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  • Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.

    The young University of Illinois graduate student was walking to a bus stop one morning last June when a clean-cut man wearing aviator sunglasses pulled up in a black sedan and flashed a badge. He said he was a cop doing “some undercover work in the area” and asked the woman to get in the car to...

    Chicago Tribune / 10 min. ago
  • Rauner campaign: 'Governor believes David Duke is a racist'Rauner campaign: 'Governor believes David Duke is a racist'

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign on Tuesday clarified the governor believes former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is a racist, amid Democratic criticism that Rauner failed to take such a stand a day earlier. The kerfuffle started after Rauner appeared on WVON-AM 1690 to mark Martin Luther...

    Chicago Tribune / 15 min. ago
  • Former Northwest Indiana sheriff gets 15 years in prison for public corruptionFormer Northwest Indiana sheriff gets 15 years in prison for public corruption

    Former Lake County Sheriff John Buncich was led out of a Hammond federal courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday after being sentenced to more than 15 years in prison following his conviction on public corruption charges. Judge James Moody sentenced Buncich to serve 15 years and 8 months in federal prison...

    Chicago Tribune / 26 min. ago
  • Women's March Chicago organizers: Be aware, be ready for anything, be openWomen's March Chicago organizers: Be aware, be ready for anything, be open

    Tanya Vega didn’t go to Chicago’s women’s march last year. Held on Jan. 21, the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the event attracted a massive crowd, flooding the Loop with an estimated 250,000 people from the region. But Vega, a prep cook, worked that day and was not one of...

    Chicago Tribune / 35 min. ago
  • Des Plaines police employees being probed on allegations of misconduct at golf eventDes Plaines police employees being probed on allegations of misconduct at golf event

    Hoffman Estates police are investigating allegations of misconduct by Des Plaines police employees at a golf outing last summer. Officials from the Hoffman Estates Police Department opened the probe in November after they were contacted by the Des Plaines Police Department, according to Hoffman...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. ago
  • Zion man believed to be Lake County's last Pearl Harbor survivor dies at 97Zion man believed to be Lake County's last Pearl Harbor survivor dies at 97

    About 50 friends, family, Navy recruits and officers from Naval Station Great Lakes attended a funeral Mass Tuesday for Lake County's last known Pearl Harbor survivor, Joseph John Triolo, at Most Blessed Trinity (Queen of Peace) Catholic Church in North Chicago. A former Waukegan resident who most...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. 14 min. ago
  • Dozens of dogs adopted, rescued after city shelter hits capacityDozens of dogs adopted, rescued after city shelter hits capacity

    Krystle Delles drove from Aurora to Chicago’s animal shelter Saturday to look for her family’s next dog. She found a long line of people checking out the dogs in need of homes. After an hour, she spotted Gordo, a tan 2-year-old bully breed. “He snuck his way into my heart,” said Delles, whose dog...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. 15 min. ago
  • Volunteers Offer Tax Help In Downtown Aurora - Patch.comVolunteers Offer Tax Help In Downtown Aurora - Patch.com

    Volunteers Offer Tax Help In Downtown AuroraPatch.comAURORA, IL — Looking for free tax help this season? The Waubonsee Community Collage VITA program is offering it in downtown Aurora beginning Jan. 27. A team of volunteers have partnered with the Center for Economic Progress to sponsor the free income ...

    Google News / 1 h. 17 min. ago
  • Aurora man who killed girlfriend now charged with attempted murderAurora man who killed girlfriend now charged with attempted murder

    An Aurora man who did time in prison for killing his girlfriend in 1997 has now been charged with attempted murder in connection with a Christmas weekend shooting in the city. Ernesto Sanchez, 37, of the 800 block of Fifth Avenue, is also charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. 17 min. ago
  • New $1 million Obama Foundation donors include 'Scandal,' 'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda RhimesNew $1 million Obama Foundation donors include 'Scandal,' 'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes

    Hollywood is opening its wallet for the Obama Foundation, which Tuesday reported 31 new donors who have contributed $1 million or more to the former president’s future center in Chicago. Donors in the million-dollar-or-more circle include a foundation tied to Shonda Rhimes, who grew up in suburban...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. 25 min. ago
  • Palatine man gets 27 years for sexually assaulting young girlPalatine man gets 27 years for sexually assaulting young girl

