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  • Willette T. Duncan

    Woman who kicked Naperville cop pleads guiltyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Chicago woman who started her new year off on the wrong foot when she kicked a Naperville cop was sentenced Monday in DuPage County. Willette T. Duncan, 27, of Chicago pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated battery of a police officer and was admitted into the state’s attorney’s office’s pretrial diversion program for nonviolent first-time offenders.

     
  • Parent support groups forming in NapervilleApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Naperville-based nonprofit is helping parents find support through the formation of Conversation Circles to address issues of raising children in various stages of their lives. “We are here to build relationships and support so that parents learn that they don’t have to parent alone,” said Diane Overgard, project coordinator of ParentsMatter, which is offering Conversation Circles beginning this month.

     
  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy to host basketball tourneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

     
  • Umpire Gordon Heinemann, of Villa Park, waits out the delay as storm clouds, lightning, and strong winds put a hold on the Dundee-Crown at Hampshire baseball game Saturday.

    Images: The Week in PicturesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features images of unpredictable spring weather, a World War II vet finally getting his medals, and the Easter Bunny in a helicopter.

     
  • Jeni Rogers, a fifth-grade teacher at Prairie Elementary School in Naperville, is a serious educator who works first to build an emotional bond with her students. Walk into her classroom, Principal Tracy Dvorchak says, and you'll see kids learning in many different ways but, “inevitably there's laughter and joy.”

    After nearly three decades, teacher Jeni Rogers knows how to reach her studentsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    After nearly three decades in the classroom, Naperville teacher Jeni Rogers knows what makes kids tick. She believes in building emotional bonds with her students based on mutual caring, respect and trust. “In a lot of ways,” Principal Tracy Dvorchak says, “Jeni is the heart and soul of this school.” Here's how she does it ...

     
  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

     
  • Paul Hinterlong

    Naperville to consider cutting health care for councilApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Naperville City Council recently ended cellphone and Internet stipends for future council members and discontinued eligibility to participate in public pensions, but the discussion about compensation isn't over. The focus has shifted to health care. “It occurred to me that our own employees that we have that are part-time don't get the same benefits we do,” council member Paul Hinterlong said. “If we consider ourselves part-time, why are we better than our employees?”

     
  • Naperville libraries planning renovations for business incubator, teen spaceApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Naperville Public Library is working with an architect to reshape its three buildings with the reasons that residents come to the library in mind. And those reasons don’t necessarily include books. “What we find now is we have people coming to use our space almost as much as anything else,” said Julie Rothenfluh, executive director.

     
  • Rain barrel contest onApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Naperville Park District invites residents to enter its Decorate Your Rain Barrel contest.

     
  • Megan McCarthy-Cook of Hoffman Estates looks for clothes at Deer Park's Coldwater Creek store in this file photo. The Deer Park store, and others owned by Coldwater Creek, will be closing due to the company's bankruptcy.

    Coldwater Creek stores to closeApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sandpoint, Idaho-based Coldwater Creek Inc. said Friday it has file for voluntary Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., and plans to close all of its stores, including those in Deer Park, South Barrington, Geneva and Naperville.

     
  • Jeff Prosapio, director of project management for Marquette Companies of Naperville, says the Randall Highlands apartment community in North Aurora is one of the company's recent development efforts that completed a stalled project another developer couldn't finish.

    Rentals, mixed-use projects revive old suburban locationsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Redevelopment efforts across the nation are focusing on vacant and underused properties in suburban areas, and one Naperville company is putting the strategy to work with developments in Algonquin, North Aurora, Naperville and Lisle. “We look for areas that are extraordinary locations, but perhaps are obsolete,” said Nick Ryan, CEO of Marquette Companies.

     
  • Naperville nonprofit Artful IMPACT! seeks cause for summer cabaretApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Naperville-based nonprofit that works to make individuals, groups and businesses stronger through the arts is accepting applications from other nonprofits to receive potential charitable donations.

     
  • Laura Meehan recently opened Callie’s Cuties, the western suburbs’ first nut-free bakery. Amy Weiland

    Nut free bakery opens in western suburbsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Families with nut allergies can now outsource birthday cakes, wedding cakes, holiday treats, and much more thanks to a new nut free bakery in the western suburbs.

     
  • Naperville Public Library help desk employee Jeff Smallwood explains the new 3-D printer in the Idea Lab at the 95th Street Library to chiropractor Keith Giaquinto, who toured the new lab Thursday morning with other members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Idea Lab ‘phenomenal asset’ for teens, businesses at Naperville libraryApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Once a quiet study lab, the second floor of the 95th Street Library in Naperville has become a hub of technology and digital media. It’s called the Idea Lab. “We are taking technology that is very useful and bringing it to the forefront and making it accessible for our community,” Library Manager Karen Dunford said.

     
  • Ethan Conley, 13, of Carol Stream, is one of 12 Chicago-area youth soccer players chosen from a field of 480 at a camp in Schaumburg last summer who will be traveling to Barcelona this month for the FC Barcelona Escala International Tournament.

    Schaumburg soccer camp leads suburban players to BarcelonaApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Twelve young soccer players are about to gain international experience during a tournament in Barcelona, Spain. Players from Bartlett, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Long Grove, Naperville are among 48 chosen to compete in the FC Barcelona Escola International Tournament. “It's a pretty incredible opportunity,” said Keith Conley of Carol Stream, whose 13-year-old son, Ethan, was chosen for the tournament.

     
  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy 3 on 3 basketball tournament to help underprivileged kids and cancer patientApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

     
  • Naperville Park District Says “Thank You” to its VolunteersApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, a great time to thank our Naperville Park District volunteers.

     
  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

     
  • IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

    Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

     
  • Popcorn cupcakes by Terri Edmunds of Naperville.

    Moving from Challenge contestant to cupcake baker Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    In this week's column, Deborah Pankey catches up with 2012 Cook of the Week Challenge contestant Terri Edmunds, tells you when and where you can catch up with Carla Hall from "The Chew" and gives you the 411 on an edible book contest at Harper College in Palatine.

     
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