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  • McAlister’s Deli chain expanding to Naperville Jan 22, 2015 6:32 PM
    A deli that alumni of several universities in Illinois might know from their campus days is coming to Naperville. McAlister’s Deli has locations in college towns including Carbondale, Champaign, Normal and Peoria, and it’s now planning an expansion to Naperville and about 15 other towns in the suburban area.

  • Naperville sticks with two downtown food carts Jan 21, 2015 5:26 AM
    The same two food carts that sold hot dogs and ribs on warm summer days and nights last year in downtown Naperville will be back again this year — without any new company. The city council denied a request to issue three mobile food vendor permits instead of the maximum of two the council set in December 2013. "I think it’s a good idea in this case to keep it with the two we had," council member Joseph McElroy said.

  • Naperville suggests banking executive to fill council vacancy Jan 21, 2015 5:58 PM
    A Naperville banking executive has been named the likely choice to serve in former City Council member Grant Wehrli’s term until a new council is seated in May. The appointment of Tom Miers, president of Naperville Bank and Trust, is likely to be approved Feb. 3, when Miers would be sworn in to join the council for three months. “(Miers) is a 40-year resident of Naperville who has an understanding of where the city has been and a vision of where it is going and is willing to accept the appointment,” Naperville Mayor George Pradel said Tuesday.

  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

  • Naperville Plays event on Saturday Jan 20, 2015 1:50 PM
    Get ready to be creative and have fun during Naperville Plays, a drop-in program for all ages.

  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

  • Editorial: One suburb’s example in the drug abuse fight Jan 20, 2015 10:16 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Naperville is a fine example of a community tacklilng youth substance abuse head-on and in a multifaceted way.

  • Former Naperville police officer ‘fit in wherever he went’ Jan 20, 2015 10:24 PM
    William Townsend was a 20-year veteran of the Naperville Police Department who enjoyed hunting. Townsend. who passed away Friday at the age of 44, worked as a patrol officer for Naperville police until he resigned last year, Police Chief Robert Marshall said.

  • International Festival celebrates Naperville’s diverse cultures Jan 19, 2015 10:15 AM
    Enjoy cuisine and perfornces from around the world, and try your yongues at speaking another language at North Central College's International Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 8

  • Race relations panel to discuss ‘Beyond Ferguson’ Jan 19, 2015 8:48 AM
    A panel discussion and community forum on race relations will address the topic “Beyond Ferguson: Race, Class and the Journey to Justice” during North Central College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week.

  • North Central needs volunteers to help feed starving children Jan 19, 2015 8:49 AM
    Community volunteers are needed to help feed children around the world by packing meals in two-hour shifts Sunday and Monday, Feb. 15 and 16, at North Central College in Naperville.T

  • Grandma Sally’s in Naperville up for sale 6 months after fire Jan 19, 2015 5:23 PM
    A long-standing pancake house in Naperville that was hit by a fire in July now is up for sale. Grandma Sally’s Family Restaurant, a waffle and pancake house at 450 E. Ogden Ave., is on the market for $1 million. “They made a decision that they’ve been opened up there for 30-plus years and it’s time to move on,” said Simeon Spirrison, a commercial real estate agent with Adelphia Properties in Oak Brook.

  • Northwestern Mutual Honors Naperville’s Rossi with Forum Membership Jan 19, 2015 5:19 PM
    Northwestern Mutual is honoring Wealth Management Advisor Thomas J. Rossi, CLU® with membership in its 2014 Forum Group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security. Rossi is affiliated with The McTigue Financial Group based in Oak Brook. This is the second time that Rossi, a Naperville resident, received the Forum honor. “We’re proud of financial professionals like Tom who are guiding their clients on a path to financial security,” said Northwestern Mutual President, Greg Oberland. “Our own research tells us Americans need and want to get their financial houses in order,” adds Oberland. “Northwestern Mutual advisors like Tom help develop tailored financial plans for both families and business that stand the test of time.” The honorees were recognized at a conference held in Scottsdale, AZ. At the conference, honorees learned new insights from prominent speakers, gained access to advanced training and leadership development, and shared knowledge with fellow colleagues. The annual Forum conference is an exclusive achievement, with approximately five percent of Northwestern Mutual’s more than 6,000 financial representatives invited to attend. Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution.

  • Naperville group looking for drug, alcohol abuse solutions Jan 19, 2015 12:11 PM
    The Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville is conducting a community needs assessment to determine how it should focus future drug and alcohol prevention efforts. “A lot of things that happen to address substance abuse are not in line with what research says is helpful,” said Karen Jarczyk, prevention director for 360 Youth Services and coalition leader. “We're focused on using the best science available.”

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 19, 2015 12:32 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of students with dinosaur fingers, students with robots and a snowball fight in a swimming pool.

