Football Focus 2014

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  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Oct 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of October 20.

  • 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.

  • Former Naperville adoption agency CEO gets 54 months in prison for theft Oct 23, 2014 5:20 PM
    The former director of a Naperville adoption agency was sentenced to four and a half years in prison Thursday for stealing more than $100,000 from the organization, Robert Geniesse, 52, was found guilty, last month, of theft of more than $100,000, forgery and wire fraud in connection to the theft at Our Children’s Homestead adoption agency.

  • Women’s issues cause tension for Foster, Senger Oct 23, 2014 8:51 PM
    Democratic incumbent Bill Foster and Republican challenger Darlene Senger trade jabs in Naperville over women's rights issues.

  • Naperville settles with would-be electric monitoring provider Oct 23, 2014 1:30 PM
    Naperville will receive a $675,000 settlement from a lawsuit it filed against a company that failed to deliver an online energy monitoring system as part of the city’s switch to smart electric meters. The payment will come from Calico Energy Inc. of Bellevue, Washington, and represents 85 percent of the roughly $800,000 the city paid the company since 2010.

  • Holiday cards to support the Leukemia Research Foundation Oct 22, 2014 6:32 PM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation announces its annual Holiday Card Sale. This year’s catalog includes cards for many occasions — and all can be customized. Cards for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year are available in many styles from general to business, religious, multicultural, progressive and more. The cards can be personalized and customers are able to customize verses. Cards range in style from a watercolor reproduction to traditional holiday scenes.

  • Naperville’s North Central College getting new dorm Oct 22, 2014 7:00 PM
    A new dorm soon will join the landscape at North Central College in downtown Naperville. The five-story dorm with a walkout basement will be the first new residence hall built on the private college’s campus since 2009, and it’s scheduled to open by August 2015. "It's exciting to keep more of our student population on campus, said Mike Hudson, assistant vice president for business operations.

  • Naperville Water Street developer now aiming for November start Oct 22, 2014 3:40 PM
    The developer of the Water Street District in downtown Naperville says his company wants to break ground in November on the new hospitality destination south of the DuPage River. But changes to proposed plans for the 2.4-acre area along Water Street between Main and Webster streets still haven’t won official clearance.

  • Enjoy “Food for the Spirit(s),” a wine-tasting benefit for Fox Valley Festival Chorus Oct 21, 2014 5:23 PM
    The Fox Valley Festival Chorus is hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser, “Food for the Spirit(s)” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Fox Valley Winery in Oswego. Solos, small ensembles and large group numbers will be performed by members of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus all evening long. Guests will be invited to sip on a little wine and enjoy light appetizers while humming along.

  • Fitness stations coming in spring to Naperville’s Nike park Oct 21, 2014 5:44 PM
    Nike Sports Complex in Naperville next spring will offer one more way to get healthy: fitness stations. Between six and 10 stations offering warm-ups, strength training and cool-down stretches will be installed along a path at the park on Naperville's north side by next spring, said Fran Krumlauf, an exercise physiologist who is helping the Naperville Park District choose, pay for and install the stations.

  • Metea Valley High honors U.S. veterans with The Healing Field Oct 21, 2014 6:36 PM
    Metea Valley High School is honored to host The Healing Field from Nov. 4-11. It is a weeklong display of 1,000 American flags in an awe-inspiring tribute to honor those men and women who sacrificed their time, talents, and even their lives for our freedom and for this great land. Each flag will fly in honor of a hero, family member, friend, or loved one and will be tagged with personal words of remembrance and/or honor. It will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and there will be greeters available at all times.

  • Chef du Jour: Naperville chef perfects pairing for Portuguese wine Oct 21, 2014 6:11 AM
    Chef Eddie Sweeney from Catch 35 in Naperville was recently selected as one of 10 chefs across the country for the “10 Chefs/10 Wineries” culinary program sponsored by the Wines of Portugal. Sweeney also oversees the kitchens of other eateries in the Taste America family of restaurants.

  • Suburban newspapers poised for change if sold by Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014 12:31 AM
    A group of long-standing suburban newspapers could be poised for more changes amid a report that owner Wrapports LLC is in talks to sell them to Tribune Publishing. The deal could include the (Aurora) Beacon-News, the (Elgin) Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, the Naperville Sun, the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune, the SouthtownStar, and the 32 weekly newspapers formerly published by the Pioneer Press.

  • Naperville police looking for person of interest in inappropriate contact case Oct 21, 2014 5:09 PM
    Naperville police are investigating incidents involving inappropriate contact between a 15-year-old girl and an adult male, authorities said. The case concerns several incidents, and the girl and man last had contact with each other on September 26. These incidents occurred around 95th Street and Route 59 in Naperville, according to a news release. Police have determined a person of interest, who is seen on video camera footage at a local business in the area

  • Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 12 for special Haiti project Oct 21, 2014 6:21 PM
    Jamie Schumacher, a Batavia teacher, North Aurora resident and New Hope/Nueva Esperanza Lutheran Church member, continues to be involved in very special projects, including equine therapy, with orphans and special needs children in Haiti. She has made frequent trips to Haiti, raised funds to buy the land for a special facility, and continues to serve an underserved population still suffering from the effects of devastating hurricanes in Haiti.

  • ‘Cynics’ probes college student’s depression Oct 21, 2014 10:32 AM
    North Central College’s Student Director Series features the original play “Cynics,” by senior Emma Smith, next weekend in the Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

  • Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house Oct 23, 2014 7:19 AM
    A mom and her 17-year-old daughter have sued the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, arguing the two were assaulted and harassed by two workers dressed as clowns holding sex toys earlier this month in the parking lot. "Their conduct was outrageous and extreme," said the woman's lawyer. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

  • Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois Oct 20, 2014 7:45 AM
    Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois

  • From Australia to Schaumburg, RTA exec still on track Oct 20, 2014 6:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Leanne Redden and her trek from Syndey, Australia, where she was born and raised, to Illinois, where she got married, raised a family and is now the RTA executive director.

  • Foster, Senger debate gridlock, minimum wage Oct 20, 2014 6:56 PM
    Republican challenger Darlene Senger was on the attack during much of a televised debate in which she called Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a “do-nothing” candidate. Senger, a state representative from Naperville seeking Foster’s 11th Congressional District seat, said the incumbent hasn’t helped move the country forward since taking the post in 2013.

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