46 hours ago

This Week in Naperville: Earth Week, women's half marathon, Patton Oswalt

The races start and end on North Central’s campus at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St.

Actress and historian Leslie Goddard will portray biologist Rachel Carson, who warned of the environmental impact of chemicals and pesticides in 1962, in a History Speaks lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Naperville Public Library will host a seminar on how to avoid mistakes when saving for retirement from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

A free workshop offering tips to plan and maintain an organic garden is set from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Sportsman’s Community Clubhouse, 735 S. West St.

Best-selling author, actor and photographer Keegan Allen will sign copies of his book, “Hollywood,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The DuPage Children’s Museum will host a Renaissance Faire from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 301 N. Washington St.

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Entertainer Patton Oswalt and best-selling author Gillian Flynn will talk about the murder mystery, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” written by Oswalt’s late wife, Michelle McNamara,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane.

The Shimer Great Books School and North Central College’s Department of English will host professor David Koukal at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Seybert Hall, 208 N. Loomis St.

    This Week in Naperville: Earth Week, women's half marathon, Patton Oswalt
    The 3rd annual Naperville Women's Half Marathon and 5K is set for Sunday, April 22. The half marathon starts at 7 a.m. and the 5K at 7:30 a.m. The races start and end on North Central's campus at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. For more information, go to www.napervillewomenshalf.events.
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2 days ago

Naperville News Digest

City residents can participate in DuPage County’s 67th annual National Day of Prayer observance from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Naperville Municipal Building, 400 S. Eagle St.

    Naperville News Digest
    Naperville resident Scott Palmer has donated 12 sets of Spikeball to the Naperville Park District. Spikeball is a game that combines elements of volleyball and foursquare and is played by ricocheting a small ball onto a round net. Palmer is the head of operations at Chicago-based Spikeball Inc.
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2 days ago

This Week in Naperville

The races start and end on North Central’s campus at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St.

Actress and historian Leslie Goddard will portray biologist Rachel Carson, who warned of the environmental impact of chemicals and pesticides in 1962, in a History Speaks lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Naperville Public Library will host a seminar on how to avoid mistakes when saving for retirement from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

A free workshop offering tips to plan and maintain an organic garden is set from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Sportsman’s Community Clubhouse, 735 S. West St.

Best-selling author, actor and photographer Keegan Allen will sign copies of his book, “Hollywood,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The DuPage Children’s Museum will host a Renaissance Faire from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 301 N. Washington St.

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Entertainer Patton Oswalt and best-selling author Gillian Flynn will talk about the murder mystery, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” written by Oswalt’s late wife, Michelle McNamara,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane.

The Shimer Great Books School and North Central College’s Department of English will host professor David Koukal at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Seybert Hall, 208 N. Loomis St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The 3rd annual Naperville Women's Half Marathon and 5K is set for Sunday, April 22. The half marathon starts at 7 a.m. and the 5K at 7:30 a.m. The races start and end on North Central's campus at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. For more information, go to www.napervillewomenshalf.events.
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2 days ago

2018 Earth Day Fair and Earth Week events and volunteer projects enhance community-wide celebration

...5:30PM Thursday, April 26, at the Park District’s Ron Ory Community Garden Plots, 811 S. West St.

...will be planted from 10AM to noon Saturday, April 28 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Volunteers are encouraged to help with planting and have fun while learning about the growing...

    2018 Earth Day Fair and Earth Week events and volunteer projects enhance community-wide celebration - Positively Naperville
    Above / During Tuesday's City Council meeting, Councilman Kevin Coyne read a Mayor's Proclamation, recognizing a number of events planned for Earth Week 2018. The City of Naperville will recognize its 2nd Annual Earth Week April 21-28, 2018. During Tuesday's City Council meeting, a Mayor's proclamation was read by City Councilman Kevin Coyne, recognizing a number ...
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3 days ago

Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Strong Aurora Team

The Scarlet Hawks responded after a 3-0 Aurora run, as Shanie Scoles scored twice to tie the score at three.

    Women's Lacrosse Defeats Strong Aurora Team
    The Illinois Tech Women's Lacrosse team had one of its best wins of the season on April 17, downing a tough Aurora Spartans team 11-8 on the road. The win moved the Scarlet Hawks to 5-7 overall and 4-4 in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference, while dropping AU to 8-5 overall and 5-2 in the league.
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3 days ago

Naperville Earth Day Fair and Earth Week Naperville Event Updates

...p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Park District's Ron Ory Community Garden Plots, 811 S. West St., and the second garden will be planted from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April...

