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Aurora

Aurora
Sprawling over 40 square miles and four counties, Illinois ' second-largest city is transforming its once-industrial downtown and reversing its down-at-the-heels image. Read more about Aurora, IL

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Sprawling over 40 square miles and four counties, Illinois ' second-largest city is transforming its once-industrial downtown and reversing its down-at-the-heels image. Read more about Aurora, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Aurora.
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  • Goodwill to open store in Frankfort

    Goodwill to open store in Frankfort
    Goodwill has started construction on its newest retail store — all the storefronts north of the closed Dominick's supermarket in Hickory Creek Marketplace in Frankfort. It will be the charitable organization's 33rd retail store in Illinois. It...
  • Man pleads guilty in death of Aurora high school student

    Man pleads guilty in death of Aurora high school student
    The third man charged in the beating death of an Aurora high school student has pleaded guilty to his role in the crime, Kane County prosecutors said today. Enrique Prado, 20, of Aurora, admitted guilt Thursday to a charge of concealment of a homicide...
  • $250K bond for man charged with DUI in crash that killed 2

    $250K bond for man charged with DUI in crash that killed 2
    The driver of a car that landed in a water-filled quarry in west suburban Naperville Saturday morning, killing two of his friends, has been charged with DUI and has been ordered held on a $250,000 bond, officials said.  Shortly before 2 a.m., Naperville...
  • Naperville police blotter: Passed out in a driveway, women fighting and more

    Naperville police blotter: Passed out in a driveway, women fighting and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A person was found passed out in a driveway in the 3200 block of Gateshead Drive between 12:01 a.m. and 1 a.m. July 9. When confronted by the homeowner's son, the person left with a pair...
  • Naperville OKs bar, Chuck E. Cheese's, care center

    Naperville OKs bar, Chuck E. Cheese's, care center
    Several businesses looking to open in Naperville won city approval of their plans on Tuesday including a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant, a sports bar and an assisted living facility. The Chuck E. Cheese's family restaurant and arcade will be opening in...
  • Aurora outlet mall adding 50 stores

     Aurora outlet mall adding 50 stores
    A large-scale outlet mall in Aurora will add 50 stores to the mix next summer. Officials broke ground Wednesday morning on a $110 million expansion of Chicago Premium Outlets that will bring the total number of stores to more than 170. It will be...
  • Aurora man convicted of burglary for 7th time

    Aurora man convicted of burglary for 7th time
    An Aurora man who already has six convictions for burglary stretching more than two decades is facing a prison term after again being found guilty of the crime, Kane County prosecutors said today. A jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday night against...
  • Sugar rush at ethanol plant fuels fight with Nebraska corn farmers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugar beets, and corn farmers are suing to stop it - a small-town dispute that offers an unusual take on the debate over the market-distorting impact of sugar...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • Woman guilty of trying to arrange her former boyfriend's murder: prosecutors

    Woman guilty of trying to arrange her former boyfriend's murder: prosecutors
    An Aurora woman was found guilty today of trying to arrange the murder of her former boyfriend, Kane County prosecutors said. A Kane County jury returned guilty verdicts against Maricela Arciga, 27, on two counts of solicitation of murder for hire....
  • Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing

    Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing
    State lawmakers have intervened repeatedly in Illinois' teacher licensing process, going to bat in some cases for candidates who did not meet state requirements and applicants with criminal pasts as well as for relatives, donors and constituents, a...