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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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  • 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...
  • Naperville police blotter: 51-year-old charged with prostitution, I-PASS stolen and more

    Naperville police blotter: 51-year-old charged with prostitution, I-PASS stolen and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A vehicle was burglarized in the 500 block of Aurora Avenue between 10:30 p.m. July 4 and 8 a.m. July 5. A window was smashed at a business in the 100 block of Water Street between 2 a.m....
  • Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting

    Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting
    An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.  Ryan N. Fingers, 16, of the 500 block of North Root Street, pleaded guilty to...
  • Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014

    Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014
    When faced in 2010 with a devastating diagnosis of ALS, Eric Gordon McLaren, then principal of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, took his family to Idaho for a whitewater rafting trip. Strapped into a chair secured to the raft, he...
  • Fabyan Elementary finds a 'sister school' in Aurora

    Fabyan Elementary finds a 'sister school' in Aurora
    As school wrapped up at Fabyan Elementary in Geneva this week, students gathered up barely used bottles of glue and leftover boxes of crayons to send to their new partners at E.M. Rollins School in Aurora. "We don't need this stuff anymore but maybe...
  • Men charged with arranging sex with 2 girls, 15

    Men charged with arranging sex with 2 girls, 15
    Two Chicago men have been charged with arranging a sexual encounter involving two 15-year-old girls, an allegation DuPage County's chief prosecutor called "appalling." A DuPage judge set bail today at $500,000 each for Demarcus Feltus and Laburron...
  • Man gets probation for role in Aurora murder case

    Man gets probation for role in Aurora murder case
    An Oswego man accused of helping his friend dispose of a murder victim pleaded guilty today to attempted obstruction of justice, according to Kane County prosecutors.  In a negotiated plea, Jose M. Becerra, 22, was sentenced to a term of probation on...
  • Aurora man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 2 children

    Aurora man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 2 children
    An Aurora man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty today to charges that he sexually assaulted two children, Kane County prosecutors said. Inocencio Hernandez-Reyes, 40, received consecutive 10-year terms in exchange for admitting...
  • Man admits to killing teen, but motive still a mystery

    Man admits to killing teen, but motive still a mystery
    Juan Garnica admitted this morning to murdering high school student and friend Abigail Villalpando, but what motivated the Aurora man to beat the 18-year-old to death with a hammer remained unclear. Garnica, 20, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in...
  • St. Charles police report: 2 charged with faking drug tests, man mistakes apartment for his own, and more

    St. Charles police report: 2 charged with faking drug tests, man mistakes apartment for his own, and more
    The following items were taken from St. Charles police reports. Two 18-year-olds, one from Elgin and the other from Aurora, were charged with defrauding drug and alcohol screening tests, a felony, on June 16. An employee at the Drugs and Alcohol Testing...
  • Farmers markets: Kane county

    Farmers markets: Kane county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY Aurora 1-5 p.m., July 9-Sept. 10, at West Aurora Plaza, 1901 W. Galena Blvd.   THURSDAY Aurora 2:30-6:30 p.m., July 10-Aug. 28, at Our Lady of...