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Kane County sheriff’s office close to launching firearm owner ID compliance database; Sheriff says he feels degree of failure on Aurora shooting

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said his office is weeks away from launching a database to check on firearm owners ID compliance, and he feels a degree of failure regarding Friday’s mass shooting at a manufacturing plant in Aurora.


CITY OF GENEVA: Geneva Invites Public To Join Community Conversation

City of Geneva issued the following announcement on Feb. 14. The City is recognizing African-American History Month by inviting the public to participate in a community conversation about diversity in Geneva.


Wife of Aurora shooting victim says husband texted her 'I love you, I've been shot at work'

AURORA, Ill. (FOX 32) - The wife of one of the victims of the deadly Aurora shooting on Feb. 15 says her husband texted her after being shot at the Henry Pratt Company by a disgruntled employee who was fired.


Take Geneva Public Library on the go with new app

Introducing the Geneva Library app! The GPLD app lets you use the library from anywhere - home, school, or office - to manage your account, sign up for events, and much more! The GPLD app can:


Aurora Gunman Purchased Handgun In 2014 Despite Felony Conviction

CHICAGO (CBS)– Gunman Gary Martin, 45, was able to obtain a handgun in 2014 despite his prior felony conviction, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. In a news conference Saturday, Ziman said Martin was not legally in possession of the firearm he used to open fire at the Henry Pratt build


Geneva Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

GENEVA, IL — Here's a look at the week-ahead weather, as reported by Darksky. Light snow (< 1 in.) starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Geneva breaks free from Hampshire with 33-point 4th quarter

For three quarters Saturday night, Hampshire did all it could to make Geneva look anything like a 26-1 team. Then came the final eight minutes, and the Vikings reminded Hampshire and everyone else in attendance why they enjoying such a special season about to embark on the postseason as the No. 1 se


New Illinois mileage bill would tax drivers by the mile

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com)-- A new bill introduced Thursday would impose a tax on each mile driven by Illinois motorists. The bill, which was proposed by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, would create a pilot program that would charge motorists per the mile. Drivers who voluntarily participate in the program would pay


Free Mardi-Gras style jazz concert

Launching Lent: Aurora Methodists to stage Mardi Gras-style Fat Tuesday jazz concert. AURORA, Ill., Feb. 15, 2019—Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora will stage a Mardi Gras-style jazz concert at 7 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, March 5, the last day before Lent.


CITY OF AURORA: Snow Team Deployed To Salt The Roadways

City of Aurora issued the following announcement on Feb. 17. The Aurora Snow Team was deployed at 4 a.m. this morning to salt the roadways ahead of the snow. Primary roadways are being salted completely and residential streets are being salted down the middle for the first rotation.


NBC 5 Coverage: Aurora Mass Shooting

Five people were killed in a shooting rampage Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, and five police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the shooter, who was eventually killed by police. Full coverage of the tragedy below.


Illinois' worst 100 grade school ELA scores: Where does your school district rank?

Grade school districts in Sauk Village, South Holland and Calumet City ranked among Illinois' lowest for reading aptitude, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the annual Partnership For Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ("PARCC") examination, Illinois public


Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week

AURORA, Ill. – The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but its doors will be open to support workers, company officials said Monday.


Aurora business opens doors to employees after fatal shooting

AURORA, Ill. — The Aurora business where five people were shot to death last week will open its doors to employees Monday. Although employees are welcome to return, they will not work and there will be no production.


Liberals Immediately Called for More Gun Control After Illinois Shooting — Then Cops Busted the Narrative

Last Friday afternoon a black employee who had been fired two weeks earlier walking into his former workplace and began shooting people. Before the bodies were even cold, liberals began crying for more gun control. But what police said ruined the left’s narrative.


Probation, restitution for false armed burglar report that started St. Charles manhunt

A 30-year-old man accused of falsely telling St. Charles police he was wounded while shooting at an armed burglar at his parents' home in 2017, launching a police manhunt, has pleaded guilty to a weapons offense and been sentenced to 2½ years of probation and ordered to pay $4,800 restitution.


Victims' families attend vigil in Aurora

AURORA (Fox 32 News) - Families of five employees killed by an active shooter Friday at the Henry Pratt Company stood outside the work place Sunday afternoon, as city leaders, police and firefighters and community members joined together to pray for the lives lost.


Aurora workplace gun violence has us again asking ‘why?’

Like you, I was both saddened and shaken by the workplace violence at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora last week. Aurora is like a kissing cousin. My heart goes out to the families devastated by this latest mass shooting that claimed the lives of five employees and injured another.


Shots Fired Incident Under Investigation In Naperville

NAPERVILLE, IL -- Naperville police are investigating a shots fired incident in which a gun was discharged and struck a car with people in it Friday. Police say no one was injured in the incident, which took place in the 100 block of East Bailey Rd.


Aurora mourns loss of Henry Pratt employees

AURORA (WREX) – Community members came together to honor the victims of the Henry Pratt shooting. Gary Martin shot and killed five people while injuring six more. Martin, a disgruntled employee had been told he was being fired at the end of the week. Police say he opened fire because he knew he lost