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The Aurora Historical Society will hold "Death Comes to the Tanner House," a self-guided tour of the 1857 Aurora mansion, as re-enactors mount a Victorian-style Halloween party. Real-life spirit medium and fortune teller Susan Helwig will portray Madame Zarkov, a fictional person from the Romanian...

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Marmion Academy to Host Fall Open House

Marmion Academy, located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora, will hold an open house for 5th-8th grade boys and their families on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 PM (doors open at 12:30 PM, please use door #7).

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Cancer Society event in Aurora to give dogs a chance to howl

Aurora's furry four-legged friends have a pre-Halloween opportunity to dress up in their favorite costume while helping to fight cancer at the same time. On Saturday, the American Cancer Society's Bark for Life event will kick off at Phillips Park in Aurora to raise funds and awareness for the...

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Free lunch for veterans planned in Aurora

In honor of all community members who have served in the Armed Forces, the Fox Valley Park District is hosting a Veterans Day luncheon from noon to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The event will be at the Prisco Community Center at 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora. The luncheon is free to veterans and will be catered...

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Mayor Weisner reflects on his time in office: 'I was 'blessed to be the guy... in the arena'

Before we go any further, Tom Weisner wants to set one thing straight. Lots of rumors have been flying – some, understandably so – since the Aurora mayor who's been battling colon cancer the past nine years announced in August he was stepping down a few months before next spring's election to replace...

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New Aurora zoo manager aims to be 'constantly improving'

Margaret Bowen loves reptiles … especially the scaly, slithery species most of us, including yours truly, would just as soon avoid at all costs. That is a good thing since the 35-year-old Aurora woman is the new manager of Phillips Park Zoo. In fact, ask her why she got into this business in the...