Aurora

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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Off-Duty Aurora Firefighter Charged With Punching Female Bartender

An off-duty Aurora firefighter has been charged with battery for allegedly punching a female bartender in the face after she told him to snuff out his cigar, the Aurora Beacon News is reporting.

12/29/2014

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Police: Man Burglarized Two Aurora Churches

Terry Ayala, 48, was charged with burglary to a place of worship and unlawful use of a credit card, both felonies, according to a statement from the Aurora Police Department.

12/29/2014

Aurora police gave out cards and Christmas presents instead of tickets. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Aurora, Gary Police Officers Give Out Toys Instead Of Tickets

Police officers in Aurora and Gary were giving out toys instead of tickets to some lucky drivers Tuesday afternoon.

12/23/2014

Martell White, Charles Campbell, and Derrick Glasper (left to right) are charged in a string of armed robberies in Aurora. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Trio Charged With Slew Of Armed Robberies In Aurora

Martell White, 25, of the 15000 block of Madison Avenue in Dolton; Charles Campbell, 27, of the 1500 block of North Lorel Avenue; and Derrick Glasper, 27, of the 100 block of North 23rd Avenue in Bellwood, were each charged with three counts of armed robbery Tuesday, according to a statement from Aurora police.

12/17/2014

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1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Aurora Shooting

Two men were shot–one fatally–in west suburban Aurora late Saturday.

12/07/2014

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Police Warn Of Spate Of Stolen Cars After Engines Left Running

Police in west suburban Aurora were warning car owners not to leave running cars unattended to warm them up before driving.

12/02/2014

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7-Year-Old Girl Struck By Car, Critically Injured In Aurora

The girl apparently ran into traffic in the 1000 block of Plum Street in Aurora and was hit by an eastbound 2005 Honda Civic about 3:10 p.m., according to a statement from Aurora police.

11/11/2014

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Aurora Police Asking For Public’s Help In Finding Hit-And-Run Driver

West suburban police are asking for the public’s help finding a hit and run driver, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.

11/10/2014

At least four people stole more than $40,000 worth of goods from a high-end shop in Aurora Tuesday morning. | Aurora police photo

Smash-And-Grab Burglars Take $40K In Items From High-End Shop

Burglars crashed a stolen minivan into a high-end shop in west suburban Aurora Tuesday morning, making off with more than $40,000 worth of merchandise and causing more than $20,000 in damage.

11/04/2014

Authorities released these surveillance images from a series of Aurora robberies in which three suspects tie up and rob store employees. (Aurora Police)

Aurora Police Release Surveillance Images From Tie-Up Robberies

Four recent west suburban robberies may be related, and police are releasing surveillance photos of the suspects involved, police said.

10/31/2014

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New York Man Groped Two Women At Aurora Haunted House: Police

Ameet Kumar allegedly groped a 20-year-old employee’s buttocks while they were in the haunted house. He also allegedly grabbed a 40-year-old woman in the chest as he was exiting the attraction.

10/28/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Radar Center In Aurora Fully Operational More Than Two Weeks After Fire

The FAA radar center in Aurora is fully back up and running after a fire more than two weeks ago damaged the facility, sending air travel across the country into a tail-spin. A contract worker is accused of setting that fire.

10/13/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Sabotaged Air Traffic Center Reopening

The Federal Aviation Administration says teams have completed testing on almost all critical systems and equipment at a sabotaged suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.

10/12/2014

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FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta planned to tour the crippleed Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Aurora, then meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to discuss repairs and an ongoing FAA review of the incident.

10/03/2014

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