Aurora

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A mall in Aurora has started a new parental escort policy after eight teens were charged following a large fight the day after Christmas.

The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports that Fox Valley Mall's new policy mandates that guests younger than age 18 be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older during certain ``Parental Escort Policy'' days.

Mall marketing director Kristina Arias says the policy is necessary ``to prevent further disturbance.'' Arias says the mall will institute the policy when large crowds are anticipated.

Eight Juveniles Charged After Aurora Mall Fight

Dec 28, 2016
Aurora Police Department

Police in Aurora say eight juveniles are charged after a large fight broke out at a mall in the city outside Chicago.

The fight was one of several that broke out at malls the day after Christmas.

Aurora police say the teen girls ages 13 to 17 face misdemeanor charges including battery, resisting police and disorderly conduct. Police officials say they're investigating if social media played a role in organizing the fight and if it was connected to the other disturbances nationwide.

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Online retailer Amazon.com said Tuesday it plans to open two new fulfillment centers, employing more than 1,000 people full-time between them, in Aurora, Ill. 

Officials say one of the new facilities will focus on smaller items, such as books and small electronics, and the other will handle large items like big-screen TVs. 

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Aurora Mayor To Step Down, Cites Health Concerns

Aug 25, 2016
www.aurora-il.org

Aurora's mayor will step down before his term ends.

Tom Weisner says he'll leave office at the end of October.

He issued a statement citing lingering health concerns.

"I have made this decision based on my sense that I cannot continue much longer to serve our city at the same level I worked to maintain over the past 11+ years," Weisner said. 

Weisner has been battling cancer during his time in office.

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