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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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  • Tiny, troubled Aurora water district spent freely

    Tiny, troubled Aurora water district spent freely
    The president of a suburban water district on the verge of financial collapse reportedly paid himself, his girlfriend and her daughter a total of $111,000 a year to work jobs that an expert said are typically handled by volunteers. With little oversight,...
  • Chicagoland literary events: April 23 - 29

    Saturday Amy Stewart will discuss "Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects" at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe; $12. Tuesday Brian Schultz, a professor at Northeastern...
  • 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...
  • Champs

     
    From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2010 – Walter Payton College Prep, a Chicago high school ....took home the top award in the Intel Schools of Distinction contest tonight in Washington, D.C. Intel’s education quest is to prepare......
  • List of 50 best heart hospitals includes 6 in Florida

     
    Thomson Reuters today released its annual study identifying the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. The study, now in its twelfth year, for the first time singled out 50 hospitals rather than the traditional practice of naming 100...
  • The story behind the man and the Aurora crosses

     
    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...
  • Tweets of woman slain in Colorado bring tragedy home

     
    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......
  • 2 killed by Metra train near Chicago-Cicero border

    2 killed by Metra train near Chicago-Cicero border
    Authorities today were trying to determine what two men were doing on railroad tracks near the Chicago-Cicero border late Monday night when they were struck by a Metra train and killed. The outbound train on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe line was...
  • Aurora boy drowns at state park in far northwestern Ill.

    The Beacon-News reports: An 8-year-old Aurora boy drowned on Sunday at Apple River Canyon State Park in far northwestern Illinois, authorities said. Get the full story: beaconnews.suntimes.com.
  • Chicago area bakes in first day of expected heat wave

    Chicago area bakes in first day of expected heat wave
    Chicago-area residents braced for a week of hot weather as the heat index reached 103 at the city’s downtown lakefront, with much of the Midwest beginning to bake under a hot air mass that has plagued the South in recent weeks. While the heat index...
  • Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard

    Snowed Under: The story of the 2011 Blizzard
    By Tom Skilling We’ve survived some horrendous snowstorms in Chicago over the years but in terms of wind, severity and duration of visibility reduction, the intensity of the thunderstorms embedded within it and the sheer expanse of the storm (it...
  • Aurora major crime lowest since 1978, officials say

    The number of major crimes reported in Aurora declined 11 percent in 2010 to the lowest level since 1978, the first year detailed statistics were kept, according to data released Friday. Aurora police reported 4,432 major crimes last year, down from 4,...