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Work underway to protect murals from old West Aurora building

AURORA — In between the crumbling floor and the unstable roof in the damp, dark building at 14 W. Blackhawk St. is Aurora artist Scott Sherwood, working with one beam of light, one thermometer and strips of rice paper. Sherwood, who specialized in art restoration, …Read More

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Aurora police officer who comforted accident victim before his death is honored

For the family of Illinois Tollway employee Vincent Petrella, there is a small sense of peace knowing the 39-year-old father wasn’t alone as he sat pinned into his truck, about to take his final breaths. Petrella, 39, died on Jan. 27 after he was involved …Read More