    A 35-year-old Palatine man was sentenced Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl. Barnassey Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault in a case that Judge Joel Greenblatt described as a “horrific crime.” Assistant...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. 30 min. ago
  • Lab technician's work history is allowed at trial of man accused in '85 slaying of DuPage teenLab technician's work history is allowed at trial of man accused in '85 slaying of DuPage teen

    A DuPage County judge ruled Tuesday that defense attorneys can probe the employment history of a crime lab technician at next week’s trial of a Champaign man accused in the 1985 stabbing death of a teenage girl near Glen Ellyn. Over the objection of DuPage prosecutors, Judge George Bakalis said...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. 35 min. ago
  • Suburban Olympian comes back home for final preparationsSuburban Olympian comes back home for final preparations

    While many of her Olympic peers are off at elite training facilities making final preparations for the PyeongChang Games next month, Carpentersville native Bradie Tennell is back at her "home base" in the suburbs getting ready for a moment she's dreamed about for a long time.

    Daily Herald / 1 h. 42 min. ago
  • Sentencing delayed for Aurora man in DUI crash that killed 9-year-old girlSentencing delayed for Aurora man in DUI crash that killed 9-year-old girl

    Sentencing proceedings have been pushed to March for a 26-year-old Aurora man who pleaded guilty last year to driving drunk and high on marijuana in a 2016 crash that killed a 9-year-old girl. Anthony Potochney, of the 900 block of North Avenue, could get a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison...

    The Beacon-News / 1 h. 45 min. ago
  • 'Dreamers' scramble to submit DACA renewals while they can'Dreamers' scramble to submit DACA renewals while they can

    Ariana Romero’s immigration protections expired in August, a week before President Donald Trump moved to end DACA, the program that shields young people who came to the country illegally as minors. But now, the 29-year-old is scrambling to collect $495 to renew her two-year work permit. A federal...

    Chicago Tribune / 1 h. 50 min. ago
  • Aurora man charged with aggravated DUIAurora man charged with aggravated DUI

    Aurora Javier Santillanes, 37, 500 block of Ashland Avenue, Aurora, was charged with four counts of aggravated drunken driving, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver following a traffic stop at 1:08 a.m. Saturday near Union Street...

    The Beacon-News / 1 h. 52 min. ago
  • Rockland celebrates end of school construction work in LibertyvilleRockland celebrates end of school construction work in Libertyville

    Students, teachers and others at Rockland School in Libertyville on Tuesday celebrated the substantial completion of a $5.3 million construction project

    Daily Herald / 1 h. 55 min. ago
  • Abortion rights, race at center of City Hall fight on hospital subsidyAbortion rights, race at center of City Hall fight on hospital subsidy

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Tuesday pushed to lock down City Council support for a $5.6 million taxpayer subsidy to a Catholic health care provider, even as some aldermen and the American Civil Liberties Union ripped the deal because of the health organization’s opposition to abortion...

    Chicago Tribune / 2 h. ago
  • Woman paralyzed by collapsed shelter at O'Hare wins $115 million settlementWoman paralyzed by collapsed shelter at O'Hare wins $115 million settlement

    A Vernon Hills woman paralyzed by a collapsed pedestrian shelter at O'Hare International Airport will receive $115 million settlement from the city of Chicago and its insurance carrier.

    Daily Herald / 2 h. 5 min. ago
  • Judge orders Illinois to expand medical marijuana qualifying conditions to include painJudge orders Illinois to expand medical marijuana qualifying conditions to include pain

    A judge has ordered Illinois officials to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, a ruling that could greatly expand access to the drug. The Illinois Department of Public Health had rejected intractable pain — defined as pain that’s resistant to treatment — but Cook...

    Chicago Tribune / 2 h. 5 min. ago
  • Is the start of Route 45/Millburn bypass project near?Is the start of Route 45/Millburn bypass project near?

    Lake County has agreed to accept the jurisdictional transfer of what will be "Old Route 45" when the Millburn bypass is built, a key part of the $34 project.

    Daily Herald / 2 h. 37 min. ago
  • Aurora University: 3 northeast Indiana students on fall Dean's List - Fort Wayne Journal GazetteAurora University: 3 northeast Indiana students on fall Dean's List - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

    Aurora University: 3 northeast Indiana students on fall Dean's ListFort Wayne Journal GazetteThree northeast Indiana students have been named to the fall Dean's List at Aurora University, the university has announced. The list recognizes full0time undergraduates who have earned a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale, the Aurora ...

