9 min ago

Chef's Choice: Turning mornings into a meal ticket fulfills goal for Juicy-O's owner

...for three years and then launched Juicy-O in 2005. His Naperville restaurants are at 2035 S. Washington St. and 844 S. Route 59...

    Chef's Choice: Turning mornings into a meal ticket fulfills goal for Juicy-O's owner
    In Chef's Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and to talk about a featured dish found on their menu. This week, we speak with Juicy-O owner and chef Jimmy Banakis, 65, who began working in his family's three restaurants in Oak Park in the 1960s before moving on to the Lettuce Entertain You group as an executive partner through 2001.
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2 hours ago

Hockey/entertainment facility, church annexation among approved Naperville developments

Also as part of the consent agenda, council members approved a parking variance Illinois Cheer requested for a space west of Route 59 at 1152 Frontenac Road.

    Hockey/entertainment facility, church annexation among approved Naperville developments
    Naperville City Council members Tuesday approved four new development plans ranging from a hockey and concert facility north of Interstate 88 to a new senior living complex near McDowell Grove Forest Preserve. Here is a rundown of what's coming to Naperville: Council members approved plans for a 209,589-square-foot hockey and concert venue at 2415 and 2416 Corporate Lane near Route 59 and Interstate 88.
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5 days ago

This Week in Naperville

The Adler Planetarium will bring its telescope for free viewings of Venus and Jupiter from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Craftsman by Two Brothers, 16 W. Jefferson Ave.

One Foot in the Groove will perform for Naperville Park District’s “Concerts in Your Park” series at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.

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A lecture for families with students in 8th to 12th grades about preparing for college admissions and careers is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Author Gennifer Choldenko will sign copies of her book, “Al Capone Throws Me a Curve,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Joanna Stroz, a carillonneur from Denmark, is the featured guest performer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave.

The Naperville Municipal Band will present a free summer concert, “Forward March” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

Shark enthusiast and scuba diver Kiersten Doucette will show off pictures and videos of her encounters with sharks in the Teen Shark Week Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Naper Settlement presents its summer community concert series, “Naper Nights,” from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

The musical “Shrek — The Musical” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

Spoken Four will perform in the “Concerts in Your Park” series at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Walnut Ridge Park, 2304 Keim Road.

    This Week in Naperville
    Naperville 's Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk featuring a 1.5-mile or a 5K walk is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Court. Registration begins at 8 a.m. All funds raised from the walk will be donated to the Lustgarten Foundation to fund pancreatic cancer research.
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Jul 11

North Central College's Summer Musical Theatre program features "Shrek the Musical" July 13-15, 20-22

...and at 2 p.m. July 15 and 22 in North Central's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors; call the North Central...

    North Central College's Summer Musical Theatre program features "Shrek the Musical" July 13-15, 20-22
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Everyone's favorite ogre visits Naperville with "Shrek the Musical" taking the stage, featuring community actors as part of North Central College's Summer Musical Theatre program. The show is directed by Susan J. Craig-Olsen, former instructor of theatre at North Central and current teacher at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville.
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Jul 11

Naper Blvd. Library to close from Wednesday, July 18 - Friday, July 20

Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., and 95th St. Library, 2015 Cedar Glade Dr., will remain open during normal building hours.

    Naper Blvd. Library to close from Wednesday, July 18 - Friday, July 20
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -July 11, 2018- Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Boulevard, will be closed from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20 due to parking lot repairs. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. Nichols Library, 200 W.
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Jul 11

Free concert on Rotary Hill in Naperville Aug. 3

...to all ages and plays favorite rock and roll tunes. Rotary Hill is located at 443 Aurora Avenue...

    Free concert on Rotary Hill in Naperville Aug. 3
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The Naperville community will have an additional outdoor concert to enjoy this summer at Rotary Hill, the popular location overlooking the Riverwalk and Carillon. The event, "Rock the Hill," is set for 7:00 p.m.
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Jul 10

Molly's Cupcakes coming to downtown Naperville, joining list of new and soon-to-open businesses

Molly’s Cupcakes will be “baking soon” in the former Haagen Dazs and Popcorn Palace location at 30 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Naperville.

