Stephanie Penick


Stephanie Penick's passion for history, volunteerism, public policy, nostalgia, cultural attractions and the arts were met with many opportunities when she moved to Naperville in 1993. She became an active volunteer and served an 18-month stint doing public relations for the Naper Settlement. She was a prolific writer of press releases on many topics, and in 1999, Daily Herald DuPage City Editor Bob Smith asked Stephanie to write a column about the goings-on in Naperville.

She has been involved in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Naperville Visitors Bureau and parent organizations when her children attended Indian Prairie Unit District 204 schools. Stephanie also served on a variety of local boards and fundraising campaigns. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown and a founding member of the Riverwalk Foundation.

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What’s in a name? Often a botched pronunciation

Apr 27 2015 | 12:54 pm - After 20 years in office, you'd think everyone would know how to pronouce Naperville Mayor George Pradel's name. But our Stephanie Penick says that isn't always the case.

Naperville has long history of giving back

Apr 09 2015 | 1:02 pm - Our Stephanie Penick says Naperville residents have a long history of giving back -- and that's unlikely to change any time soon.

Riverwalk ties city’s traditions to its future

Feb 09 2015 | 2:37 pm - The story of Naperville's Riverwalk drew our Stephanie Pencik to the city when she was looking to relocate to the Midwest. Now that she's learning about the candidates for mayor and city council, she sees how they value the city's spirit and...

Handwritten notes prove it’s the thought that counts

Dec 19 2014 | 12:43 pm - Our Stephanie Penick rediscovers the joy of sending -- and receiving -- Christmas cards.

November is the happiest month of them all

Nov 25 2014 | 2:58 pm - Our Stephanie Penick says November -- with its elections, Veterans Day observances and Thanksgiving celebrations -- is her favorite month of the year.

Naperville Rotarians continue fight against polio

Oct 14 2014 | 3:14 pm - Our Stephanie Penick shares some of the efforts Naperville Rotarians are undertaking to help with the club's long-running battle against polio throughout the world.

Harvest Pow Wow, Judd-A-Thon, bee sting all lead to new experiences

Sep 23 2014 | 10:52 am - Our Stephanie Penick uses her weekend excursions in Naperville to learn a little bit about Native American culture -- and how to treat a bee sting.

A day of fishing rekindles childhood memories

Aug 19 2014 | 2:06 pm - When our Stephanie Penick came upon two dads and two young boys fishing in a Naperville park, it sparked all sorts of childhood memories -- some of which might surprise you.

Scott’s Walk raises awareness of testicular cancer

Jul 29 2014 | 4:10 pm - A walk at Whalon Lake in south Naperville helps celebrate the life of Scott Zager and raise awareness of tewsticular cancer.

Taking a step backward isn’t always bad

Jun 24 2014 | 12:53 pm - Our Stephanie Penick says a recent trip to see her parents reminded her that taking a step backward isn't always bad.

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