...planted from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Volunteers are encouraged to help with planting and have fun while learning about the growing...

    Naperville Earth Day Fair and Earth Week Naperville Event Updates
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The community is invited to celebrate the second annual Earth Week Naperville 2018 April 21- 28. The weeklong event features volunteer opportunities, special events and programs focused on sustaining and protecting the environment. New exhibitors, events and volunteer projects have been added.
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3 days ago

Prosecutors: '48 Hours' tip leads to arrest of Des Plaines nurse who used 'dark web' to seek hit on romantic rival

Tina E. Jones, 31, of the 700 block of South River Road, appeared in court Wednesday, and Judge George Bakalis set her bail at $250,000. Jones is facing a count of solicitation of murder for hire, prosecutors said.

    Des Plaines woman used 'dark web' in seeking person to kill romantic rival, prosecutors say
    Authorities say a Des Plaines woman tried to hire someone via the "dark web" to kill the wife of a man with whom she had an affair, DuPage County prosecutors said Wednesday. Tina E. Jones, 31, of the 700 block of South River Road, appeared in court Wednesday, and Judge George Bakalis set her bail at $250,000.
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3 days ago

Bon-Ton Stores expected to close; Younkers, Boston Store and Carson’s included

Naperville: Carson’s Furniture Clearance Center Naperville, 1835 Jefferson Ave.

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Chicago: Carson’s Chicago, 120 South Riverside Plaza

Chicago: Carson’s Chicago, 7601 South Cicero Avenue

Evergreen Park: Carson’s Evergreen Park, 9700 S. Western Avenue

Moline: Younkers Moline, 4200 16th Street

Peoria: Bergner’s Peoria, 4125 North Sheridan Road

Quincy: Bergner’s Quincy, 3347 Broadway

Wilmette: Carson’s Furniture Gallery Wilmette, 3232 Lake Avenue, Ste 330

Wilmette: Carson’s Wilmette, 3200 Lake Avenue

Kokomo: Carson’s Kokomo, 1540 East Blvd.

    Bon-Ton Stores expected to close; Younkers, Boston Store and Carson's included
    MILWAUKEE - The Bon-Ton Stores, which operates 260 department stores in the U.S., is expected to go out of businesses after two liquidation firms became the highest bidders at an auction for the bankrupt company's assets Tuesday.
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4 days ago

Naperville police holding unused, expired drug collection April 28

Prescription and over-the-counter pills will be accepted at the Naperville Police Station, 1350 Aurora Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release.

    Naperville police holding unused, expired drug collection April 28
    Naperville police will collect unused and expired medication dropped off by residents April 28 as part of the 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Prescription and over-the-counter pills will be accepted at the Naperville Police Station, 1350 Aurora Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release.
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4 days ago

Des Plaines woman used 'dark web' in seeking person to kill romantic rival, prosecutors say

Tina E. Jones, 31, of the 700 block of South River Road, appeared in court Wednesday, where Judge George Bakalis set her bail at $250,000. Jones is facing a count of solicitation of murder for hire, prosecutors said.

    Des Plaines woman used 'dark web' in seeking person to kill romantic rival, prosecutors say
    Authorities say a Des Plaines woman tried to hire someone via the "dark web" to kill the wife of a man with whom she had an affair, DuPage County prosecutors said Wednesday. Tina E. Jones, 31, of the 700 block of South River Road, appeared in court Wednesday, where Judge George Bakalis set her bail at $250,000.
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4 days ago

Church news

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: 330 Highland Drive — A Congregational & Community Concert and Dinner sponsored by the Sunday school will be at 4...

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Hometown Christian Church: 4340 W. 87th St. — The Annual Spring Salad Luncheon will be at noon April 25. The menu includes a variety of salads and desserts. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages six to 12. A chair lift is available. Proceeds will benefit mission projects.

    Church news
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church: 330 Highland Drive - A Congregational & Community Concert and Dinner sponsored by the Sunday school will be at 4:30 p.m. April 28 in the school gym. The event will include a variety of musical presentations and drama. Dinner will follow. A free will donation is requested.
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5 days ago

Naperville Bank & Trust: April Spotlight on Business Success

Spotlight on Business Success is sponsored by Naperville Bank & Trust, serving Naperville with three locations, 555 Fort Hill Dr., 1205 S. Naper Blvd. and 5 S. Washington in the historic downtown post office. For more info, visit www.banknaperville.com.

