Aurora http://northernpublicradio.org en City's Rain Gardens Save Environment, And More http://northernpublicradio.org/post/citys-rain-gardens-save-environment-and-more-0 <p></p><p>August 27, the <a href="http://www.aurora-il.org/">Aurora </a>City Council approved a contract to build a series of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_garden">rain gardens</a> on the city’s east side. The city is trying to meet federal and state clean water requirements, and believes rain gardens offer a good alternative to traditional methods of water management. As it turns out, that’s not all they do.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:20:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 35696 at http://northernpublicradio.org City's Rain Gardens Save Environment, And More Aurora Takes Pride In Murder-Free 2012 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/aurora-takes-pride-murder-free-2012 <p>We continue our series "Community Close-Up" with a look at a milestone in Aurora.&nbsp; For the first time since 1946, the city ended the year without a single murder. Now some city leaders want to reward officers for the achievement.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:34:41 +0000 Jenna Dooley 23771 at http://northernpublicradio.org Aurora Takes Pride In Murder-Free 2012 24 murder counts, 116 attempted murder counts for Colorado shooting suspect http://northernpublicradio.org/post/24-murder-counts-116-attempted-murder-counts-colorado-shooting-suspect <div class="storylocation linkLocation" id="storytext"><p>Prosecutors in Colorado today charged James Holmes with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/157111373/the-colorado-theater-shooting" target="_blank">July 20 deaths of 12 people and wounding of 58</a> during a shooting rampage at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:14:24 +0000 NPR News 15775 at http://northernpublicradio.org