Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

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Mayor Robert O'Connor


Robert J. O'Connor is the Mayor of Aurora, Illinois, the state's second largest city with a population of more than 200,000 people.

Mayor O'Connor was unanimously selected by his fellow aldermen to serve as mayor. He was sworn in on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and will complete the remainder of term of former Mayor Tom Weisner. He will serve until the next mayoral election in the spring of 2017.

First elected to the Aurora City Council in 1985, O'Connor is in his 8th term as Alderman -at- Large and chairs the Finance Committee. He serves as mayor and alderman concurrently.

A graduate of East Aurora High School's Class of 1962, Mayor O'Connor graduated from the University of Illinois in 1966 and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1969. He is an attorney in Aurora and practices law in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts and real estate.

In addition to serving on the Aurora City Council, Mayor O'Connor serves as a director on the boards for the Exchange Club of Aurora, Aurora Police Foundation, State of Illinois Council on Aging and Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging.

Mayor O'Connor and his wife, Mary, who is a retired elementary school teacher, have raised two sons, Tom and John, in Aurora.