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  • Trucker found guilty of most charges in fatal I-88 crash Feb 27, 2015 5:04 AM
    Hanover Park truck driver Renato Velasquez, 47, was found guilty of most charges against him in connection with a fiery crash on Jan. 27, 2014, that killed a tollway worker and severely injured a state trooper near Aurora. “I cannot fathom how someone would not have seen all of that,” Judge Robert Kleeman said. The judge also ruled prosecutors did not meet their burden of proof regarding the charge of Velasquez falsifying his travel logs.

  • Aurora man charged with sharing child porn Feb 26, 2015 5:29 PM
    An Aurora man was arrested this week after police said he downloaded and distributed hundreds of child pornography pictures. Niraj V. Patel, of the 3600 block of Gabrielle Lane in Aurora, was arrested after a seven-month investigation, according to a news release.

  • Naperville man not guilty by reason of insanity in attempted murder of mother Feb 26, 2015 2:35 PM
    A DuPage County judge has found not guilty by reason of insanity a Naperville man accused of attacking his mother with a butcher knife. Alexander Georg was charged with the August 2011 stabbing of his then-52-year-old mother. Georg had just been released from psychiatric care when he chased her into the street in front of their home on Spring Garden Circle and repeatedly stabbed her in the chest and neck, authorities said.

  • Giuliana Rancic coming to Naperville after Oscar flap Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    Reality TV star and E News! host Giuliana Rancic, who made headlines for what some considered racist comments about Disney star Zendaya Coleman's hair during a review of the Oscar-night red carpet on “Fashion Police,” will be in Naperville in April to sign copies of her new book.

  • Why keep renewing Breuder contract? Feb 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: I read Erin Birt’s opinion that the COD board of trustees issuing the buyout for Dr. Breuder was their best option. That may be so, but what none of the trustees seem to be addressing is how they got themselves into this situation.

  • Judge denies courtroom cameras in Naperville murder trial Feb 25, 2015 2:59 PM
    A DuPage County judge has denied a request by Chicago-area print media and television news channels to have cameras in the courtroom for next week’s murder trial of Daniel Olaska. Olaska, 30, of the 1500 block of Foxhill Road in Naperville, is accused of stabbing Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild in the heart with a pocket knife after stabbing Wild’s friend, Willie Hayes, during a Feb. 4, 2012, confrontation at Frankie’s Blue Room in downtown Naperville.

  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

  • Green STEM Tour to visit Knoch Knolls Nature Center Feb. 27 Feb 25, 2015 6:25 PM
    Middle school and high school teachers from DuPage County will visit Knoch Knolls Nature Center on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. as part of an all-day workshop by SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), a Glen Ellyn based nonprofit organization. The tour will be the first since the Naperville Park District received notice in mid-February that the Knoch Knolls Nature Center achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Budget-friendly fun: Brass Ambassadors perform in Lake Forest Feb 24, 2015 1:02 PM
    Five professional brass instrumentalists perform classical, Dixieland and march selections as the Brass Ambassadors of the Great Lakes Naval Band perform in concert at the Village Church of Lincolnshire.

  • Get tickets for annual Geneva Wedding Walk Feb 24, 2015 12:09 PM
    These cold winter months are the hottest planning time for brides-to-be. The seventh annual Geneva Bride Wedding Walk will be held on Sunday, March 1, and is the perfect opportunity for brides to visit every type of wedding vendor on their list. The Wedding Walk kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Herrington Inn & Spa at 15 S. River St. Admission includes an infinity scarf, tote bag, and favors from the vendors.

  • Naperville lottery winner sets record Feb 27, 2015 1:51 PM
    A 70-year-old Naperville resident named Jesus Davila Jr. on Tuesday claimed the largest jackpot in Illinois Lottery history — a $265 million prize. As Lottery Director Michael Jones said during a check presentation ceremony Tuesday in Chicago, “Anything can happen.”

  • Why hands-free driving isn't risk-free Feb 24, 2015 5:58 AM
    Thanks to technology, drivers can conference call, set up a play-date, yell at underlings, order pizza AND drive with a hands-free device. Yet, safety experts warn, hands-free doesn't mean risk-free. “You need your brain to drive and you need your brain to talk,” cognitive psychologist Paul Atchley cautions. “If you try to do both at once, you increase the risk of being in a crash.”

  • A Naperville man won $265 million, but who? Feb 23, 2015 11:12 PM
    An unidentified Naperville man won the $265 million prize, the largest in Illinois Lottery history, according to an ABC 7 report.

  • Gwen Rich, cancer survior and warrior brings awareness every Wednesdays, on Blog Talk Radio, at 10:00a.m. CST. Feb 24, 2015 1:44 PM
    Join Gwen Rich, Cancer survior and warrior, as she brings Awareness and Advice to cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones through her weekly radio show.

  • Naperville panel: Diversity brings ‘something amazing’ to business Feb 23, 2015 5:23 PM
    Diversity can come in any number of forms and panelists at a Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce event Monday encouraged business people to embrace them all. Welcoming diverse characteristics brings a variety of ideas, which leads to success, panelists said. “The world is changing and requiring us to embrace perspectives different from our own,” panelist Mario Lambert said. “It’s hard to do that if you don’t have the right diversity of perspective and thoughts and creativity.”

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Feb 23, 2015 2:48 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of a woman with lizards on her head, people getting ashes on a train platform on Ash Wednesday, and everybody dealing with the cold in their own way.

  • Craft beers driving success of Naperville’s Winter Ale Fest Feb 23, 2015 1:02 PM
    Naperville's Winter Ale Fest returns Feb. 28 to Frontier Park for the second year and he expects to draw roughly 4,000 participants. Last year’s inaugural fest drew about 2,500 in the middle of a punishing winter.

  • Travelers and neighbors make connections over home-cooked meals Feb 22, 2015 11:00 AM
    When Aurora resident Lourdes Soto-Smith works late in Chicago, sometimes she'd just like to enjoy a home-cooked dinner with friends before going home. She has found gracious hosts and good companions through, a website founded by Naperville native Jay Savsani to bring together guests and hosts who enjoy meeting new people, sharing stories and trying different cuisine.

  • Naperville native's Antarctica journey inspires play Feb 22, 2015 8:32 AM
    Being outside his comfort zone doesn't bother Naperville native and playwright Mat Smart, who chose for his most recent excursion one of the most isolated places on earth: the McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Smart spent three months in this “cruel, beautiful, inhospitable environment,” and his experience inspired “The Royal Society of Antarctica,” a play making its world premiere at The Gift Theatre in Chicago.

  • Chirico best choice to lead Naperville post-Pradel Feb 22, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Steve Chirico for Naperville mayor and Judith Brodhead, Paul Hinterlong, David Wentz, Kevin Gallaher, Patty Gustin, John Krummen, Becky Anderson and Bill Eagan for city council.

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