| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:48 PM
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,...
| 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 2, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Two months after Pam Leffler resigned from her position as Morton Grove Public Library director, Debra Stombres, the Eola Road branch coordinator at the Aurora Public Library, took her spot.
A St. Charles resident, Stombres has been in the library field...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:11 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 29-year-old Dolton man was charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property for attempting to get back into his girlfriend's apartment on the 0-100 block...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A man was killed early this morning after being struck by a car while walking in downtown Aurora, officials said.
Donald L. Early, 54, whose last known address is the Hesed House homeless shelter in the 600 block of S. River St., Aurora, was walking...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The four Republicans vying for the party nomination in the race to replace retiring state Rep. Kay Hatcher share similar positions on almost every issue, including their stated focus – improving Illinois' business climate and economic health....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Kane County Clerk John Cunningham's sole challenger in the upcoming Republican primary says its time for a "fresh perspective and new energy" in the clerk's office where Cunningham has been at the helm for 12 years.
"It's my mission to try to make...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:31 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – Ryan Boatright fielded a number of questions about the NBA on Friday.
He wasn't ready to announce a decision, but it sounds as though he is leaning toward coming back for his senior season at UConn.
"It's a lifetime dream to get...
| Apr 11, 2014
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...