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Constable: Graphic designer's mug runneth over with hometown Aurora pride  Chicago Daily Herald

Her photography skills earned graphic designer Sarah Cervantes a spot as the featured artist at Treadwell Coffee as part of February's Downtown Aurora First ...



Aurora shooting: Victims of shooting at Henry Pratt Company remembered at vigil Sunday  WLS-TV

A vigil will be held at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to remember the victims of Friday's shooting and to show support for their families and ...



Classmates want to build playground to honor memory of West Aurora High School grad  Chicago Tribune

As part of a 50th reunion, classmates from West Aurora High School's Class of 1968 want to build a playground in memory of fellow alum Wally Smith at Nancy ...



West Aurora OKs funds for playground project to honor former teacher  Chicago Tribune

West Aurora High School 1968 graduates involved in fundraising to dedicate a new playground in memory of classmate Wally Smith at Nancy Hill Elementary ...



Richard Allen Erickson, 75 | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

Richard Allen Erickson, 75, of Simpsonville, SC passed away on February 9, 2019. Richard was born on July 7, 1943 in Bangor, ME to the late Christine Frances ...



Class of 2018 graduates at East and West Aurora high schools  Chicago Tribune

It's graduation season for East and West Aurora high schools, as the class of 2018 received their diplomas. East Aurora School District 131 expected the class of ...



Images: West Aurora High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora High School held their 2018 graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20, at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb.



West Aurora board member resigns, citing board and district 'structure'  Chicago Tribune

West Aurora School District 129 board member Amie Thompson has resigned.



West Aurora asked to change valedictorian system due to 'unhealthy pressure' on students  Chicago Tribune

A co-valedictorian for West Aurora High School's Class of 2018 is asking the school board to end the valedictorian system because it causes "unhealthy ...



West Aurora wins 18th straight against East Aurora  Chicago Daily Herald

The final verdict was almost an afterthought when Illinois' two oldest high school football rivals walked off the field at West Aurora.



Rogers comes through for West Aurora in Pontiac consolation final  Chicago Daily Herald

Moshe Rogers drained a 3-pointer at a crictical juncture and then added a layup to give West Aurora the lead for good against Danville in a 70-64 victory.



West Aurora students design new 'Prairie Classroom'  Chicago Tribune

Teams of West Aurora students helped design a new “Prairie Classroom” that school officials say will offer a new perspective on the environment. Science ...



West Aurora pounds Streamwood  Chicago Daily Herald

Hezzy Slaughter, Moshe Rogers, Will Tammaru and Denver Warren were on another level against Streamwood Friday night in Aurora. West Aurora was ...



East Aurora High School honors late Chief Brent, scientist as distinguished alumni  Chicago Tribune

East Aurora High School Alumni Association recently recognized a scientist and former police chief as distinguished alumni for 2018.



West Aurora holds off Bartlett  Chicago Daily Herald

Much is asked of West Aurora Big Ten recruit Denver Warren. The junior delivered mightily in the Blackhawks' deceptively misleading 27-12 victory over Bartlett ...



North Aurora woman to fill Dist. 129 school board vacancy  Chicago Daily Herald

North Aurora resident Melody Saperston will fill a vacancy on the West Aurora District 129 school board.



Three expelled after fight that injured West Aurora students, staff member  Chicago Tribune

Three students have been expelled after a fight at West Aurora High School.



West Aurora leaving Upstate Eight for Southwest Prairie  Chicago Daily Herald

Struggling to find enough games for its lower level teams to play, West Aurora has decided to leave the Upstate Eight Conference and join the Southwest Prairie.



West Aurora students vow 'Never Again,' honor Parkland victims  WLS-TV

"Never again," vowed the students of West Aurora High School as they walked out of class in solidarity with the teens of Parkland, Florida, Wednesday morning.



Boys soccer: West Aurora becomes No. 1 Naperville North's latest victim  Chicago Daily Herald

The challenges keep coming at No. 1 Naperville North, and the Huskies keep handling them. West Aurora was the latest to give Naperville North its best shot ...



