Aurora finishes 2012 homicide-free
AURORA – For the first time in more than six decades, Aurora finished the year without a single homicide, after years of efforts by police and community groups to end violence between rival gangs in Illinois' second-largest city.
The western Chicago suburb, home to nearly 200,000, was homicide-free last year for the first time since 1946.
"That's amazing," Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas told The (Aurora) Beacon-News. "We went through a lot of stuff to get there."
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