• Evergreen Park man dies after boat capsizes in Michigan

    Two fishermen have died after their boat capsized in a lake in southwestern Michigan, authorities said.A 64-year-old man from Evergreen Park and a 45-year-old man from the Michigan community of Decatur were found in Keeler Lake on Saturday evening and were pronounced dead at separate hospitals,...
  • Aurora prep sports scoreboard, 4.22.17

    Regis Jesuit’s Anders Erickson, left, looks for an open teammate as Columbine’s Easton Harman gets a stick up in his face during the first quarter of the Raiders’ 12-5 non-conference win over the Rebels on April 22, 2017, at Peter Barton Stadium on the campus of the University of Denver. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)
    AURORA | The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Saturday, April 22, 2017:
    Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or
  • Boys Swimming: Grandview finishes sixth at Jeffco Invite

    ARVADA | Paced by Darius Dinkins, Daniel Schweitzberger and Cobi Wood, the Grandview boys swim team finished sixth at Saturday’s Jeffco Invitational.
    The trio made two championship finals apiece and helped the Wolves to two top-six relay finishes in competition at Meyers Pool, which saw them amass 249 to finish just outside of the top five in the 25-team field that also included Overland.
    Grandview opened the finals with a runner-up finish in the 200 yard medley relay and had at
  • Girls Soccer: Smoky Hill deals Grandview first Centennial League loss in three years with 2-1 win

    AURORA | The Smoky Hill girls soccer team’s large senior contingent made their final appearance at “The Swamp” quite memorable Saturday afternoon.
    Eleven players on the Buffaloes rosters were honored on Senior Night and two of them — Mikayla Hernandez and Brooke Sosa — scored goals as Smoky Hill stunned Grandview with a 2-1 victory.
    Sosa assisted on Hernandez’s equalizing goal early in the second half, then converted a penalty kick chance for what t
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  • Aurora Sentinel wins top honors for public service, news and opinion writing

    DENVER | The Aurora Sentinel won numerous journalism awards this year from the Associated Press and Colorado Press Association, including top honors for public service, editorials and columns, breaking news, photography and in-depth reporting.
    “While  journalism is under fire from a variety of political forces, it’s important that journalists continue to hold ourselves and each other accountable, and recognize good, hard work,” said Editor Dave Perry. ““We
  • Push to for new Colorado wildernesses amid population surge

    DENVER | Some western Colorado residents continue to push Congress to designate new wilderness areas, citing their benefit to recreation and tourism.
    Southwest Colorado residents seek to protect a large swath of the San Juan Mountains. Others seek new wilderness designations in Summit, Eagle and Gunnison counties.
    The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2oA8A8P ) population growth and development are propelling efforts to get wilderness protection while still possible.
    Colorado Parks and Wil
  • Colorado House: Clemency for inmate released 90 years early

    DENVER | Colorado’s House unanimously called on the governor Friday to grant clemency to a robbery-kidnapping convict who is back in prison after being mistakenly released decades early and reforming his life.
    Republicans and Democrats spoke for a resolution that calls Rene Lima-Marin’s continued incarceration and separation from his family “cruel and unusual punishment.” They stood and applauded Lima-Marin’s wife and two sons, who attended the non-binding reso
  • Excerpts from AP interview with President Donald Trump

    Excerpts from The Associated Press interview conducted Friday with President Donald Trump, with editing for clarity and brevity:
    On the legal status of the “dreamers,” young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally and protected from deportation by the Obama administration.
    TRUMP: We aren’t looking to do anything right now.
    AP: That’s going to be the policy of your administration, to allow the dreamers to stay?TRUMP: Yes. That’s our policy. I am not
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  • ‘Drain the swamp’ more a Trump slogan than a practice so far

    WASHINGTON | The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president’s closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him it’s a priority.
    Bannon said he “agrees with the concept that Washington is rigged,” said Wamp, a former Republican congressman. “He said he just needs to
  • AP FACT CHECK: When Trump takes credit and assigns blame

    WASHINGTON | One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump’s public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It’s a tendency that consistently lands him in trouble with history, either recent or long ago, and has been on display as he approaches his 100th day in office.
    Over the past week, the president claimed unprecedented achievement as he tried to shape perceptions of his 100-day legacy. He then pooh-poohed that benchmark as time ran short for
  • Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

