| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Three people were hospitalized and four dogs were rescued after a house fire in Aurora this morning, officials said.
The fire was reported at 9:55 a.m. on the 900 block of Garfield in the far western suburb, Aurora officials said.
The two alarm fire...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Kane County prosecutors will team with a local university to study whether a program aimed at straightening out certain criminal offenders is meetings its goals, State’s Attorney Joe McMahon announced Tuesday.
Aurora University will track more...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:56 PM
An Aurora man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in southwest suburban Oswego in 2012, authorities said.
Joseph J. Evans, 38, of the of the 1500 block of Galway Drive in Aurora, is charged with predatory criminal sexual...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Williamsburg's own rambling piano man Bruce Hornsby is in Park City, Utah, today, where he'll play a concert on the same bill as eclectic folk-rock band Railroad Earth. He's looking ahead, though, to the release of a new live record.
"Cluck Ol' Hen," is...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:31 AM
A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line in Naperville Friday evening, officials said.
The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. at Colombia Street, just east of the the Naperville station, said...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:36 AM
With the holiday tournaments now in the books, the meat of the season now begins for boys high school basketball. Here's a mid-season report on how Naperville-area high schools have fared and how they line up for the rest of the year.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Twenty years have passed since "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by the great John Kander and Fred Ebb) appeared on Broadway. And in 1993, the tragic drama of Luis Alberto Molina, a homosexual window dresser imprisoned...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:21 PM
PEORIA — The game that made Illinois high school basketball history 16 years ago was "a toss-up" in Sergio McClain's estimation.
The crowd of 11,700 at the Peoria Civic Center was in suspense until the final seconds about whether the 1997 Class AA...
| Mar 31, 2013
Oak Park's pricey homes, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and array of shops and restaurants generate billions in property wealth, funneling a bounty of tax dollars to its elementary school district.
That kind of local affluence usually means fewer...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Dan Merica with CNN writes about a man who has devoted his life to erecting crosses on the sites of tragedy. His latest project is 12 crosses in a vacant lot in Aurora, Co: (CNN) – In a vacant lot across from the site of last week’s movie...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A link to the Twitter feed of "Jessica Redfield," real name Jessica Ghawi, a victim of the movie-theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., has been going around the Web today. It's hard to know what to say about these grotesque mass......