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'Major Fire' Rips Through McDonald's In Aurora: Cops

AURORA, IL --- Aurora firefighters are currently battling what police are calling a "major fire" at the McDonald's located at 1023 North Lake Street. Motorists are advised to avoid Route 31 between Indian Trail and Illinois Avenue as traffic is shut down in both directions.


Illinois Emergency Management Agency warns residents to brace for weekend storm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare for this weekend's blast of winter weather, which is forecasted to dump between 4"-8" of snow on northern Illinois, followed by cold arctic air that will bring single digit temperatures to the state.


Crew battling fire at restaurant in Aurora

AURORA, Ill. — Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire in Aurora. The first started at a McDonald’s in the 1000 block of N. Lake Street. WGN is told the restaurant had been closed for renovations.


Metra UP West Line halted west of Villa Park after person fatally struck by freight train in Lombard

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) -- A freight train on the Metra UP West tracks fatally struck a pedestrian Thursday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred near Finley Road and Crescent Boulevard.


Aurora man accused of shooting two people at Montgomery restaurant

A 21-year-old Aurora man was arrested Wednesday and accused of shooting two people at Rosati’s Pizza in Montgomery last week, Montgomery police said. Josua C. Matias was apprehended Wednesday in St. Charles by agents of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was want


Fire breaks out at Aurora McDonald's

A blaze broke out Thursday at a McDonald's restaurant under renovation at 1023 N. Lake St. in Aurora. Authorities said insulation caught fire when workers were doing welding. Lake Street was closed in both directions between Indian Trail and Illinois Avenue while firefighters responded.


MLK commemoration in Aurora to celebrate 'day of service, a day of hope'

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is offering two nature programs for preschoolers on Thursday. The sessions include a combination of stories, nature hikes, songs, games and crafts. The theme is “Snowflakes.”


Woman pleads guilty in Aurora crash that injured 6-year-old boy

A Cicero woman, who is accused of driving drunk when she crashed her SUV into an Aurora pond and left her 6-year-old son in the submerged vehicle, has entered a guilty plea. Gladys X. Ruvira-Garcia, 32, of the 5600 block of West 22nd Place, entered a blind plea to aggravated DUI charges Thursday. Th


Yorkville Man Arrested for Allegedly Kicking Deputy, Agitating K9 Amid Investigation in Aurora

A Yorkville man was arrested for Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer after he allegedly kicked a Kane County Sheriff's deputy in the leg in Aurora on Tuesday. According to the Kane County Sheriff's Office, deputies pulled over a vehicle being driven by 36-year-old Jenica Kasiewicz of Aurora for sp


Best bets: 'Swan Lake' tours to Waukegan, Aurora and Chicago

A prince and a cursed swan princess find redemptive love in the Tchaikovsky classic "Swan Lake," which tours courtesy of the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa over the next few days at three locations: first at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $29.50-$52.50. (847) 263-6300 or genes


Mother Pulling Her 5-Year-Old By His Hair In Viral Video Under Investigation

Police in Aurora, Illinois, are presently investigating a possible child abuse case after a video of a mother dragging her son by his hair was posted on social media. The incident took place Monday at a hospital.


Yorkville Woman, 30, Found Dead In Aurora Basement: Police

AURORA, IL --- Police in Aurora are investigating the death of a 30-year-old Yorkville woman whose body was found in a basement of an Aurora apartment building Tuesday. Kristina L. Davies, of the 7700 block of Madeline Drive, Yorkville, was found deceased by two men who were doing maintenance on the


Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.


'Major increase' in DUI arrests in Aurora

Special drunken driving prosecution and training through a private law office has increased DUI arrests dramatically, said Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. Ziman presented information this week to Aurora aldermen that showed drunken driving arrests increased by about 37 percent in 2018, after a si


Fire Breaks Out at Suburban Restaurant, Officials Say

A large fire has broken out at a fast food restaurant in suburban Aurora, leading authorities to ask residents to avoid the area. The fire reportedly broke out at the McDonald’s, located in the 1000 block of North Lake, on Thursday afternoon. Footage of the scene shows large flames leaping from the


Aurora collegians engineer software to aid local homeless shelter

Aurora University computer-science students have devised a system to improve operations of Hesed House homeless shelter in Aurora. Hesed Closet was among seven software engineering projects for commercial and nonprofit applications that students unveiled in December during presentations culminating


Aurora aldermen argue over approval process for special events

While Aurora aldermen seem to agree the city's special events approval process should be streamlined, just how much is in dispute. The City Council, meeting this week as a Committee of the Whole, in particular singled out concern that a proposed new application process for special events would bypas


Raimondo's Pizza and Pub grew from pizzas made at home to North Aurora mainstay

Word spread about the delicious pizzas Sally Treve hand-rolled and made for husband Raymond’s dinner after he ended his graveyard shift — so high was the demand that his fellow police officers began to order frozen pizzas from the family.


Fox Valley Hands of Hope garden party committee to host kickoff Jan. 21

On Monday, Jan. 21, Fox Valley Hands of Hope will host a kickoff event for their 2019 Garden Party Committee from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Old Towne Pub and Eatery, 201 W. State St. in Geneva.


Speak Out: Marijuana just as bad as tobacco

Pot just as bad as cigarettes: Marijuana was always considered the habit of lowlifes and degenerates. What does it have over tobacco? Does it not cause lung cancer and emphysema? Does second-hand smoke give the unsuspecting a high? Is it a proper example for children?