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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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  • Route 59 in Naperville, Aurora to close this weekend

     Route 59 in Naperville, Aurora to close this weekend
    A stretch of state Route 59 through Aurora and Naperville will be closed for part of the weekend for a construction project. Motorists will not be able to use a half-mile portion of Route 59 between North Aurora Road and Glacier Park Avenue from 9 p.m....
  • 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 reports: Man accused of faking drug test, and more

    St. Charles police reports: Man accused of faking drug test, and more
    The following reports were gathered from reports released by St. Charles. An 18-year-old Aurora man was charged May 23 with defrauding drug and alcohol screening tests, a felony, after employees at a testing company on Randall Road reported to police...
  • Teen brings airsoft gun to suburban school

     Teen brings airsoft gun to suburban school
    A Metea Valley High School student brought an airsoft gun to school Friday, prompting a soft lockdown, according to Aurora officials. However, there was never a threat of violence, they said. A 16-year-old sophomore planned to sell the gun to a...
  • Naperville police blotter: Cut fuel line, trespassing, and more

    Naperville police blotter: Cut fuel line, trespassing, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: The fuel line of a van was cut in the 1200 block of West Ogden Avenue between 4:15 p.m. June 4 and 7:45 a.m. June 6. A cell phone was stolen in the 1500 block of North Aurora Road...
  • Naperville police blotter: Dog bite, tossed napkin holder, and more

    Naperville police blotter: Dog bite, tossed napkin holder, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A radio was stolen from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Heritage Hill Drive between 6:15 p.m. June 4 and 6:15 a.m. June 5. Four people in a vehicle in the 500 block of Kiowa Drive were...
  • Michael Riley Wegrzyn, 1981-2014

     Michael Riley Wegrzyn, 1981-2014
    Michael Riley Wegrzyn brought a love of teaching, science and the environment to his students at high schools in Naperville and Aurora, where he taught for a decade. "Students always responded positively to Mike," said Jeff Schmela, a fellow science...
  • Naperville tightens pawnshop regulations

     Naperville tightens pawnshop regulations
    Pawnshops in Naperville will have to photograph jewelry and log it in an online database with the seller's ID under new regulations approved Tuesday. The rules, which will affect five businesses, are aimed at helping police recover stolen items. "The...
  • Women-only triathlon hits Naperville Sunday

    Women-only triathlon hits Naperville Sunday
    A running event this weekend in Naperville distinguishes itself from a sea of such contests by being for women only. An estimated 2,200 women will run in the Athleta Esprit de She triathlon Sunday at Centennial Beach and in Riverwalk Park to raise money...
  • Fundraiser set for family of former Romeoville woman slain in Aurora

    Fundraiser set for family of former Romeoville woman slain in Aurora
    A fundraiser will be held this Saturday to raise money for the three children of a Romeoville native who was found strangled in her Aurora apartment earlier this year. Heather Jacobi, 32, was found dead on March 29. Her former boyfriend, Jose Loera,...
  • Naperville police blotter: Naked people in SUV, forgery

    Naperville police blotter: Naked people in SUV, forgery
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: Two women tried to steal two bottles of liquor from a store in the 1500 block of North Route 59 about 12:08 a.m. May 27. The cashier confronted them and told them not to return. A cell...