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Daniel Spencer

Why was Daniel Spencer Killed on the Streets of Aurora?

Aurora Police are investigating the shooting of two men, one of whom died from his injuries, that occurred late in the evening on December 6, on the city’s West Side. At about 11:35 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shots-fired call in...

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One Paragraph Review: Mary Poppins at Paramount Theatre

“Mary Poppins” at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora is, in one word, phenomenal. You were expecting another word, weren’t you? Trust me. I could easily fill this review with words, quotes, and lyrics from the musical, but I won’t. I’m just going...

Santa by Chris Evans

Local Artists Huge on Aurora’s Vacant Window Project

When in downtown Aurora, a Santa selfie might be in order. A 5-foot poster of Santa Claus by local artist Chris Evans fills one of the windows of the vacant Silverplate building along Stolp Avenue, across from the parking garage. Evans, of...

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Handmade and Cozy: Light Friday is the new Black Friday

Contributed by Kate Purl I hate Black Friday. I could say that it’s because Black Friday is the embodiment of all that is wrong with society today. Or because big corporations are evil. Or because we shouldn’t go straight from counting our...

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Visit Santa Claus in Aurora, IL

Ho, ho, ho! It’s time to get merry in A-town. Put those kids in some cute, matching outfits and bring them out to some of these local sites for photos with jolly ol’ Santa. VISITS WITH SANTA RETURN TO PHILLIPS PARK Children...

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Winter Lights Festival: Jolly, Festive & Fun!

The City of Aurora is kicking off the holiday season with the third annual Winter Lights event – It’s a Jolly Holiday! – this Friday, November 21 from 5 to 9 p.m.The festivities will take place on Downer Place and Stolp Avenue in...

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Happy 120th Birthday to Aurora’s Old Central Fire Station

This year marks the 120th anniversary of Aurora’s old Central Fire Station. Visit the Aurora Regional Fire Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 for a grand birthday party. Aurora’s Old Central Fire Station The station was built in 1894 at...