  • Danica Patrick races into Lombard Thursday Jan 20, 2015 11:51 AM
    Danica Patrick is driven. She'll be in Lombard Thursday to kick off a campaign with Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare to motivate people to get healthy. "Who is more driven than Danica Patrick? She symbolizes what we're talking about — determination and focus to reach your Healthy Driven goals wherever you are in your life,” said Edward-Elmhurst CEO Pam Davis.

  • Book notes: Mike Greenberg signs book, broadcasts live in Winnetka Jan 17, 2015 5:30 AM
    Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” sports talk show, signs copies of his new book, “My Father’s Wives,” and broadcasts live on the radio from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at The Book Stall in Winnetka. Chicago-area author Mary Kubica discusses and signs copies of her debut novel, "The Good Girl," at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

  • Elementary teams join Naperville robotics competition Jan 17, 2015 5:02 PM
    Elementary teams joined the fray for the first time at the WiredCats VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday at Neuqua Valley High School. Fifteen groups of students as young as third-graders competed in a robotics game called Highrise, in which they used a robot they built in cooperation with another team’s robot to score points during short challenges.

  • 2015 Concerts in Your Park Locations Up for Vote Jan 16, 2015 5:20 PM
    The Naperville Park District invites residents to vote for their preferred location and style of music for the 2015 summer concert series, Concerts in Your Park, presented by Continental Motors of Naperville. Concerts in Your Park is a free summer music series that travels to select Naperville parks featuring talented bands from the Chicago area that appeal to audiences of all ages. Naperville residents are invited to vote for a park among several options in specific geographical areas of the city and a preferred genre of music for the concert, including rock, oldies, R&B, jazz, pop and country. Interested residents may cast their vote through January 31, 2015 by accessing the following link: The winning parks for the six concerts in the 2015 series will be announced on Feb. 6, 2015 on the Naperville Park District’s website at

  • Waterleaf to Host Hall and Walt Wine Dinner on Feb. 12 Jan 16, 2015 5:12 PM
    Waterleaf Restaurant in Glen Ellyn will host an exclusive Hall and Walt Wine dinner on Thursday, Feb. 12. “In the cold of a Chicago winter, we invite guests to Waterleaf to taste of the sunshine of California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma County,” said Waterleaf General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux. “This exclusive evening features a delicious menu complemented by the wonderful wines of this distinctive Pacific Coast winery.” Following a reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring 2013 Hall Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, the first course includes Seared Scallops, fig caponata, preserved meyer lemon and grapefruit-melon sabayon paired with 2012 Walt Chardonnay, La Brisa, Sonoma County. The second course offers Lamb’s Lettuce with strawberries, brie, binoche, hazelnuts and raspberry vinaigrette paired with 2012 Walt Pinot Noir, La Brisa, Sonoma County. The third course features Coffee Crusted Beef Short Rib with glazed baby carrots, crisp shallots and coffee scented just paired with 2011 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The fourth course includes Artisanal cheeses and toast points with marmalade paired with 2011 Hall “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The final course is Flourless Chocolate Cake with chocolate sorbet and morello cherries. The price of this exclusive four-course, five-wine dinner is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event. To make a reservation for this exclusive Hall and Walt wine dinner at Waterleaf, call (630) 942-6881. Based in Sonoma, California, Hall and Walt Winery specializes in the production of artisan Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Owned by husband and wife team Craig Hall and Kathryn Walt Hall, the winery’s vineyards span nearly 1,000 miles in some of California’s most distinctive growing sites, including Anderson Valley, Sonoma County, Sta. Rita Hills and the Willamette Valley. The winery follows a philosophy of non-interventionist and organic farming practices winemaking that allows the wines to naturally reflect the character of the sites in which the grapes are grown. In addition, the winery uses hand and selective harvesting techniques that ensure only the cleanest and ripest fruit is used. In 2009, the winery became California’s first to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Waterleaf, led by Leroux and Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian, is located on the College of DuPage campus in the Culinary & Hospitality Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Featuring moderately priced brunch, lunch and dinner options, the restaurant’s menu contains offerings developed with locally-sourced ingredients. The contemporary light-filled dining room has a modern décor and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a beautiful view of a scenic lake. Its walls display a collection of black-and-white lithographs by renowned American artist Richard Serra, and there is a cozy bar area to enjoy cocktails and light snacks. Waterleaf has earned Diner’s Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on, where it maintains a 4.6/5.0 rating. Most recently, Waterleaf received its third consecutive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, confirms that Waterleaf’s beverage program is consistent with its dining concept, style and price point. In addition, Waterleaf recently received a three-star “Excellent” review from Chicago Tribune’s renowned food critic Phil Vettel. For more information and to make reservations, call (630) 942-6881 or visit

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