Spotlight on Business Success is sponsored by Naperville Bank & Trust, serving Naperville with three locations, 555 Fort Hill Dr., 1205 S. Naper Blvd. and 5 S. Washington in the historic downtown post office. For more info, visit www.banknaperville.com.

Spotlight on Business Success is sponsored by Naperville Bank & Trust, serving Naperville with three locations, 555 Fort Hill Dr., 1205 S. Naper Blvd. and 5 S. Washington in the historic downtown post office. For more info, visit www.banknaperville.com.

    Naperville Bank & Trust: April Spotlight on Business Success - Positively Naperville
    Business - Gentle Family Dentistry 10 E. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 355-0100 www.dentistofnaperville.net "We work really hard to put patients first. We're not trying to sell anything, I just want to help my patients improve their health. It's more than teeth and gums, it's the people attached to them that makes my work ...
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5 days ago

Mother’s Day Brunch in Naperville

Catch 35, located at 35 S. Washington in downtown Naperville, will be serving a succulent seafood and special Mother’s Day brunch offerings from 9:45AM to 1:45PM.  The dinner menu starts at 2PM. Reservations can be made by calling (630) 717-3500 or visiting www.catch35.com.

Enjoy a buffet of your favorite tapas at Meson Sabika, located at 1025 Aurora Ave.,  including paella, house specialties, breakfast specials, carved prime rib, an outdoor grilling station (weather permitting...

Craftsman by Two Brothers – Call (630) 615-7100 for reservations!  Craftsman Mother’s Day Brunch a la cart, with seatings every 1.5 hour. First seating is 9AM.  Last seating is 1:30PM.  Open for dinner at 4PM. 16 W. Jefferson Ave.

Tango2 – Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet seatings :  10AM – 3PM.  Adults $39.93, Kids (6-12) $16.95, under 6 FREE! Call (331) 888-2646 for reservations or OpenTable. 5 W. Jackson Ave.

Egg Harbor Naperville – Open starting at 6AM. Walk-ins welcome, reservations not accepted.  175 W. Jackson Avenue.

Fiamme – Serving Lunch & Dinner.  Call (630) 470-9441 for reservations. 19 N. Washington St.

Quigley’s Irish Pub – Open at 10AM for breakfast, followed by lunch with regular menu. 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Patio dining, weather permitting. Pet-friendly patio dining, too, for well-behaved dogs on a leash with owners.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse – Call (630) 305-0230 for reservations!  Sullivan’s Steakhouse Mother’s day Brunch.  $39 for adults and $7 for children. 244 S. Main St.

Ted’s Montana Grill – Open from 11AM-10PM. Serving regular menu.  39 W. Jefferson Ave.

    Mother's Day Brunch in Naperville - Positively Naperville
    With nearly 250 Naperville area restaurants, choices to dine out for Mother's Day brunch are abundant and diverse. Small sampling of some of our favorite brunch places Catch 35, located at 35 S. Washington in downtown Naperville, will be serving a succulent seafood and special Mother's Day brunch offerings from 9:45AM to 1:45PM.
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5 days ago

Gasp-Worthy Proposal Unveiled for Chicago’s Second-Tallest Skyscraper

Atlanta’s 1180 Peachtree, completed in 2006.

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CIM has extensive plans for redeveloping the Tribune Tower (435 North Michigan Avenue) into 163 luxury condominiums and 47,500 square feet of retail space.

Address:  201 East Illinois Street

    Gasp-Worthy Proposal Unveiled for Chicago's Second-Tallest Skyscraper
    As the kids say these days: "Oh. My. God." That was the reaction - positive and negative - to the proposed new skyscraper unveiled tonight at a public meeting at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Development duo CIM Group and Golub & Co. pulled the sheet off of a stunning new skyscraper proposal that, at 1,422 [...]
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6 days ago

Dried scallops the key ingredient in chef C.J. Jacobson's 'Mediterranean XO sauce' [VIDEO]

...hours) 1 cup dried shrimp (hydrated in hot water for 2 hours) 5 cloves garlic 1 Fresno chile (sliced) 2 T ginger (sliced) 1 radish (sliced) 8 green onions (sliced) ½ cup white...

