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Daring River Rescue: Aurora Police, Teachers Save Family  Aurora, IL Patch

Police Officer Honored For Saving Family - Aurora, IL - Ramon Lopez and two local teachers saved a family after the driver lost control of their van and drove into ...

Fox Valley Park District board candidates talk taxes, transparency  Chicago Tribune

Two candidates are running for the at-large position on the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners in what is only the second election in the district's ...

A tale of four school buildings: West Aurora High School marking 150th anniversary  Chicago Tribune

West Aurora High School is celebrating 150 years since it first opened its doors to students. After starting out in 1868 sharing a building with the primary grades, ...

Longtime West Aurora School Board member will not run for re-election  Chicago Tribune

Allyson Herget, a 20-year veteran of the West Aurora School Board, has decided not to seek a sixth term in the spring election.

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 students use hearts to battle teen suicide  Chicago Tribune

A group of West Aurora students is using heart-shaped notes to bring awareness to the problem of suicide among teens.

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 ...

Endorsements: Gonzalez, Lathan, Saperston, Renz for West Aurora District 129 board  Chicago Daily Herald

The Daily Herald endorses Robert Gonzalez, Ira Lathan, Melody Saperston and Daniel Renz for West Aurora District 129 school board,

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.

full story » Walker unstoppable in first East Aurora-West Aurora game Updated Dec 21, 2018 11  Chicago Daily Herald

Marquise Walker took an instantaneous liking to the iconic East Aurora gym Friday night. The West Aurora senior shooting guard had a four-possession ...

West Aurora aims for consolation title at Pontiac Updated Dec 28, 2018 11:36  Chicago Daily Herald

Certain boys basketball coaches of the Pontiac Holiday Tournament were incredulous that West Aurora and Oak Park-River Forest were seeded eighth and ...

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.

Police: Gunman who killed 5 civilians, wounded 5 cops was being fired from Aurora job  Chicago Daily Herald

An Aurora man who was in the process of being fired from his job started a shooting spree in his workplace Friday afternoon that killed five employees, wounded ...

St. Charles East surprises West Aurora  Chicago Daily Herald

St. Charles East senior Cody Mitchell said a collective fire in the belly ignited a 67-55 victory over red-hot West Aurora at the 26th Annual Jim & Sylvia Roberts ...

West Aurora school board selects new member  Chicago Tribune

West Aurora School District 129 board members have appointed a new member of the board from among a field of applicants that included a city official, ...

West Aurora's Salter plays big vs. Larkin  Chicago Daily Herald

Hezekiah "Hezzy" Salter is accustomed to playing against bigger opponents for the West Aurora boys basketball team.

West Aurora clinches 4th straight playoff berth  Chicago Daily Herald

When it comes to making the football playoffs the new norm for West Aurora is no longer a question of if but just a matter of when.

West Aurora stays unbeaten in Upstate Eight  Chicago Daily Herald

Jules Williamson was the leading scorer for the second straight East Aurora-West Aurora Upstate Eight Conference boys basketball game this season.

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 ...

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 rolls Glenbard South  Chicago Daily Herald

JaQuan Buchanan went from superman to ultimate decoy for West Aurora. In the Blackhawks' Upstate Eight football encounter with fellow once-beaten Glenbard ...

West Aurora avoids monumental upset  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora reserve guard Logan Mont entered the Class 4A Oswego regional semifinal with impeccable timing midway through the fourth quarter.

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.

Scouting the West Aurora Blackhawks  Chicago Daily Herald

Entering his eighth season as West Aurora head football coach, Nate Eimer has seen a little bit of everything. In 2013, the Blackhawks finished 1-8. During one ...

West Aurora tops South Elgin for UEC title  Chicago Daily Herald

Dimtrious Bezos, perhaps the seventh or eighth man for the Blackhawks, was the star of the night in the 57-52 West Aurora victory over South Elgin.

West Aurora holds on for regional championship  Chicago Daily Herald

The third consecutive Class 4A regional championship for the West Aurora boys basketball team was seemingly in hand Friday night.

Girls tennis: West Aurora's Goheen takes 2nd in state  Chicago Daily Herald

Following her second consecutive berth to the Class 2A girls tennis state title match, West Aurora senior Maria Goheen geared up for her final high school match ...

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.

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

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

Salter scores 28 in West Aurora's win over Metea Valley  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora forward Hezzy Salter will play running back at Quincy University next fall. The multisport athlete can't wave bye-bye to basketball soon enough for ...

