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  • Report: Naperville man tries to board flight with loaded gun Jan 15, 2015 6:53 PM
    A Naperville man faces one felony count of attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon, after he brought a loaded gun to Midway Airport Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Kevin W. Reed, 28, was going through security when a TSA X-ray screener found the gun in his bag, according to the Chicago Police and the TSA. Reed was planning to board a flight to Detroit. When Reed appeared in court Wednesday, he said he forgot that the gun was still in his bag after his drive from Kentucky.

  • Route 59 construction ‘pretty tough’ on Aurora, Naperville businesses Jan 14, 2015 3:04 PM
    Ongoing road construction on Route 59 at the Naperville/Aurora border has caused at least one business to cut back. OMango Flavors of India at 1056 N. Route 59, suite 100, in Aurora, has laid off four part-time workers because of the construction, cut its hours and changed its menu to “weather the construction storm,” General Manager Ann Fitzgibbons said. “For us the goal is to sustain with this staffing model and this menu and then maybe kind of relaunch after construction when the road opens,” Fitzgibbons said.

  • DuPage County towns join forces to fill Dominick’s vacancies Jan 14, 2015 2:47 PM
    Six DuPage County communities are working together to fill large retail vacancies they’ve been dealing with for more than a year — the grocery stores formerly occupied by Dominick’s. Bartlett, Bensenville, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Wheaton and Woodridge are combining forces to recruit potential new grocers or other large retailers. “By combining our resources, we can offer conveniently the information needed for their market assessment," said Jason Zawila, a planner who coordinates economic development efforts for the village of Woodridge.

  • Naperville READS explores truth in works by nine authors for young readers Jan 14, 2015 2:35 PM
    The Naperville READS program for 2015 will celebrate the works of nine authors for young readers. The communitywide reading initiative will feature the authors coming en masse to Naperville in February in conjunction with the popular literary program. This year’s theme is: “Let the Truth Be Told,” and presentations and other activities tied to the city-wide program will explore that general concept.

  • Naperville’s 360 Youth Services names operations director Jan 14, 2015 2:23 PM
    A certified public accountant with a background in finance, human resource management, staff training and development has been named operations director for Naperville-based 360 Youth Services. In her new role, Mary Kataura is responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reporting for the agency, as well as human resources, policy development and facilities.

  • Town Hall Meeting About Blood Cancers Jan 15, 2015 7:23 AM
    Town Hall Meeting About Blood Cancers

  • Sedgebrook’s Squires Club honors Lambs Farm partnership Jan 19, 2015 9:02 AM
    Since the opening of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire nearly ten years ago, residents of nearby Lambs Farm for people with disabilities have provided waste management services to residents of Sedgebrook.

  • PM Prime Steakhouse Offers Truffle Dinner Jan 14, 2015 10:17 AM
    On Wednesday, January 28 at 6 p.m., PM Prime Steakhouse will host a special six-course dinner exploring one of the most sought after culinary treasures: The Truffle.

  • 5 crime categories show decrease in downtown Naperville Jan 13, 2015 2:03 PM
    Naperville police have released the first quarterly downtown crime report since city council members imposed new regulations to calm night life rowdiness. The results, police and liquor commission members say, show progress is being made. “It's early but the indications are that we're going in the right direction,” Scott Wehrli, a liquor commission member, said.

  • Day of Service at Benedictine honors King’s legacy, builds community Jan 13, 2015 5:00 PM
    Benedictine University has planned several community service projects from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19 to commemorate the spirit of service that was engendered by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Benedictine stresses the importance of caring for the other, and as such, makes many efforts throughout the year to reach out and make a difference in the lives of those in need. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for participants to honor the civil rights leader by giving of themselves in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Volunteers can participate in the following service projects on campus: •Donate blood to the American Red Cross. •Make valentines for veterans. •Write letters to members of the armed forces. •Make fleece blankets for Advocate Hospice and the Ronald McDonald House (please bring 2 yards of fleece material). •Build-A-Bear for the Ronald McDonald House at Edwards Hospital. •Create room decorations for hospital patients. •Organize birthday bags for children served by local food pantries. •Construct bird feeders for the elderly. •Contribute to a bicycle drive (bikes in need of repair accepted) for DuPage Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS). •Pack a backpack with personal hygiene items (deodorant, lip balm, twin-blade razors, shaving cream, hair brush, etc.) for DuPage PADS. All are welcome to volunteer, but children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For those who cannot make it to the event but would still like to contribute, the University is accepting donations of fleece, backpacks, school supplies, canned food, cake mixes, frosting, candles, birthday gift bags, new small toys and books. Items can be dropped off from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Krasa Student Center, Room 020, or taken after 5:00 p.m. to the Benedictine University Police office, located in the lower-level of the parking garage. Those participating in the day of service are also welcome to bring items for donation on the day of the event. For more information, contact Joan Henehan at jhenehan

