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  • Chef du Jour: Granite City chef enhances menu with fresh-brewed beer Dec 3, 2014 6:10 AM
    Marc Tromble, executive chef at Granite City Food and Brewery in Naperville, began cooking under his German mother’s tutorage. After graduating from high scho ol however, he embarked on a journey in pursuit of his cooking career. After a stop in Colorado he made his way to Hyde Park, New York where he attended the The Culinary Institute of America. He tells us what inpsires him and shares a recipe for pulled pork on jalapeno-spiced waffles.

  • Naperville sets ballot order, but mayoral primary still in question Dec 3, 2014 10:49 PM
    Doug Krause’s name will appear first on the ballot under “Naperville mayor” when the race to choose the city’s next top elected leader goes to the voters. “It’s nice to be first,” said Krause, who is running for mayor for the fifth time. But the question remains whether the election will begin with a primary Feb. 24 or progress directly to the general election April 7.

  • Liquor sales unlikely at downtown Naperville Walgreens Dec 3, 2014 5:02 PM
    Walgreens could be close to gaining the ability to sell alcohol at nine of its 10 stores in Naperville, but the downtown pharmacy is likely to be excluded because of public safety concerns. “The sticking point with a lot of us here is the downtown,” council member David Wentz said. “This is really where convenience meets public safety. And I think that public safety in this situation should prevail.”

  • Griffin: How cautious budgeting helps keep taxes higher Dec 3, 2014 5:11 AM
    Several suburban home rule communities have real estate transfer taxes that are intended to lift some of the tax burden from property owners. However, despite increases in recent years, most municipalities are significantly underestimating transfer tax revenues, which isn't having the desired effect of reducing other tax levies.

  • Should Naperville bookshop pay for Bush visit security? Dec 4, 2014 9:14 AM
    Naperville played host to former president George W. Bush on Monday at a bookstore downtown, and now there are questions about who should foot the bill for police presence required to keep the event safe. With seven uniformed Naperville police officers at the event, a street and a parking lot closed, City council member Doug Krause said “maybe the bookstore should be responsible for the additional cost."

  • College of DuPage new student orientation Jan. 13 Dec 2, 2014 3:20 PM
    College of DuPage will welcome new students during two orientation sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

  • American India Foundation’s annual Chicago Gala raises over $950,000 Dec 2, 2014 5:08 PM
    A crowd of more than 500 prominent business leaders, elected officials, and community organizers gathered at Chicago’s Union Station on Nov. 8 to celebrate at the Chicago Chapter of the American India Foundation’s ninth annual Chicago Gala, “Bow Ties and Bangles.”

  • Christmas program to serve local families in need Dec 2, 2014 5:44 PM
    In the coming weeks, the Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County will serve 350 underprivileged, local families with nutritious groceries as well as provide Christmas gifts to needy children and senior citizens through its annual Christmas Offering program. The nonprofit is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to ensure the success of this program.

  • COD president to receive 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award Dec 2, 2014 6:02 PM
    College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder will receive the 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award on Dec. 16 at the annual CASE V conference in Chicago.

  • Free forum on fracking Dec. 7 at DuPage UU Church Dec 1, 2014 5:53 PM
    Fracking will be the topic of a forum at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville. The forum, part of the church’s popular Science Sunday series, will clarify the basic facts and techniques used in the fracking industry, including myths and misconceptions about the process. The speaker will be Mike Winter, a member of DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church and chair of the Science Sunday series.

  • Objection filed to Naperville mayoral candidate Dubiel’s residency Dec 1, 2014 6:05 PM
    An objection has been filed with the Naperville city clerk’s office to the mayoral candidacy of Matthew Dubiel on the ground that he does not live in Naperville. City council member Robert Fieseler, who is not running for re-election, filed the objection at 10:18 a.m. Monday. “You just can’t represent an area in a municipal capacity that you’re not part of,” Fieseler said.

  • Naperville nonprofit puts faith in parents to stem heroin's tide Dec 1, 2014 5:33 AM
    What's the answer to the heroin problem? It could be parents. One nonprofit organization is putting faith in parents as the solution to the opioid epidemic in the suburbs. “We are optimistic that families have the power to help their child make the right decision,” said Diane Overgard, project manager of ParentsMatterToo, a nonprofit education and support group in Naperville.

  • Suburban nonprofit groups strike back against heroin Dec 1, 2014 5:30 AM
    Nonprofit efforts against the heroin epidemic are taking a variety of forms as people affected by the drug work to raise awareness of its dangers, promote sober living and prevent others from using. Maybe it’s a sister motivated by a brother’s death or a health agency doing its part or a ramped-up drug prevention campaign. Here’s a look at several suburban nonprofits addressing the heroin problem.

  • Fans thank George W. Bush for service at Naperville book-signing Dec 1, 2014 5:37 PM
    Former President George W. Bush greeted roughly 1,200 fans Monday in downtown Naperville, chatting and answering questions on topics that included World War II veterans, his brother Jeb, his daughters, the Texas Rangers and his father’s health. He even held a baby or two while spending about two hours at Anderson’s Bookshop signing copies of his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father.”

  • Fox Lake Theatre Presents Free Screening of “The Polar Express” Dec 2, 2014 4:07 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Fox Lake Theatre with a FREE screening of “The Polar Express.” This special show is slated for Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10 AM at the Fox Lake Theatre, located at 115 Town Centre Lane in Fox Lake. The film is sponsored by the Lions Club. Santa will be on hand to greet children before the film.

  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

  • College of DuPage new student orientation Jan. 13 Dec 2, 2014 6:19 PM
    College of DuPage will welcome new students during two orientation sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 13. “This comprehensive program introduces our students to the College, its programs and the tremendous number of assistance and services we have in place to ensure their success while attending College of DuPage,” said COD Board Chairman Erin Birt.

  • DuPage charities looking for #GivingTuesday donations Dec 1, 2014 1:00 PM
    Just more than two years ago, Giving Tuesday was merely an idea: What if there were a Black Friday for charitable giving? Two years ago today, the idea became a grass-roots social media movement with donors talking about their charities and gifts on Twitter and the like, all under the hashtag #givingtuesday. Now in its third year, Giving Tuesday already enjoys hearty public support and organizations throughout DuPage County would be grateful for your donations.

  • Naperville considering more parking restrictions near downtown Dec 2, 2014 8:47 AM
    Transportation officials in Naperville plan to study whether parking restrictions should be added on streets north and west of the downtown's retail core, where drivers often look for parking when the area is filled with shoppers and diners. “When drivers have no other option during peak times they're drawn to this section of Franklin where we live because it's closest to downtown, and they jam both sides of the street,” Franklin Avenue resident Keith Burton said.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of turkeys being prepared, served, and worn as hats, as well as trees being lighted, representing more than 30 area communities.

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