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  • Naperville panel: Diversity brings ‘something amazing’ to business Feb 23, 2015 5:23 PM
    Diversity can come in any number of forms and panelists at a Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce event Monday encouraged business people to embrace them all. Welcoming diverse characteristics brings a variety of ideas, which leads to success, panelists said. “The world is changing and requiring us to embrace perspectives different from our own,” panelist Mario Lambert said. “It’s hard to do that if you don’t have the right diversity of perspective and thoughts and creativity.”

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Feb 23, 2015 2:48 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of a woman with lizards on her head, people getting ashes on a train platform on Ash Wednesday, and everybody dealing with the cold in their own way.

  • Craft beers driving success of Naperville’s Winter Ale Fest Feb 23, 2015 1:02 PM
    Naperville's Winter Ale Fest returns Feb. 28 to Frontier Park for the second year and he expects to draw roughly 4,000 participants. Last year’s inaugural fest drew about 2,500 in the middle of a punishing winter.

  • A Naperville man won $265 million, but who? Feb 23, 2015 11:12 PM
    An unidentified Naperville man won the $265 million prize, the largest in Illinois Lottery history, according to an ABC 7 report.

  • Gwen Rich, cancer survior and warrior brings awareness every Wednesdays, on Blog Talk Radio, at 10:00a.m. CST. Feb 24, 2015 1:44 PM
    Join Gwen Rich, Cancer survior and warrior, as she brings Awareness and Advice to cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones through her weekly radio show.

  • Why hands-free driving isn't risk-free Feb 24, 2015 5:58 AM
    Thanks to technology, drivers can conference call, set up a play-date, yell at underlings, order pizza AND drive with a hands-free device. Yet, safety experts warn, hands-free doesn't mean risk-free. “You need your brain to drive and you need your brain to talk,” cognitive psychologist Paul Atchley cautions. “If you try to do both at once, you increase the risk of being in a crash.”

  • Travelers and neighbors make connections over home-cooked meals Feb 22, 2015 11:00 AM
    When Aurora resident Lourdes Soto-Smith works late in Chicago, sometimes she'd just like to enjoy a home-cooked dinner with friends before going home. She has found gracious hosts and good companions through, a website founded by Naperville native Jay Savsani to bring together guests and hosts who enjoy meeting new people, sharing stories and trying different cuisine.

  • Sunday picks: Elvis is alive at Rosemont Theatre Feb 22, 2015 5:00 AM
    See impersonators depicting the late singer Elvis Presley through the many stages of his showbiz career in the touring show “Elvis Lives,” which plays today at the Rosemont Theatre. Get in the spirit of the Academy Awards ceremony as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs extracts from Oscar-nominated and winning films like “Schindler's List,” “The Red Violin” and more in the concert “A Night at the Oscars” at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Get ready for some painful insights and observations when comic country music songwriter Rodney Carrington brings his Here Comes the Truth tour tonight to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • Naperville native's Antarctica journey inspires play Feb 22, 2015 8:32 AM
    Being outside his comfort zone doesn't bother Naperville native and playwright Mat Smart, who chose for his most recent excursion one of the most isolated places on earth: the McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Smart spent three months in this “cruel, beautiful, inhospitable environment,” and his experience inspired “The Royal Society of Antarctica,” a play making its world premiere at The Gift Theatre in Chicago.

  • Naperville candidates share how they’d follow Pradel’s ‘legacy’ Feb 22, 2015 7:35 AM
    The next mayor elected in Naperville will be the first to take office after the beloved George Pradel, who has led the city for 20 years. It’s a tall task, and the four candidates to fill the office know it. Mayoral candidates Jim Haselhorst, Steve Chirico, Doug Krause and Marty Walker all say they would approach the office in a different way, to build on Pradel’s work, yet make a new mark.

  • Chirico best choice to lead Naperville post-Pradel Feb 22, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Steve Chirico for Naperville mayor and Judith Brodhead, Paul Hinterlong, David Wentz, Kevin Gallaher, Patty Gustin, John Krummen, Becky Anderson and Bill Eagan for city council.

  • Spot check show rampant texting, driving in suburbs Feb 23, 2015 1:28 PM
    Daily Herald staff members staked out 10 busy intersections across the suburbs and spotted more than 1,000 scofflaws in a hour who just couldn't break the connection addiction. "When it comes to information that has value only for a limited amount of time, people feel like they must access it or lose that value,” said Paul Atchley, a University of Kansas professor. “They know it's bad and illegal and they engage in it anyway.”

  • Author appearances: Nigel Barker talks ‘Models of Influence’ in Naperville Feb 21, 2015 7:00 AM
    Fashion photographer and TV personality Nigel Barker, of the Oxygen channel’s “The Face,” discusses his new book, “Models of Influence,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Meiley-Swallow Hall, on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. New York Times best-selling author Allison Pataki discusses her new title, “The Accidental Empress,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka.

  • Weekend picks: Marlena Rodriguez plays Midwest Comedy Showcase Feb 21, 2015 5:00 AM
    Standup comedians gather at the monthly Midwest Comedy Showcase at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Sports historian Bruce Allerdice presents “Before the Chicago Cubs: Baseball Comes to the Windy City,” about baseball in Chicago in the 1850s and 1860s at the Glen Ellyn History Center. Multitalented actor-comedian-producer Jamie Kennedy shows off his standup skills at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. See “Dancing at Lughnasa,” about five sisters in rural Donegal, Ireland, who are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world, at Wheaton College's Arena Theater. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

  • The Soapbox Feb 21, 2015 1:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on suburban topics from Craigslist safety in Naperville to lifesaving skills in Elgin and much more.

  • New Naperville collection center ready for hazardous waste Feb 21, 2015 8:02 AM
    The line to drop off household hazardous waste in Naperville is about to get shorter. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the city’s new $1.2 million facility at 156 Fort Hill Drive will open to accept materials such as antifreeze, fertilizer, cleaning solutions, oil and batteries. Officials say the new facility will provide a more efficient drop-off process and wait times that could drop to as little as 20 minutes.

  • Naperville likely to restrict e-cigs to those 18 and up Feb 21, 2015 12:08 AM
    Electronic cigarettes are becoming more regulated in Naperville. Already banned on high school campuses, the alternative nicotine cigarettes now aren’t allowed at Naperville Public Library branches or within 30 feet of their doors. Regulations likely won’t end there, as the city council will consider a unanimous recommendation from the liquor commission to enact restrictions on the sale, possession and use of the increasingly popular vaping devices.

  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

  • Images: Record setting low temperatures Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Record setting cold weather hit the suburbs Thursday. The official morning temperature at O'Hare Airport was 8 degrees below zero, breaking a record set in 1936. Temperatures in the suburbs reached as low as 11 degrees below zero.

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Feb 20, 2015 4:23 PM
    It’s time to brave the cold: Elvis Presley impersonators heat up the Rosemont Theatre stage in “Elvis Lives.” And the Elgin Symphony Orchestra celebrates movie music with “A Night at the Oscars” concerts. Get out and enjoy your weekend. Here are five ideas to get you out and about.

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