Friday Flyover: West Aurora High School  WLS-TV

This week, we feature West Aurora High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!



West Aurora tops Larkin for 6th straight win  Chicago Daily Herald

The two Fox Valley reigning Class 4A boys basketball sectional-champion teams met in an Upstate Eight Conference game for the first time in almost 22 years ...



Boys track and field: West Aurora's Donatlan wants state high jump record  Chicago Daily Herald

Camron Donatlan will don a West Aurora uniform for the final time this weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston at the boys track and field state finals.



full story » Walker scores 27 in West Aurora debut Updated Nov 19, 2018 10:39 PM  Chicago Daily Herald

The West Aurora boys basketball preseason scouting report came to fruition Monday night at Oswego.



'Little Shop' set for West Aurora spring musical  Kane County Chronicle

AURORA – West Aurora Drama Troupe 2013 will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. April 26, 27 and 28 in the West Aurora High School auditorium, 1201 ...



West Aurora students get OK from school to walk out, but it's a no-go at East Aurora  Chicago Tribune

Amid nationwide plans for walkouts following a deadly February school shooting in Florida, Aurora schools are preparing for their students to participate in the ...



Cold shooting costs West Aurora in title game loss  Chicago Daily Herald

The West Aurora boys basketball team truly had to go to Plan B Friday night in Oswego in the Hoops for Healing Holiday Tournament championship game.



West Aurora High School to perform 'The Outsiders'  Kane County Chronicle

AURORA – West Aurora High School Drama Troupe 2013 will stage "The Outsiders," based on S. E. Hinton's book, at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20 in the West Aurora ...



Aurora mentoring program aims to help girls build leadership  Chicago Tribune

A mentoring program started by an Aurora police officer is geared toward building leadership among girls.



Dream comes true for West Aurora squad that wins national competition  Chicago Tribune

For the first time in the program's short history, the West Aurora High School Air Force Junior ROTC program took home a first place trophy at a national ...



Aurora students who took part in Florida shooting walkouts may get detention, be barred from activities  Chicago Tribune

After students across the Aurora area staged walkouts one week after a deadly school shooting in Florida, some could face consequences from their school ...



Belleville West ends West Aurora's run  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora's boys basketball team couldn't overcome a big first half deficit Tuesday night and fell to Belleville West xx-xx in the Class 4A ISU supersectional at ...



West Aurora students hear cautionary tale  Chicago Tribune

Manny Scott, part of whose story was portrayed in the movie "Freedom Writers," spoke to West Aurora students and community as part of a diversity effort.



Demolition underway at former West Aurora High School site  Chicago Tribune

The former West Aurora High School building began coming down this week after 110 years in one of the oldest neighborhoods on the West Side. Contractors ...



West Aurora school board candidates talk goals, finances  Chicago Tribune

Candidates running for the West Aurora School District 129 board responded to a series of written questions from the Beacon-News. Four candidates are ...



New administrators appointed for West Aurora schools  Chicago Tribune

Three new administrators have been appointed in West Aurora School District.



U-46 looks at offering ROTC: Why some suburban high schools say it's needed  Chicago Daily Herald

A group of Elgin veterans say they support Elgin Area School District U-46 potentially offering training for military careers as a pathway for high schoolers.



Simply put, West Aurora's Donatlan did it all  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora's Camron Donatlan is the 2017-18 Daily Herald Fox Valley Male Athlete of the Year.



Auroras MLK Weekend To Feature Music, Luncheon, More  Aurora, IL Patch

Aurora MLK Weekend Events - Aurora, IL - The city has planned events to honor Dr. King on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.



Aurora West Wins ABC 7 #FridayFlyover Competition  Patch.com

AURORA, IL — West Aurora High School students showed some serious school pride for ABC 7's Friday Flyover competition. Enough to win, as a matter of fact.



Illinois Has 14 Of The Top High Schools In U.S. -- Including No. 1  Aurora, IL Patch

Best High Schools: Illinois - Aurora, IL - What's the best high school in the country? According to Niche, it's right here in Illinois.