    Dried scallops the key ingredient in chef C.J. Jacobson's 'Mediterranean XO sauce' [VIDEO]
    When Brent Balika ( Margeaux Brasserie) challenged C.J. Jacobson of Ema to create a dish with dried scallops, Jacobson knew what he wanted to make. First, though, he had to get his hands on the scallops (also called conpoy). "It's been a journey," he says.
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Apr 14

Glen Ellyn church packs food to help those in need

The church began hosting the annual packing events in 2014 on its campus at 501 Hillside Ave. and its members have packed more than a million meals. It raises money for the program through donations from church members, mobile pack participants and area businesses.

    Glen Ellyn church packs food to help those in need
    More than 1,000 volunteers are spending part of their weekend at Glen Ellyn Bible Church with the goal of packing 272,160 meals for the Feed My Starving Children program. Teams began work Friday and will continue through Sunday. Organizers say the project gives members of the congregation a chance to demonstrate their compassion and to help others.
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Apr 13

Honey Orthodontics in Gurnee may soon have identical neighbor

...an identical building next door to the one that houses the Honey Orthodontics office at 6071 Washington St. near Washington Street and Cemetery Road. The project is proposed by Dan Riedel of American...

    Honey Orthodontics in Gurnee may soon have identical neighbor
    Patients at Honey Orthodontics in Gurnee may think they are seeing double later this year. The village will vote Monday on a proposal to construct an identical building next door to the one that houses the Honey Orthodontics office at 6071 Washington St. near Washington Street and Cemetery Road.
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Apr 13

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: April 13-15

Meson Sabika – 1025 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540

Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540

Pfeiffer Hall – 310 E. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60563

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Community Career Center – 1815 W. Diehl Rd., Suite 900 Naperville, IL 60563

Apr 13

Photo Gallery: Loaves and Fishes Celebrity Chef Showdown 2018

Two hundred and forty guests attended the Showdown, a new event to benefit Loaves and Fishes Community Services, held at Loaves and Fishes, located at 1871 High Grove Lane.

Apr 13

April briefs

The service will be led by Dr. Egon Gerdes, and all are welcome to attend. St. John UCC is located at 1190 Olesen Dr. German services are held on the first Sunday of every month and will continue on June 3. For more info, call (630) 355-5208.

    April briefs - Positively Naperville
    German language church service Church services in the German language will be held at St. John United Church of Christ at 11:30AM on Sun., May 6. The service will be led by Dr. Egon Gerdes, and all are welcome to attend. St. John UCC is located at 1190 Olesen Dr. German services are held on ...
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Apr 13

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: April 13-15

Meson Sabika – 1025 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540

Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540

Pfeiffer Hall – 310 E. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60563

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Community Career Center – 1815 W. Diehl Rd., Suite 900 Naperville, IL 60563

    Things to do around Naperville this weekend: April 13-15 - Positively Naperville
    Friday 11th Annual Spring for a Cure - a Red Tie Event - 7PM | $150 Meson Sabika - 1025 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 The 11th Annual Spring for a Cure ~ A Red Tie Event ~ will be held on Friday, April 13th at 7PM at The Pavilion at Meson Sabika in Naperville.
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Apr 13

Photo Gallery: Loaves and Fishes Celebrity Chef Showdown 2018

Two hundred and forty guests attended the Showdown, a new event to benefit Loaves and Fishes Community Services, held at Loaves and Fishes, located at 1871 High Grove Lane.

    Photo Gallery: Loaves and Fishes Celebrity Chef Showdown 2018 - Positively Naperville
    The executive chefs from two popular Naperville restaurants - Chef Eddie Sweeney from Catch 35 and Chef Danny Gil from Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - competed to create original dishes in a stadium kitchen atmosphere featuring a secret ingredient, barramundi. The chefs were assisted by sous chefs Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Julie Chirico, ...
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Apr 12

Élan Dance Company to Present Showcase at Pfeiffer Hall on April 20

The Park District's Élan Dance Company will present its 2018 Showcase at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Pfeiffer Hall, located at 310 E. Benton Ave. on the campus of North Central College.

...at 630-848-5000, or in person at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Avenue, Fort Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive or at the 95th Street Center...

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...Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive or at the 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th Street. Tickets are $8 in advance (through April 19 at 3:00 p.m.) or $10...

