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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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  • Man found guilty of 1998 double murder in Aurora

    Man found guilty of 1998 double murder in Aurora
    A Kane County jury returned guilty verdicts Thursday night in the trial of an Aurora man accused of a double murder. After about three hours of deliberation, the jury found Jaime M. Diaz, 35, guilty of the first-degree murders of Brendon Anderson, 21,...
  • Panel seeks solutions to school absenteeism

    Panel seeks solutions to school absenteeism
    At a West Side town hall meeting Saturday, a panel of elected officials and community activists decried Chicago’s crisis in elementary grade truancy and absenteeism, and vowed to work on reforms that could save countless children from failure in...
  • $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....
  • Carol Chambers Palmer May 31, 1930 - January 11, 2013

    Carol Chambers Palmer May 31, 1930 - January 11, 2013
    Carol Palmer was born May 31, 1930 in Ravenswood, West Virginia. She attended Aurora College in Aurora, IL, where she met and would marry John Palmer on January 15, 1950. John and Carol lived in Glendale following their marriage, and would remain...
  • Aurora woman gets 7 years for 2009 fatal crash

    Aurora woman gets 7 years for 2009 fatal crash
    An Aurora woman was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for causing a head-on collision that killed a Marengo man in 2009. Linda L. Knotts, 48, pleaded guilty in Kane County court to one count of aggravated DUI for the March 20, 2009 crash...
  • Fugitive charged in Aurora hit-and-run death

    Fugitive charged in Aurora hit-and-run death
    Aurora police Friday announced charges against a man in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash this week that killed a counselor at a residential school for children with psychiatric issues. Gustavo Villarreal, 44, who remains at large, has been...
  • The North Shore's last run

    The North Shore's last run
    With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between. Its last southbound train crashed into an...
  • Aurora man struck, killed walking from site of crash that left his car undriveable

    Aurora man struck, killed walking from site of crash that left his car undriveable
    An Aurora man was killed walking on a dark, country road after a previous car crash force him to have his vehicle towed, police said.  Dean Craig, 54, was killed about 7:40 p.m. Monday while walking on Jericho Road between Dugan and Ashe roads,...
  • 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...
  • Illegal immigrant driver's license measure sails through Illinois Senate

    Illegal immigrant driver's license measure sails through Illinois Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved legislation that would allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have special drivers licenses, but the bill’s fate in the House is still up in the air. The proposal, sponsored by...
  • 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...
  • 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...