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  • Sedgebrook Residents Pumping Iron Oct 28, 2014 3:32 PM
    The Ironman Triathlon is widely considered to be among the most challenging athletic events in the world. Sedgebrook introduced a modified, but still impressive version of the Ironman/Ironwoman this summer, with approximately 40 residents signing on.

     
  • Foster, Senger talk guns, national security Oct 28, 2014 1:39 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and his Republican challenger, state Rep. Darlene Senger, go toe-to-toe on issues involving gun control and the war on terror in the 11th Congressional District race.

     
  • Suburban police no longer feeling ‘helpless’ against heroin Oct 28, 2014 4:33 PM
    Police chiefs who are leading the fight against heroin in the suburbs know it's their job to arrest dealers and users. But there's more to it than enforcement of drug laws, they say. “The law enforcement end, that’s not the solution. It’s a part of the solution, but it’s not the entire solution,” Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko said. “There has got to be public information.”

     
  • Naperville to seek state money for CSO venue Oct 28, 2014 5:58 PM
    Naperville officials will ask state lawmakers next year for $12 million to help the Chicago Symphony Orchestra build an outdoor concert venue in their city. “It will be included within our legislative action plan as one of the capital projects we would like Springfield to consider for funding,” City Manager Doug Krieger said Tuesday.

     
  • Have a safe and spooky Halloween with safety tips from Illinois Poison Center Oct 28, 2014 5:59 PM
    With children across Illinois set to hit the streets for trick-or-treating, the Illinois Poison Center is urging parents and guardians to be cautious about Halloween products like dry ice and cosmetics that could prove dangerous if used improperly.

     
  • Trick-or-treat event collects food for needy Oct 27, 2014 9:10 AM
    Naperville Junior Woman’s Club collected 1,563 pounds of nonperishable food donations plus $316 in cash donations for Loaves and Fishes Community Services this month during its annual Trick-or-Treat event at Safety Town.

     
  • Church raises more than $600,000 in one weekend to help others Oct 27, 2014 9:14 AM
    Community Christian Church, which has locations in Aurora and Naperville, raised more than $600,000 in one weekend to give the church's outreach missions.

     
  • Cor Cantiamo to perform premiere of new sacred work Nov. 7 in Naperville Oct 27, 2014 3:47 PM
    Chamber choir Cor Cantiamo, conducted by Eric A. Johnson, will perform the world premiere of Swiss-French composer Richard Dubugnon’s “Psalm 10” in a choral concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville. Completed earlier this year, Dubugnon’s “Psalm 10” for unaccompanied, mixed-voice choir and soprano soloist was commissioned by nonprofit, classical sacred music foundation Soli Deo Gloria Inc. of Glen Ellyn for its Psalms Project, a collection of contemporary choral works based on the Book of Psalms.

     
  • Clearbrook Cuisine Curbs Suburban Appetites Oct 27, 2014 7:27 AM
    AOIIs “Focus on College” on Nov. 12 in Prospect Heights

     
  • Kids learn about nature and stewardship in Mighty Acorns Oct 27, 2014 6:56 PM
    Thirteen sixth-graders grabbed their journals and sat down ready to learn more about the environment during the Mighty Acorns program, offered by The Conservation Foundation in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin.

     
  • Local hospitals strive to offer a balance of maternity options Oct 27, 2014 5:45 AM
    No hospitals in the Northwest suburbs currently have “baby-friendly” certification. But, officials at some local hospitals say they are adopting new policies to promote breast-feeding and more family bonding in their maternity centers.

     
  • What counts as ‘earned’ for pensions divides 41st House hopefuls Oct 27, 2014 4:30 PM
    The Illinois Constitution protects participants in state pension systems from having benefits cut once they are earned. But do future annual 3 percent cost of living adjustments that compound each year count as already earned? Candidates for state House in the 41st District in Naperville and Warrenville disagree, and the distinction shapes their opposite views on pension reform.

     
  • Foster endorsement a head-scratcher Oct 25, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: The Daily Herald is a good newspaper, but you folks need to have your heads examined in endorsing Bill Foster in the 11th US Congressional District over the best candidate, Darlene Senger.

     
  • The Soapbox Oct 25, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on a variety of topics of interest to the suburbs -- from an especially perfect game in bowling to development in Naperville.

     
  • Book notes: Kiss’ Gene Simmons signs ‘Me, Inc.’ at Tivoli Oct 25, 2014 6:45 AM
    Gene Simmons, of rock band Kiss, signs copies of his new book, “Me, Inc.,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. And New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult discusses her new novel, “Leaving Time,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Wentz Concert Hall at Naperville's North Central College.

     
  • New brewery brings ‘craft’ to Naperville Oct 25, 2014 7:15 AM
    Craft is the word at the new Granite City Food & Brewery opening Wednesday in Naperville. “The idea behind it was keeping people here for the craft beer,” said RJ Nab, director of field operations for the Minnesota-based restaurant, which is opening its 31st location in Naperville. “We call it craft food, craft service and then craft beer.”

     
  • Naperville artist restoring damaged horse statue Oct 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Naperville artist is working overtime restoring a painted statue honoring fallen Chicago police officers. Diana Leviton Gondek is among several artists who put together the “Horses of Honor.” Each of the 60 life-sized horse statues installed in downtown Chicago recognizes an officer killed or disabled during duty since 1853.

     
  • Chicago Pet Show comes to St Charles Nov. 8-9 Oct 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    Join the fifth annual Chicago Pet Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Looking for pet services? Meet local vets, talk to food vendors, hang out with vet chiropractors, and find holistic methods available for your furry, feathery or scaly friends.

     
  • Benedictine symposium weeds out pesticides in lawn care Oct 24, 2014 4:38 PM
    Benedictine University is joining the Chicago Park District, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center, Sierra Club and other environmental groups advocating for the use of natural lawn care techniques in place of pesticides. The university’s Center for Mission and Identity will hold a free, all-day seminar on the issue of pesticides, lawns and social change from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Benedictine faculty and experts will discuss the scientific, cultural, ethical and public health implications of eliminating the use of pesticides. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

     
  • Naperville hosts railroad emergency response training Oct 24, 2014 6:03 PM
    Railroad cars carrying hazardous materials travel through the Western suburbs on a regular basis, and on Friday, at least 50 fire and police personnel gathered in Naperville to practice rescuing victims, mitigating a chlorine vapor cloud and conducting evacuations. “The railroads are pushing for the training, fire departments are looking for more training because it’s not like we have access to trains on a regular basis,” Naperville Fire Department Division Chief Kevin Lyne said.

     
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