DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri took improper tax exemptions on property she owns, according to published reports. She's also running against Democrat Bill Foster of Naperville in the Illinois 11th Congressional District. The Daily Herald reports she listed several Aurora rental properties as sources of extra income. However, records from the Kane County and Aurora Township assessors, offices show she took homeowner tax exemptions on the same homes, saving about $6,000 from 2012 to...

Aurora Mayor To Step Down, Cites Health Concerns

Aug 25, 2016

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.

Aurora Police Department

Aurora could soon have its first female police chief. Mayor Tom Weisner picked police commander Kristin Ziman on Thursday (Jan. 7) from a group of four candidates, all from within the Aurora Police Department . Ziman , a 24-year veteran of the force, would replace retired police Chief Greg Thomas. The department has around 300 sworn officers serving a city of about 200,000. The Aurora City Council will vote on Weisner’s recommendation Jan. 12.

A U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of a suburban Chicago man convicted of groping a passenger on a flight while she slept in a seat next to him. Lawyers for Srinivasa Erramilli say the trial judge abused her discretion in allowing evidence that Erramilli committed prior sexual assaults. The lawyers also contend U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow issued improper jury instructions. The appeals court said in its ruling Lefkow did not abuse her discretion in admitting Erramilli's prior...


An Aurora air traffic control facility should be fully functioning today after a two-week shutdown. The FAA said testing was complete, a full shift of air traffic controllers will return and other sites would transfer control back to the center after midnight. Authorities said a contract employee cut cables and set fire to a basement telecommunications room Sept. 26. The disruption forced an hours-long shutdown of O'Hare and Midway international airports and meant the cancellation of...