The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Aurora (Illinois)
AURORA, a city of Kane county, Ill., on Fox river and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad, 40 m. W. by S. of Chicago; pop. in 1860, 6,011; in 1870, 11,162. It contains 14 churches, a handsome city hall, a college, and many important manufactories, the power for which is furnished by the Fox river. The construction and repair shops of the railway situated here employ about 700 men. A semi-weekly newspaper, and 3 weeklies, one of which is German, are published here.