Jul 10

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 02

Naperville set to seek designs for new 5th Avenue uses

...city plan to continue a "productive dialogue" about possible relocation scenarios if the land at 301 N. Washington St. is chosen for parking.Mark Black | Staff Photographer

    Naperville set to seek designs for new 5th Avenue uses
    Naperville officials appear nearly ready to seek drawings of a proposed redevelopment that could bring transformative new uses to the 5th Avenue corridor near the downtown Metra station. Drawings by developer Ryan Companies could help visualize concepts created during nine months of discussions about what to build on 13 city-owned acres that mainly contain parking lots, a couple small buildings, a water tower and the DuPage Children's Museum.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 29

Fourth of July 2018: Fireworks displays in Chicago area — see the full list

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St. at Bluff Street

Cook Park, 700 N Main Street

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Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Bloom High School’s North Field, 101 W. 10th St.

Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive

Brickyards Park, 375 Elm St.

Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave.

Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway

Village Green Park, 1479 Maple Ave.

Oak Park and River Forest High School football stadium, near East Ave. and Lake St.

Prairie Point Park, 4120 Plainfield Road

    Fourth of July 2018: Fireworks displays in Chicago area - see the full list
    CHICAGO - Book your plans now to see fireworks this Fourth of July! We've compiled a list of the best fireworks displays across the Chicago area. If your town is missing, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we'll add it to our list.
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Jun 29

4th of July fireworks 2018 displays in Chicago area

700 N. Main St.

201 W. Jefferson St.

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600 E Grand Ave

Where: Sheridan Rd & Church St

201 North Scoville Ave

1825 Short Street

8 North Ave

300 Lake Shore Drive

    4th of July fireworks 2018 displays in Chicago area
    Click on a link below to view 2018 Fourth of July fireworks schedules. May not include all municipalities. To add yours - Contact Us COOK COUNTY Thunder Over Midlothian June 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.Where: Memorial Park14500 S.
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Jun 28

Chicago area 4th of July 2018 fireworks displays

700 N Main St

201 W. Jefferson St.

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600 E Grand Ave

Where: Sheridan Rd & Church St

201 North Scoville Ave

8 North Ave

300 Lake Shore Drive

    Chicago area 4th of July 2018 fireworks displays
    Click on a link below to view 2018 Fourth of July fireworks schedules. May not include all municipalities. To add yours - Contact Us COOK COUNTY Thunder Over Midlothian June 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.Where: Memorial Park14500 S.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 25

Tallest building in South Elgin coming to village center

Marison Mill Suites at 126 Center St. will be a three-story, 70-unit building with affordable housing for people 55 and older. The developer, The Burton Foundation, plans to break ground next month.

    Tallest building in South Elgin coming to village center
    Two residential construction projects -- including the tallest building in the village at four stories high -- are expected to break ground within the next few weeks in South Elgin's village center. Panton Mill Station will have 100 one- and two-bedroom apartments on four stories at 355 N. La Fox St.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 23

After rainy start, Wauconda Fest basks in the sun Saturday

Sunday will also feature a craft show, a car show, face painting and other activities at Cook Park, 600 N. Main St.

    After rainy start, Wauconda Fest basks in the sun Saturday
    Rides and games were going strong Saturday as the sun finally showed up for day three of Wauconda Fest. One of the highlights of the day was kids water fights sponsored by the Wauconda Fire Department. Music headliners for the day were Second Hand Soul, Suburban Cowboy and ARRA.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 22

This Week in Naperville

Brightside Theatre will perform the musical “Hairspray” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, in North Central College’s Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Chicago-area author Chad Sell will sign copies of his book “The Cardboard Kingdom” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Mark Olsen, a representative of Software MacKiev, will discuss the software Family Tree Maker from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Municipal Band will present its free summer concert “Patriotic Salute and 1812 Overture” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

The School of Rock Naperville will participate in Music and Movement Time from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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The Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Fletcher Rockwell will perform in Naperville Park District’s “Concerts in Your Park” series at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road.

Naperville carillonneur Sue Bergren is the featured guest performer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave.

    This Week in Naperville
    The Naperville Woman's Club Fine Art Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The fair is the longest continuously-running art fair in Illinois and also will feature a silent auction, a children's activity tent and fundraisers for local food pantries.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 19

Family PlayShops to teach playing while learning skills at Children's Museum this summer

PlayShops sessions are scheduled to run in June, July and August at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St. More information can be found at dupagechildrens.org/FamilyPlayShop.

