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Stephanie Voirin Leo portrays the Roman goddess "Aurora" the namesake for the city, during a birthday party last Friday at the Aurora Transportation Center.

Aurora kicks off a year of celebration for 175th anniversary

The original evidence may be lost to history, but the city of Aurora can still pinpoint the exact day it got on the map. Call … Read more ›

More than 200 orphans arrived in northwestern Illinois between 1854-1929.
From the community

Orphan Trains and the children who rode them

Orphans taken from the streets of the big cities back East were sometimes brought to the Midwest between 1854 and 1929 to begin new lives … Read more ›

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From the community

Words, War, Worry-A Veterans' Day Remembrance

Sixty-eight years ago, on November 11, 1943, my grandmother penned a letter to her youngest son, training to be a navigator in World War II. … Read more ›

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From the community

Mexican Immigration Exhibit Extended to November 18, 2011

Mexican Immigration Exhibit Extended to November 18, 2011 The exhibit “Creating Mexican American Identities: Multiple Voices, Shared Dreams” has been extended until November 18 at … Read more ›

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From the community

Barn Preservation in an Urban World

Conference this Saturday! A bus tour of selected Kane County barns including those at Garfield Farm Museum, Settlers Hill Golf Course, and Mooseheart, will be … Read more ›

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From the community

Barn Conference and Tour

A bus tour of selected Kane County barns including those at Garfield Farm Museum, Settlers Hill Golf Course, and Mooseheart, will be a feature of … Read more ›

Mebers of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District honor guard walk the American Flag up the aisle to kick-off the ceremony. (Bridget Doyle/TribLocal photo)

‘They’ll never take our core values away’

About 100 DuPage County residents gathered Sunday to pay tribute and look forward in honor of the tenth anniversary of the  9/11 terrorist attacks. DuPage’s … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

DuPage County will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Morton Arboretum. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

DuPage plans 9/11 tribute at Morton Arboretum

With the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearing, DuPage County is planning an event to remember those who lost their lives and … Read more ›

Shipman and his group toured the B-24 bomber on Friday at Chicago Executive Airport. (Bridget Doyle/TribLocal photo)

Vintage bombers draw admirers

Three men and a nephew from Shipman’s Garage in Oswego traveled to Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling on Friday to not only take a break … Read more ›