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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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  • Aurora man dies in ATV accident

    Aurora man dies in ATV accident
    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...
  • Fabyan Elementary finds a 'sister school' in Aurora

    Fabyan Elementary finds a 'sister school' in Aurora
    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...
  • Dozens of road projects slated for spring, summer in Naperville

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Boy, 13, charged with bringing loaded gun to school

    Boy, 13, charged with bringing loaded gun to school
    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,...
  • Area high schools ranked among best

    Area high schools ranked among best
    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. Here's how...