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    Aurora Man Charged With 17 Counts of Sexual Assault

    A man is facing over a dozen charges after allegedly abusing two children between 1997 and 2003 in west suburban Aurora. Manuel Marquez-Garcia, 57, was charged with ten counts of criminal sexual assault, four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under 13, Aurora police said. Two women came forward…

  • coronavirus Mar 31

    ‘I Will Recover. I Will Beat This’: Aurora Mayor Sends Message After Coronavirus Diagnosis

    After being diagnosed with coronavirus, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin released a YouTube video to let everyone know he’s recovering and doing much better. “Symptoms for me included severe headaches, high temperatures; my whole body ached,” Irvin said. “I couldn’t think straight, I was disoriented, dizzy when I stood up. My eyes and my gums ached,” he added. The mayor...

  • Aurora Mar 28

    Felon Charged with Drug, Gun Possession in Aurora

    A 34-year-old man is accused of illegal drug and gun possession in west suburban Aurora. Jesus Perez faces multiple felonies including armed violence, possession of a firearm without a FOID and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of ammunition without a FOID, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia...

  • coronavirus Mar 27

    Aurora Mayor, Police Chief Test Positive for Coronavirus

    The mayor and police chief of west suburban Aurora have both tested positive for coronavirus, city officials said in a news release Friday. Both Mayor Richard Irvin and Police Chief Kristen Ziman were tested Saturday after an Aurora police supervisor contracted the virus. Chief Ziman and her command staff began self-quarantining on the morning of Saturday, March 21, following the…

  • coronavirus Mar 27

    Aurora Company Transforms Factory to Manufacture Emergency Beds

    A suburban company is transforming its factory into an emergency bed manufacturer in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Richards-Wilcox, a privately-owned Aurora-based company founded in 1880, is known for manufacturing office storage, filing systems and cover systems, among other products. The company says their Aurora plant is now fully equipped to produce emergency beds for hospitals, short-term medical facilities, and…

  • Aurora Mar 24

    Man Accused of Shooting at Police Car in Aurora

     A man was arrested after firing shots at police last week in west suburban Aurora. Andres Ramirez, 46, faces multiple felony charges including armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm while on parole and criminal damage to property, Aurora police said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired about 7:30 p.m. March 19 in the…

  • coronavirus Mar 13

    Suburban Barrington Hospital Offers Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing

    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington is piloting a drive-thru coronavirus testing system at its suburban facility. In order to help prevent the spread of infection amid the coronavirus outbreak, hospitals in other parts of the country including New York and Seattle have also introduced drive-thru testing. The screening at Advocate Good Shepherd is for patients with mild symptoms who…

  • Snoop Dogg Mar 5

    Snoop Dogg to Perform in Aurora for One Night Only

    Snoop Dogg will perform at Aurora’s RiverEdge Park as part of its summer 2020 season on July 19. The Grammy-award winning musician is not only known for his music which includes hits like “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and “Gin and Juice,” but also for his acting, massive marijuana enthusiasm and his friendship with Martha Stewart. Chicago-based rapper Twista will…

  • shootings Aug 3, 2019

    A Look at Some Recent Deadly Mass Shootings in US

    A mass shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the latest on a list of deadly shootings that have rocked the country. Here are some deadly mass shootings over the past few years.

  • Shih Tzu Feb 18

    10-Week-Old Puppy Stolen From Aurora Pet Shop, Police Say

    Aurora police are asking the public for help after a 10-week-old puppy was stolen from a suburban pet store. According to Aurora police, the baby Shih Tzu puppy was stolen from its cage at the Furry Babies store at the Fox Valley Mall on Wednesday evening.   The brown and white dog weighs only a few pounds and is slightly…

  • Aurora Feb 15

    Aurora Marks 1 Year Since Henry Pratt Mass Shooting

    The five men who were killed in a shooting in Feb. 2019 in Aurora were remembered Saturday – one year to the date of the shooting. NBC 5’s Chris Hush reports.

  • Aurora Feb 14

    1 Year After Aurora Shooting, Police Push Gun-Fee Hike

    In the year since five workers died in a suburban Chicago warehouse shooting, state officials have beefed up illegal firearms enforcement efforts, including the first-ever operations by state authorities to confiscate weapons from those whose gun permits are invalid, Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly said Thursday. Kelly’s briefing at the state Capitol to commemorate the Feb. 15, 2019 shooting…

  • Aurora Feb 11

    Aurora Mayor Reflects a Year After Mass Shooting

    Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin, reflects a year later after the tragic shooting at the Henry Pratt Company on February 15, 2019.

  • Aurora Feb 11

    Memorial Exhibit Opens for 1-Year Anniversary of Henry Pratt Workplace Shooting

    As the city of Aurora prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of the workplace shooting at Henry Pratt Co., the Aurora Historical Society has opened a new exhibit at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center in Aurora to help residents reflect on the tragedy.

  • Aurora Feb 8

    Man Killed in Aurora Shooting

    A man was shot to death Friday in west suburban Aurora. Officers were dispatched just before midnight for reports of a person shot at an apartment in the 400 block of Sherman Avenue, according to a statement from Aurora police. They arrived to find the 20-year-old with a gunshot wound to his chest. Paramedics took him to a hospital, where…

  • Aurora Feb 4

    Paramount Theatre Announces 2020 Broadway Lineup

    Four musicals have been announced for the theater’s 10th anniversary season, the Chicago Tribune reports.

  • Aurora Feb 3

    Person Found Dead in Aurora Apartment Fire: Police

    One person was found dead after an apartment fire Monday in west suburban Aurora.

  • Aurora Feb 3

    Person Found Dead in Aurora Apartment Fire: Police

    One person was found dead after an apartment fire Monday in west suburban Aurora. Lisa Chavarria reports.

  • Aurora Feb 1

    Judge OKs Removal of Sex Offenders From Halfway House in Aurora

    A northern Illinois judge ruled Friday the city of Aurora can force the removal of registered sex offenders from a halfway house that is less than 500 feet from a park and playground.

  • Aurora Police Department Jan 31

    Aurora Police Chief to Attend State of the Union

    Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman will attend the State of the Union speech in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday as a guest of Rep. Bill Foster after leading law enforcement through the Henry Pratt shooting last year. They tell NBC 5’s Alex Maragos about the honor.

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