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  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Vehicles were scratched and gravel and dirt put in their gasoline ports, between noon Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday at Deluxe Cleaners, 102 S. Batavia Ave., police said.

  • The 2014 NIU Law Moot Court champion team of second-year law students (standing from left) Nick Perrone and Jesse Guth argued before the distinguished bench of (seated from left): Judge James F. Holderman, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court; and professor Barry Sullivan, Loyola University School of Law.

    NIU Law Crowns Moot Court Champions in 32nd Annual Competition Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northern Illinois University College of Law recently hosted its 32nd annual Lenny B. Mandell Moot Court Competition for second-year law students. The finals resulted in the 2014 Moot Court champion team of Jesse Guth and Nick Perrone.

  • Aurora parks benefit when you join Spring Spruce-UpApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Community groups, residents and families are invited to help beautify their local parks when the Fox Valley Park District hosts its sixth annual Spring Spruce-up from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26.

  • Joseph Gonzalez

    Authorities want repeat sex offender committed after prison releaseApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office is seeking to have a 49-year-old Aurora man classified as a sexually violent person and detained indefinitely by the state's Department of Human Services. Joseph Gonzalez is set for release from prison at the end of April after an 18-year sentence from a 1998 Aurora rape.

  • Road signs warn drivers of delays expected to begin Monday on Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora as the road is reduced to one lane in each direction under the BNSF railroad tracks between North Aurora Road and Glacier Park Avenue/Meridian Parkway.

    Route 59 lane closures set to be 'big deal' in Naperville, AuroraApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    When the road work season starts in earnest Monday on Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora, drivers can expect delays that they'll have to “get used to.” Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks beginning Monday. “That's going to be a big deal because that particular road configuration is going to be in place until we're looking at this fall,” city spokeswoman Allison Albrecht said.

  • The second annual “Living Last Supper” will be staged at 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. May St., Aurora. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

    Wesley Methodist Church in Aurora stages ‘Living Last Supper’Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora hosts a "Living Last Supper" on Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18. The production is based on Earnest K. Emurian’s script and Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ’s last supper with his disciples.

  • Police: Boy brought loaded gun to Aurora schoolApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 13-year-old boy who wanted to show off a gun to his friends brought the loaded weapon into an Aurora middle school Monday, police said.

  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy to host basketball tourneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

  • Neal and Mary Clark Ormond, from left, were among the retirees and senior citizens treated to a 30th annual band concert and breakfast April 11.

    Retirees treated to band concertApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 100 retirees and senior citizens were treated to a 30th annual band concert and breakfast at Jefferson Middle School in Aurora April 11.

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • Eola Road Branch Circulation Manager Crissy Barnat helps Brittany Macaulay check out books on the new self-check system.

    Aurora Public Library, branches tout new technologyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    When Aurora Public Library embarked on a $30 million building program two years ago, it was with the understanding that $28 million would go toward a new downtown library and $2 million would be used to implement changes to the library's branch locations.

  • Suspicious package on freight car delays Aurora Metra trainApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    A suspicious package on a freight car near Eola Road in Aurora delayed some Metra commuters Saturday afternoon, officials said. A train on Metra's BNSF line was stopped at the Route 59 station for an hour while police investigated the package, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.

  • Jail, probation for man wounded in 2012 North Aurora drug robberyApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    One of two men wounded in a 2012 drug-related shooting in North Aurora pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 160 days in jail and 18 months probation. Baldemar A. Aguilar, 25, also must pay $3,200 in fines and court costs.

  • Laura Meehan recently opened Callie’s Cuties, the western suburbs’ first nut-free bakery. Amy Weiland

    Nut free bakery opens in western suburbsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Families with nut allergies can now outsource birthday cakes, wedding cakes, holiday treats, and much more thanks to a new nut free bakery in the western suburbs.

  • Kane County officials completed a total rehab project on this home in Carpentersville in 2011. The county used federal dollars to buy the foreclosed property, fix it up, then resell it as affordable housing. More local foreclosed homes are slated for the same treatment with a new batch of federal funds in 2014.

    Kane County to focus fed money on foreclosuresApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Buying, repairing and reselling local foreclosed homes will be the spending focus of $2.59 million in federal money Kane County will receive in 2014. More than half that total will go toward addressing the foreclosure crisis. But local communities will see a sizable chunk for various infrastructure projects.

  • Former child soldier to speak at East Aurora HighApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A group of East Aurora High School students walked 38 miles from their school to Chicago to bring a former African child soldier to town, and now Ishmael Beah will be speaking at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at the school, 500 Tomcat Lane.

  • State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, apologized for saying Illinois House Republicans have “a half” minority among them.

    Chapa LaVia apologizes over racial commentsApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, apologized on the Illinois House floor today for comments she made Wednesday saying Republicans have “a half” minority among them in the chamber.

  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy 3 on 3 basketball tournament to help underprivileged kids and cancer patientApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

  • Exelon employee volunteers provide hunger relief to Aurora residentsApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    As part of National Volunteer Week, employee volunteers from Exelon sorted and repackaged bulk food items at the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry.

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