West Aurora High School to stage 'The Outsiders'  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora High School Drama Troupe 2013 will stage "The Outsiders," based on S.E. Hinton's beloved book, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, in the ...



8-Year-Old Starts Fire In School Bathroom In Aurora: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Boy Sets Fire In School Bathroom: Cops - Aurora, IL - The boy who started the fire will have to attend special fire safety training with the fire department.



Broken Water Main Closes Simmons Middle School  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL --- Classes were closed at Simmons Middle School in Aurora Friday after a water main broke inside the building. School officials announced the ...



Womans Car Shot From Behind In Aurora: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Aurora Police Investigate Fourth Street Shooting - Aurora, IL - The victim told police a Cadillac SUV pulled up behind her and started shooting.



Are schools teaching students enough about sexual consent?  Chicago Daily Herald

The growing #MeToo movement and furor over the confirmation of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after an accusation of sexual assault in high school ...



Retired West Aurora teacher charged with child pornography  Chicago Tribune

A retired, longtime West Aurora High School teacher has been charged with possessing multiple images of child pornography. Robert L. James, 61, of the 1600 ...



Aurora Mom Sues School District Over Sex Abuse Allegations  Aurora, IL Patch

Lawsuit Filed Against East Aurora School District - Aurora, IL - The lawsuit alleges that the school "failed to notify any investigating agency of the abuse ...



West Aurora JROTC grows to 180 students  Chicago Tribune

In only its third year, West Aurora High School JROTC expands to include 180 students.



Girls track and field: Batavia, West Aurora win UEC crowns  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia and West Aurora's girls track and field teams won Upstate Eight Conference titles Friday.



Aurora police seize nearly $20,000 of marijuana  Chicago Daily Herald

An Aurora man is facing charges after police say they found him with two pounds of marijuana worth nearly $20000, authorities said.



Mayor emphasizes education, coming 'action plan' at West Aurora event  Chicago Tribune

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said an 'action plan,' to include plans for an education commission, is coming.



'Guys and Dolls' to be staged at West Aurora High School  Kane County Chronicle

AURORA – West Aurora High School Drama Troupe 2013 will present its spring musical, "Guys and Dolls," at 7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 29 in the West Aurora High ...



Bomb Threats At Aurora City Hall, Rush Copley: Reports  Aurora, IL Patch

Multiple Bomb Threats In Aurora: Police - Aurora, IL - Police say four bomb threats were made around the same time.



Friends remember longtime West Aurora teacher killed in crash  Chicago Tribune

After his death, friends remembered longtime West Aurora teacher Walter Smith as a kind, gentle man who was active in the community and still went to West ...



West Aurora OKs contracts for geothermal energy project  Chicago Tribune

West Aurora has awarded three contracts for its drive to use geothermal energy.



1 Dead, Another Injured In Aurora Shooting  Aurora, IL Patch

Aurora Murder - Aurora, IL - Two men were shot while sitting in a car in a Near West Side coin laundry parking lot Wednesday night.



West Aurora students earn full scholarships to NIU  Chicago Tribune

Eight students from West Aurora High School have been awarded full scholarships to NIU.



Softball: Rain gets best of St. Charles North, West Aurora  Chicago Daily Herald

St. Charles North and West Aurora got two and a half innings of softball in Friday before the skies opened up and rain forced the teams to postpone their game.



Aurora Cross Maker Gets Helping Hand From Students  Aurora, IL Patch

Students Make Hearts For Crosses For Losses - Aurora, IL - Greg Zanis has been making crosses for victims of shootings since 1999. He recently got a heartfelt ...



East Aurora weighs bringing graduation back to campus  Chicago Tribune

East Aurora School District 131 officials are weighing bringing high school graduation back to campus.



Yorkville 115 To Join Southwest Prairie Conference  Yorkville, IL Patch

Yorkville Joins Southwest Prairie Conference - Yorkville, IL - The change will be effective for the 2019-20 school year.