Aurora teen with brain tumor gets donation from ATI Foundation  Chicago Daily Herald

Fourteen-year-old Megan Sporny of Aurora was diagnosed with a rare form of glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-growing brain tumor. She was honored along with ...

Fourth quarter proves costly for West Aurora Updated Mar 15, 2019 5:58 PM  Chicago Daily Herald

Meeting for the fourth time in the last five years in the Class 4A boys basketball postseason, West Aurora and Bolingbrook were engaged in yet another epic ...

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 ...

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.

South Elgin cannot contain West Aurora  Chicago Daily Herald

In his first season at South Elgin, Dregan Teonic came away mightily impressed with the West Aurora football team following the Upstate Eight Conference ...

Closer this time, but West Aurora topples South Elgin again  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora won its first playoff game in 24 years Saturday night but South Elgin did not make it easy. The Storm, which was routed by the Blackhawks 48-10 in ...

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.

Boys soccer: Elgin edges West Aurora for UEC title  Chicago Daily Herald

Elgin pulled out a 1-0 victory Saturday at West Aurora which guarantees them the right to have an Upstate Eight Conference banner raising for the second ...

West Aurora handles Larkin  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora downed Larkin 55-6 Friday night in a football season opener.

Kane State’s Attorney Office investigating potential cases of failed reporting of suspected child abuse in schools  Chicago Tribune

Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said his office is investigating several potential cases of school employees failing to report suspected child abuse to ...

North Aurora teen achieves highest rank in Boy Scouts  Kane County Chronicle

North Aurora resident Cole Butler achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in a court of honor ceremony on Jan. 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora, ...

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 ...

Neighborhood reeling from shock of Aurora shooting  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

AURORA – When the first burst of gun shots echoed through the neighborhood Friday afternoon, Greg Ferrell was sitting in his truck. The 50-year-old Aurora ...

Aurora honors achievement by two students  Chicago Tribune

The Aurora City Council recently honored two students for their achievements in the city.

Images: West Aurora High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora High School held its 2017 commencement ceremony Sunday, May 21 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Aurora man is dedicated to honoring veterans  Chicago Daily Herald

John Montesano of Aurora chronicles veterans, in photos and stories.

Aurora artist's popular coffee mug takes a shot at Naperville  Chicago Tribune

Aurora graphic artist Sarah Cervantes has created a stir with mug that throws shade at Naperville.

West High Shooting Threat Not Meant For Aurora School: Cops  Aurora, IL Patch

Online School Shooting Threat Not Meant For Aurora - Aurora, IL - Police say a social media post that threatened a school shooting at "West High" was not ...

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 ...

Girls track and field: West Aurora's Miles defends state title  Chicago Daily Herald

CHARLESTON -- Dajour Miles' final day of the girls track and field season was limited for a second consecutive year. But, once again, the West Aurora junior ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

Retired West Aurora teacher charged with child pornography  Chicago Tribune

A retired West Aurora High School teacher has been charged with child pornography.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Scouting Fox Valley boys basketball sectionals  Chicago Daily Herald

Geneva, St. Charles North, South Elgin, West Aurora and Burlington Central are still alive heading into this week's Class 4A and 3A boys basketball sectionals.

West Aurora students earn full scholarships to NIU  Chicago Tribune

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

MVPs, Week 1: WW South's Olsen, West Aurora's Jacobson earn accolades  Chicago Daily Herald

Jack Olsen of Wheaton Warrenville South and Zach Jacobson of West Aurora have been selected the Week 1 football MVPs for the Daily Herald.

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.

Aurora West Wins ABC 7 #FridayFlyover Competition

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.

'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 ...

West Aurora High to present 'To Kill a Mockingbird'  Kane County Chronicle

The West Aurora High School Drama Troupe 2013 will present its fall play, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in the West Aurora High School ...

Scouting first round of Fox Valley football playoff games  Chicago Daily Herald

Scouting first round of Fox Valley football playoff games.

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.

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.

Baseball: West Aurora comes back to nip St. Charles East  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora downed St. Charles East 5-4 Saturday in Upstate Eight Conference baseball action.

Undefeated Batavia, Cary-Grove highlight Fox Valley playoff field  Chicago Daily Herald

The Illinois High School Association revealed pairings for 256 playoff football teams in eight classes on Saturday.Here's a look at the first-round matchups ...

What to know about Saturday's women's march in Geneva  Chicago Daily Herald

Geneva is gearing up for a Fox Valley Women's March expected to draw 1000 or more people to the city's downtown Saturday.

