Aurora is a large city just west of Chicago in Illinois. The downtown core it situated around the banks of the majestic Fox River. The river gave the city its start in manufacturing, and manufacturing still plays a major role in the city's economy. Caterpillar Inc. is the largest employer in the city. Aurora is now known as a tourist town, largely due to the Hollywood Casino which was built in the 1990's. Downtown Aurora is home to a thriving arts and entertainment district and the historic Paramount Theatre.