Here's a quick roundup of some of the Geneva stories on this beautiful Monday morning.
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Brenda Schory does a great job in this Kane County Chronicle story about folks who participated in the LivingWell Bridge Walk this weekend.
Brenda talked to Ralph Dantino, Geneva's 5th Ward alderman and recent Dancin' with the Geneva Stars contestant. Ralph is one of Geneva's truly great people, and he doesn't like to talk about his cancer, but he did talk a little bit. Ralph has cancer of the omentum, Brenda explains, which is the membrane the covers the stomach.
I see Ralph every Monday at the City Council meetings, and I'm amazed at this energy and wonderful attitude through his chemo therapy. It's not easy to work all day, then get to City Hall before 7 p.m., prepared and ready to weigh the issues, participate in "Dancin' " and all the volunteer work the Dantinos do—let alone to do all that while battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.
Ralph is one amazing man.
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Brenda also has a good story on red-light cameras and their effectiveness, particularly in Geneva and St. Charles.
The numbers of accidents at the red-light intersections in Geneva really hasn't gone down over the past three years, so it's hard to say there's hard statistical evidence that red-light cameras work. But if you listen to what the Geneva Police Department has to say, you become convinced that the , particularly over time.
Read more: http://www.kcchronicle.com/2011/05/13/officials-say-red-light-cameras-reduce-crashes/aumqt18/
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A Geneva teen is going to Geneva, Switzerland.
The Daily Herald reports that Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy student Emil Khabiboulline didn't win the a $75,000 prize in an international science contest, but he does win an all-expense paid trip to visit the Swiss super-collider.
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Mysuburbanlife.com (The Geneva Republican) has a very good story on affordable housing in Geneva. Mayor Kevin Burns has put together a task force to study the issue, and this article gets a number of opinions on how to attack the problem.
Read more: http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/geneva/features/x447613270/Geneva-tackles-its-affordable-housing-dilemma
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This isn't Geneva-specific news, but all of us in Geneva mourn for the six people killed Sunday in the apartment fire in Aurora.
The Beacon-News' Erika Wurst reports that three young boys were among the six killed, and 12 other people were injured.