    Élan Dance Company to Present Showcase at Pfeiffer Hall on April 20
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The Naperville Park District's Élan Dance Company will present its 2018 Showcase at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Pfeiffer Hall, located at 310 E. Benton Ave. on the campus of North Central College.
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Apr 12

Women entrepreneurs hope NaperLaunch Business Plan and Pitch Competition will open new doors

...Plan and Pitch Competition at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Just like "Shark Tank," contestants will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges...

    Women entrepreneurs hope NaperLaunch Business Plan and Pitch Competition will open new doors
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -April 12, 2018- A year ago, Tanesha Lambert was wondering how she could combine her two biggest passions - food and helping small business owners - into a new venture.
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Apr 10

Cops Search Men Who Beat Up Elderly Man After Invading Home

Police said around 6:45 a.m. in the 26 west 400 block of Prairie Avenue, the suspects knocked on the door, “at which time he answered the door and these two male suspects entered his home and attacked him,” said DuPage Sgt. Robert Harris.

    Cops Search Men Who Beat Up Elderly Man After Invading Home
    Authorities are searching for two suspects who allegedly beat an 86-year-old home-owner, ransacked his house and took cash in unincorporated Wheaton Tuesday morning. Police said around 6:45 a.m. in the 26 west 400 block of Prairie Avenue, the suspects knocked on the door, "at which time he answered the door and these two male suspects entered his home and attacked him," said DuPage Sgt.
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Apr 10

2018 Naperville Battle of the Bands Entries Due April 24

...m. on Friday, May 11 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, located at 104 E. Benton Ave.

    2018 Naperville Battle of the Bands Entries Due April 24
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Naperville high school student rock bands are invited to apply for a spot in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors' 15th annual Battle of the Bands contest. The event will take place from 4:30-8:00 p.m.
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Apr 10

Volunteers hope to pack 272,160 meals at Glen Ellyn church

The church began hosting the annual packing events in 2014 on its campus at 501 Hillside Ave.

    Volunteers hope to pack 272,160 meals at Glen Ellyn church
    Roughly 1,300 volunteers will gather this weekend at Glen Ellyn Bible Church with one goal in mind: to pack 272,160 meals for families that might otherwise go hungry. For the fifth year, the church will play host to a Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack session, where food will be sorted, packed and readied for shipment to a place where the need is greatest.
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Apr 10

Tech guru to speak about 'Dreaming Big' in Naperville

Pitroda will deliver the keynote address, "Dreaming Big," for NaperLaunch's Small Business Week at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Naperville's Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

    Tech guru to speak about 'Dreaming Big' in Naperville
    Sam Pitroda couldn't get hold of his wife. While visiting India in 1981, the serial entrepreneur tried to call home to Chicago, but couldn't get through. It was this phone call (or lack thereof) that would ultimately end up connecting India. Pitroda will deliver the keynote address, "Dreaming Big," for NaperLaunch's Small Business Week at 6:30 p.m.
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Apr 10

Link up to a few special events here, there and beyond…

Above / Located at 1025 Aurora Avenue, the Pavilion at Meson Sabika is a popular place for parties, weddings, meetings and many special events.

    Link up to a few special events here, there and beyond... - Positively Naperville
    Above / Located at 1025 Aurora Avenue, the Pavilion at Meson Sabika is a popular place for parties, weddings, meetings and many special events. Upcoming gala benefits create gift-giving opportunities... Give special certificates for a pair of tickets or an entire table to some charity gala. No foolin'!
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Apr 09

Elgin resident says fire caused by burning stove while she went out

The female resident of the apartment on the second floor of the building on the 200 block of Center Street told firefighters "she left some food on the stove and went out to the store," Elgin Fire Battalion Chief Rich Carter said.

    Elgin resident says fire caused by burning stove while she went out
    A kitchen fire Monday afternoon in Elgin left uninhabitable an apartment in the former Burnham Schoolhouse near downtown Elgin. The female resident of the apartment on the second floor of the building on the 200 block of Center Street told firefighters "she left some food on the stove and went out to the store," Elgin Fire Battalion Chief Rich Carter said.
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Apr 09

Golf superstore taking over lease of Babies R Us in Vernon Hills

Parent company Golf & Tennis Pro Shop Inc. was the winning bidder for the lease at 295 Center Drive, north of Route 60 just west of Hawthorn Mall.

