The residents of west suburban Aurora are coming together to financially support the families of the five people killed in the mass shooting last Friday at Henry Pratt Company.


  • Clayton Parks of Elgin Human Resources Manager
  • Trevor Wehner of DeKalb HR intern and was a student at Northern Illinois University.
  • Russell Beyer of Yorkville Mold Operator
  • Vicente Juarez of Oswego Stock Room Attendant and Fork Lift Operator
  • Josh Pinkard of Oswego Plant Manager



The city has formed Aurora Strong Community Fund, which so far has raised 50-thousand-dollars.  Meanwhile, Indivisible Aurora has set up a fundraising effort to help cover funeral expenses.  SciTech museum and the Aurora Regional Fire Museum are offering free admission through March 15th to first responders with ID and their families.

Four of the five police officers wounded in Friday’s warehouse shooting in Aurora are out of the hospital.  One officer remains in good condition as he continues to recover from gunshot wounds.  Authorities are investigating after a disgruntled worker opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company plant, killing five employees.  The suspected gunman died in a shootout with officers.