Posts tagged ‘Aurora IL’

ATMI Precast Rally and March

by , posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 4:49 pm

, Aurora, illinois, February 12, 2012


Temperatures Dropping, Occupiers Still Occupying

by , posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 pm

The last time we got hit with 8″ of snow was Jan 21, 2012 and we had our biggest turnout for Occupy Aurora yet.

The VOICE Newspaper (available hardcopy only) covered the story and the Beacon News covered the story here.

Illinois Media Progressives covered the story on YouTube .  Please send this video on to your friends and let them know why we are doing this!

With a snow storm predicted for the Fox Valley this weekend, I thought I would let people know that for Saturday, Feb 25th, occupiers will be gathering in at least three Fox Valley locations and there is interest in an “Occupy Kendall” initiative.

Occupy Elgin
When: Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. with a GA to follow in the lobby of Hemmings Auditorium
Where: The corner of Kimball St. and Grove Ave. in Elgin, IL (Parking is available and convenient)

Occupy Aurora
When: Saturday @ 10 a.m. with GA to follow at Arby’s
Where: Bank of America at the corner of Indian Trail and Orchard Rd. in Aurora

Occupy Naperville
When: 10 a.m. in front of the Bank of America, located at the corner of Van Buren & Washington in Naperville. 
At 11:00 AM, Occupy Napervill will march to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 25 E. Benton Ave and conduct an indoor General Assembly until 1:00 PM.


Occupy Aurora action, January 21, 2012

by , posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 12:23 pm


Found Objects for a Friday Afternoon: “the banner Progressive district of the United States”

by , posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Aurora, Ill.—Representative Ira C. Copley,

president of the Western United Gas and Electic Co., and director of the Rotary Meter Co., who represents in Congress what is said to be the banner Progressive district of the United States, is making a good campaign for re-election. Two years ago Mr. Copley got a plurality of more than 11,000 votes.

The Gas Age, September 1, 1914, p. 251.


Labor Day Parade, Aurora, 1911

by , posted on Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 8:05 am

AFSCME Rally: Governor Quinn, Keep Your Word!

by , posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

During a tough 2010 political campaign, Governor Quinn negotiated raises with members of the American Federation State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union.  On July 1, 2011, Governor Quinn cancelled those raises for more than 30,000 state workers.

This afternoon, fifty to seventy-five citizens rallied in Aurora, IL to call on Governor Pat Quinn to keep his word and honor long overdue wage increases for state

workers.  The Aurora event was part of a statewide, 75-rally day of action and a majority of the participants were AFSCME members.  Representatives from other unions and local businesses also participated in the action. 



GRITtv documentary of the week: Aurora’s own “Prison Terminal”

by , posted on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Last week a clip from a work-in-progress by Aurora filmmaker Edgar Barens was featured on GRITtv with Laura Flanders as their documentary of the week.

More GRITtv

“The circle of life doesn’t end when people begin a life behind bars. Incarcerated women give birth; others become gravely ill. Do prisoners have the right to comfort as they approach death? If so, who will provide it? These are real questions that many working in the prison system have ignored–but not everyone. Our documentary of the week goes behind the walls of the maximum security Iowa State Penitentiary, where a prisoner-staffed hospice program has been touching the lives of patients and caregivers alike. Filmmaker Edgar Barens spent six months embedded with program participants, and the resulting film is the intimate Prison Terminal.”

To see more video from Prison Terminal, click here. For more information on the documentary, click here.


Found Objects for a Friday Afternoon: Green Jobs in the Fox Valley

by , posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 pm



Found Objects for a Friday Afternoon: If Aurora Is Bombed

by , posted on Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Fight for a Fair Budget – Chicago, Springfield, Aurora

by , posted on Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Chicago, June 18, 2009. Thousands responded to the “Doomsday Budget” which would deeply cut social service organization’s funding by the millions and devastate families by the thousands throughout the State.