    Golf superstore taking over lease of Babies R Us in Vernon Hills
    Georgia-based PGA Tour Superstore has acquired the lease for the Babies R Us in Vernon Hills and will be converting the space for its third suburban Chicago location. Plans have not been submitted to the village, but spokeswoman Megan Mahoney said the growing chain plans to open in Vernon Hills later this year.
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Apr 09

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jon Meacham returns for Anderson’s Bookshop Event at Madden Theater

The event is presented by Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Avenue. Event tickets are available at www.andersonsbookshop.com, in our store or via phone at (630) 355-2665.

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...community for more than 50 years. Other Anderson’s Bookshop locations include Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street, (630) 963-2665, and La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd., (708) 582-6353...

    Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jon Meacham returns for Anderson's Bookshop Event at Madden Theater - Positively Naperville
    Above / Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jon Meacham returns to Naperville for special Anderson's Bookshop event at Madden Theater in the North Central College Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville is delighted to present a special book signing with celebrated New York Times bestselling biographer Jon Meacham beginning at 2:30PM Sun., May 27.
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Apr 09

This Week in Naperville

Hands-on activities, crafts and story-telling are some of the featured events at Naperville Plays being held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Author Christina Lauren will sign copies of her book, "Love and Other Words," at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Men's Glee Club will perform its 30th Anniversary Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Naperville's School of Performing Arts show choir and a chorus from Naperville's Brightside Theatre will also perform.

"Daughters of Ire," a performance about strong Celtic women by North Central College alumna Savanna Rae, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Thrust Theater at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Salt Creek Ballet will perform excerpts from their spring show, "Carnival of Animals," at 10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at the DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St.

The Naperville Jaycees will present "Rock the Mic!" a lip sync contest from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Ave.

The races start and end on North Central's campus at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St.

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Bettye Wehrli will portray Orville and Wilbur Wright's sister, Katherine, during a talk about the Wright brothers' successes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

The Turkish American Cultural Alliance and Turkish Friends of Naperville will present International Children's Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Ranch View Elementary School, 1651 Ranchview Drive.

    This Week in Naperville
    Hands-on activities, crafts and story-telling are some of the featured events at Naperville Plays being held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Naperville Plays is a joint venture with Naper Settlement, the DuPage Children's Museum, Knoch Knolls Nature Center and the Naperville Public Library, For more information, go to www.napersettlement.org.
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Apr 09

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jon Meacham Returns to a Special Anderson's Bookshop Event

...the campus of North Central College, Naperville. The event is presented by Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., in downtown Naperville. Event tickets are available at www.andersonsbookshop.com, in our store or...

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...community for more than 50 years. Other Anderson's Bookshop locations include Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street 630-963-2665, and La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd. 708-582-6353...

    Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jon Meacham Returns to a Special Anderson's Bookshop Event
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville is delighted to present a special book signing with celebrated New York Times bestselling biographer Jon Meacham. He comes to share his timely new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.
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Apr 09

Naperville American Legion will honor 2018 Citizens of the Year on April 21

The Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 is located at 908 W. Jackson Avenue.

    Naperville American Legion will honor 2018 Citizens of the Year on April 21 - Positively Naperville
    Back in 1986, Naperville American Legion Post 43 began naming its annual Citizen of the Year. Four years ago the program was expanded to consider naming a Citizen of the Year in up to three categories. Ever since, local citizens have received honors for Service to the Community, Service to Youth and Service to Veterans.
    http://www.positivelynaperville.com

Apr 09

Houses could be coming to Naperville parcel that Chicago Symphony considered buying

...6 p.m. Monday, April 9, in meeting room B at the Naperville municipal center, 400 S. Eagle St.

    Houses could be coming to Naperville parcel that Chicago Symphony considered buying
    A 58-acre site north of the Nokia property in Naperville never became part of the DuPage County Forest Preserve and never became a summer home for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. But now the Naperville City Council plans to conduct a preliminary discussion about whether it can become a mix of multifamily and free-standing housing.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 09

Naperville police seeking info on report of shots fired near Washington and Gartner

Shots were fired overnight in the 0 to 100 block of Olympus Drive near Washington Street and Gartner Road on Naperville’s northeast side, police said.

