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Peotone man arrested in $12K cocaine bust in Aurora
A Peotone man has been arrested by Kane County sheriff's deputies on charges he planned to sell $12,100 worth of cocaine to an informant in Aurora. Robert E. Richards, 35, of the 100 block of North West Street, faces one count of felony possession of 100 to 400 grams of a controlled substance with i
Top 50 Aurora property tax bills for 2017
A homeowner who paid $32,540 in property taxes on a home in Ginger Woods of Aurora had the biggest tax bill in Aurora in 2017, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 property tax bills paid by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.
Police: Aurora man charged with unlawful use of weapon
George Swopes, 31, 900 block of Old Indian Trail, Aurora, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and no FOID card at 9:55 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of East Indian Trail, Aurora police said.
'Producers' fans donated $51,000 to 'Aurora Strong' campaign
Patrons who saw "The Producers" at the Paramount Theater in February and March donated more than $51,000 to the "Aurora Strong" campaign for the families of the victims of the Feb. 15 shooting at the Henry Pratt Co plant.
Naperville Police Charge 3 With DUI On St. Patrick's Day Weekend
NAPERVILLE, IL -- Naperville police arrested three people for driving under the influence and cited 22 drivers for speeding during a recent traffic crackdown on St. Patrick's Day weekend. The push was part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket initiatives.
2018 home sales: Aurora price history
Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.
Breaking ground for Aurora Habitat Women Build
On March 16, Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity broke ground at a home on the 800 block of Gillette Avenue in Aurora for the housing ministry's 2019 Women Build, a Habitat house built by women volunteers.
Aurora church has big plans for old Oswego junior high school
An Aurora church's leaders have big plans for the old Traughber Junior High School building in Oswego. The school board for Oswego-based School District 308 recently authorized a resolution for the sale of the old school to Resurrection Church of the Fox Valley, which currently has a storefront chur
Illinois lawmaker proposes removing citizenship requirement for professional licenses
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) - An Illinois lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow qualified applicants to be eligible for professional licenses, regardless of their citizenship status.
Emilio Estevez Gives Aurora Shelter Residents Sneak Peek At Film
AURORA, IL -- Residents at Aurora's Hesed House and Mayor Richard Irvin welcomed actor Emilio Estevez Monday for a special showing of his upcoming film, "The Public." The movie deals with such issues as homelessness and mental illness, issues that directly affect Hesed House residents.
Struck by Car, Kane County Official Shares Photos of Aftermath
Among the birthday cards in Carl Schoedel’s Geneva home, are get well cards. The Kane County transit director was riding his bicycle to work last week on Route 64 in St. Charles when a car struck him from behind.
Elderly Illinois couple dead in suspected murder, police say
Police in Illinois are investigating after an elderly couple was found dead in their home on Monday in a suspected double murder. Lois Ladd, 68, and Michael Ladd, 79, were discovered around 10:30 a.m. in their home in Edwardsville, Maj. Jeff Connor, chief deputy with the Madison County Sheriff's Off
Man killed in snowmo accident
A 48-year-old Plano, Illinois, man died as a result of injuries received following a snowmobile accident in the Town of Round Lake in Sawyer County during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 16, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Illinois preschool teacher accused of making children stand naked as punishment
Two staff members at an Illinois preschool have been placed on administrative leave after they were accused of making children stand naked as a form of punishment, the university that operated the program said Tuesday. KSDK’s Sara Machi reports.
Kendall Co. Sheriff's Sgt. Pleads Guilty to Speeding 120 MPH; Fined, Suspended
A Kendall County Sheriff's Office Patrol Sergeant who was arrested for speeding 120 mph in a 45 mph zone in Yorkville in January will receive a suspension, which will equate to the loss of a week of pay.
Police: Romeoville woman crashed into squad car
An intoxicated woman crashed into a Romeoville police squad car and gave a false name to officers who investigated the incident, police said. At close to 12:20 a.m. on Monday, police officers went to the 200 block of Paladino Drive after receiving a report of a car accident, Romeoville police Cmdr.
Join pizza party to benefit Aurora preschool
A pizza and pasta buffet fundraiser Thursday, March 21, will benefit Wesley United Methodist Church of Aurora preschool. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center, 732 Prairie St. in Aurora.
Police: Insult provokes shooting in Aurora
A 26-year-old Aurora man has been charged with shooting a man twice in the leg Sunday night after the man insulted his girlfriend. Abelardo Ramos is charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the case, which Aurora police said began when a 23-year-old man
Flowing Forth Church explores 'Fear and Anxiety' March 24
"Fear and Anxiety," the third of seven sermons themed "Give It Up" for Lent, will be delivered by the Rev. Derek Rogers at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 24, at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church.
Medical marijuana growers can meet demand for Illinois recreational pot after legalization, study commissioned by growers says
Existing growers of Illinois' medical marijuana crop would be able to meet demand for recreational pot in Illinois for up to four years after legalization, but the state would need more than 400 new dispensaries to handle distribution, according to a study released Tuesday from a group that represen