Aurora

Lawsuit Prompts Emergency DACA Workshops

Aug 8, 2018
Sarah Jesmer

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, is in legislative limbo. Seven states are suing the federal government in an effort to end the program.

A Texas district judge will hear this lawsuit Wednesday, August 8th.  The hearing, led by Judge Andrew S.  Hanen, could lead to DACA’s suspension.

Two emergency workshops took place this week in Aurora. Organizers are trying to get as many renewal applications filed before the hearing takes place.

City of Aurora

Aurora ranks among the best-run cities in the U.S., according to a recently released survey by WalletHub.

The company measured the operating efficiency of the nation's 150 largest cities by looking at their economy and overall finances, city services (such as schools and public safety), and budget per capita.

Turkey processor Butterball announced it will shut down its Gusto meatpacking plant in Montgomery, south of Aurora.

The closure will result in the loss of about 600 full-time jobs, and the company expects to complete the closure by the end of July.

Gusto's product line includes bacon various types of ham. Most of the plant's products will be discontinued, and executives said they intend to find work for Gusto employees willing to relocate to plants in Missouri, Arkansas and North Carolina.

Rick Guzman conceded to Richard Irvin Friday in the Aurora mayoral race.    

Irvin declared victory late Tuesday night when unofficial totals from the polls put him 170 votes ahead of Rick Guzman. But Guzman said in an email Wednesday morning the race was too close to call. He said an unknown number of outstanding vote-by-mail, grace-period, overseas military and provisional ballots have yet to be counted. That left the possibility that the apparent result of the April 4 election could be reversed.

Guy Stephens / WNIJ

On February 28, voters in Aurora will whittle down the number of candidates running for mayor of Illinois’s second-largest city.

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