Jan 10

Naperville parks offer preschool info session

• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.;

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• 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St.; and

    Naperville parks offer preschool info session
    Parents are invited to learn more about the Naperville Park District's preschool programs at an upcoming Preschool Information Night. The session will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 10

Man Tries To Steal Cop’s Service Weapon With BB Gun

About 5 p.m. Dec. 26, Edward Prado drove a stolen vehicle to the Waukegan Police Department at 101 N. West St. and approached an officer who was sitting in his squad, according to Waukegan police.

    Man Tries To Steal Cop's Service Weapon With BB Gun
    (CBS) - A 27-year-old man who was hospitalized last month after being shot by a Waukegan police officer has been charged with threatening the officer with a BB gun as he attempted to steal his service weapon. About 5 p.m. Dec. 26, Edward Prado drove a stolen vehicle to the Waukegan Police Department at 101 N.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 08

Naperville Park District Preschool Information Nights Offered Jan. 11 and 18

• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Ave. • 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th St.

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• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Ave. • 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th St.

    Naperville Park District Preschool Information Nights Offered Jan. 11 and 18
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Parents are invited to learn more about the Naperville Park District's preschool programs at one of two identical Preschool Information Nights. The first will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11 at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center and the second will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 03

Elmhurst restaurant owner joins chamber's Hall of Fame

A chamber member since 1986, Island is owns The Silverado Grill at 447 Spring Road.

    Elmhurst restaurant owner joins chamber's Hall of Fame
    Elmhurst restaurateur Jack Island will be honored as the 2017 inductee into the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry Civic Hall of Fame. Island will become the Hall of Fame's 26th member during an induction ceremony at the chamber's 99th Annual Awards Gala and 100th Birthday Bash from 5 to 9 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Dec 27

Waukegan cop shoots man who threatened him

The officer was sitting in his squad car outside the police department at 101 N. West St. around 5 p.m. Tuesday when he was approached by a man in his 20s who drew the gun and threatened the officer, Cmdr. Joe Florip said.

    Waukegan cop shoots man who threatened him
    A Waukegan police officer shot a man who was threatening him with what appeared to be a black semiautomatic handgun but turned out to be a BB gun, authorities said Wednesday. The officer was sitting in his squad car outside the police department at 101 N. West St. around 5 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Dec 23

Naperville Park District Releases Draft of Proposed 2018 Budget

...at http://www.napervilleparks.org/about/finances/cafrbudgettreasurersreport, at the Park District Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Ave. and at the Fort Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive...

    Naperville Park District Releases Draft of Proposed 2018 Budget
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | A draft of the Naperville Park District's proposed 2018 Budget is now available for public review at http://www.napervilleparks.org/about/finances/cafrbudgettreasurersreport, at the Park District Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Ave. and at the Fort Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 22

This week in Naperville

The Naperville Park District will host its Family Bingo and Pizza at noon Dec. 28 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.

Teenagers can play traditional lawn games such as bean bag toss, bocce ball and ladder golf from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Grinch Hunt Wrap-Up Party, featuring activities, raffles and a chance to meet the Grinch, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Naperville's Millennium Carillon will be the site of two New Year's Eve countdowns on Dec. 31 at Moser Tower, 443 Aurora Ave.

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The DuPage Children's Museum will host its family-oriented New Year's Eve party from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 31 at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

    This week in Naperville
    Nature Discovery Days featuring "Illinois Mammals," are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 to Dec. 29 at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. Participants can touch animal pelts and antlers, play games, make crafts and more. No advanced registration is required. For more information, go to www.napervilleparks.org.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 22

Just add snow

...The following ice rinks will be lighted and open until 10 p.m.: Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave.; Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Road; Commissioners Park, 3704 111th St. The fourth and...

...May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr., and Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill, 401 Aurora Ave. napervilleparks.org/facilitieslist/wintersportsfacilities...

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...and open until 10 p.m.: Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave.; Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Road; Commissioners Park, 3704 111th St. The fourth and fifth rinks, located at Gartner Park at...

...p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. and has concessions. Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave., Brook Crossings, 1015 95th St., Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Road, Gartner Park, 524...

...has concessions. Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave., Brook Crossings, 1015 95th St., Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Road, Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road, May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr., and...

...Ave., Brook Crossings, 1015 95th St., Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Road, Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road, May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr., and Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill...

...Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Road, Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road, May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr., and Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill, 401 Aurora Ave. napervilleparks.org/facilitieslist/wintersportsfacilities...