The WorkBench DIY Studios opened in June at 2960 Artesian Road.

    Molly's Cupcakes coming to downtown Naperville
    There's a new cake in town - cupcake, that is. Molly's Cupcakes will be "baking soon" in the former Haagen Dazs and Popcorn Palace location at 30 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Naperville. "We are thrilled to announce that Molly's Cupcakes is coming to Downtown Naperville," a post on the business' Facebook page says.
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Jul 10

Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympian, Celebrates New Book at Anderson's Bookshop

Her new book will be celebrated at a special book event at Naperville's Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. The book comes in two editions: one for adult readers and one for children. This event takes place on Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.

...store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Additional locations include Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665 and La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd. (708) 582-6353...

    Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympian, Celebrates New Book at Anderson's Bookshop
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The competition to become an Olympic athlete is grueling. To rise to be among the world's elite in any sport is a feat to be admired. And Ibtihaj Muhammad reached that exceptional goal: earning an Olympic medal in fencing.
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Jul 10

Molly's Cupcakes coming to downtown Naperville

Molly’s Cupcakes will be “baking soon” in the former Haagen Dazs and Popcorn Palace location at 30 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Naperville.

    Molly's Cupcakes coming to downtown Naperville
    There's a new cake in town - cupcake, that is. Molly's Cupcakes will be "baking soon" in the former Haagen Dazs and Popcorn Palace location at 30 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Naperville. "We are thrilled to announce that Molly's Cupcakes is coming to Downtown Naperville," a post on the business' Facebook page says.
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Jul 09

Naperville Park District 2019 Capital Projects Open House Set for July 26

• Lincoln Greenway, 1052 Edgewater Drive - Shoreline restoration

• May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Drive - Basin dredging and water quality improvements

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• Three Meadows, 1320 Brittany Avenue - Playground renovation

• Winding Creek Park, 144 W. Bailey Road - Basin dredging and water quality improvements

    Naperville Park District 2019 Capital Projects Open House Set for July 26
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invites the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2019. A community open house will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
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Jul 09

Sen. Michael Connelly, Rep. Grant Wehrli to host Town Hall

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) will host a Legislative Update Town Hall at 6 p.m.Wednesday, July 11 at the Naperville Municipal Center in the Council Chambers at 400 S. Eagle. St. in Naperville.

    Sen. Michael Connelly, Rep. Grant Wehrli to host Town Hall
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) will host a Legislative Update Town Hall at 6 p.m.Wednesday, July 11 at the Naperville Municipal Center in the Council Chambers at 400 S. Eagle. St. in Naperville. Sen. Connelly and Rep.
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Jul 06

This Week in Naperville

Author W. Bruce Cameron will be signing copies of his book, “Max’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Final Say will perform for Naperville Park District’s “Concerts in Your Park” series at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Ashbury Park, 1740 Conan Doyle Road.

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Eddy Marien, a carillonneur from Belgium, is the featured guest performer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave.

Historians Gerry and Janet Souter will tell the story of the Illinois railroads in “Bicentennial Celebration: Rails That Linked the Land of Lincoln,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Municipal Band will present a free summer concert, “A Night at the Oscars,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

The musical “Shrek” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

Qianyi Wu will present a storytime in Mandarin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.

More than 200 American craft beers will be featured at the 6th annual Naperville Ale Fest-Summer from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

The Adler Planetarium will bring its telescope for free viewings of Venus and Jupiter from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Craftsman by Two Brothers, 16 W. Jefferson Ave.

One Foot in the Groove will perform for Naperville Park District’s “Concerts in Your Park” series at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.

    This Week in Naperville
    Author W. Bruce Cameron will be signing copies of his book, "Max's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale," at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. The event is presented with Dog Patch Pet & Feed, and an adoptable dog will be visiting in hopes of finding a home.
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Jul 05

Lightning causes fire at Naperville house; no injuries reported

No injuries were reported in the fire in the 2400 block of West Branch Court, near the West Branch of the DuPage River on Naperville’s southeast side, authorities said.

    Lightning causes fire at Naperville house; no injuries reported
    Lightning was determined to be the cause of a fire at a home in Naperville on Wednesday, officials say.
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