    Family PlayShops to teach playing while learning skills at Children's Museum this summer
    DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville wants to teach parents and caregivers how to help their children learn while playing with a new Family PlayShop program. Each of the museum's PlayShop sessions are four-week programs with age-appropriate activities set up as "a unique combination of a playgroup and workshop" for children from birth to age 3, according to a release from the Naperville-based museum.
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Jun 16

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Jun 12

Community garden now home to farmers market in Fox Lake

The market at the Fox Lake Community Garden, 17 E. School St., will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday through the month of September.

    Community garden now home to farmers market in Fox Lake
    The Fox Lake Community Garden now is the home of the Fox Lake Farmers Market. "We're really excited to use this new setting. This is our community garden green. I think we are going to continue to grow," said Laura Linehan, assistant to the Fox Lake village administrator.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Jun 01

This Week in Naperville

A Wii U MarioKart tournament is set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Author Robert Fieseler will sign copies of his book, “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

A sneak peek at the annual AAUW Naperville area book sale will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Washington Junior High School, 201 N. Washington St. There is a $10 entry fee.

Brightside Theatre will perform the musical “Hairspray,” at 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

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

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Children in third to fifth grades can participate in Club Innovate from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

The Naperville Community Gardeners will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Knox Presbyterian Church of Naperville, 1105 Catalpa Lane.

Naper Settlement will host a story time at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5 and at 1 p.m. for children ages 5 to 7 Wednesday, June 6, at the museum, 523 S. Webster St.

Naperville Park District’s 14th annual “Concerts in Your Park” series will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday June 10, at Queensbury Greens, 1520 Brookdale Road.

    This Week in Naperville
    Children in third to fifth grades can participate in Club Innovate from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. The program will focus on inventors and inventions and is limited to 40 children. For more information, go to www.naperville-lib.org.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 26

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May 25

Why some Elgin residents are concerned with St. Joseph church project

...church would be on about an acre, including green space and two parking lots at 115-121 Center St. that are owned by the city. St. Joseph has requested two extensions to a late...

    Why some Elgin residents are concerned with St. Joseph church project
    St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elgin has begun discussing preliminary plans for a new church with city officials and residents, who have concerns about how it would affect nearby parking. The new church, adjacent to the current church at 272 Division St., would be the largest new construction project within the Elgin Historic District in recent memory, said John Wiedmeyer, chairman of the city's heritage commission.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 25

This Week in Naperville

Following the parade, a 30-minute observance will begin at 12:15 p.m. at the Naperville Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. The ceremony remembers the sacrifice of veterans and features patriotic music performed by the Naperville Municipal Band.

Author Mary Kay Andrews will sign copies of her book, “The High Tide Club,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The event will feature music for dancing and sing-alongs and a performance by juggler Jason Kollum. In case of rain, the program will move to Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Naperville’s Farmers Market is set for 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting June 2 at the 5th Avenue Station parking lot, 200 E. 5th Ave.

Online registration has closed, but walk-in registration is available from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Naperville Running Company, 34 W. Jefferson Ave. There will be no race-day registration.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham will talk about his book, “The Soul of America,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Science Center at North Central College, 131 S. Loomis St.

Exam Crams are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, and from noon to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

More than 20 vendors will be selling produce, baked goods, honey, flowers and more at the St. John’s Farmers Market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Ave.

The Naperville Park District is showing “The Parent Trap” as part of its free outdoor movie series, “A Night at the Movies,” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.

    This Week in Naperville
    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham will talk about his book, "The Soul of America," at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Science Center at North Central College, 131 S. Loomis St. Tickets are required to attend and include a copy of the book. For more information, go to www.andersonsbookshop.com.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 18

New farmer's market in Naperville to cater to city's south side

The Naperville Farmers Market, 200 E. Fifth Ave., will be open from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays from June 2 to Oct. 27.

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The 95th Street Farmers Market, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays from June 7 to Sept. 27.

The Farmers Market at St. John’s, 750 Aurora Ave., will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from May 30 to Sept. 19.

    New farmer's market in Naperville to cater to city's south side
    The 95th Street Library and the Naperville Park District are launching a new farmers market in June - the first to cater to Naperville's south side. The city has two other markets - the Naperville Farmers Market on 5th Avenue on Saturdays and the Farmers Market at St.
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