About Aurora, IL From the Web…
“Joseph McCarty, a pioneer from New York State, came west seeking a new home. Reaching the Fox Valley, he built the first campfire in April of 1834 on the island, which is now the site of downtown Aurora. He thought that the Fox River location was an ideal place for a new community and told his brother, Samuel. It was not long before Samuel arrived, family was sent for, and a permanent settlement was taking roots. The settlement was named McCarty mills for the brothers’ grist mill and sawmill. In 1837, when a Post Office was established, the village became Aurora, goddess of the dawn. Later, when the City was the first in the United States to use electric lights for publicly lighting the entire City, it achieved the nickname of “City of Lights”.”
“Only 37 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area stretches out to parts of Kane, Kendall, Will and DuPage counties and offers savory dining, unique architecture, the coolest attractions, extreme shopping and hundreds of other options for a truly unique visitor experience.”
We serve the following cities:
Aurora, North Aurora, Oswego, Batavia, Warrenville, Geneva, Naperville, West Chicago, Saint Charles, Winfield, Plainfield, Lisle, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Woodridge, and Carol Stream.
We serve the following counties:
Kane, DuPage, Will, Kendall, Dekalb, McHenry, and Cook.