of the difficult economic climate we have experienced recently. This independent report verifies that the City of St. Charles is on solid financial ground.”

The report cited St. Charles’ strong financial operations and solid reserve levels among several positive financial performance factors.

ECC to host international technology forum in June

Elgin Community College will host the second annual International Forum on Globalizing Career Technology Education from Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24, 2015. This bi-annual event is co-sponsored by Elgin Community College (ECC) of Elgin, IL and Rongzhi College of Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU) of Chongqing, China and will be held at ECC’s main campus.

GreenTown Aurora to measure sustainability

The City of Aurora, in collaboration with Kane County and other Fox River Valley communities, will host GreenTown Aurora on Feb. 26, at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

The event will bring together the public and private sectors to share ideas and promote the collaborative implementation of ongoing sustainability initiatives.

The City of Aurora hosted its first GreenTown event in 2008. Seven years later, the event “will provide an opportunity to see how far our region has come, while advancing the goal of developing the Fox River Valley as a sustainability leader in the Chicago region and across the state of Illinois,” Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said.

The conference agenda will feature a presentation on the state of the Fox River plus a variety of breakout sessions.

Bar Association to gather supplies for troops overseas

Volunteers from the Kane County Bar Association will be at the South Elgin Jewel-Osco, 375 South Randall Road, South Elgin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, collecting supplies for our troops serving overseas in harm’s way.

Support for our troops tends to wane after the holidays, and current inventory of some items is critically low.

Bar association volunteers will hand shoppers a list as they enter the store. Shoppers will be asked to purchase items from the list and then drop them off as they leave, and Jewel-Osco will order additional inventory of the items to have on hand.

If anyone would like a comfort package sent to a friend or loved one currently serving overseas, visit

Rosary hosts Candlelight Ball funraising event

The 14th Annual Rosary High School Candlelight Ball will be held Saturday, March 21 at the Naperville Marriott. This year’s event will celebrate an individual who exemplifies the Dominican charism and values of the school, continues the tradition of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to its mission.

Candlelight Ball is Rosary High School’s largest fundraiser of the year. This festive event allows our alumnae, families and friends to enjoy an evening of celebration while assisting Rosary in raising funds for students.
Chairing the 2015 event are Lori (May ’78) and Jay Bergman.

For sponsorship and ticket information, visit

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