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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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  • Tweets of woman slain in Colorado bring tragedy home

     
    A link to the Twitter feed of "Jessica Redfield," real name Jessica Ghawi, a victim of the movie-theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., has been going around the Web today. It's hard to know what to say about these grotesque mass......
  • 2 killed by Metra train near Chicago-Cicero border

    2 killed by Metra train near Chicago-Cicero border
    Authorities today were trying to determine what two men were doing on railroad tracks near the Chicago-Cicero border late Monday night when they were struck by a Metra train and killed. The outbound train on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe line was...
  • Aurora boy drowns at state park in far northwestern Ill.

    The Beacon-News reports: An 8-year-old Aurora boy drowned on Sunday at Apple River Canyon State Park in far northwestern Illinois, authorities said. Get the full story: beaconnews.suntimes.com.  
  • Chicago area bakes in first day of expected heat wave

    Chicago area bakes in first day of expected heat wave
    Chicago-area residents braced for a week of hot weather as the heat index reached 103 at the city’s downtown lakefront, with much of the Midwest beginning to bake under a hot air mass that has plagued the South in recent weeks. While the heat index...
  • Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard

    Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard
    By Tom Skilling We’ve survived some horrendous snowstorms in Chicago over the years but in terms of wind, severity and duration of visibility reduction, the intensity of the thunderstorms embedded within it and the sheer expanse of the storm (it...
  • Aurora major crime lowest since 1978, officials say

    The number of major crimes reported in Aurora declined 11 percent in 2010 to the lowest level since 1978, the first year detailed statistics were kept, according to data released Friday. Aurora police reported 4,432 major crimes last year, down from 4,...
  • Just Over Yonder Bluegrass Gospel Concert

    November 24-Just Over Yonder Bluegrass Gospel Band has been perfoming in the Greater-Chicago area for over 20 years. Everyone is invited to join us for our Annual Thanksgiving-Eve Concert featuring this amazing band at 7:00 p.m. located at 940 W. Galena...
  • Traffic stop nets 60 pounds of marijuana

    Traffic stop nets 60 pounds of marijuana
    A traffic stop in North Aurora uncovered 60 pounds of high-grade marijuana on its way from the West Coast to the Chicago area, Kane County authorities said today. The driver of the Chevrolet Impala had failed Friday morning to signal for a lane change...
  • Geneva man charged after chase in far west suburbs

    A Geneva man led police on a weekend chase through portions of western Kane County before he apparently crashed his SUV on a hillside at a gravel pit, according to police. Bryan J. Banbury, 30, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless...
  • Man barred from own murder trial after outbursts

    A Naperville man facing a possible death sentence in the brutal 2004 slaying of his 16-year-old stepdaughter was barred from returning to his DuPage County jury trial this afternoon because of his ongoing disruptive behavior. Judge Kathryn Creswell, who...
  • 1 killed, 1 critical when vehicle hits tree

    A man was killed when the vehicle in which he was traveling hit a tree in the West Woodlawn neighborhood early this morning. The motorist was left in critical condition. John Vivetter, 28, of the 6200 block of South Champlain Avenue, was involved in a...