New, Anticipated Downtown Parking Plan for Aurora Launches on Tuesday May10

New, Anticipated Downtown Parking Plan for Aurora Launches on Tuesday...

Aurora’s much-anticipated “meterless” downtown parking plan went into effect on Tuesday, May 14. The City has removed an estimated 900 parking meters along downtown streets and in parking lots and will institute a color coded system for on-street and surface lot parking. This system carries different time limits during which visitors and residents can park their vehicles at no charge.  The new parking plan is designed to assure more equitable parking opportunities for businesses and patrons and allows them to choose their most convenient option depending on the time they spend downtown. Parking spaces closer to the heart of downtown will carry shorter parking limits so customers with short-term errands can locate convenient parking any time of the day.  On-street parking spaces are separated into five color-coded categories: platinum, gold, silver, bronze and mercury.  The City’s lots carry the same colors with the exception of platinum which apply only to on-street spaces in the center of downtown that carry a time limit of 90 minutes Parking spaces designated as “gold” allow parking for two hours both on-street and in surface lots; silver spaces are two hours on-street and three hours in lots; bronze spaces allow for three hours on-street and six hours in lots; and mercury spaces are five hours on-street and 10 hours in parking lots.  Motorists should look for signs placed along downtown streets and in parking lots indicating the particular parking color category. On-Street parking is enforced from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.  Parking lots are monitored from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Those who live, work, or frequently visit downtown Aurora are encouraged to take advantage of the City’s parking permit program which allows all day parking in parking lots of a person’s choice.  Aside...

Riverfront Playhouse Presents Wait Until Dark this Summer May01

Riverfront Playhouse Presents Wait Until Dark this Summer...

RIVERFRONT TO PRESENT “WAIT UNTIL DARK” Directed by Gene Scheffler The show will run Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 beginning July 26th – Aug 31st. The Play was written by Fredrick Knott and is probably best known for the movie by the same title staring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin. A sinister con man [Roat] and two ex-convicts [Mike and Carlino] have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the border, not knowing that sewn inside is something of great value. It escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse between Susy and Roat. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends. Tickets are $17.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors and students. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (630) 897-9496. For more information, go to the Riverfront website at...