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AURORA, Ill. (AP) At least one person was killed and four police officers wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday.

Kane County Coroner Chris Nelson confirmed one person was killed. City spokesman Clayton Muhammad said four officers were wounded and in stable condition, but did not say if they were shot.

Muhammad also told ABC7 that the suspect had been “neutralized.” He did not elaborate.

The Kane County coroner was at the scene.

Live TV reports showed dozens of first responder vehicles outside a building housing the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, a city of about 200,000 people about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Chicago.

Several ATF teams responded to the shooting and were at the scene, according to the agency's Chicago spokeswoman, and the FBI said it also was responding.

John Probst, an employee at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, told ABC7 that he ran out of the back door as the shooting unfolded Friday afternoon. Probst says he recognized the gunman and that he works for the company.

“What I saw was the guy running down the aisle with a pistol with a laser on it,” Probst said.

He said the gunman had “a pistol with a laser.” Probst said he wasn't hurt but that another colleague was “bleeding pretty bad.”

The company makes valves for industrial purposes.

Police said the situation had been contained and that there was “no ongoing threat to the public,” according to a statement issued by the Kane County Sheriff's Department on behalf of the Aurora Police Department.

The statement said the Aurora Police Department was expected to hold a news conference at 5 p.m. CST.

The White House said President Donald Trump was briefed on a shooting in Illinois and monitoring the situation as he prepared to depart for a weekend trip to his home in Palm Beach, Florida.

West Aurora School District 129 said on its website that it was keeping all students in their classrooms as police investigate, but that “teaching will continue with reduced movement.”

Spokespeople for Mercy Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora did not immediately return messages about whether either hospital was treating victims from the shooting. No victims had been sent to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in nearby Downers Grove as of Friday evening, spokeswoman Kate Eller told The Associated Press.
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Weekend Activities
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After a wild week weatherwise, it will be a low-key weekend across the northwoods, a time for digging out the snowbanks, strapping on the skis or gassing up the snowmobile.

Conditions should be great across the county's trail system and the ski trails should be groomed. Kettlebowl is also open for action on Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. each day.

A look at other events, taken from the Journal's advertising columns, follows:

FISHING JAMBOREE

The Post Lake Improvement Association will host its 21st annual Ice Fishing Jamboree on Saturday, with fishing from dawn to 4 p.m. followed by a raffle drawing and awards at 4:30 p.m.

All activities and fish registration will take place at the PLIA Building, corner of Post Lake Drive and Highway K in Post Lake.

There will be plenty of fun, food and games.

CRIBBAGE

Farmers Home Restaurant will host its 11th annual Terry “Hubie” Hubatch Memorial Doubles Cribbage Tournament on Sunday.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. with games at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per person with 100 percent payback.

Stop in and sign up at 715 623-7332.

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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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It's a weekend for dining and dancing.

The annual Snow Ball gala Saturday night, followed by the Tavern League's Dress Up Dress Down afternoon and evening of music and fun on Sunday, highlight activities on what promises to be a snowy and wintry weekend across the region.

That snow will be perfect for the ice fishing derby at White Lake on Saturday along with the city's Winter Wellness Day Sunday.

And for those wishing to stay indoors, next week includes Feb. 14, a day for sweeties.

A look at Valentine's Day activities will be published in Tuesday's newspaper. A look at other events, taken from the Journal's advertising columns, follows:

TRIVIA NIGHT

The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County will hold its annual Trivia Night tonight at North Star Lanes.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with trivia starting at 6 p. m.

Registration is $50 for each four to six person team. First place team will win $250.

Teams are also invited to theme their tables, with the most creative winning a special prize. Costumes are also encouraged with prizes for the best-dressed team as well.

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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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The bitter chill has broken and the event calendar is once again filling across the northwoods.

This Saturday brings the annual Classic Cruise vintage and antique snowmobile ride, headquartered at Quinn's in Neva. The days ahead also include trivia, some great entertainment, sales, sports and much more.

A look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal's advertising columns, follows:

TRAILS OPEN

Langlade County's winter blast has a bright side.

All public snowmobile trails in Langlade County are now open to snowmobilers and ATVers, ending a snow drought that kept the trails in the southern portions of the county closed.

ATVs are not allowed on snowmobile trails when the temperature is above 28 degrees. UTVs are not allowed on the Langlade County Snowmobile trail system.

The snow has also allowed groomers at Jack, Moccasin and Gartzke ski trails to get their systems groomed and tracked. Kettlebowl ski hill has also announced it will be open this weekend

CLASSIC CRUISE

The 16th annual Classic Cruise vintage and antique snowmobile ride will take place Saturday.

Hosted by the Deerbrook Brid
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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The forecast calls for chilly temperatures, but that's not likely to stop northern Wisconsin sports enthusiasts.

Despite the cold, a busy weekend is on tap, with the countywide snowmobile ride-in and Hockey Days leading the agenda.

And it's also Winter Ball weekend, an elegant formal fete, and both Lutheran and CatholicSchools Weeks start on Sunday.

A look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal's advertising columns, follows:

SNOWMOBILE RIDE-IN

The Langlade County Snowmobile Council will host its 35th annual ride-in on Saturday, Jan. 26 headquartered at the Lily Sno Birds Clubhouse off Turtle Lake Road.

The fun starts at 11 a.m. Food and refreshments will be provided.

WINTER BALL

The Antigo High School Winter Ball, a formal dance, will take place on Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Middle School. Grand march will be at 7 p.m. Cost in advance is $20 per couple and $11 per single. Spectator admission will be donation. All profits will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Get flowers for the dance at Frisch Greenhouses. It will be open on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Snowmobile and ski trails are improving, Kettlebowl is open for some downhill action and much more is happening across the northwoods as winter deepens.

Kettlebowl will be operating from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A look at other events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal's advertising columns, follows:

DINING

The Antigo Elks Lodge will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce along with salad, hot garlic bread, ice cream, coffee and milk. The meal features Sartori cheese.

SPORTS

With limited outdoor opportunities, take it indoors at Antigo Bow Club. It will host a free five-week youth archery course beginning Jan 21 with classes at various times on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Signup will be tonight 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the indoor range, 1112 Mendlik Ave. If you can't make the sign-up, call 715 627-4543 after 6 p.m.

Register now for spring park and recreation programs hosted by the city of Antigo. Tee-ball, coach pitch baseball, pitching machine baseball, soccer and flag football signups are now underway. Park shelter rentals can also be made online. Go to antig
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