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12 Vehicles Damaged In Aurora Arson Fire

Aurora police and fire officials are asking for the public’s help for information on an arson fire that damaged 12 vehicles early Saturday morning.

05/16/2015

A photo of 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen not long before he disappeared in May 2011, at left, and an age-progressed image of how he would look now, at age 10, at right. (Credit: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

Four Years Later, Still No Signs Of Missing Aurora Boy

It has been four years since a 6-year-old Aurora boy disappeared, and police are hoping a new age-progression sketch will bring in clues on his whereabouts.

05/12/2015

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire To Plead Guilty, Attorney Says

A plea agreement with prosecutors is being negotiated, with the goal being having Brian Howard do his time in a federal prison offering mental health treatment, defense attorney Ronald Safer said.

05/07/2015

An elderly man was found dead after a house fire Tuesday morning on Claim Street in Aurora. (Credit: Aurora Fire Department)

Man Found Dead After Aurora House Fire

A neighbor saw smoke coming from a home in the 500 block of Claim Street about 7:30 a.m. and called 911, according to a statement from the Aurora Fire Department. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the home, where they discovered the 73-year-old dead, according to the statement.

05/05/2015

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Formal Charges Filed Against Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire

Federal prosecutors formally filed charges Friday against Brian Howard, the Naperville man accused of setting fire to an FAA radar facility in Aurora last year, leading to a grounding of all planes at O’Hare and Midway.

05/01/2015

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Authorities Shut Down Debt-Scam ‘Boiler Room’

Typically, it’s difficult for authorities to catch operators of scams like this because they usually operate in foreign countries. In this case, they were operating in Aurora. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

04/10/2015

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Aurora Mayor Calls On Alderman To Resign After Discovering Shoplifting Arrest

The mayor of Aurora is calling for the resignation of an alderman – now that the mayor has discovered that alderman was arrested for shoplifting in 2013.

03/30/2015

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Aurora Police Searching For Man Wanted In Connection With Domestic Shooting

Aurora police are searching for a man in connection with a domestic shooting that left a man wounded Friday at a home in the 1800 block of Brighton Circle.

03/28/2015

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Carpentersville Man Dead, Wife Hurt In Aurora Semi Crash

One man is dead and two other people were hurt when a semi truck crashed into two cars Tuesday afternoon in west suburban Aurora.

03/24/2015

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Aurora Man Wanted For February Apartment Burglary

Aurora police are searching for a man who allegedly stole electronics from an apartment in the west suburb last month.

03/21/2015

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Man Charged With Shooting 3 During Aurora Child Custody Exchange

A Chicago man already in prison on a weapons-related conviction is facing new charges for a west suburban shooting that injured three people in 2013.

03/19/2015

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School Raising Money For Janitor Back To Work A Day After Fire Burned Home

A far west suburban school district has turned to social media for a much loved custodian, who showed up at work as usual the day after a fire burned up everything in his home in Aurora.

03/12/2015

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Man Shot To Death In Aurora

A west suburban man was shot to death in Aurora early Saturday.

03/07/2015

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16-Year-Old Boy Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Aurora Teen

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with shooting another teen to death Friday afternoon in west suburban Aurora.

02/28/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Some Suburbs Also Holding Elections On Tuesday

In southwest suburban Homer Glen, five candidates are running for village president, five candidates are running for village clerk, and 13 candidates are running for three trustee seats. All 23 candidates are write-in candidates.

02/24/2015

A video by the terrorist group al-Shabaab featured the logo of the mall chain Wesfield. (Credit: CBS)

Terror Video Encourages Attack On Mall Chain With Chicago-Area Locations

There is no specific information indicating there is danger here, but at least one police agency is aware of the threat and “planning accordingly.”

02/21/2015

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Police: Man Robbed After Believing He Was Going On Blind Date In Aurora

West suburban police say a man got more than he bargained for when he showed up for a blind date, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.

02/10/2015

Kenneth Newsome and Edwardo Correa Hernandez (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Two Men Charged After Shooting, 4-Hour Standoff In Aurora

Kenneth F. Newsome, 19, faces 15 felony charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Edwardo Correa Hernandez, 20, was charged with a felony count of mob action and a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a knife.

02/09/2015

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Aurora Police Take Suspect Into Custody After Standoff

Aurora police took a 19-year-old suspect into custody Friday evening after a shooting in Montgomery.

02/06/2015

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Suburban Theater Community Thriving

While Chicago’s downtown theater district attracts big audiences, the theater community in the suburbs also is thriving, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

01/12/2015

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