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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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We secured numerous felonies through the Kane County State's Attorney's Officeon a 45 year old Aurora man after executing a search warrant on Nov. 29. Samuel U. Jones of the 100 block of N. Farnsworth Ave. stands charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is also charged with single counts of armed violence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Three of the felonies are classified as Class-X and call for enhanced prison time upon conviction. The search warrant, which was executed at about 6:45 p.m. by members of our Special Operations, Community Policing and K-9 Units, resulted in the seizure of a handgun, almost eight grams of heroin, 29 ecstasy pills, over $1000 in cash and two vehicles. The contraband was all found either in the seized vehicles parked at his residence or in Jones’s possession. Jones is currently being held in lieu of $200,000 bail at the Kane County Jail. The charges are not proof of guilt. Jones is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Aurora Police Special Operations, Community Policing, and K-9 Units work together to seize a handgun, heroin, ecstasy pills, $1000 cash, and two vehicles

Aurora Police secured numerous felonies through the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office on a 45-year-old Aurora man after executing a search warrant November 29. Samuel U. Jones of the 100 block of N. Farnsworth Avenue stands charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver...

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Kane County State’s attorney: Aurora Police officer justified in non-lethal shooting of Giovanni Padilla

The Kane County State’s attorney completes review of October 22, 2018, officer-involved shooting in Aurora: An officer-involved shooting occurred just before 6 p..m. October 22, 2018 near East Indian Trail and North Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora, in which Giovanni A. Padilla of Aurora was shot and wounded. Padilla suffered a gunshot wound to...

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Joe McMahon, Kane County State's Attorney, discusses "Human Trafficking Special Investigation" Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Aurora Navy League Council 247's monthly membership dinner meeting at Grandma's Table Restaurant in Montgomery. The Navy League will be host to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon Monday, Dec. 3 at the Gaslite Manor. Al Benson/The Voice

Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s Attorney, discusses “Human Trafficking Special Investigation”

Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s Attorney, discusses “Human Trafficking Special Investigation” Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Aurora Navy League Council 247’s monthly membership dinner meeting at Grandma’s Table Restaurant in Montgomery. The Navy League will be host to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Luncheon Monday, Dec. 10 at the Gaslite Manor...

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Representative seeks faster DNA testing

Concerned about the Illinois State Police’s sexual assault case backlog, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, is calling for a review of the State Police’s procedures in order to both quicken the pace of DNA testing and deliver justice for every survivor of a violent crime. “Sexual assault survivors undergo mental...

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Nelida Mendoza: Age 59 (d.o.b. 11-26-1958), of the 1000 block of Jericho Road, Aurora, Illinois. Case No. 18CF2264

Aurora Woman Charged with Domestic Battery for biting off man’s ear

An Aurora woman faces a felony domestic battery charge for biting off the ear of a person in her household. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 59-year-old Nelida Mendoza with the offense of aggravated domestic battery, Class 2 felony. Kane County prosecutors allege in charging documents that the evening of...

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Isaac Echols charged for possessing illegal guns, drugs

Aurora man charged for possessing illegal guns, drugs

An Aurora man faces multiple felony charges for illegally possessing several guns and a variety of narcotics. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 27-year-old Isaac T. Echols with the offenses of: Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, Class X felony, 3 counts Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon,...

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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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A burglary at The Flower Basket in the 300 block of Lake Street in Aurora, Thursday evening at approximately 8 p.m. left the business with a broken window, damaged safe, and missing a few hundred dollars in cash. The owner reported shortly after the business closed, the alarm company called to report the alarm was triggered.  When police arrived, the offender(s) had already fled the building after unsuccessful attempts at prying and drilling open the safe.

The Flower Basket in Aurora the latest victim of multiple burglaries on Lake Street

A burglary at The Flower Basket in the 300 block of Lake Street in Aurora, Thursday evening at approximately 8 p.m. left the business with a broken window, damaged safe, and a few hundred dollars missing from a cash register. The owner reported a little more than an hour after...

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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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John Whitehead

Police danger: Some SWAT teams carry out routine tasks

Vigilantes with a badge includes the growing squads of militarized police armed with weapons of war who are allowed to operate above the law and break the laws with impunity, but have not made the United States any safer, or freer. Don’t take my word for it. A new study...

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Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s attorney, shares his concerns about the opium epidemic with Rotary Club of Aurora members, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

Too many individuals with mental health needs aren’t getting the help they require – Kane County State’s attorney

Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s attorney, shares his concerns about the opium epidemic with Rotary Club of Aurora members, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. McMahon, Kane County State’s attorney since 2010, said too many individuals with mental health needs aren’t getting the help they require. They resort to drugs and...

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Aurora National Night Out 8-7-18

National Night Out Tuesday

Children and adults wait in line in the Georgetown neighborhood of Aurora Tuesday to enter a fire truck during National Night Out, a nationwide annual event designed to raise crime prevention awareness and support community-police partnerships. Aurora resident, Dee Hakala, of Georgetown started the Aurora event after two teenagers held...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Society’s range: Wesby celebration; and conviction of scams

By Carter Crane –  The three-day, 30-year, memorial celebration of Reverend Robert Wesby’s death was a success by all accounts. Reverend Wesby was the minister of Progressive Baptist Church in Aurora, a civil rights leader, and marched with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The three days included a banquet...

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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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The Heroin Highway

Kane County Sheriff, Don Kramer, discusses the Heroin Highway at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Highways heading west from the West Side of Chicago, a central hub, are known as the Heroin Highway. Kramer answered questions and explained how law enforcement is working...

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Centennial House residents seek safety

Residents of Centennial House in Aurora long have voiced concern about the need for additional security measures at the West Side apartment complex. The recently-announced collaborative effort between Fifth Ward alderman Carl Franco and Aurora Housing Authority Board (AHA) chairman Joseph Grisson and AHA Board members responds to the resident’s...

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North Aurora Village plans to start prosecuting DUI arrests with a local prosecutor, rather than through the state’s attorney’s office

North Aurora Police Chief Dave Fisher explains at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday the Village’s plans to start prosecuting DUI arrests with a local prosecutor, rather than through the state’s attorney’s office. Village officials unanimously approved a contract with attorney Peter Buh, a private attorney from the law...

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Naperville Police Burglary Prevention Tips

Julie Smith, crime prevention specialist with the Naperville Police Department shares burglary prevention tips with residents at a burglary prevention forum at the Naperville Public Library 95th Street Branch. There has been a recent increase in burglaries. A video can be viewed at facebook.com/thevoice.us.  Jason Crane/The Voice...

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