Skies above the Chicago area were virtually empty Friday morning, due to a ground stop at O'Hare and Midway airports, because of a fire at an FAA radar facility. (Credit: FlightAware)

Extensive Damage May Shutter Radar Facility For Days

The damage done by a disgruntled contractor at the FAA radar facility in Aurora was so extensive that the center might not be operational for several days.


Three employees of a KFC in Aurora were shot during a robbery attempt Thursday night. (Credit: CBS)

Three KFC Workers Shot In Aurora; Three Suspects In Custody

Two suspects entered a KFC in the 1300 block of East New York Street around 8:30 p.m. and announced a robbery, Aurora police said.


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Man, 73, Killed In Aurora Crash

A Sugar Grove man was killed after the pickup he was driving crashed into a pole in west suburban Aurora Friday afternoon.


Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.  More than 40 people were killed as a result of the crash and fire. (Photo redit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil Trains

Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.


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Man Killed, Girlfriend Wounded In Aurora Shooting

A man was killed and his girlfriend was wounded in a shooting early Saturday in west suburban Aurora.



McDonald’s: 2014 Sales Forecast ‘At Risk’ In Wake Of Meat Scandal

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company had previously said it expected the sales measure to be “relatively flat” for the year.


Sheldon Lavin (R), CEO of the OSI Group, and OSI president David McDonald (L) attend a press conference over the recent expired meat scandal in Shanghai on July 28, 2014. McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu, it was reported on July 28, after the key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.  Authorities in Shanghai just over a week ago shut a plant owned by privately-held OSI Group for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product and later detained five officials from the OSI subsidiary which operated it, Shanghai Husi Food Co. (Photo credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Meat Supplier: China Unit Fell Short Of Standards

OSI Group, based in Aurora, Illinois, will create a “quality control center” at its Shanghai Husi Food Co., and will spend 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) on a food safety education campaign. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC.


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Two Critically Wounded In Aurora Drive-By Shootings

Two Aurora men were critically injured in drive-by shootings in the western suburb Friday night.


A pony that was found early Sunday morning in Aurora. (Credit: city of Aurora)

Police Searching For Owner Of Pony Found Wandering Around Aurora

Police are searching for the owner of a pony found wandering around Aurora early Sunday.



Prosecutors: Aurora Man Tried To Sell Air Freshener Beads As Crack Cocaine

A west suburban Aurora man, who allegedly crushed up air freshener beads and attempted to sell them as crack cocaine, was charged with two felonies on Monday.


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3 Wounded In Aurora Shooting

A group of people were in the backyard of a home when they were approached by a man with a gun. The shooter fired several shots, striking three people.


Children have the opportunity to drive an excavator during the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek on June 13, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Archaeological Dig Examines Outhouse Contents At Aurora’s Oldest Home

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports they have been digging in two locations on the property where there were once outhouses dating to 1857 and 1870.


Alexander Turner (top left), Arturo Trejo (top right), Erika Benavides (bottom left), Ajaie Martin (bottom right). (Photos by Aurora Police)

Four Charged In Aurora Shooting

Four people have been charged in connection with a shooting that left a west suburban woman critically injured Friday morning.


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Construction Causes Headaches For Aurora Business

When a major construction project began on Route 59 in Aurora, Kristin McNabb was already getting calls from her students.


Surveillance footage of a woman suspected of robbing the TCF Bank branch at 1952 W. Galena Blvd. in Aurora about 10:35 a.m. Monday. (Photo from the FBI)

Bank Robbed In Aurora

The robbery happened about 10:35 a.m. at the TCF Bank branch inside a Jewel-Osco at 1952 W. Galena Blvd. in Aurora, according to an Aurora police statement.


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Conviction Overturned In Case Of Murdered Aurora Boy

Appellate Court justices cited a judge’s error for overturning Mark Downs’ conviction in the 1996 shooting death of 6-year-old Nico Contreras in Aurora, according to a ruling filed Friday.


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Elderly Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Early Morning Crash

The incident happened at 12:45 a.m. near 75th Street and the curve at Route 34. The woman was traveling westbound in her Cadillac sedan when it hit a median, crossed over eastbound lanes and rolled over into a ditch.



Aurora Boy Seriously Injured After Bike Struck By Vehicle

A 12-year-old Aurora boy was seriously injured Wednesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in the western suburb.


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1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Aurora Shooting

Joseph B. Trejo, 18, was sitting with his 31-year-old cousin on the front porch of a home in the 200 block of North Smith Street about 7:10 p.m. when a person exited a cream-colored, 4-door sedan and opened fire.


Timmothy Pitzen, left; an age-progressed picture, showing what he might look like today. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

Age-Enhanced Picture Of Missing Boy Brings New Leads

The image of what Timmothy Pitzen might look like now – three years after the 6-year-old disappeared – was released late last week.