Congressman Bill Foster endorses Mavis Bates (left) for Aurora's 4th Ward alderman during a campaign kick-off celebration for Bates on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Royal Banquets in Aurora. | Jeff Cagle~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 12, 2013 2:11PM
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster was back in the 11th Congressional District for a campaign event this week after being sworn in last week as the area’s newest congressman.
But the campaign event wasn’t for him — Foster turned out to support Mavis Bates, a candidate for alderman from Aurora’s 4th Ward, at a gathering Wednesday at Royal Banquets on Lake Street. Bates was active in Foster’s congressional campaign.