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Naperville cops hunt vandals:

Naperville police are asking the public for help to identify vandals who damaged a vehicle and several mailboxes in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 on the 400 block of Pickerel Court. Police said vandals scratched several profane images into the exterior of a vehicle and knocked over mailboxes. An American flag also was stolen from outside a house. Police said they have no suspects. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Naperville Crime Stoppers at (630) 420-6006. A reward of up to $1,00 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

West Chicago seeks artists:

The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is seeking artists to submit original work for consideration in the Community Banner Project Competition by Feb. 1. This year's theme is "A Question of Balance." Up to 10 works will be selected for reproduction in the competition. A reception for selected artists will be held during the city's Blooming Fest in mid-May and an exhibit of their work will run from May to mid-September. For details, visit westchicago.org.

Naperville burglaries probed:

Naperville police are looking for clues in a pair of burglaries that occurred at the Autumn Run Apartments Clubhouse on the 1600 block of County Lakes Drive. The first burglary came on Christmas and the second overnight on Jan. 5. Anyone with information is asked to call Naperville Crime Stoppers at (630) 420-6006. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Eat, move, think well:

West Suburban Wellness in Lombard is sponsoring a free community dinner featuring discussions of ways to eat well, move well and think well in the new year. The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Buca di Beppo, 90 Yorktown Road, Lombard. To register, call (630) 629-9500 or email events@westsuburbanwellness.com.

Lombard cops offer training:

Lombard's police department will offer its 23rd Citizens Police Academy from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on 10 consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 5. The academy will give people living or working in Lombard an understanding of modern police procedures and the challenges officers face. Lombard officers teach all classes so participants get it straight from the front line. Topics include traffic stops, firearm training, search and seizure laws, defensive tactics training and other hands-on instruction. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Barb Bartolotte at (630) 873-4471 for an application. Applications also are available at the front desk of the police department or may be printed from the village's website at villageoflombard.org.

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