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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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  • 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...
  • Police reports: Fake rental agent, cyberstalking, and more

    Police reports: Fake rental agent, cyberstalking, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A woman responded to an online rental listing for a home in the 900 block of East Bailey Road and was asked to send $800 to a person who said he would then send her the keys. She became...
  • 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...
  • Naperville police blotter: Broken school bus windows, dents in vehicle, and more

    Naperville police blotter: Broken school bus windows, dents in vehicle, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: Two school bus windows were broken with pellets in the 1500 block of Oswego Road between 4:30 p.m. May 9 and 7:30 a.m. May 12. A cell phone was stolen from a woman after she left it on the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dist. 204 launches iPhone app

     Dist. 204 launches iPhone app
    Indian Prairie Unit District 204 families can now check everything from grades to lunch menus using their smartphones. The Aurora-based district has launched an app for iPhones and plans to unveil another for Android phones in August, according to a...