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  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

  • Naperville man gets prison time for bringing heroin into jail Nov 25, 2014 4:27 PM
    A Naperville man charged with several heroin-related crimes, including bringing the drug into jail by hiding it in his rectum, was sentenced Tuesday to two 4-year prison terms.Michael Chacón, 25, of the 1200 block of Suffolk Street, pleaded guilty last month to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, which also reopened a June 2013 case in which he was sentenced to probation for a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Today is last day of election filing in 4 DuPage towns Nov 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    Nominating petitions for the consolidated primary election are due by 5 p.m. today in four of DuPage County’s largest towns. Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Aurora all require candidates for council and mayor to file during the primary filing period, which began last Monday.

  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

  • More training coming for Naperville bar security Nov 24, 2014 5:20 PM
    New bar restrictions in Naperville mean it won't be dollar beer night on the "Black Wednesday" before Thanksgiving. Regulations also mean more training could be in store for security personnel at Naperville bars, especially as the Restaurant Association of Naperville will be offering training above what the city requries.

  • Naperville Parade of Lights to offer floating fun Nov 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Little Friends Parade of Lights might seem like it’s floating through downtown Naperville more than ever this year. The annual holiday event will be back in town at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, bringing with it more floats than ever before, said Kristi Landorf, president and CEO of Little Friends. “This is the first year people have really gone all-out with more of the floats,” Landorf said.

  • Naperville mayor’s race likely starting with February primary Nov 24, 2014 6:16 PM
    The race to replace George Pradel as mayor of Naperville looks like it will begin Feb. 24 with a primary to knock one of five candidates off the ballot. The mayor’s race already had four candidates — the maximum that can appear on the general election ballot April 7 — after the first day of filing Nov. 17. So when Matthew J. Dubiel filed Monday afternoon, the contest hit the magic number to trigger a primary. Assuming all five candidates remain on the ballot, the race for mayor will feature Dubiel, city council members Steve Chirico and Doug Krause, dental office manager James Haselhorst and retired firefighter and Exchange Club official Marty Walker.

  • At 85, UOP chemist honored by President Obama Nov 26, 2014 1:59 PM
    Kukec's People features Edith M. Flanigen, 85, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award from President Barack Obama and was one of eight recipients. She has invented more than 200 different synthetic materials, wrote for for numerous publications and earned 109 patents.

  • At 85, UOP chemist honored by President Obama Nov 26, 2014 2:01 PM
    Kukec's People features Edith M. Flanigen, 85, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award from President Barack Obama and was one of eight recipients. She has invented more than 200 different synthetic materials, wrote for for numerous publications and earned 109 patents.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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