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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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  • 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...
  • Officials mull new charges for driver in 2009 crash

    Officials mull new charges for driver in 2009 crash
    A Chicago man who was severely hurt in a car crash 16 months ago in Aurora died Saturday, apparently as a result of his injuries, and officials are seeking to recharge the man convicted last year of fleeing the scene, Aurora police said in a statement...
  • Aurora police warn residents after man bitten by coyote

    Aurora police warn residents after man bitten by coyote
    An Aurora man walking back into his home after a late night smoke was startled when a large animal believed to be a coyote lunged at him, biting and scratching his arm, police said. The 47-year-old man told police he was on the side of his house in the...
  • Woman convicted of killing 5 teens in DUI crash seeks new hearing

    Woman convicted of killing 5 teens in DUI crash seeks new hearing
    An Aurora woman convicted of killing five teens in a drunken driving accident should get a new sentencing hearing because of vague language in Illinois DUI laws, her attorney told an appellate court panel Monday. The three justices from the 2nd Appellate...
  • Aurora police show suspect vehicle in fatal hit-run

    Aurora police show suspect vehicle in fatal hit-run
    Aurora police today released a surveillance photo of an SUV that was involved in a hit-and-run crash last week that fatally injured a motorcyclist. Maxwell J. Torres, 23, died Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the University Illinois Medical Center, after a...