Category: Breaking

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Bomb threats sent to Aurora City Hall, Rush-Copley Hospital, and to other cities nationwide

A bomb threat was sent to Aurora City Hall and other buildings in Aurora during a visit by congresswoman-elect Lauren Underwood, 14th Congressional District of Illinois, Thursday, Dec. 13. Aurora Police Department personnel are investigating and think it was a part of a nationwide series of bomb threat which appeared to...

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Aurora University Head Football Coach Don Beebe

National Football League legend Don Beebe named Aurora University head football coach

Aurora University Thursday, Nov. 15  announced National Football League (NFL) legend Don Beebe is the Spartans football head coach. Beebe, highly regarded by coaches, players, and fans for his strong character, robust work ethic and perseverance, embodies Aurora University athletics’ core values of academic success, social responsibility, and athletic championships....

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Ryan Reuland paints door after burglar(s) broke in. The burglary was thwarted due to an alarm

Aurora man charged in connection with two burglaries in Aurora downtown restaurants

Aurora Police Department representatives have secured felony charges through the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office on a 60-year-old Aurora man in connection with two burglaries at separate downtown restaurants Wednesday, Nov. 14. Jerry R. Miller Jr., of the 200 block of E. Galena Boulevard, is being held on two counts...

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Major seizure of weapons, drugs, cash and jewelry in Aurora

Large amounts of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry seized in Aurora parole compliance check

The Aurora Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), seized a large amount of weapons, drugs, cash, and jewelry while conducting a parole compliance check in Aurora Wednesday, Nov. 7. Thirteen felony charges were authorized by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office against Terrell Alvarez, 23, of the...

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East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and AFT Local 604 sign three-year contract (2018-2021)

East Aurora School District 131 Board, AFT Local 604, sign three-year contract

Gerry Mestek, president of East Aurora Council of American Federation of Teachers Local 604 holds the signed contract after he and East Aurora School Board president Annette Johnson signed the document at the East Aurora School Board District 131 meeting Monday, Nov. 5 at East Aurora High School. Executive assistant...

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Lauren Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

The projected mid-term blue wave of the Democratic Party in the U.S. held mixed results, however, it touched Illinois. Democratic Party candidate Lauren Underwood, a first-time candidate, won in the 14th District congressional race over 10-year incumbent and 20-year political representative, Randy Hultgren, Tuesday, Nov. 6. She received 52.1% of...

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Marilyn Weisner Executive Director Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry executive director, Marilyn Weisner to retire at the end of this year

Lynn Flores, president of the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry Board of Directors, Wednesday, Oct. 17 confirmed the retirement of its executive director, Marilyn Weisner, at the end of this year. “Aurora Food Pantry Board, staff and volunteers wish to thank Marilyn for her many years of tireless and committed...

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A 13-year-old male student from Montgomery arrested for threats to harm school administrator

An arrest was made Friday, Oct. 12, at Thompson Junior High School, 440 Boulder Hill Pass, in Oswego (Ill.) Community School District 308, in connection with two new reported disorderly-conduct incidents that occurred both Thursday, Oct. 11 after school and Friday, Oct. 12 in the morning. Witnesses reported hearing a...

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East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education

East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and East Aurora Council union reach tentative agreement

After a ten-hour negotiating session today, the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and the East Aurora Council union have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a three-year contract (2018-2021). A press release from East Aurora School District 131 public relations officer Tom Jackson states, “The...

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Aurora honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Aurora Police team

Aurora City Council honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions Aurora Police Department team

The Aurora City Council honors the 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions, the Aurora Police team, above, Tuesday at the City Council meeting. • Honored was the inaugural Aurora Youth Council for its community participation (Click here to see photo). Alex Perez, former city of Aurora government employee...

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Leroy Jenkins, a 3-year-old Chihuahua adopted from Aurora Animal Care and Control, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade

Aurora’s first dog parade to be held Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park

As the dog days of summer come to an end, the Aurora Animal Care and Control (AACC) is excited to announce Aurora’s first-ever dog parade scheduled for next month. The 2018 Aurora Pooch Parade will held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive. The theme...

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Aurora Police are looking for help to identify the man in this video

Aurora Police are looking for information to help identity of the subject in this video. Aurora detectives would like to speak with him about a robbery that occurred during the evening hours of June 30th in the 900 block of S. Lake St.. If you know anything or are able...

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March For Our Lives: Making voices heard

By Steven L. Aldrich  –  I joined approximately 100 to 150 residents Saturday to support the national “March For Our Lives” movement at Oswego High School. It was an overcast, blustery, and cold day, but the spirits, grassroots activism, energy levels, were exuberant. The rally was organized and led by...

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Primary Election results in State, and DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Counties

• Denotes winner of contested races Governor •(D) Pritzker -45.50% (D) Kennedy -24.10% (D) Biss -26.50% (D) Daiber -1.20% (D) Hardiman -1.60% (D) Marshall -1.10% •(R) Rauner -51.60% (R) Ives -48.40% Attorney General •(R) Harold -59.40% (R) Grasso -40.60% (D) Quinn -27.50% (D) Mariotti -4.00% (D) Drury -7.90% (D) Rotering...

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