Mayor’s Race Heats Up | COVID-19 Deaths Rise

Miss a day, miss a lot, so take a moment to catch up on some of the past week’s headlines from Aurora and beyond.

2 Challengers Enter Race For Aurora Mayor’s Office

Alderman Judd Lofchie and former East Aurora school board member John Laesch are the first to announce campaigns for next April’s election.

Coronavirus Deaths On The Rise In Kane County During September

Kane County has recorded more coronavirus-related deaths since the start of September than it did in August, public health data shows.

D1 Training Ready To Meet Aurora’s Fitness Needs Amid Pandemic

“The D1 model for fitness was built for social distancing before social distancing was even a thing,” co-owner Paul Bullard said.

Virtual Race To Raise Funds For Aurora Food Pantry

Those who register to compete in the virtual race can run 5 kilometers at any point between Sept. 20 and Sept. 30.

Coronavirus Outbreak Under Control At Kane Co. Jail: Sheriff

No new coronavirus cases were detected at the jail during the most recent tests Monday. The jail recorded its first cases last month.

CVS Opens 3rd Coronavirus Testing Site In Aurora

The company announced this week that it plans to launch 2,000 new sites to double its coronavirus-testing capacities by mid-October.

Fox Valley Candidates To Participate In LWV Forum Thursday

The League of Women Voters’ chapters in Central Kane County and Wheaton are set to host series of candidate forums Sept. 24 in Batavia.

Aurora’s Paramount Theatre Nabs 13 Equity Jeff Award Nominations

Paramount Theatre earned nominations for each of the productions it put on during the Chicago theater season curtailed by the pandemic.

Pritzker Extends IL Eviction Ban Another 30 Days Due To Pandemic

Over 100,000 tenants and homeowners applied for rent and mortgage grants, but the state can only help about 40,000, Gov. Pritzker said.

Kane County Clerk Quells Election Fears, Sets Drop Box Locations

Clerk John Cunningham said he has “complete confidence” in the U.S. Postal Service to deliver a smooth election, despite the pandemic.

$10M Grant Program To Support Small Biz, Nonprofits In Kane Co.

Kane County officials are expected to soon begin accepting applications from small businesses and nonprofits for coronavirus-relief grants.

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This article originally appeared on the Aurora Patch