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Aurora

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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  • Cops: Naperville man steals cab, stabs driver

    Cops: Naperville man steals cab, stabs driver
    A Naperville man was charged today with stabbing a taxi driver in the throat and stealing the cab in Aurora early Thursday, authorities said. Maurice A. Martin of the 700 block of Inland Circle was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking,...
  • Who's who on Metra's board

    One is a labor lawyer. Another heads a company that sells firefighting equipment. One runs a construction company. Of the 11, only five have held elective office. And just one has any railroad experience. They are the board of directors of Metra,...
  • Girl, 4, calls 911, saves mom's life

    Girl, 4, calls 911, saves mom's life
    A 4-year-old Aurora girl was reunited with the dispatcher she spoke with when she called 911 to save her mother’s life. Operator: she's not answering you? Livia:  No, but her head hurts cause she's showing me what hurts Operator: she's showing...
  • Prosecutors Drop Quest for James Holmes' Notebook

    Prosecutors Drop Quest for James Holmes' Notebook
    AURORA, Colo. -- Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting on Thursday abruptly dropped their effort to gain access to a notebook written by suspect James Holmes, who appeared in court looking engaged and without the orange hair he had in...
  • Local Batman moviegoers shocked by Colorado shootings

    Local Batman moviegoers shocked by Colorado shootings
    The overnight shooting that left at least 12 people dead at a Colorado theater during the debut of the newest “Batman” was on the minds of movie-goers at a showing this morning in Chicago. Before the 10 a.m. screening of “The Dark...
  • Girlfriend of slain Crystal Lake sailor: 'My boyfriend saved my life'

    Girlfriend of slain Crystal Lake sailor: 'My boyfriend saved my life'
    Julia Vojtsek was watching "The Dark Knight Rises" with her boyfriend, John Larimer, on Friday at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman fired into the audience. Larimer, a 27-year-old Navy sailor from Crystal Lake, immediately...
  • Local man commenorates shooting victims with crosses

    Local man commenorates shooting victims with crosses
    Within hours of the shootings at a Colorado movie cineplex, Greg Zanis was on the way from his Aurora, Illinois, home to the scene in Aurora, Colorado. He was bearing 12 crosses to commemorate the victims, just as he has done for thousands of other...
  • 2 escape injury after plane crashes into cornfield in Aurora

    2 escape injury after plane crashes into cornfield in Aurora
    A single-engine aircraft fell to the ground shortly after takeoff today in Aurora with no reported injuries, officials said. According to an e-mailed press release from Dan Ferrelli, the director-public information for the City of Aurora, the plane...
  • 1 dead, 5 injured, including baby and toddler, in Plainfield-area crash

    1 dead, 5 injured, including baby and toddler, in Plainfield-area crash
    One person died and five were injured, one critically, in a Saturday crash that involved a car, an SUV and a motorcycle near southwest suburban Plainfield, officials said. The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. at Route 126 and County Line Road, just...
  • Quinn pushes for assault weapons ban

    Quinn pushes for assault weapons ban
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is renewing a push in Illinois to ban assault weapons in the wake of the killings at a Colorado theater that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded. The Democratic governor also revealed plans today to propose a ban on...
  • Week 5 schedule: Sept. 17-23

    Week 5 schedule: Sept. 17-23
    Week 5 – Sept. 17-23 All games 7:30 unless noted. FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 BIG NORTHERN EAST Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central, 7 Marengo at Harvard, 7 CATHOLIC BLUE Mount Carmel at Brother Rice St. Rita at Providence CATHOLIC RED St....
  • Week 9 schedule: Oct. 15-22

    Week 9 schedule: Oct. 15-22
    Week 9 – Oct. 15-21 All games 7:30 unless noted. TUESDAY, OCT. 16 CHICAGO INTER-CITY 2 Bronzeville vs. Gage Park, 6 at Gately Hirsch vs. Dyett, 4 at Eckersall Urban Prep-West vs. Juarez, 6 at Hanson CHICAGO INTER-CITY 4 Johnson vs. Hawkins,...