Mike speaking at new Plum Park

Yesterday was a great day for Aurora as Mike spoke at the William V. Plum Park ribbon cutting ceremony that he had sponsored. City elected officials, Kane County board members, City staff, and neighbors joined Mike as the ribbon was cut on the 6th Ward’s newest park.  This park (Mike’s idea) is on land that once had seven blighted homes and had experienced over the years 429 Police calls for service.  Now after 17 years of purchasing the homes (voluntarily sold to the City), receiving a grant from the Kane County Forest Preserve, funding by the City of Aurora, and funding from the 6th Ward Committee – the neighborhood now has a gathering place for families, children, and their friends to play, enjoy, and just have fun.   There was good music played and dancing, too!  And 125 people took advantage of the offer of one free hot-dog per person. People of all ages were in a celebratory mood!