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Aurora Girls Ran Into Walmart To Avoid Abduction: Police

The girls, sixth-graders at Jefferson Middle School in Aurora, told officers they were walking near Lynda Court and Best Place when they were approached by a man in a silver car, who told them to get into the vehicle, according to Aurora police.

08/27/2015

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

Feds Want 13 Years, $4.5M Fine For Man Who Set Fire At FAA Facility

When Brian Howard set a fire at an FAA radar facility in Aurora in a failed suicide attempt in 2014, he caused “one of the most severe disruptions to air travel in recent memory,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.

08/21/2015

Surveillance photos of the three suspects in an armed robbery of a cell phone store in Aurora. (Source: Aurora police).

Aurora Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Suspects In Armed Robbery Of Cell Phone Store

Police in Aurora are searching for three men who are suspects in an armed robbery at a cell phone store and have now released a surveillance photo of the suspects.

08/19/2015

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Motorcyclist Killed After Collision With Semi-Truck In Aurora

About 6:35 p.m., the motorcycle was heading eastbound in the 1500 block of Sequoia Drive when its path was cut off by a semi heading the same direction as it made a lefthand turn into an industrial building, according to Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.

08/11/2015

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi allegedly wanted to go to Syria to join a terrorist group. (Family handout)

Aurora Man Pleads Guilty To Terrorism Charge

At a hearing Tuesday in Chicago, Abdella Ahmad Tounisi spoke softly as he told a federal judge he understood the consequences of pleading guilty. The 21-year-old occasionally turned to smile at nearly 30 relatives and friends on spectator benches.

08/11/2015

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Toddler Dies In Apparent Drowning In Aurora

An 18-month-old boy died in an apparent drowning Friday evening in Aurora, police said.

07/25/2015

Tre Winfrey was left paralyzed after he was shot in 2007. (Credit: Razoo.com)

Disabled Aurora Gunshot Victim Gets New Van

Tre Winfrey, 25, was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in 2007, and was left paralyzed.

07/24/2015

Gabriel Martinez (Credit: Aurora Police)

Aurora Man Charged With Attempting To Kill 14-Year-Old

Aurora resident Gabriel G. Martinez, 22, faces counts of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Aurora police said in a statement.

07/23/2015

Surveillance image of the suspect in the attempted abduction on Juiy 2. (Source: Aurora Police)

Aurora Police Release Photo, Sketch Of Suspects In Two Attempted Abductions

Aurora police are looking for two men wanted for attempted abductions of teen girls in separate incidents this month, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/22/2015

Metra station at Route 59 in Aurora. (CreditL CBS)

Fees For Proposed Trolley Rankle Aurora Residents

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports the proposed trolley would run from several new subdivisions to the Route 59 Metra Station, but the alderman who represents the area says not a single resident she’s canvassed wants the trolley.

07/20/2015

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Four In Custody After Armed Suspects Point Guns At Aurora Police

Four people were taken into custody Saturday night after armed suspects raised guns toward Aurora police, prompting an officer to fire shots before a foot chase ensued in the western suburb.

07/12/2015

Cosmopolitan Marketplace in Aurora features LED chandeliers, a Brazilian Steakhouse, and a full meat processing plant. (Credit: Cosmopolitan Marketplace/Facebook)

Glitzy New Aurora Store Brings The Wow Factor To Grocery Shopping

You don’t need to wear a top hat and spats when you visit the Chicago area’s newest grocery store, but you might feel like you should.

07/10/2015

Retailers at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora hosted a job fair on July 9, 2015, as the mall prepared to open 50 new stores. (Credit: Facebook/Chicago Premium Outlets)

Expanding Aurora Outlet Mall Hosts Job Fair To Staff New Stores

Hundreds of jobs were up-for-grabs Thursday at a job fair in Aurora. Chicago Premium Outlets is expanding, with 50 new stores slated to open late next month.

07/09/2015

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Best Motorcycle Trips Around Chicagoland

A motorcycle trip around Chicagoland is a great way to explore the “Land of Lincoln” and enjoy all that Illinois has to offer.

06/23/2015

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Mother, Son Die Days After SUV Crashes Into Aurora Pond

A mother and son both died over the weekend, days after their SUV crashed into a car, then drove into a retention pond in west suburban Aurora.

06/22/2015

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SUV With Woman, Two Children Inside Crashes Into Aurora Pond

The 31-year-old Aurora woman was driving a 2003 GMC Envoy out of the parking lot of an industrial business at 1700 N. Edgelawn just before 5 a.m. when the SUV collided with a Scion waiting to turn into the same lot, according to a statement from city spokesman Dan Ferrelli.

06/17/2015

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Best Go Kart Tracks In Chicago

Get behind the wheel at these go kart racing venues in the Chicago area.

06/12/2015

Surveillance photo of a woman who tried to rob a bank Saturday morning in Aurora. | FBI

Woman Fails In Attempt To Rob Aurora Bank

A woman wearing a piece of tape over her nose tried to rob a west suburban bank Saturday morning, but left empty-handed.

06/10/2015

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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

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