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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Report: Multiple people wounded at manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois

Reports say that numerous people including four police officers are injured at a manufacturing facility in Illinois after a situation involving an active shooter. The situation was happening at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The Daily Herald said four Aurora


Police blotter: Oakbrook Terrace police charge 60-year-old woman with public intoxication

The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Carlos H. Sara, 33, of Whiting, Indiana, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 7:59 p.m. Feb. 5 after being involved in an accident at Roosevelt and


Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou


3 New Foreclosed Houses In The Elmhurst Area

ELMHURST, IL — Do you feel like affordable houses are pretty difficult to find in your community? Why not check out foreclosed properties in the area? You could very well find a diamond in the rough!


Police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead

(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 10:37 p.m. ET]. The shooter at the manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being fired Friday by the company where the shooting occurred, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday nigh


Colliers arranges sale of 81,212-SF Elmhurst warehouse

Colliers International | Chicago’s Jeff Devine and Steve Disse represented Venture One Real Estate in its sale of an 81,212-square-foot logistics facility at 845 Larch Avenue in Elmhurst, Illinois. Alpha Industrial acquired the property for an undisclosed price.


‘New evidence’ prompts release of two men questioned in Jussie Smollett case, Chicago PD says

Citing “new evidence,” the Chicago Police Department announced Friday night that two men held for questioning in connection with an alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett have been released, with no charges filed against them.


Gov. Pritzker forms initiative to combat gun violence in Illinois

SPRINFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has pledged to change the way the stat approaches gun violence. Pritzker made the promise in Chicago at the "Cities Striving for Peace" public forum.


Addison Russell Says He's Sorry for 'Pain' He Caused His Ex-Wife

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.


IWU seeks sixth straight win in regular-season finale at Carroll

Saturday in Waukesha, Wis., is a clear case of first things first for the Illinois Wesleyan basketball team. The Titans wrap up the regular season with a 4 p.m. College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game against Carroll at Van Male Fieldhouse secure in the knowledge they will be back at Shirk


ICGS to Present Disney's, "Newsies!"

Rehearsals are in full swing at Immaculate Conception Grade School in Elmhurst for their upcoming spring musical, "Newsies," sponsored by the school's Parents' Club. The show, a Disney musical that is loosely based on the actual Newsboys' Strike that took place in New York City in 1899, is being dir


Michael Avenatti, at Cook County courthouse, says he believes R. Kelly will be indicted soon

High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti said Friday he believes charges are imminent against R. Kelly after giving Cook County prosecutors a tape purportedly depicting the R&B musician having sex with an underage girl.


Felon caught with large amounts of narcotics when pulled over with flat on Near West Side

A convicted felon was arrested again Thursday after he was found with large amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and thousands of pills when he was pulled over by authorities on Chicago’s Near West Side, according to police.


Aurora Illinois gunman: ‘troubled loner’ & criminal past.

Gary Martin Aurora gunman: A portrait of a loner with a disturbing criminal past who may have been premeditated after finding out he was being made redundant. The gunman who killed five at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois before dying in a police standoff has been described as a troubled loner by nei


New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois

One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02


One of five Aurora shooting victims from Central Illinois

Aurora, Ill - A former Princeville man has been identified as one of the victims of Friday's shooting at an industrial park in Aurora. Clayton Parks, now of Elgin, was identified among the five who died when 45 year old Gary Martin allegedly opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company Friday afternoon. P


Trump praises law enforcement response to shooting at Illinois business

President Trump praised emergency personnel who responded to a shooting Friday in Aurora, Ill., that reportedly left one person dead and several more injured. “Great job by law enforcement in Aurora, Illinois. Heartfelt condolences to all of the victims and their families. America is with you!” Trum


Election season officially opens with LWV Candidate’s Forum

Eight vie for four seats on District 205 School Board. On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 10, about 100 people were in and out of Council Chambers at Elmhurst City Hall, where the Elmhurst League of Women Voters (LWV-Elmhurst) was hosting a Candidate’s Forum for the upcoming Consolidated General Elect


Kane County coroner says at least one person is dead after shooting at business in suburban Chicago

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - Kane County coroner says at least one person is dead after shooting at business in suburban Chicago. The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.