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  • Police: Man shoots self while playing with gun at Aurora restaurantPolice: Man shoots self while playing with gun at Aurora restaurant

    An 18-year-old Broadview man is facing charges after police said he accidentally shot himself while playing with a gun inside an Aurora restaurant. Sedrick Cooper is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm. According to an Aurora Police Department Facebook...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 2 h. 56 min. ago
  • Police, DuPage minority leaders 'want to find peace and harmony'Police, DuPage minority leaders 'want to find peace and harmony'

    Her brother-in-law led the civil rights movement. Now she shared words of encouragement to police officers and African American leaders in DuPage County.

    Daily Herald / 3 h. ago
  • Who needs village hall? Long Grove board to meet at brewery    Who needs village hall? Long Grove board to meet at brewery

    With Buffalo Creek Brewing as the venue, Long Grove officials are hoping to draw a good crowd for the return of an annual meeting of the village board and homeowners association presidents.

    Daily Herald / 4 h. 2 min. ago
  • Plan for cross-country course on old Settler's Hill landfill a step closer to realityPlan for cross-country course on old Settler's Hill landfill a step closer to reality

    Settler's Hill cross-country course only needs final vote from Kane County Board.

    Daily Herald / 4 h. 35 min. ago
  • Royal Neighbors of America Awards $100000 in 2017 to Empower Women - GlobeNewswire (press release)Royal Neighbors of America Awards $100000 in 2017 to Empower Women - GlobeNewswire (press release)

    GlobeNewswire (press release)Royal Neighbors of America Awards $100000 in 2017 to Empower WomenGlobeNewswire (press release)In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Nation of Neighbors(SM) Program to empower women, Royal Neighbors of America awarded 12 grants totaling $100,000 to recipients across the country. Lucy Blasi, Aurora, Illinois, at right, received $5,000 to ...and more »

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  • Aurora honors legacy of Martin Luther KingAurora honors legacy of Martin Luther King

    The words and principles of Martin Luther King Jr. continue to resonate powerfully in the world, said his sister-in-law Naomi King in Aurora. King spoke at the annual celebration of Martin Luther King's life put on by the City of Aurora and the Aurora MLK Committee Monday evening. At least 350...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 5 h. 37 min. ago
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  • AP source: House panel wants Bannon to explain Comey firingAP source: House panel wants Bannon to explain Comey firing

    A House panel questioned Steve Bannon on Tuesday, aiming to find out President Donald Trump's thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey, according to a source familiar with the panel's interview of the former White House chief strategist.

    Daily Herald / 6 h. 1 min. ago
  • Demolition for add-ons to old Nichols Library in Naperville?Demolition for add-ons to old Nichols Library in Naperville?

    Owners of the old Nichols Library in downtown Naperville want to demolish the additions to the building but leave the core in place.

    Daily Herald / 8 h. 16 min. ago
  • Commission recommends government reforms in Lake CountyCommission recommends government reforms in Lake County

    A group studying ways to improve government accountability and efficiency in Lake County is recommending reforms to the redistricting process and an investigation into possible office consolidations.

    Daily Herald / 8 h. 23 min. ago
  • Chicago sees record number of visitors in 2017Chicago sees record number of visitors in 2017

    Chicago played host to a record 55.2 million visitors last year

    Daily Herald / 10 h. 57 min. ago
  • Hoffman Estates honors Eagle Scout for saving neighbor's lifeHoffman Estates honors Eagle Scout for saving neighbor's life

    Fremd High School student and Eagle Scout Tyler Matuszczak's quick thinking and knowledge of CPR kept a close-knit Hoffman Estates family intact when he came to the aid of a neighbor who'd collapsed from a heart attack on his driveway.

    Daily Herald / 13 h. 13 min. ago
  • Constable: Orbit roller-skaters chill inside while it's icy outsideConstable: Orbit roller-skaters chill inside while it's icy outside

    On a snowy Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, drivers behind the wheel are slipping, sliding and trying to avoid running into each other on the side streets. The ones who arrive safely at the iconic Orbit Skate Center in Palatine are much more controlled on the rink. But some of them do manage to go back in time.