    Just add snow
    Even though it's winter, you don't have to stay inside. In fact, winter is a great time to experience another side of nature. Dr. Pete Schubel, medical director of Edward Plainfield Emergency Department and co-medical director of the Edward ICU, said movement is important to all facets of health.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 22

Curbed Cup Elite Eight results! West Loop and Fulton Market knocked out

The Final Four neighborhoods are here, and all top four seeds nearly made it through. In the last match up, No. 7 Uptown pulled out all the stops to knock out the No. 2 West Loop and Fulton Market which was a bit of a surprise.

    Curbed Cup Elite Eight results are here! West Loop and Fulton Market knocked out
    The Final Four neighborhoods are here, and all top four seeds nearly made it through. In the last match up, No. 7 Uptown pulled out all the stops to knock out the No. 2 West Loop and Fulton Market which was a bit of a surprise.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Dec 22

Naperville News Digest

The administration building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., will be closed Monday and Tuesday and Jan. 1. It will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 29.

The Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., and the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St., will be open until noon for scheduled programs Sunday and Dec. 31. It will be closed Monday and Tuesday and Jan. 1 and open Wednesday through Dec. 30 for scheduled programs only.

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The Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., and the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St., will be open until noon for scheduled programs Sunday and Dec. 31. It will be closed Monday and Tuesday and Jan. 1 and open Wednesday through Dec. 30 for scheduled programs only.

The Naperville Fire Department is sponsoring the Everyday Hero Holiday Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Safety Town, 1320 Aurora Ave.

    Naperville News Digest
    Some Naperville Park District facilities will be closed or operating on a different schedule for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The administration building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Dec.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 12

Park District skating, sledding and snowboarding locations ready for season

Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave.

Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill, 441 Aurora Ave.

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Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Rd.

The District offers one location exclusively for snowboarding: Weigand Riverfront Park at 2436 S. Washington St (no sleds are allowed on this hill).

Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.

Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Rd.

Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Rd.

May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr.

    Park District skating, sledding and snowboarding locations ready for season - Positively Naperville
    Above / When the temperature dips into the teens, skating rinks for hockey and recreation are attractive in Centennial Park adjacent to the Riverwalk, just off Jackson Avenue west of downtown Naperville. Glorious sunshine on New Year's Day 2017 created the perfect setting to practice hockey shots.
    http://www.positivelynaperville.com

Dec 11

Naperville Park District Skating, Sledding and Snowboarding Locations for 2017-18

• Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill, 441 Aurora Ave.

• Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave.

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...District sled hills. The District offers one location exclusively for snowboarding: Weigand Riverfront Park at 2436 S. Washington St (no sleds are allowed on this hill...

• Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.

• Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Rd.

• Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Rd.

• May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr.

• Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Rd.

    Naperville Park District Skating, Sledding and Snowboarding Locations for 2017-18
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Naperville Park District offers opportunities to enjoy winter sports at a number of locations throughout the community. Sled hills and skating areas will open for the winter 2017-2018 season when weather conditions allow. The Riverwalk Café will open for sledding on Rotary Hill with varying hours, depending on sledding conditions.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 11

Woodstock bed and breakfast in 'Groundhog Day' movie sold

The home at 344 Fremont St. has reopened as the Cherry Tree In B & B. Lori and George Miarecki are the new owners of the establishment that they purchased for $695,000.

    Woodstock bed and breakfast in 'Groundhog Day' movie sold
    The B&B in Woodstock made famous in the movie "Groundhog Day" where Bill Murray woke every morning to relive the day over and over has been sold. The home at 344 Fremont St. has reopened as the Cherry Tree In B & B.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Dec 08

Naperville News Digest

Donations can be made to the Ecumenical Adult Care at 305 W. Jackson Ave., on the center's Facebook page or at www.ecumenicalcenter.weebly.com.

    Naperville News Digest
    The Naperville YMCA and the Naperville Park District will host the 34th annual Christmas luncheon for senior citizens who may otherwise be alone on Christmas. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. Interested seniors must make reservations by Dec.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 24

Naperville cops: 3 cars stolen, 9 burglarized on Thanksgiving

...Harlowe Lane. Vehicle burglaries and damage were reported in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road, 600 block of Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block...

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...the 600 block of Jackson Avenue, the 700 block of South Julian Street and the 500 block of Harlowe Lane. Vehicle burglaries and damage were reported in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road, 600 block...

...and the 500 block of Harlowe Lane. Vehicle burglaries and damage were reported in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road, 600 block of Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block...

...Brookdale Road, 600 block of Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek...

...Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice...

...800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice Circle and 100 block of West Bailey Road...

...block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice Circle and 100 block of West Bailey Road...

...of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice Circle and 100 block of West Bailey Road...

    Three cars stolen, dozen more burglarized, damaged on Thanksgiving, Naperville police say
    Naperville police say three cars were stolen and more than a dozen either burglarized or damaged on Thanksgiving.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 24

Three cars stolen, dozen more burglarized, damaged on Thanksgiving, Naperville police say

...Harlowe Lane. Vehicle burglaries and damage were reported in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road, 600 block of Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block...

