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New hearing ordered for 1996 Aurora murder

An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a man convicted of fatally shooting a sleeping 6-year-old boy should get a hearing on whether he had … Read more ›

Sugar Grove man charged with transporting child porn

A Sugar Grove man was arrested and charged with transporting child pornography after the items were provided to an undercover FBI agent, officials said. Dennis … Read more ›

Convicted sex offender charged with assaulting woman

A convicted sex offender faces new charges that he sexually assaulted an Aurora woman in a home where he was staying, police say. Read more … Read more ›

Booking photo of Erik S. Paxton (Aurora police / May 23, 2012)

Police: Aurora man held in ‘peeping Tom’ incident worked with children

A 24-year-old Aurora man arrested last weekend and facing various charges works with children at a Naperville YMCA, according to police, who said the investigation … Read more ›

Blotter: Copper pipe valued at $4,500 stolen and more

ARRESTS A 42-year-old Chicago man was charged with criminal damage to property following an arrest at 2:50 p.m. on May 19 in the 0-100 block … Read more ›

Booking photo of Anieka D. Johnson (May 17, 2012)

Aurora woman guilty of battery, not attempted murder in 2010 attack

When an Aurora woman got word that her cousin’s teenage daughters had become  involved in a fist-fight, she abandoned the dinner she was cooking, got … Read more ›

Fourth man guilty in ’05 Aurora fatal gang beating

A fourth man has been convicted in the 2005 gang-related beating death of a man at an Aurora party. After deliberating less than two hours … Read more ›

Cops find gambling device at gas station

A gas station owner and an Aurora man face gambling charges after police officials recently discovered a gambling device bolted to an outside wall at … Read more ›

Sandra Vasquez, left, attends her 2010 trial, when she was convicted of aggravated DUI, accompanied by her mother, Monica Vasquez. She is now appealing her sentence. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / June 30, 2010)

DUI law too vague, lawyer tells appeals court

An Aurora woman convicted of killing five teens in a drunken-driving accident should get a new sentencing hearing because of vague language in Illinois DUI … Read more ›

Aurora man guilty in murder of gang rival

An Aurora man and reputed gang member who allegedly held open the sliding door of a van so fellow gang members could gun down a … Read more ›