    Daily Herald / 13 h. 51 min. ago
  • Palatine awards liquor license to Mother CluckersPalatine awards liquor license to Mother Cluckers

    Mother Cluckers Kitchen has received approval for a liquor license as its owners prepare to open their first suburban location in Palatine.

    Daily Herald / 20 h. 22 min. ago
  • 'We can continue his work': Metea Valley students gather to honor King by making a difference'We can continue his work': Metea Valley students gather to honor King by making a difference

    On what could have been a day to lounge around or catch up on homework, many students from Metea Valley High School in Aurora decided Monday to instead honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Despite steady snowfall that created challenging road conditions Monday morning, roughly 300 students...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 1 d. 4 h. 6 min. ago
  • Aurora's Prisco Center back in line for major faceliftAurora's Prisco Center back in line for major facelift

    After a three-year wait, the Prisco Community Center in Aurora is back in line for a major overhaul that will include expansion of the fitness center and increased capacity for youth and adult programming. The project is made possible by a $2 million grant the Fox Valley Park District received from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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  • Future leaders highlight MLK celebration hosted by Aurora-based nonprofitFuture leaders highlight MLK celebration hosted by Aurora-based nonprofit

    A celebration of Martin Luther King and the principles he stood for brought together more than 250 people to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lisle Sunday to enjoy a luncheon and showcase leaders of the future. The Aurora-based Agape Connection, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 1 d. 9 h. 49 min. ago
  • Car Burglars Target Aurora In Past Week: Cops - Patch.comCar Burglars Target Aurora In Past Week: Cops - Patch.com

    Car Burglars Target Aurora In Past Week: CopsPatch.comCar Burglars Target Aurora In Past Week: Cops. AURORA, IL — Police officers have a suggestion for a New Year's resolution: lock your vehicles. In a Facebook post from last Friday, the Aurora Police Department sent the warning after a seven burglaries ...

    Google News / 1 d. 17 h. 44 min. ago
  • The Federal Writers' Project looks at Aurora, Illinois - ChicagoNow (blog)The Federal Writers' Project looks at Aurora, Illinois - ChicagoNow (blog)

    ChicagoNow (blog)The Federal Writers' Project looks at Aurora, IllinoisChicagoNow (blog)At the depths of the Great Depression, in 1935, the Federal Writers Project, under the Works Progress Administration, employed over 6000 writers, artists, and photographers. They recorded and documented many aspects of American life during a time of ...

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  • Hundreds of volunteers join Feed My Starving Children meal project in YorkvilleHundreds of volunteers join Feed My Starving Children meal project in Yorkville

    Abigail Nameche, 8, of Montgomery, spent Saturday morning doing something other than her normal routine of playing with toys or watching TV. "I love being here and feel sad there are other kids starving because they don't have enough to eat," said Abigail, one of hundreds of volunteers working...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 3 d. 6 h. 24 min. ago
  • Aurora man found guilty of shooting acquaintance in faceAurora man found guilty of shooting acquaintance in face

    An Aurora man has been found guilty of shooting an acquaintance in the face during a dispute. A Kane County jury Thursday convicted 56-year-old John W. Sperry, 300 block of Grant Place, of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony; and two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police...

    The Beacon-News / 3 d. 6 h. 54 min. ago
  • Volunteers in Aurora to help with tax returnsVolunteers in Aurora to help with tax returns

    Volunteers in Aurora to help with tax returns Volunteers with Waubonsee Community College's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will offer free tax help again this season in downtown Aurora. Beginning Jan. 27, a team of volunteers associated with Waubonsee will again partner with the Center...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 3 d. 7 h. 20 min. ago
  • Expansion underway at Prisco Center in Aurora after 3-year delayExpansion underway at Prisco Center in Aurora after 3-year delay

    Major work at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora is back on after a three-year delay. The work will include expansion of the fitness center, and requires the center be closed through the end of the project, according to the Fox Valley Park District. People with memberships at Prisco can use...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 3 d. 7 h. 58 min. ago
  • Aurora may allow BYOB at some restaurantsAurora may allow BYOB at some restaurants

