Beacon-News editor Tom Johnson (right) gives a hug to fellow editor Dan Waitt after Dan thanked Tom for his 41 year career with the newspaper in a speech in the Sun-Times Media West Group office in Aurora on Thursday, July 12, 2012. | Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 14, 2012 6:33AM
After more than 40 years of presenting the news of Aurora and the Fox Valley, Tom Johnson has written the ending to his career with The Beacon-News.
Johnson, of Aurora, retired Thursday, having served the paper and the community since 1971, as a reporter, city editor, news editor, features editor and night editor.