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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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  • Several people arrested for celebratory gunfire

    While the massive Obama rally Tuesday night proved peaceful in Grant Park, other celebrants chose to mark the historic occasion with gunfire elsewhere in Chicago, authorities say. As a result, nearly a quarter of the cases before Cook County Circuit...
  • Dugan In Court Tuesday, Expected To Enter Guilty Plea

    (WGN-AM)- If Brian Dugan admits guilt Tuesday in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico, it will not necessarily be to take responsibility for the 1983 killing. Instead, it will be an attempt to spare his own life. The plea,...
  • Man Pleads Guilty in 1983 Rape, Murder of Jeanine Nicarico

    Man Pleads Guilty in 1983 Rape, Murder of Jeanine Nicarico
    CHICAGO -- Brian Dugan pleaded guilty today to the kidnapping, rape and murder of 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico of Naperville, a brutal crime that has rocked the community for more than a quarter century and helped spark death penalty reform in Illinois....
  • Regulators Reject Illinois' Challenge To CN Rail Purchase

    (WGN-AM)- Federal regulators have turned down the state of Illinois' request to reconsider their decision approving the Canadian National Railway's purchase of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern rail line. In a decision made public Thursday, members of the...
  • Meet Your 'Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious' Hopefuls

    The heirs to the Pussycat Dolls' singing and dancing throne are on their way. Fifteen finalists have been chosen to compete on "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious," to land one of three coveted spots in the new musical group Girlicious, Pussycat Dolls...
  • Vermont town weighs cat leash law

     
    BARRE, Vt. — A clause in a city law that requires cats to be on leashes has sparked a hissing match among fans of free-roaming felines. A City Council meeting with cats on the agenda drew an unusually large crowd......
  • Carmel resident among those killed in helicopter crash

    The Air Angels crew members killed overnight in the medical helicopter crash have been identified as co-pilot William Mann, 31, of Chicago; pilot Dell Waugh, 69,  of Carmel, Ind.; and paramedic Ronald Battiato, 41, of Peotone, Ill.  The 14-month-old...
  • Friends don't believe pilot error caused helicopter crash

    Friends say 69-year-old Dell Waugh of Carmel took tremendous pride in his work as a EMS helicopter pilot. "Dell was doing something he really enjoyed, flying helicopters," said friend Tom Blandford. "He's had thousands of hours of flying. He was too...
  • A new dawn in Aurora

    A new dawn in Aurora
    When Linda Reineke sits on the deck of her top-floor condominium overlooking the Fox River, she sees turtles, foxes and raccoons. Once she leaves her condo, she is just steps from bike and running paths along the river. As one of the homeowners in a new...
  • Tom Skilling

    Tom Skilling
    Tom Skilling, WGN chief meteorologist, appears on WGN-TV weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine and on WGN Radio during afternoon drive and special coverage. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN in August 2008. Since...
  • Tom Skilling › WGN Chief Meteorologist

    Tom Skilling › WGN Chief Meteorologist
    Tom Skilling › Chief Meteorologist › WGN-TV Midday News/Evening News/News at Nine Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist, appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN News at Five and WGN News at Nine. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with...