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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

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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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  • Cris Mazza on 'Something Wrong With Her'

     Cris Mazza on 'Something Wrong With Her'
    Cris Mazza is nothing if not candid. In her 17 volumes of fiction and essays over the past three decades, Mazza — a longtime professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago — has set a high standard of frankness, in...
  • 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...
  • Kaupas maintains lead in Will GOP sheriff's race

    Kaupas maintains lead in Will GOP sheriff's race
    The fight for the Republican nomination for Will County sheriff may not be over. Absentee and provisional ballots counted by Will County election officials Tuesday increased Ken Kaupas' lead by one vote over Nick Ficarello. Kaupas picked up an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Theater preservationists remember 'visionary' Shepardson

    Theater preservationists remember 'visionary' Shepardson
    Supporters of the renovation of the Wheaton Grand Theater are mourning the loss of a man whose vision guided much of the efforts to preserve the historic movie house and others around the country. Ray Shepardson, 70, of Wheaton, died on Monday night...
  • Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting

    Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting
    An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.  Ryan N. Fingers, 16, of the 500 block of North Root Street, pleaded guilty to...
  • 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,...
  • Men charged with arranging sex with 2 girls, 15

    Men charged with arranging sex with 2 girls, 15
    Two Chicago men have been charged with arranging a sexual encounter involving two 15-year-old girls, an allegation DuPage County's chief prosecutor called "appalling." A DuPage judge set bail today at $500,000 each for Demarcus Feltus and Laburron...
  • Farmers markets: Kane county

    Farmers markets: Kane county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY Aurora 1-5 p.m., July 9-Sept. 10, at West Aurora Plaza, 1901 W. Galena Blvd.   THURSDAY Aurora 2:30-6:30 p.m., July 10-Aug. 28, at Our Lady of...
  • 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...