  • Cook of the Week: Global cuisines simmer in Naperville mom’s kitchen Jan 13, 2015 5:05 PM
    “If people were to go into my pantry, they would be totally confused about what nationality I am,” confesses Carelys Hepburn with a laugh. The Naperville mom has been on an Asian kick lately, exploring Thai, Japanese and Indian cuisine. Yet she always comes back to foods from her native Venezuela.

  • Naperville man admits stealing $332,000 in military equipment Jan 12, 2015 11:58 AM
    A 51-year-old Naperville man has admitted to stealing computer equipment valued at more than $332,000 while working for a defense contractor in Afghanistan. Timothy L. Maurer, who was a systems administrator for contractor Raytheon Corp., was charged last month with theft of government property. He is slated for an April 7 sentencing.

  • Free pet registration now available in Naperville Jan 12, 2015 9:34 AM
    Getting a pet license in Naperville now is free, and so is the first citation for letting a dog run at large or otherwise violating the city’s animal code. Council member Paul Hinterlong encouraged his counterparts to eliminate the fine for first-time pet offenses, saying sometimes animals escape by accident, and pet owners shouldn’t be punished unless it happens again. “Sometimes a gate is left open or a leash breaks,” Hinterlong said. “If that happens, that’s going to be a costly day for those people for a mistake.”

  • Waubonsie Valley ensemble joins Naperville Municipal Band concert Jan 12, 2015 8:40 AM
    If the wintry weather has you longing to escape to somewhere much closer to the equator, the Naperville Municipal Band is eager to provide the soundtrack for your daydreams.The band’s winter concert “From Tropic to Tropic” on Feb. 15 features an array of pieces from warmer climes, Director Ron Keller said. “This concert is our answer to the Polar Vortex,” he said.

  • ‘Mrs. Noah’ comes to life in ‘Whose Ark Is It, Anyway?’ Jan 12, 2015 12:47 PM
    Most people know the Bible story about Noah, the ark and the flood. But have you ever wondered how Noah’s wife felt about this adventure?

  • Cuban roots keep chamber’s Sosa in tune Jan 12, 2015 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Roger Sosa, the new executive director of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, who keeps his Cuban roots rocking with his musican group.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 12, 2015 1:01 AM
    Twenty communities are represented in this edtition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of people living with the cold temperatures outside, and people who decided to stay inside, and a man with his 40 charcoal grills.

  • Naperville divided on regulations for ridesharing services Jan 11, 2015 7:30 AM
    A taxi company representative’s visit to the Naperville City Council sparked a discussion about Uber — the smartphone application ride-sharing service — and whether its drivers should be allowed to operate in town. One council member says Uber is not welcome, but another says ticketing ridesharing drivers is not a good idea. "I would really not suggest starting to cite Uber drivers," council member Judith Brodhead said.

  • Chocolate ‘recipe for success’ showcased in Naperville Jan 11, 2015 5:55 PM
    Chocolate in all its glory was on display Sunday during the 12th annual Chocolate Festival sponsored by 360 Youth Services at Naperville Central High School. It was for sale from more vendors than in the past and chocolate starred as an ingredient in desserts prepared for the Sweet Treats Baking Competition.

  • Should cops worry about roadside bombs? Towns get military surplus Jan 11, 2015 11:43 AM
    More than 450 Illinois law enforcement agencies have received more than $66 million worth of free surplus military equipment through a federal program, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. “When you're the guy getting shot at you want all the protection you can get,” said Sgt. Randy Groh of the DuPage County sheriff's office.

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