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  • COD honors inaugural class of Distinguished Alumni Nov 25, 2014 5:08 PM
    The College of DuPage Foundation recently honored eight alumni for their outstanding achievements as part of the 2014 Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Reception.

     
  • Benedictine’s criminal justice degree, new student club preps students to succeed Nov 25, 2014 4:55 PM
    Benedictine’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice program prepares students to excel in a wide range of careers — from forensic scientist, legal analyst to police chief or detective.

     
  • Naperville restaurant offers free Thanksgiving meal to those in need Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Hossein Jamali has always liked to help people, to extend a little charity to those in need. It's a lesson he learned from his father, who struggled to make ends meet but still managed to “give a little bit” to those who were facing even greater hardships or challenges. Jamali will follow in those footsteps once again this week, when his Naperville restaurant, Meson Sabika, provides a free sit-down Thanksgiving meal to many in need.

     
  • Naperville police seek suspicious driver Nov 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Naperville Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying a subject that was driving in the area of North Central College campus between 1 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday

     
  • Five years for second man charged in Naperville armed robbery Nov 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Naperville man charged with two armed robberies reported in one week in May at the same 7-Eleven in Naperville, was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Adam Zace, 30, of the 400 block of Kiowa Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery with a dangerous weapon or firearm. Zace and co-defendant Kyle L. McGill, 28, of the 800 block of Gladstone Avenue in Aurora, were arrested May 23, one day after the second armed robbery was reported at the 7-Eleven at 351 E. Bailey Road.

     
  • Naperville leaders review sound system, dorm, Riverwalk Nov 21, 2014 4:20 PM
    Downtown Naperville leaders gathered this week to talk about projects other than shopping and celebrating. “Downtown is much bigger than just the commercial shopping, social area,” said Steve Rubin, who leads the city’s downtown advisory commission. Discussion included a downtown sound system, Riverwalk improvements and North Central College's new dorm.

     
  • Naperville renovating 2 library branches for $1 million Nov 21, 2014 4:17 PM
    Renovations to bring more power plugs, better lighting and new furniture to Naper Boulevard Library in Naperville will cost $1.1 million under bids the library board approved this week. The contracts also include some work at Nichols Library downtown to create space for a business incubator called NaperLaunch. “We’re very excited about it,” Executive Director Julie Rothenfluh said.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Historian to discuss JFK assasination during Naperville presentation Nov 20, 2014 1:06 PM
    Naperville Public Library will remember the Kennedy assassination during the presentation, “The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Historian and presenter Jim Gibbons will discuss the happenings that led up to the assassination.

     
  • 4-H kids join ‘Hands On, Minds On’ day of science Nov 20, 2014 3:21 PM
    On Nov. 8, 35 youth from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties took part in “Hands On, Minds On: Science with 4-H” at the Oswego Public Library branch in Montgomery. Designed for youth in second through seventh grade, this “Hands On, Minds On” event focused both on aerospace and healthy living. The youth took part in fun, age-appropriate, research-based activities with trained staff and volunteers.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • NIU baseball coach returns to North Central Nov 20, 2014 2:00 PM
    Northern Illinois University head baseball coach Ed Mathey has resigned and will take over as head coach at North Central College, a position he held before joining NIU in 2003.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Hotel plan moves forward for Naperville’s Water Street District Nov 19, 2014 5:26 PM
    Plans to build a downtown Naperville hotel as part of the $93 million Water Street District project have taken another step forward. The city council voted 6-2 Tuesday to tentatively approve a funding agreement for roughly $23.7 million in public improvements for the site. “Working together, we now have a viable development that people and businesses of Naperville can enjoy and be proud of,” said Jeff Prosapio, director of property management for Water Street developer Marquette Companies.

     
  • Naperville man gets 10 years for trying to lure young girls Nov 19, 2014 5:52 PM
    A 38-year-old Naperville man who posed as a St. Charles East High School student on Facebook to lure young girls has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Eric Hakala of the 1100 block of Iroquois Avenue pleaded guilty Tuesday to indecent solicitation of a child for aggravated criminal sexual abuse and child pornography in the form of soliciting children for live or filmed performances. Judge Blanche Hill Fawell sentenced him to 10 years, of which he will serve at least half. He has been held on $1 million bail since his Oct. 8, 2013, arrest.

     
  • Study: Naperville is safest city in U.S. for women Nov 20, 2014 10:41 AM
    Naperville has been ranked the safest city in America for women. A data analysis company’s study of state and local statistics about violent crimes against women and stalking found Naperville to be the safest among 285 cities with at least 100,000 residents. “We are very pleased and proud of the No. 1 rating. Our community outreach efforts and preventative programs speciality designed to ensure women’s safety are just some of our keys to success,” Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall said.

     
  • Watchdogs: 2 Naperville councilmen late paying bills, so can’t serve Nov 18, 2014 11:36 PM
    The authors of a government watchdog website called Illinois Leaks are challenging the eligibility of two Naperville City Council members to serve on the council based on utility bill debts uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request. According to the documents Illinois Leaks received, council members Joseph McElroy and David Wentz have owed debts on their utility bills during the time they’ve been in office.

     
  • Naperville teen found dead in Pennsylvania college dorm room Nov 18, 2014 1:14 PM
    Police have named a Naperville teen found dead in her dorm room at a private, Christian college in southwestern Pennsylvania and say her death doesn’t “appear to be suspicious.” Waynesburg police Chief Rob Toth identified the student as 18-year-old Claribeth De La Cruz of Naperville.

     
  • Illinois uninterested in voter ID law Nov 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: Your Sunday edition of Nov. 16 contained a column by Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post writers group. In this column, Ms. Rampell asserted that voter ID laws amount to voter suppression, and that these laws in fact changed the outcome of “some of the closest races this month.”

     
  • Naperville seeking volunteers for two commissions Nov 18, 2014 9:35 AM
    Naperville is looking for volunteers to fill five open positions on the Sister Cities Commission and two on the Advisory Commission on Disabilities.

     
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