    ALBANY, N.Y. | A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead was denied parole on Friday despite the fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised her behavior as a prisoner when he commuted her sentence last year.
    Judith Clark has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for the suburban New York heist, which led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard. She won’t be eligible for parole ag
  • Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl’s recovery ‘just beginning’

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. | A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl’s family says.
    The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a statement Friday.
    “There is no doubt that she has suffered severe emotional trauma and that her process of recovery is only just beginning,” Whatley said.
    He said the girl is in a safe loca
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  • Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

    SYDNEY | U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Australia’s prime minister swept aside any lingering tensions Saturday over an Obama era agreement on the resettlement of refugees, joining forces to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to scuttle its nuclear weapons and missile program.
    Pence and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull repeatedly praised the decades-long American-Australian alliance following a meeting in Sydney, with the vice president passing along Preside
  • Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

    BOSTON | Harvard University researchers say they’ve discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.
    The Boston Globe reported Friday researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen found the copy in a records office in southern England.
    The only other parchment copy is maintained by the National Archives in Washington.The two dated the document to the 1780s. They say it was found in the archives in Chichester, and is believed to have originally belonged to a Duke of
  • Joliet sailor killed at Pearl Harbor 'finally home'

    Michael Galajdik was finally laid to rest near his Joliet home Saturday after being killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor more than 75 years ago. "I feel relieved and emotional," said George Sternisha, Galajdik's nephew. "It's been a long journey." Galajdik was only 25 years old on Dec. 7, 1941,...
  • Naperville's first public sustainable garden unveiled on Earth Day

    A public garden of native flowers and grasses next to the Naperville Municipal Center was formally unveiled Saturday. Flanked by members of local conservation groups and city departments, Mayor Steve Chirico cut the ribbon dedicating the Native Planting Pollinator Garden, a small plot of land with...
  • Man killed by Portage cop during traffic stop: police

    A man was shot to death by a Portage police officer during an early Saturday morning traffic stop, Police Chief Troy Williams said in a news release. The man was pulled over in the 5300 block of Royal Avenue about 1:45 a.m. and took actions that led to the officer shooting him, Williams said in...
  • Naperville residents join thousands in Chicago's March for Science

    Jo Balmuri and Myra Bajwa won't let the activism ignited by the March for Science in Chicago Saturday be just a one-day thing.Inspired by the events that drew an estimated 40,000 people to the city's downtown, the Metea Valley High School student government members said what they saw and heard...
  • Track & Field: Aurora boys & girls event leaders through 4.15.17

    Vista PEAK’s Raina Branch cleared 5 feet, 6 inches, in the high jump at the Pomona Invitational on April 14, 2017, at Jefferson County Stadium and currently ranks tops in Aurora and second in all of Class 4A in the event. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)
    AURORA | The top three Aurora athletes in each track & field event and where they rank overall in Class 5A or 4A through the end of competition April 15, 2017:
    Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-
  • Lawsuits seek reforms, money in Zion police shooting cases

    A Chicago civil rights attorney, whose firm is litigating three lawsuits regarding separate police shootings in Zion, says a federal investigation should be initiated into the Police Department's policies involving use of force, especially against black people. "Zion should be investigated by the...
  • Naperville residents head to Chicago for March for Science

    It was no surprise where the people who filled the Fifth Avenue Metra were headed Saturday morning. The signs gave it away. Carrying a poster proclaiming, "Religion and science are not enemies," Mark Winters said he on his way to the March for Science in Chicago with his daughter on behalf of the...
  • Stop Longmeadow group plans for legal battle

    What started as a grassroots effort to stop the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor now has national implications with the discovery of the endangered rusty patched bumble bee along the corridor's route, opponents of the project said. "It's not just a Longmeadow Parkway issue anymore," said Geoffrey...
  • PERRY: Finally, something Trump, conservatives and fools can win — the war on science

    We’re closer than ever to sending manned missions to Mars. Maybe we’ll visit politicians there who believe science is a liberal conspiracy or a hoax of the Chinese government.
    Well not all science, and they’re not all whack or nefarious conservatives.
    There’s no doubt that climate change deniers and dismissers of environmental science line up every day to benefit from science they do believe in: air travel, weather prediction, cancer treatment and elevators that take them
  • Fewer learning English amid Trump deportation fears

    Angela Fonseca came to the United States six years ago from Jalisco, Mexico. Since then, she married and is now the mother of two. She's here legally on a green card, but she's been unhinged about her future since President Donald Trump took office in January and began signing travel ban orders...

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