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...the 600 block of Jackson Avenue, the 700 block of South Julian Street and the 500 block of Harlowe Lane. Vehicle burglaries and damage were reported in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road, 600 block...

...and the 500 block of Harlowe Lane. Vehicle burglaries and damage were reported in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road, 600 block of Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block...

...Brookdale Road, 600 block of Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek...

...Stevens Street, 100 and 400 blocks of Robin Hill Drive, 800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice...

...800 block of Lilac Lane, 400 block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice Circle and 100 block of West Bailey Road...

...block of Aspen Court, 1800 block of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice Circle and 100 block of West Bailey Road...

...of Freedom Drive, 1300 block of Bent Creek Court, 2000 block of Spice Circle and 100 block of West Bailey Road...

    Three cars stolen, dozen more burglarized, damaged on Thanksgiving, Naperville police say
    Naperville police say three cars were stolen and more than a dozen either burglarized or damaged on Thanksgiving.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 23

Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs

...the Bartlett History Museum: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Bartlett village hall, 228 S. Main St. Bring your wish lists and camera to capture the moment with the jolly old soul...

Bensenville Santa's Brunch at White Pines: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, 500 W. Jefferson. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet breakfast, including kid-favorite dishes, holiday crafts and visits with Santa. (630) 766-0304, ext. 2. whitepinesgolf.com.

...1 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Shields Elementary, 85 S. Main St., holiday craft/vendor show, as well as Cookies With Mrs. Santa and children's crafts...

Wauconda Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Wauconda Park District community Center, 600 N. Main St. After a day of activities on Main street starting at 2 p.m., Santa will...

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Elk Grove Village Tree Lighting and Concert: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, village green, 901 Wellington Ave. Tree lighting and concert by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Cookies, hot chocolates and refreshments. Santa and his elves will follow 5:30 tree lighting. For information, www.elkgrove.com.

...Storytime: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Garden Terrace Banquets at the Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. A magical evening with holiday entertainment. Story time with Mrs. Claus. Crafts and hot chocolate...

...Mistletoe Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St. Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event. In addition to...

Hanover Park Tree-lighting Ceremony: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, village hall, 2121 W. Lake St.. Entertainment and refreshments. A special guest "flips the switch" to light up the village. Free. www.hpil.org/Our-Community/Village-Events.aspx.

Libertyville Tree lighting: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave.. After the tree lighting, Santa arrives around 7 p.m. Visit www.libertyville.com.

Lisle Santa Train: 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lisle metra station, 1000 Front St. Santa Train leaves at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Join Santa and costumed characters for a trip to Chicago's Union Station and back. $18. (630) 769-1000 or www.facebook.com/TheLislePolarExpressTrain.

...Race: 8:30--11 a.m. Sunday Dec. 3, Streamwood Park District, Hoosier Grove Park, 700 W. Irving Park Road. A 2.5-mile trek along the paved path to Aquarius Park and back to...

...and Menorah Lighting: 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive. Mayor Roger Byrne will flip the switch to light the holiday tree. Enjoy hot chocolate...

    Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs
    Even though Santa is getting ready for Christmas Eve, he seems to be just about everywhere nowadays. How? We don't know. But at the Daily Herald, we put together a list where you can find Kriss Kringle in the suburbs. The hot event?
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 23

It's the most wonderful time of the year: Naperville holiday roundup

...Sponsored by Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise. No charge for admission. The Settlement is at 523 S. Webster Ave. For more information, go to www.naperlights.com...

...must be purchased in advance and in person at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Main St., Monday throught Friday. Payment is cash or check only...

...m. Dec. 11 for ages 3 to 12 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Participants will design outfits and seasonal jewelry for their American Girl or other similar-sized...

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...Toy Shop" — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1 at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The AlphaBet Soup Productions show follows a group of life-sized toys that set out...

•Naperville Garden Club's Cup of Cheer Holiday Market — noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at North Central College's Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. No charge. For more information, go to napervillegardenclub.org.

•Quick Holiday Appetizers — 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Naperville Park District's 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St., Cost is $42 for residents; $63 for nonresidents Register at www.napervilleparks.org.

...and 2 p.m. Dec. 9-10 at North Central College's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The Organic Theater Company's comedy explores how Ebeneezer Scrooge's late business partner Jacob...

    It's the most wonderful time of the year: Naperville holiday roundup
    With the Christmas season getting under way Friday, there will be no shortage of ways to get your holilday cheer on in Naperville. Here are some events we know are already planned: *Naper Lights - Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 at Naper Settlement. Hours are 4:30 to 7 p.m.
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