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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A difficult musical spins its web at BoHo Theatre

     A difficult musical spins its web at BoHo Theatre
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Aurora man charged with teen's murder appears in court

    Aurora man charged with teen's murder appears in court
    As family members of Abigail Villalpando looked on Thursday, the man accused of her murder had his first court hearing since he was ordered held in lieu of $5 million bail. Juan Garnica, 18, told Kane County Judge James Hallock that his family is...
  • Feds announce Kane County arrests on gun, drug charges

    Feds announce Kane County arrests on gun, drug charges
    Nine Aurora residents have been charged with federal drug charges as part of an investigation that also focused on illegal weapons trafficking in Kane County, officials said today. Another 10 individuals also face state drug or weapons charges in Kane...
  • Remarkable, truthful 'In the Heights' springs up in Aurora

    Remarkable, truthful 'In the Heights' springs up in Aurora
    The main character in the 2008 Broadway musical "In the Heights" is not a person at all — it's the neighborhood, mostly Dominican-American, that sits atop Manhattan in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge. Although it's only an A-train ride...
  • $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....
  • Missing Aurora man with dementia located

    Missing Aurora man with dementia located
    Update: Friday afternoon Aurora police said Lewis Clark has been located and is safely back with his family. No other details would be released. A 79-year-old Aurora man with dementia is missing from his home and might be driving his Honda, police said...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...