Black Friday In Aurora: Police Offer Traffic Tips  Aurora, IL Patch

Police Share Black Friday Tips - Aurora, IL - Read this before you head to Chicago Premium Outlets for Black Friday.



Violence, Confusion Erupt After Fatal Aurora Crash: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Fatal Aurora Crash Kills Teen - Aurora, IL - Demaszjae Miller, 18, was fatally hit by a car as he ran across Highland Avenue. Two of his "irate" family members ...



Masked Robbers Raid Jewelry Store In Aurora: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Jewelry Store Robbed In Aurora: Police - Aurora, IL - Three masked men came into the store, smashed display cases, and stole jewelry items.



Harrowing Video Shows Dangers Of Winter Driving: Aurora Police  Aurora, IL Patch

Video Shows Close Call At Stoplight - Aurora, IL - This video shows what happens when ice and snow obscure traffic lights on the road.



2nd Murder Conviction Gets Man 35 More Years In Prison  Aurora, IL Patch

Man Gets 35 Years For 2nd Murder Conviction - Aurora, IL - Police say the unrelated murders took place just 24 days apart.



Missing Aurora Teen May Be Held Against Her Will: Police  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL — An Aurora teenager who has been missing since Jan. 4 may be with a man who is holding her against her will, Aurora police said. Police said ...



Police Still Looking For Gunman Who Fired On Squad Car In Aurora  Aurora, IL Patch

Shots Fired At Cops - Aurora, IL - Someone in a dark-colored Jeep fired on a marked squad car late Thursday.



Child, 5, Allegedly Dragged By Hair In Aurora: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Cops Investigate Child Abuse Case In Aurora - Aurora, IL - Police say the five-year-old and a two-year-old child are in the care of relatives.



Gang Shootout at Kids Birthday Party Wounds 7: Aurora Police  Aurora, IL Patch

7 Shot At Aurora Party - Aurora, IL - Police said five men and two women were hurt in the mass shooting, but partygoers were "largely uncooperative."



See Hundreds Of Displays At Aurora Festival Of Lights  Aurora, IL Patch

Festival Of Lights Kicks Off In Aurora - Aurora, IL - The event features more than a mile of holiday light displays.



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

Cops Investigate Death Of Yorkville Woman - Aurora, IL - Police say the death appears to be "suspicious" and that an initial autopsy was inconclusive.



Potbelly To Open New Location In Aurora  Aurora, IL Patch

New Potbelly Location To Open - Aurora, IL - The sandwich shop will offer special discounts to celebrate the grand opening.



Scouting Upstate Eight Conference football  Chicago Daily Herald

Teams: Bartlett, East Aurora, Elgin, Glenbard East, Glenbard South, Larkin, South Elgin, Streamwood, West Aurora, West Chicago. Key games: Larkin at West ...



Waldinger named West Aurora coach  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora named Teresa Waldinger as its new varsity girls basketball coach.



Man Exposes Himself To 11-Year-Old Near School In Aurora: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL — Aurora police are looking for a man who exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl near Jefferson Middle School early Tuesday. Police say the girl ...



Woman Killed By Train Identified By Coroner  Aurora, IL Patch

Aurora Woman Killed In Apparent Suicide By Train - Aurora, IL - An eyewitness reportedly saw the woman, 51, walk onto the tracks at Normantown and Wolf's ...



Aurora Woman, 25, Charged With Dragging Child By Hair At Hospital  Aurora, IL Patch

Aurora Woman Charged With Dragging Child By Hair - Aurora, IL - Police say the woman also pinched the child before dragging him by the hair.



Missing Aurora Teen Found; Police Investigating Disappearance  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL --- An Aurora teen who went missing in early January and was believed to be in danger has been located safely, according to a press release.



Cars, Homes Hit With Gunfire In Aurora Shooting  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL -- Police in Aurora are investigating a shooting that damaged cars and homes on the city's near west side. The shooting took place on Jan. 12 in the ...



