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The village of North Aurora is a Chicago suburb in Kane County, Illinois, United States. It had a population of 16,760 at the 2010 census. North Aurora maintains its own public library district, fire district, and police department, but public spaces and parks are managed by the neighboring Fox Valley Park District.HistoryIn its early history, North Aurora was known as "Schneider's Mill" or "Schneider's Crossing" after John Peter Schneider, a German immigrant who established a mill and dam on the Fox River after moving to the area in 1834. Schneider Elementary School, on the east side of the Fox River, is named after him.North Aurora was named due to its location north of Aurora, Illinois. The 1880 US Census was the first Federal census to use the place-name Village of North Aurora. It was formally incorporated in 1905.Public servicesSchoolsSchool-age children in North Aurora attend 5 public schools in the West Aurora Public School District 129, regardless of which side of the river they live on, with the exception of a few dozen homes in the far northeastern section of the village, in which the children attend Batavia School District 101. North Aurora's own district was absorbed into its neighbor, Aurora, in the early 1960s.PoliceThe village has 28 police officers and one chief and two deputy-chiefs. After decades of sharing the same space as the village hall, the village constructed a new police headquarters located at 200 S Lincolnway Street (IL Rt 31) in 2010. While an independent entity, there is some limited dependency on the Aurora Police Department, for example, calling the North Aurora police when the front desk is unattended will result in the call being answered by the Aurora Police Department 911 Center.North Aurora is in Illinois (IL). Use our United States road trip tool to plan your trip to North Aurora and other destinations in United States.
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