Aurora LaunchesTech Training
by Jennier Flowers
Dateline Aurora – In the past weekMayor Weisner has taken an oppor-tunity to help bring education to theyouth o the city. Teaming up witharea business owners and labor lead-ers, they are launching a new tech-nical training school to help trainyoung residents o the City in areaso trades and technical-related elds.Cooperating with area school dis-tricts, the program will oer men-toring and technical training, help-ing young people prepare or theiruture in the job orce. Speakingbeore 400 people at the State o the City Address, joined by ellowmayors Dale Berman o North Au-rora, George Pradel o Naperville,and Marylin Michelini, who wereon hand to lend support or the newprogram.This technical school will also allowarea youth to begin to build long-term employment working with thearea trade unions. For more inorma-tion on this new program, please visitthe City web site: www.aurora.il.us.
Naperville andArea Tech Savvy
by Sheryl Krase
I you are not amiliar currently withthe power o Social Media, then hereis a quick lesson. Facebook has morethan 800 million daily users andTwitter has 50 million daily users,which means one sixth o the planetuses some type o social media dur-ing their daily habits. Recently, astudy done by the UIC concludedthat Naperville was number one andChicago was number two.What does this mean it means thatmore municipalities are investing ina better web presence to help keep incontact with their residents? In citieslike Aurora and Elgin, plans are be-ing made to link emergency con-tact inormation or 911 respond-ers to make it easier or people toreach and contact or help. Smallercommunities like Yorkville, Mont-gomery, and Oswego have joinedthe 21st Century Revolution withlaunching Facebook and Twitter ac-counts. Currently, Montgomery hasgone through an entire overhaul o its website to better serve the onlinepresence. There is no doubt that thepower o the internet and our abilityto stay in constant contact helps CityHall.
Paula Dean inJoliet
by Dick Kol
In the event you have not heard, re-cently Paula Dean, a star with theCooking Network, was in Joliet toopen her new Buett style eatery atthe Harrah’s Casino.Here is a press re-lease about the opening:Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel cel-ebrates the grand opening o PaulaDean’s Kitchen, the rst Paula Deanbuet-style and ala carte restaurantand retail store located outside o theSouth. Paula Dean’s Kitchen, cre-ated with the personal touch o theQueen o Southern Cooking hersel,aims to create a memorable diningexperience that goes beyond greatood, but also provides patrons theeel o a home cooked meal servedright rom Paula’s dining room.Menu highlights include “build yourown” savory skillets and omelets orbreakast. For lunch and dinner, in-dulge in Paula Dean’s renownedcrab cakes, baby back ribs, shrimpand grits, and much more. The Sat-urday and Sunday Brunch menu alsoincludes delectable cocktails, includ-ing mimosas and the Georgia Peach.Complete the dining experience withscrumptious treats such as butterrum and chocolate layer cakes.In addition to enjoying deliciousSouthern cuisine, guests can alsostop by the restaurant’s retail storeto pick up some o Paula Dean’ssignature items such as aprons,cookbooks, cookware and evenpieces rom her recently introducedurniture line. For more inorma-tion visit http://www.harrahsjoliet.com/casinos/harrahs-joliet/restau-rants-dining/paula-deens-kitchen-detail.html. Good eating you all!
by Jennier Flowers
Recently as I was doing a Googlesearch or topics in Plaineld, I un-covered this unique website that pro-vides current news or the Village o Plaineld. It is unique because it o-ers inormation central to the Plain-eld area and invites local people toparticipate.As one o the astest areas, Plaineldis in need o this service. What youwill nd is anything rom local newsto political updates. This site is reallya service to a community that is evergrowing, and in the age o the inter-net, it is great to see a community-based site devoted to helping to keepthe residents o Plaineld inormed.So take the opportunity to learnmore. Here is the website inorma-tion: http://plaineldonline.com.
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