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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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  • Naperville police blotter: Flaming feces, stolen salon equipment, and more

    Naperville police blotter: Flaming feces, stolen salon equipment, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: Property was damaged in the 2400 block of Meadow Lake Drive between 6 p.m. June 16 and 7 a.m. June 17. Someone placed a flaming bag of feces on a front porch in the 1900 block of Nutmeg...
  • Prosecutors: Jail nurse's ex-boyfriend used her stethoscope to make sure she was dead

    Prosecutors: Jail nurse's ex-boyfriend used her stethoscope to make sure she was dead
    An Aurora man strangled his former girlfriend, a DuPage County jail nurse, with her scarf and then used her stethoscope to make sure she was dead, a prosecutor said Monday at a bond hearing. Jose Loera, 35, was ordered held in lieu of $5 million bail,...
  • 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...
  • Boy, 13, brought family member's loaded gun to school

    Boy, 13, brought family member's loaded gun to school
    The student who brought a loaded revolver to his Aurora middle school had taken the weapon from a locked gun case at his residence, police said today. The boy, 13, made his initial juvenile court appearance in Kane County as teachers and...
  • 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...
  • Naperville police blotter: Dog bite, tossed napkin holder, and more

    Naperville police blotter: Dog bite, tossed napkin holder, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A radio was stolen from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Heritage Hill Drive between 6:15 p.m. June 4 and 6:15 a.m. June 5. Four people in a vehicle in the 500 block of Kiowa Drive were...
  • Naperville police reports: Stolen fish tank, missing medicine, and more

    Naperville police reports: Stolen fish tank, missing medicine, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: Checks and money orders were stolen from an apartment complex office in the 700 block of Inland Circle between 4 p.m. May 4 and 6:45 a.m. May 5. Golf clubs valued at $2,000 were stolen...
  • Pastor recalls slain Aurora nurse as a wonderful mother

     Pastor recalls slain Aurora nurse as a wonderful mother
    The pastor of a Naperville church that Heather Jacobi attended recalled the slain nurse Wednesday as a wonderful mother to her three children. "She was always full of so much life, and she brought joy to the lives of those around her," said Shawn...
  • Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014

    Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014
    When faced in 2010 with a devastating diagnosis of ALS, Eric Gordon McLaren, then principal of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, took his family to Idaho for a whitewater rafting trip. Strapped into a chair secured to the raft, he...
  • Aurora welcomes UConn's Boatright as hometown hero

     Aurora welcomes UConn's Boatright as hometown hero
    Ryan Boatright may now be known best for overcoming a sprained ankle to help lead the Connecticut Huskies to an unexpected NCAA men's basketball national championship this year. But for the several hundred people who welcomed him back to his hometown of...
  • Man gets 25 years for attacking 2 women

    Man gets 25 years for attacking 2 women
    An Aurora man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attacks on two women and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to Kane County prosecutors. In a negotiated plea, Tyrone M. Young, 31, formerly of the 800 block of Sard Avenue, admitted guilt to one...