    An Aurora City Council committee recently recommended tweaks to the city's liquor laws that would give businesses more flexibility, including allowing BYOB at some restaurants. The Government Operations Committee recommended the changes, which City Clerk Wendy McCambridge said were based on recommendations...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 3 d. 8 h. 38 min. ago
  • Aurora considers policy for special needs signsAurora considers policy for special needs signs

    An Aurora City Council committee is looking at a new policy regarding street signs placed on blocks where special needs children live. City attorneys are looking at drafting a policy proposal for the Government Operations Committee, which should take a look at it by its Feb. 13 meeting. "I still...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 3 d. 8 h. 51 min. ago
  • West Aurora superintendent outlines vision for students, highlights early childhood and career programsWest Aurora superintendent outlines vision for students, highlights early childhood and career programs

    West Aurora School District 129 Superintendent Jeff Craig has outlined what he termed a long-range plan for the district, saying upon graduation students should be well-prepared scholars, engaged learners, socially responsible and thoughtful contributors. In an annual State of the District address...

    Aurora Beacon-News / 3 d. 8 h. 58 min. ago
  • Aurora man guity of 2017 shooting, but not attempted murderAurora man guity of 2017 shooting, but not attempted murder

    A 56-year-old man was found guilty this week of shooting an acquaintance and leading police on a 14-minute chase, but he was acquitted of attempted murder. A Kane County jury convicted John W. Sperry, of the 300 block of Grant Place, Aurora, of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding -- all felonies -- after a four-day trial presided over by Judge John Barsanti.

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  • West Aurora High School to stage 'The Outsiders'West Aurora High School to stage 'The Outsiders'

    Junior Ethan Mercado , freshman Jayuan Hoyle , senior Julien Ortiz , freshman Isaiah Watson , sophomore Micah Hett , and freshman Brayden Sefranek will appear in West Aurora High School's production of "The Outsiders." West Aurora High School Drama Troupe 2013 will stage "The Outsiders," based on S.E. Hinton's beloved book, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, in the West Aurora High School auditorium, 1201 W. New York St., Aurora.

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  • Aurora Man Found Guilty Of Shooting Acquaintance In Face - Patch.comAurora Man Found Guilty Of Shooting Acquaintance In Face - Patch.com

    Aurora Man Found Guilty Of Shooting Acquaintance In FacePatch.comSperry refused and led officers on a 14-minute chase through Aurora's east and northeast sides, ignoring multiple traffic lights and signals, and at times, exceeding 70 mph. Police took Sperry into custody after his car struck a utility pole at Claim ...and more »

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  • Community remembers Sugar Grove Library Board presidentCommunity remembers Sugar Grove Library Board president

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    Aurora News / 4 d. 9 h. ago
  • Aurora woman accused of battering store employees, stealing vodkaAurora woman accused of battering store employees, stealing vodka

    Aurora Megan Davison, 31, of the 600 block of South River Street, Aurora, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of felony retail theft at 2 p.m., Thursday at Jewel Osco, 1900 block of West Galena Boulevard, Aurora police said. Police said Davison stole four bottles of...

    The Beacon-News / 4 d. 19 h. 10 min. ago
  • Aurora treatment facility employee charged with sexually assaulting patientAurora treatment facility employee charged with sexually assaulting patient

    Darius Jones would have to register for life as a sex offender if convicted of sexual assault while in a position of trust and authority. An employee at a residential psychiatric treatment facility in Aurora has been charged with having sex with a minor patient over a four-month span.

    Aurora News / 5 d. 1 h. 11 min. ago
  • Garage Fire Wakes Aurora Residents - Patch.comGarage Fire Wakes Aurora Residents - Patch.com

    Patch.comGarage Fire Wakes Aurora ResidentsPatch.comAURORA, IL — A resident in the 900 block of Four Seasons Boulevard was awakened Wednesday to an unusual smell, only to find flames coming from the back of the home's garage. The person called 911 and the Aurora Fire Department responded to the two ...and more »

    Google News / 5 d. 3 h. 23 min. ago
  • Aurora Group Seeks City Approval For "G-Rated" Pride Parade - Patch.comAurora Group Seeks City Approval For "G-Rated" Pride Parade - Patch.com

    Patch.comAurora Group Seeks City Approval For "G-Rated" Pride ParadePatch.com0. Aurora Group Seeks City Approval For "G-Rated" Pride Parade. AURORA, IL — A pride parade organizer made a request Tuesday for the city to approve an inaugural parade, possibly accompanying event or events, in Downtown Aurora June 17. Gwyn Ciesla ...and more »

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  • Argonne Welcomes Department of Energy Secretary PerryArgonne Welcomes Department of Energy Secretary Perry

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited Argonne National Laboratory on Tuesday, January 9, getting a first-hand view of the multifaceted and interdisciplinary research program laboratory of the Department. In his first stop at the laboratory since his confirmation as Secretary of Energy last year, Perry toured two of the laboratory's standout national user facilities: the Advanced Photon Source and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility .

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  • At StakeAt Stake

    Happy New Year! The Illinois Gaming Board held its monthly meeting on January 9, 2018 in Chicago. If the meeting is any indication of changes to come, 2018 may turn out to be an interesting year for Video Gaming.

    Aurora News / 5 d. 17 h. 39 min. ago
  • Aurora Election Commission referendum can go on March ballot: JudgeAurora Election Commission referendum can go on March ballot: Judge

    Kane County Judge David Akemann ruled Tuesday there were enough signatures on petitions to put a question on the ballot, and that the primary election was suitable for the vote. Objectors Alex Arroyo and Gordon Leach had argued petitioners didn't collect enough good signatures.

    Aurora News / 5 d. 22 h. 12 min. ago
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  • VNA to host Volunteer Open House Jan. 17 in AuroraVNA to host Volunteer Open House Jan. 17 in Aurora

    VNA Health Care is hosting a volunteer open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at its location at 400 N. Highland Ave. in Aurora. "Our volunteer program is expanding and offers many interesting opportunities for community members looking for ways to give back," says Johnna Mortenson, outreach and philanthropy associate.

    Aurora News / 6 d. 5 h. 16 min. ago
  • Aurora Treatment Facility Employee Charged With Sexual Assault - Patch.comAurora Treatment Facility Employee Charged With Sexual Assault - Patch.com

    Patch.comAurora Treatment Facility Employee Charged With Sexual AssaultPatch.comAURORA, IL — A Chicago man was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault, stemming from alleged encounters with victims younger than 18 and at least 13 years old, according to the Aurora Beacon-News. The charges allege that Darius Jones, 38 ...

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  • Weekly picks: Elvis aficionados perform at the ParamountWeekly picks: Elvis aficionados perform at the Paramount

    Elvis Presley tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter is part of the Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular "Birthday Edition" at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Zachary Nelson as Ping, Keith Jameson as Pong, Rodell Rosel as Pang and Amber Wagner as the title princess in "Turandot" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

    Aurora News / 6 d. 10 h. 10 min. ago
  • Kane prosecutors and staff to help pick up duties after victims rights grant deniedKane prosecutors and staff to help pick up duties after victims rights grant denied

    Prosecutors and support staff at the Kane County state's attorney's office will try to fulfill some of the duties of advocates in the Victims' Rights Unit, which is being disbanded because the county lost out on a grant last month. State's Attorney Joe McMahon said during his monthly media meeting Tuesday he also will work with domestic violence shelters -- Mutual Ground in Aurora and the Community Crisis Center in Elgin -- to see what support services they can provide.

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  • Aurora residential facility employee charged with sex assault of minor staying at centerAurora residential facility employee charged with sex assault of minor staying at center

    A Chicago man knew the Aurora resident he's charged with sexually assaulting through the private residential treatment facility where he worked in Kane County, prosecutors said Monday. Darius Jones, 38, of the 3600 block of West Montrose, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault,...

    The Beacon-News / 7 d. 2 h. 41 min. ago
  • Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for traveling to Aurora to have sex with minorMan sentenced to 6 years in prison for traveling to Aurora to have sex with minor

    A Romeoville man has been sent to prison for traveling to Aurora to have sex with a minor. Kane County Associate Judge Linda S. Abrahamson Tuesday sentenced 29-year-old Anthone J. Caradine to six years in prison. Abrahamson on Oct. 10, 2017, convicted Caradine of involuntary sexual servitude of...

    The Beacon-News / 7 d. 3 h. 16 min. ago
  • Teen playing with pistol at Aurora restaurant shoots himself in legsTeen playing with pistol at Aurora restaurant shoots himself in legs

    An 18-year-old Broadview man faces felony charges after accidentally shooting himself in the legs Monday while playing with a gun in his pocket at an Aurora restaurant. Sedrick Cooper, of the 2100 block of West 41st Street, has been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm.