    Naperville police seeking info on report of shots fired near Washington and Gartner
    Naperville police investigating report about shots fired overnight.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 09

Sam Pitroda connected India, now he's coming to Naperville

Pitroda will deliver the keynote address, "Dreaming Big," for NaperLaunch's Small Business Week at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

    Sam Pitroda connected India, now he's coming to Naperville
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -April 9, 2018 - Sam Pitroda couldn't get ahold of his wife. While visiting India in 1981, the serial entrepreneur tried to call home to Chicago, but couldn't get through. It was this phone call (or lack thereof) that would ultimately end up connecting India.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 08

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Apr 06

Fox Valley police reports

• Kevin J. Quirk, 56, of the 300 block of Mill Street, Batavia, was charged with criminal trespass to a residence and battery at 2:08 a.m. March 31 on the 300 block of Mill, police said.

    Fox Valley police reports
    A Kidde Remote Lync wireless indoor monitoring camera was stolen from Menards, 300 N. Randall Road, at 12:48 p.m. Monday. The thief fled in a green GMC pickup truck. * Kevin J. Quirk, 56, of the 300 block of Mill Street, Batavia, was charged with criminal trespass to a residence and battery at 2:08 a.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 06

Volunteer days, environment fair, tree sale, more planned for Earth Day in Naperville

•April 22: 10 a.m. to noon at Pioneer Park, 1212 S. Washington St., and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, 29W128 83rd St.

    Volunteer days, environment fair, tree sale, more planned for Earth Day in Naperville
    Events focused on nature and the environment take center stage in Naperville when Earth Week kicks off April 22. Residents can show their support for the planet at a variety of programs bening hosted by the Naperville Park District, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District and the Will County Forest Preserve District.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 06

This Week in Naperville

Three-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner will sign copies of his book, "I Got It!" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Workshops will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, and at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Safety Town, 1320 Aurora Ave. They will offer specific techniques to use in case of chokes, grabs and hair pulls.

Clarence Goodman will speak about Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence on Chicago in a lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Chefs from Catch 35 and Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House will compete in Naperville Chef Showdown, a fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 1871 High Grove Lane.

A workshop for gardeners of all levels on how to plant and maintain an organic garden is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Sportsman's Community Clubhouse, 735 S. West St.

North Central College's Center for Global Education will host a presentation in its "Sustaining the Globe Series" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Meiley-Swallow Theatre, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Hands-on activities, crafts and story time are some of the featured events at Naperville Plays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

The Naperville Men's Glee Club will perform its 30th anniversary concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

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A workshop, "Finding the Right College and Tips on How to Pay for It," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

The Walk4Life, a teen-led suicide prevention and mental health awareness walk, is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Alive Teen Center, 500 W. 5th Ave.

    This Week in Naperville
    Three-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner will sign copies of his book, "I Got It!" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, go to www.andersonsbookshop.com. Women's self-defense workshops The Naperville Police Department has partnered with "One Light Self-Defense" for two women's workshops to help prepare them in case of an attack.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 06

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Apr 05

Sponsors sought for Hampshire Park District's June celebration

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Hampshire Park District at the grand opening celebration of Bruce Ream Memorial Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23. The park is at 333 W. Jefferson Ave.

    Sponsors sought for Hampshire Park District's June celebration
    Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Hampshire Park District at the grand opening celebration of Bruce Ream Memorial Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23. The park is at 333 W. Jefferson Ave. There will be a band, food, splash pad and more. Visit www.hampshireparkdistrict.org.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 05

Man arrested on charges he burglarized Naperville house, police say

The owner of a house in the 400 block of South Julian Street notified police about 8:25 a.m. that he returned home to find his back door kicked in and his house burglarized, Cmdr. Lou Cammiso siad.

    Man arrested on charges he burglarized Naperville house, police say
    Naperville police were able to arrest Jeffrey Roman Thursday after witnesses provided a description of the man who broke into a house on Julian Street.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 05

Naperville cops nab suspect in residential burglary

Police said they stopped Jeffrey B. Roman Thursday morning near North Avenue and Huffman Street while investigating a burglary at a home on the 400 block of South Julian Street.

    Naperville cops nab suspect in residential burglary
    A 29-year-old man with a last known address in Addison has been charged with residential burglary in Naperville and taken to DuPage County jail. Police said they stopped Jeffrey B. Roman Thursday morning near North Avenue and Huffman Street while investigating a burglary at a home on the 400 block of South Julian Street.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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