Teen Injured In Shooting In Aurora: Police  Aurora, IL Patch

Shooting Injures Aurora Teen - Aurora, IL - Police say the victim arrived at the hospital in a car "with heavy damage and *fresh* bullet holes."



Man, Dogs, Escape Devastating House Fire In Aurora: Report  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL --- A man and his dogs were able to escape a house fire that left a home in Aurora uninhabitable Saturday morning. Officials say a fire broke out in ...



Car Fire Ignites Garage In Aurora Home  Aurora, IL Patch

Car Catches Fire, Sparks Garage In Aurora - Aurora, IL - The car was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters got to the scene.



West Aurora takes seriously how it honors Black Hawk  Chicago Daily Herald

Using Native American images and names to denote a school mascot or athletic team is a highly sensitive issue. West Aurora, whose teams are known as the ...



Meijer Thief Sought By Aurora Police  Aurora, IL Patch

Police Seek Thief Who Stole From Meijer - Aurora, IL - Police say he stole $530 in items and then fled, possibly in a black car.



Police Seek Hit-And-Run Suspect In Aurora  Aurora, IL Patch

Hit-And-Run Suspect Sought In Aurora: Cops - Aurora, IL - Images of the suspect were caught on the store's surveillance footage.



Man, 4-Year-Old Hospitalized After Apartment Fire In Aurora  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL --- A four-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man are in critical condition after they were pulled from a fiery apartment in Aurora the day before ...



Marian Catholic High School wins ABC7's Friday Flyover!  WLS-TV

It's high school football playoff time, which means it's also the return of the Friday Flyover Vote on ABC7 Eyewitness News.



Subway Robbed At Gunpoint In Aurora: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Armed Robbery At Subway Restaurant - Aurora, IL - The robber showed what appeared to be a handgun and then left with an undisclosed amount of cash.



Aurora Officer-Involved Shooting Justified: States Atty.  Aurora, IL Patch

Officer's Shooting Of Suspect Ruled 'Justified' - Aurora, IL - Authorities say the officer's "use of deadly force was legally justified" in the non-lethal shooting.



Video Shows Shots Fired From Car At Aurora Housing Authority  Aurora, IL Patch

Video Shows Shots Fired On Pearl Street In Aurora - Aurora, IL - Police released footage of the Nov. 21 shooting in the hopes of finding the shooter.



Tussle With Aurora Cops Leads To Felony Charges For Plano Man  Aurora, IL Patch

Man Arrested After 'Tussle' With Aurora Police - Aurora, IL - The man allegedly became "belligerent and argumentative" in the "tussle," which left police with ...



Aurora Man Gets 7 Years For Fatal Naperville DUI Crash  Aurora, IL Patch

7-Year Sentence For Aurora Man's Fatal DUI Crash - Aurora, IL - Authorities say the driver's BAC was .183 and that he had cocaine and marijuana in his system.



2nd Human West Nile Virus Case Confirmed In DuPage County  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL — A second person in DuPage County has contracted the West Nile virus. According to the DuPage County Department of Health, the case of West ...



Downed Power Lines Close Randall Road Bridge Over I-88  Aurora, IL Patch

NORTH AURORA, IL --- The Randall Road Bridge on I-88 has been closed as crews work to repair downed power lines. At around 7 a.m., officials said motorists ...



Scouting the Class 4A ISU supersectional: West Aurora vs. Belleville West  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's what to expect from the Class 4A boys basketball supersectional at Illinois State University Tuesday between West Aurora and Belleville West.



Shooting Damages Home In Aurora: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Cops Investigate Shooting That Damaged Home - Aurora, IL - Police say no one was injured in the shooting.



Aurora Cops Catch 12-Year-Old, Teens In Stolen Car  Aurora, IL Patch

Teens, 12-Year-Old Caught With Stolen Car - Aurora, IL - The van was stolen on Dec. 21 after it was left running and unattended.



Grill To Blame For Fire That Damaged Aurora Home  Aurora, IL Patch

AURORA, IL --- A propane grill is to blame for a fire that caused thousands of dollars in damages to an Aurora home on New Year's Eve, officials say.



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