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Downtown Aurora near the Fox River. Paul Michna | Staff

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  • City of Lights
  • 197,899
  • 1837
  • Called the "City of Lights" because it was first in nation to use electric lights throughout the city.
  • 60502, 60503, 60504, 60505, 60506
  • 41.759879, -88.298482

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  • Bruce Newton
  • Disputed creator of TV show character Garfield Goose.
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  • Maud Powell
  • Premier female violinist near the turn of the 20th Century.
  • John Jaros
  • Olive Beaupre Miller
  • In 1919 created The Book House for Children publishing company.
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  • Tom Skilling
  • WGN TV meteorologist.
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  • William S. Hart
  • Actor, screenwriter, known as the first silent movie cowboy.
  • John Jaros