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2 Aurora shooting victims laid to rest Saturday, Sunday

Two victims of last week's shooting at the Henry Pratt Company will be laid to rest this weekend. Clayton Parks was buried Saturday. Calling hours were held for Josh Pinkard Saturday, and he will be buried Sunday in his home state of Alabama.


Mental Health Worker in Aurora Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexually Assaulting Resident in His Care

A worker at a juvenile mental health facility in Aurora has been sent to prison for sexually assaulting a child who was a resident at the facility. Thirty-nine-year-old Darius Jones of Chicago on Friday, agreed in a plea deal to a sentence of 10 years in prison for felony Criminal Sexual Assault of


Kane Sheriff Hosting Active Shooter Presentations in Wake of Aurora Shooting

Following the mass shooting situation last Friday in Aurora, Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain says the sheriff's office is hosting several active shooter presentations next month for residents.


DOWNERS GROVE PARK DISTRICT: Bid Notice: Recreation & Fitness Center Parking Lot Improvements

Downers Grove Park District issued the following announcement on Feb. 18. Sealed bids plainly marked "Recreation & Fitness Center Parking Lot Improvements" and addressed "Secretary, Board of Park Commissioners" shall be received on or before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Administrative Of


Family honors patriarch killed in Aurora mass shooting: 'He always wanted what was best for us'

Vicente Juarez brought home flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day for his wife and daughter. He hugged them and said he loved them so much, promising to never leave until he was old.


Illinois State Police Reveal How Aurora Gunman’s Mississippi Conviction Slipped Through The Cracks

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Police have said they now know how the gunman in the deadly mass shooting at an Aurora factory was able to pass a background check for a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, despite a felony conviction in Mississippi.


Aurora Public Library joins First Friday with an early St. Patrick's Day celebration

The Aurora Public Library joins the First Fridays festivities on Friday, March 1, in downtown Aurora with a pre-Saint Patrick's Day celebration. What should you expect? Irish music, dance, and crafts for children!


Folks who play ‘Queen of Hearts’ fundraiser could help hit the jackpot for Ss. Peter & Paul School

Above / This week Kris Dornan, Brook DeSabio, Ambe Enke and Mike Leitner were on hand to explain the launch of a new fundraiser, a progressive raffle, that aims to create a million-dollar jackpot for some lucky individual. Three days a week, parents from Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School will be at


No Criminal Charges In Fatal Shooting By Illinois Officer

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a woman armed with a knife along an interstate. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office decided not to criminally charge Elgin police Lt. Christian Jensen


2 Chicago Men Plead Guilty, Sentenced In Kane Co. Armed Robberies

KANE COUNTY, IL — The Office of the Kane County State's Attorney announced Thursday two Chicago men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in two May 2017 armed robberies. In a release, officials said on Feb. 15, Damarcus D. Gilmore, 20, of the 8000 block of South Ridgeland, Avenue, agreed to


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Woman Shares Special Story of Officer Interaction With Nearby Resident to Aurora Shooting

A few special stories continue to come out of the tragedy of the Aurora mass shooting last week. In a post, Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman shared a message from an Aurora resident who spoke about a kind gesture by an officer who may have scared an elderly woman who lives near the shooting scene.


Many missed moments to stop a mass killer in Aurora

It only takes one mistake by law enforcement for any potential mass shooter to gain a deadly advantage on the system. There were at least ten mistakes in the case of Gary Martin according to Illinois state police officials, during a period of years leading up to his shooting rampage at an Aurora met


Body Found in Fox River Near Yorkville

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says that kayakers in the Fox River near Yorkville apparently discovered a dead body in the river on Friday evening. Sheriff's officials say that around 5:16pm, deputies responded to the area of Quinsey Lane near Yorkville, in unincorporated Kendall County near th


Funerals For Two Aurora Victims To Be Held Today

Two more victims of last week’s mass shooting in Aurora will be laid to rest today. A funeral is scheduled for Russell Beyer in west suburban Montgomery while Vicente Juarez’s funeral will be held in Oswego. Beyer and Juarez were among five employees killed when a disgruntled co-worker opened fire a


$5M bail, DUI charge for Naperville man after Downers Grove student hit by car

A Naperville man suspected of drunk driving and running over a 17-year-old Downers Grove North High School student, critically injuring her, was taken into custody Friday after a $5 million warrant for his arrest was issued.


Woman charged with retail theft at 4 stores in Geneva

GENEVA – An Aurora woman who said she was shopping for birthday gifts for her daughter was charged with felony retail theft at one Geneva store and three misdemeanor counts of retail theft at three other stores, police and court records show.


79-year-old woman convicted of hate crime

SYCAMORE – A 79-year-old DeKalb woman was convicted Friday afternoon of a hate crime after she yelled numerous hateful words toward a black woman in traffic and then again in the DeKalb Walmart parking lot.


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Constable: Fulfilling dream, Aurora animator takes 'One Small Step' to Oscars

When Andrew Chesworth was a boy, his grandfather predicted the little artist would work for Disney someday. Chesworth did. Now the 33-year-old animator who grew up in Aurora will be in the Academy Awards audience Sunday to see if he wins an Oscar for his short animation about a little girl who makes