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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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  • Jury acquits man accused of 2004 Aurora murder

    Jury acquits man accused of 2004 Aurora murder
    A former Aurora resident already serving a lengthy prison sentence for a shooting was acquitted of the 2004 murder of a man shot dead while he slept. A Kane County jury deliberated about seven hours Wednesday night before returning a not guilty verdict...
  • Trials begin in pair of Kane County double slayings

    Trials begin in pair of Kane County double slayings
    A man who said he was in the back seat of a car when his friend pulled out a pistol and shot two men in the front seats was the first witness Monday in the double murder trial of the friend. Jaime Diaz is charged in the 1998 slayings of Brendon Anderson...
  • Not guilty verdict in Aurora murder trial

    Not guilty verdict in Aurora murder trial
    After deliberating about seven hours, a Kane County jury this evening acquitted an Aurora man of a 2001 street shooting. Jurors found Arnoldo Aguilar, 27, not guilty of the murder of Brian Lambert, who was shot to death in Aurora. Aguilar burst into...
  • $5 million bail for man charged with 'exceptionally brutal' Aurora murder

    $5 million bail for man charged with 'exceptionally brutal' Aurora murder
    She was a hardworking teenager and loving family member, who wanted to become a police officer, former co-workers and relatives said Monday. So when Abigail Villalpando didn't show up for her waitressing job Thursday, family members called authorities....
  • Attorney wants bird hoarding charges dropped against Aurora man

    Attorney wants bird hoarding charges dropped against Aurora man
    Animal hoarding charges filed against a man who authorities said had more than 300 birds in his home should be dropped because the city of Aurora failed to properly follow procedures for dealing with such situations, the man’s attorney contends....
  • 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,...
  • Area residents brace for flooding

    Area residents brace for flooding
    Property owners in the Chicago area who have suffered through flooding in the past face the possibility for more of the same Thursday and Friday, as hard rains continue to pound saturated ground. Additional rounds of heavy thunderstorms could dump...
  • Pedestrian struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Pedestrian struck by Metra train in Naperville
    A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra trainĀ  on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line inĀ  Naperville Friday evening, officials said. The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. at Colombia Street, just east of the the Naperville station, said...
  • Aurora school district agrees to stricter abuse monitoring

    Aurora school district agrees to stricter abuse monitoring
    West Aurora school officials who failed to report an incident involving a teacher later convicted of sexually abusing two students can avoid prosecution if they adopt and follow better reporting regulations, Kane County’s chief prosecutor said...
  • Kane Co. judge: Evidence from 'cadaver dogs' OK in murder trial

    Kane Co. judge: Evidence from 'cadaver dogs' OK in murder trial
    A Kane County judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors in a 1990 murder case could use testimony based on the use of dogs trained to find human remains, perhaps the first time such evidence has been found admissible in a state case. Judge Timothy Sheldon&...
  • Man charged in Kendall County police pursuit

    Man charged in Kendall County police pursuit
    A Woodridge man has been charged with fleeing police after an early morning pursuit that began in west suburban Aurora. Shortly after midnight, Kendall County sheriffs were notified about a vehicle that had fled a traffic stop being made by the Aurora...
  • Back-door school subsidies

    Back-door school subsidies
    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...