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 ...

West Aurora approves three new school principals  Chicago Tribune

Three schools in West Aurora School District will be getting new principals this coming school year and the district will have to fill a crucial role in the central ...

Illinois Football: Illini getting another visit from top target Denver Warren  Writing Illini

The Illinois football team needs to build on their great class of 2019. Getting a player like Denver Warren would help the Illini tremendously.

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.

West Aurora Dist. 129 settles sex abuse lawsuit  Chicago Daily Herald

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a former West Aurora High School student who was sexually abused by a former band director.

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 ...

Boys golf: Scouting the Fox Valley  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's what to expect from the boys golf teams in the Fox Valley area this season.

Could, should North Aurora have its own high school?  Chicago Daily Herald

Should North Aurora have its own high school? A village trustee has raised that issue, as West Aurora District 129 voters prepare to decide whether the school ...

Boys golf: Waubonsie Valley sails to title; Metea Valley, WW South also advance  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora's Zac Uhm earned medalist honors at the Class 3A West Aurora boys golf regional and Waubonsie Valley won the team championship.

Services planned, fundraiser created for West Aurora grad  Chicago Tribune

An online fundraiser has been started to help pay for services for West Aurora graduate Jared Peters, who died Monday of a gunshot wound. Services ...

St. Charles North looking for breakthrough win  Chicago Daily Herald

St. Charles North hopes to avoid the second-round blues.

Girls swimming: Scouting Fox Valley area at state meet  Chicago Daily Herald

The girls state swim meet begins Friday in Evanston, with many area qualfiers, who have all spent the last year preparing for this afternoon's prelims with the ...

West Aurora High School District In Trouble With DCFS Over Abusive Band Teacher  CBS2 Chicago

AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — The West Aurora High School District is in trouble with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over an allegation ...

50 years later, Aurora fire museum has surprise for its first curator: 'This fire department was special'  Chicago Tribune

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum names a room in the restored old fire station after retired Aurora Fire Capt. Charles Goodwin, 95, and his late wife.

West Aurora troupe to stage 'Man Who Came to Dinner'  Kane County Chronicle

AURORA – West Aurora Drama Troupe 2013 will present its fall play, “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, at 7 p.m. Nov.

Scouting Fox Valley girls basketball postseason  Chicago Daily Herald

When the Class 4A and 3A girls basketball postseasons tip off next week, area fans can only hope the playoffs are as entertaining as the regular season has ...

Marmion, Aurora Christian eye conference crowns  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a look at this weekend's conference wrestling tournaments. Upstate Eight. Host: Streamwood. 2018 champion: St. Charles East. Outlook: With the ...

Kids of all ages welcome at Fermilab's annual Family Open House  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA- Families are invited to spend an afternoon learning about science through hands-on activities at Fermilab's annual open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on ...

Wheaton North's Schauer picks up MVP honors  Chicago Daily Herald

Jacob Schauer of Wheaton North is this week's Daily Herald boys basketball MVP.

Teens talk about gangs, racism and more at Aurora event  Chicago Tribune

Gangs, racism and domestic violence were among the issues Aurora area teens spoke out about during the fourth annual Mikva Aurora Soapbox Competition ...

Walker transfers from Curie to West Aurora  Chicago Daily Herald

Curie junior basketball player Marquise Walker has transferred to West Aurora.

Former West Aurora teacher gets 12 years for sex with students  Chicago Daily Herald

A former West Aurora High School band director, accused of having sex with two of his students, pleads guilty and is sentenced to 12 years in prison. A judge ...

Fearing for her future, Rotary families bring Venezuelan student back to Aurora  Chicago Tribune

Seven local families, who helped a former West Aurora exchange student return to the Fox Valley from chaotic Venezuela, have started a fund for the teen's ...

West Aurora state swimmer carrying on beloved dad's legacy  Chicago Tribune

When West Aurora's ace swimmer stands on the starting blocks for the 200 Individual Medley event at the IHSA state meet on Friday afternoon, he'll hit his heart ...

West Aurora's Donatlan chooses Wyoming  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora multi-sport standout Camron Donatlan has committed to play football and compete in track and field at the University of Wyoming.

Girls golf: Benet's Beaudreau 'impressive' at regional  Chicago Daily Herald

Benet senior Lauren Beaudreau shot a 66 to take home medalist honors and help the Redwings win the team championship at the Class 2A West Aurora girls ...

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