    Aurora News / 7 d. 4 h. 24 min. ago
  • Aurora man gets 5 years for having 117 grams of marijuana he planned to sell, prosecutors sayAurora man gets 5 years for having 117 grams of marijuana he planned to sell, prosecutors say

    An Aurora man is headed to prison for possessing a large amount of marijuana he planned to deliver. Associate Kane County Judge David R. Kliment recently sentenced 27-year-old Jamari M. Suggs, 1000 block of Century Lane, to five years in prison. Suggs pleaded guilty Oct. 12, 2017, to unlawful possession...

    The Beacon-News / 7 d. 5 h. 9 min. ago
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  • Aurora resident charged with DUIAurora resident charged with DUI

    Aurora Paige Flynn, 30, 700 block of Hankes Avenue, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving and speeding at 12:55 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of North Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora police said. Andrew Wells, 25, of Ohio, was charged with drunken driving, no insurance and improper lane usage at...

    The Beacon-News / 8 d. 8 h. 9 min. ago
  • Aurora man charged with drug-induced homicide in fatal DeKalb Oasis overdoseAurora man charged with drug-induced homicide in fatal DeKalb Oasis overdose

    An Aurora man has been charged with drug-induced homicide after he sold a fentanyl-laced drug to a man who later died from an overdose after being found in a washroom at the DeKalb Tollway Oasis, according to Illinois State Police. State police arrested Victor D. Peters, 31, of Aurora, on charges...

    The Beacon-News / 11 d. 0 h. 25 min. ago
  • Aurora police looking for child porn suspectAurora police looking for child porn suspect

    Aurora police said they think two west suburban men charged with a variety of child porn and sex assault felonies victimized even more girls than charging documents reflect, and are encouraging all victims to get in touch with investigators. While one of the men, Dametrius D. Thornton, is in custody,...

    The Beacon-News / 11 d. 2 h. 4 min. ago
  • Aurora man charged with drunken drivingAurora man charged with drunken driving

    Aurora Eric Berry, 29, 1400 block of East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving and other traffic violations at 2:50 a.m. Thursday in the 2000 block of Ogden Avenue, Aurora police said. Reuben Schultz, 32, no address provided, was charged with drunken driving at 5:30 p.m. Thursday...

    The Beacon-News / 11 d. 5 h. 35 min. ago
  • Suspect in string of suburban bank robberies unwittingly took GPS tracker and bait bills, officials saySuspect in string of suburban bank robberies unwittingly took GPS tracker and bait bills, officials say

    An Aurora man has been charged with robbing a Lisle bank last week and is a suspect in three other suburban bank robberies in the last two months, according to the FBI. Stephen Bolf, 35, of Aurora, unwittingly took a GPS tracker and bait bills when he robbed Lisle Savings Bank on Dec. 29, leading...

    The Beacon-News / 13 d. 1 h. 18 min. ago
  • Aurora man charged with aggravated assaultAurora man charged with aggravated assault

    Aurora Salvador Hernandez, 25, 500 block of East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, was charged with no FOID card, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated assault and driving without a valid license at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at his home, Aurora police said. Hugo Cruz, 52, 700 block of East Downer Place,...

    The Beacon-News / 14 d. 4 h. 26 min. ago
  • Aurora woman charged with drunken driving after car lands on top of frozen pondAurora woman charged with drunken driving after car lands on top of frozen pond

    An Aurora woman can be thankful for the bone-chilling temperatures lately after her car landed on top of a frozen pond in the city. Amanda Brooks, no age provided, was charged with drunken driving early Thursday morning after her vehicle struck a retaining wall after skidding on some black ice,...

    The Beacon-News / 19 d. 4 h. 51 min. ago
  • Aurora Man Sentenced In Violent Bar Stabbing - Patch.comAurora Man Sentenced In Violent Bar Stabbing - Patch.com

    Patch.comAurora Man Sentenced In Violent Bar StabbingPatch.comAURORA, IL — An Aurora man is headed to prison for the 2016 stabbing of a 25-year-old man at a bar. Michael W. Moser-Booth, 37, will serve 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for stabbing a man he knew in the neck. Kane County Associate ...and more »

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