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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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  • Sugar rush at ethanol plant fuels fight with Nebraska corn farmers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugar beets, and corn farmers are suing to stop it - a small-town dispute that offers an unusual take on the debate over the market-distorting impact of sugar...
  • Naperville police blotter: 51-year-old charged with prostitution, I-PASS stolen and more

    Naperville police blotter: 51-year-old charged with prostitution, I-PASS stolen and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A vehicle was burglarized in the 500 block of Aurora Avenue between 10:30 p.m. July 4 and 8 a.m. July 5. A window was smashed at a business in the 100 block of Water Street between 2 a.m....
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing

    Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing
    State lawmakers have intervened repeatedly in Illinois' teacher licensing process, going to bat in some cases for candidates who did not meet state requirements and applicants with criminal pasts as well as for relatives, donors and constituents, a...
  • Naperville police blotter: Passed out in a driveway, women fighting and more

    Naperville police blotter: Passed out in a driveway, women fighting and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A person was found passed out in a driveway in the 3200 block of Gateshead Drive between 12:01 a.m. and 1 a.m. July 9. When confronted by the homeowner's son, the person left with a pair...
  • Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014

    Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014
    When faced in 2010 with a devastating diagnosis of ALS, Eric Gordon McLaren, then principal of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, took his family to Idaho for a whitewater rafting trip. Strapped into a chair secured to the raft, he...
  • Farmers markets: Kane county

    Farmers markets: Kane county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY Aurora 1-5 p.m., July 9-Sept. 10, at West Aurora Plaza, 1901 W. Galena Blvd.   THURSDAY Aurora 2:30-6:30 p.m., July 10-Aug. 28, at Our Lady of...
  • Geneva doctor's license suspended amid state probe

    Geneva doctor's license suspended amid state probe
    A Geneva doctor's medical license has been suspended by state regulators, who allege he engaged in inappropriate sexual relations with several of his patients and knowingly prescribed addictive drugs to a patient who abused them. The Illinois Department...
  • St. Charles police report: 2 charged with faking drug tests, man mistakes apartment for his own, and more

    St. Charles police report: 2 charged with faking drug tests, man mistakes apartment for his own, and more
    The following items were taken from St. Charles police reports. Two 18-year-olds, one from Elgin and the other from Aurora, were charged with defrauding drug and alcohol screening tests, a felony, on June 16. An employee at the Drugs and Alcohol Testing...
  • Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting

    Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting
    An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.  Ryan N. Fingers, 16, of the 500 block of North Root Street, pleaded guilty to...
  • Men charged with arranging sex with 2 girls, 15

    Men charged with arranging sex with 2 girls, 15
    Two Chicago men have been charged with arranging a sexual encounter involving two 15-year-old girls, an allegation DuPage County's chief prosecutor called "appalling." A DuPage judge set bail today at $500,000 each for Demarcus Feltus and Laburron...
  • Man gets probation for role in Aurora murder case

    Man gets probation for role in Aurora murder case
    An Oswego man accused of helping his friend dispose of a murder victim pleaded guilty today to attempted obstruction of justice, according to Kane County prosecutors.  In a negotiated plea, Jose M. Becerra, 22, was sentenced to a term of probation on...