| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:35 PM
An Aurora man was killed when his ATV struck a culvert in west Kane County, sheriff’s police said today.
Police identified the victim as Christopher Harner, 44, of the 1700 block of Garfield Avenue.
Harner was riding his all-terrain vehicle at...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:19 AM
As school wrapped up at Fabyan Elementary in Geneva this week, students gathered up barely used bottles of glue and leftover boxes of crayons to send to their new partners at E.M. Rollins School in Aurora.
"We don't need this stuff anymore but maybe...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:07 AM
With 145 road resurfacing projects scheduled for this year, Naperville city officials say they hope to minimize the inconvenience to residents.
Also underway are numerous other projects along Naperville roadways like the Route 59 expansion, the lining...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:22 AM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
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....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Aurora police said Monday they have charged a middle school student who brought a loaded handgun to school.
The 13-year-old boy will appear at a Tuesday hearing in Kane County after he was charged as a juvenile with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Five area high schools made U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the country's best.
U.S. News profiled more than 19,000 public schools across the country and ranked the highest 4,707 based on state test scores and college readiness.