What had been a landmark in downtown Aurora for nearly 100 years is now little more than a vacant lot. A fire at the massive Masonic Temple burned for hours earlier this month; within days demolition crews razed the building. First Light host Brian O’Keefe stopped by the Aurora Historical Museum this week to talk with Executive Director John Jaros about the building and what its loss means for Aurora
At nearly 55 years old, an Aurora resident is being pressed into service on this veteran’s day. Andy Aurora traded his signature look for camouflaged fatigues. First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked to the people who drafted him into service
In just a few weeks, Chicago marks the anniversary of the event that literally wiped the city’s slate clean; and made possible much of the architecture that is celebrated today. The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8th of 1871 and continued to burn until the 10th. Stories connected to the fire reach far beyond the city to places you might never expect. First Light host Brian O'Keefe found a connection to the Great Chicago Fire when he visited the Aurora Regional Fire Museum.