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  • North Central College's request to demolish the dormitory seen on the left and five homes including the one on the right to make way for a new science center was turned down Thursday by members of Naperville's historic preservation commission.

    North Central science center plan too big, panel saysJul 25, 2014 6:19 AM
    Historic preservation commission members in Naperville who denied North Central College's request to demolish six structures to make way for a new science center said Thursday night they were most concerned with the mass of the proposed science building. “I just don't understand the mass,” commissioner Larry Larsen said. "This size is just exponential growth."

     
  • Guests browse a table filled with goods sold by Re: new during the second annual Wheaton World Tour event Thursday in Memorial Park. To see video of the event, go to dailyherald.com/more.

    Wheaton World Tour celebrates city’s diversityJul 25, 2014 1:28 AM
    Hundreds of people had a chance to learn more about the various cultures that are present in Wheaton during the second annual Wheaton World Tour Thursday. “The event is intended to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our great city of Wheaton, acknowledging that we came from many different places no matter how long we may have lived in town,” said Renee Webb, former chairwoman of the city’s Community Relations Commission.

     
  • Hanover Park has placed a nine-month moratorium on new pawn shops and other lenders from opening up in town.

    Hanover Park adopts temporary ban on pawn shops, some lendersJul 25, 2014 5:25 AM
    Concerned by their growing numbers, Hanover Park officials have temporarily banned any new pawn shops, "cash for gold" and other lenders from opening up in town. There are 14 such businesses in town. “It has a little bit of a predatory feel to it,” Trustee Bill Cannon said in a phone interview. “When you have that kind of situation, it's even more important to make sure you're not oversaturating your community.”