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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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  • Police investigate a new lead in case of missing boy

    Police investigate a new lead in case of missing boy
    Aurora Police are investigating a new lead in the case of Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared three years ago at age 6 after his mother withdrew him from class at his elementary school and then committed suicide. A woman in the far northern Illinois town...
  • 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...
  • Man in prison for 1 kidnapping is sentenced in 2nd

    Man in prison for 1 kidnapping is sentenced in 2nd
    An Aurora man already serving prison time in the 2011 kidnapping of a woman in River Forest has been sentenced to 35 years in another kidnapping and beating of a woman earlier the same day, authorities said. Tracy S. Taylor, 46, of the 2400 block of...
  • Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996

    Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996
    An appellate court Friday vacated the murder conviction and ordered a new trial for the man convicted of the 1996 slaying of a young Aurora boy, a crime that shocked the city and sparked an anti-gang backlash. Late Friday, the Second District...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aurora man guilty of assaulting girl under 13 years old

    Aurora man guilty of assaulting girl under 13 years old
    An Aurora man faces up to 30 years in prison after a Kane County jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a child, according to prosecutors. After deliberating less than two hours Wednesday evening, the jury found Brandon M. Niford, 30, guilty of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Lincoln-Way East girls win second straight state track title

    Lincoln-Way East girls win second straight state track title
    CHARLESTON, Ill. — Unlike last season, when Lincoln-Way East rode a thrilling show by nine-time state champ Aaliyah Brown to the school's first state girls track team title, this year the Griffins relied on a collective effort. East scored...