Denise Crosby,

Denise Crosby

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Recent articles by Denise:

Column: Teens released from hospital after shooting at Plano graduation party ‘extremely lucky’

The two teens shot May 26 have been released from the hospital as police ask for witnesses to step forward with information about the incident. → Read More

Column: State tennis qualifier from Yorkville playing with one arm and a lot of heart

The 17-year-old Yorkville High School tennis captain is, longtime coaches believe, the first state tennis qualifier in IHSA history to compete with only one arm. → Read More

Column: DuPage County Board member from Aurora uses her own story to promote stroke awareness

Former NBC-TV Channel 5 journalist Dawn DeSart stresses how critical time is when it comes to recognizing symptoms of a stroke and getting medical treatment as quickly as possible. → Read More

Column: Pair work to keep things humming backstage for ‘School of Rock’ kids at Paramount in Aurora

Putting on any big musical production at the Paramount Theatre is no small feat, but "School of Rock" presents its own challenges. → Read More

Column: Longtime mentor and mentee pair reconnect again at ministry dinner. ‘I never thought I’d see him again’

A special, longtime mentor-mentee pair reconnect once again at Wayside Cross Ministry's anniversary dinner. → Read More

Column: Aurora restaurant owner works to keep legacy growing of her partner who died of COVID-19

After losing her life partner to COVID-19, Little Leilani restaurant owner Abbey Tui-Kemph is determined to keep the memory of Jason Morales alive. → Read More

Column: First residents at Bardwell on old Copley Hospital campus feel right at home

The first two occupants of the new Bardwell Residences are closing out their final chapters back in Aurora, and could not be happier with the place they now call home. → Read More

Column: You can bet this year’s Kentucky Derby had a Fox Valley feel

Three Aurora-area couples hit the thoroughbred lottery when they bought shares of Confidence Game in 2021, with the horse taking part in the Run for the Roses Saturday. → Read More

Column: Yorkville mom of five gets new life after double lung transplant

Superwoman might be an overused, overhyped word these days, but it certainly seems to fit this 35-year-old Yorkville wife and mother of five young children, including two sets of twins. → Read More

Column: Former Aurora police chief offers thoughts in wake of fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis

Former Aurora police chief and president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives offers insight into the issues surrounding the Memphis beating death of Tyre Nichols. → Read More

Column: Paramount Theatre in Aurora now country’s largest subscription-based theater

Officials expect the subscriber list to keep growing at the downtown Aurora theater. → Read More

Column: Aurora residents deliver for homeless woman about to give birth

Residents donate a car seat, stroller, swing, changing table, clothes and more to help woman in need. → Read More

Column: Aurora detective still waiting on DNA results in hopes of solving cold-case killing

Fifty-seven years after a 14-year-old Aurora girl was stabbed to death - a killing that made national headlines - her tragic story was in the news again in 2022. → Read More

Column: Family of slain teen continues to fight clemency hearing

Bridget Drobney's loved ones have created an online petition they hope will keep the man who killed her 27 years ago in prison for life. → Read More

Column: Plenty of Christkindlmarket vendors

German holiday marketplace at RiverEdge Park opened to a warm reception Friday, despite the frigid temperatures. → Read More

Column: Photographer’s iconic work still sheds light on problem of homelessness

Former Naperville Sun photojournalist Pat Van Doren, whose iconic images of homeless families will be part of a blanket display in front of the U.S. Capitol in December, will be recognized Saturday for her decades of advocacy work. → Read More

Column: Aurora stakeholders aim to turn Joe Ritchie’s dream into reality

Aurora leaders and stakeholders working to make Joe Ritchie’s dream for the city a reality. → Read More

Column: ‘Just call me Bob.’ Aurora loses a humble leader

Bob O’Connor spoke proudly of this chance to serve the people of Aurora as an alderman and briefly as mayor. → Read More

Column: Videos often seen through one’s own personal lens

Anti-climactic might be a way of describing the footage that was meant to shed some light on a kerfuffle between Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and Ald. Ed Bugg, 9th Ward. → Read More

Column: East Aurora School District kicks off new year at RiverEdge Park

For the first time in three years, East Aurora School District holds an in-person Red and Black event to kick off the new school year. → Read More