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3 days ago

Fox Valley police reports

• A toolbox containing various tools, valued about $1,000 total, was reported stolen June 6 out of a Dundee Township Park District truck parked at 21 N. Washington St.

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• A resident on the 400 block of Blackhawk Avenue reported June 8 that someone drove a vehicle in circles on his lawn and damaged the apple tree in his front yard.

    Fox Valley police reports
    Carmen Segovia, 31, of Elgin was charged Sunday with retail theft, Carpentersville records show. She is accused of stealing $73 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Lake Marian Road. * Marisol Zavala-Hernandez, 37, of Carpentersville was charged Saturday with retail theft, police said. She is accused of stealing $36 worth of merchandise from Walmart.
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5 days ago

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.
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Jun 11

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Jun 05

3 men shot, 1 fatally, in empty lot in Lawndale

...morning on Chicago's West SideThree men were standing in a empty lot in the 400-block of West 5th Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood around 2:50 a.m. when police said four...

    3 men shot, 1 fatally, in empty lot in Lawndale
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE A 21-year-old man was killed and two other men were wounded in a shooting early Tuesday morning on Chicago's West Side Three men were standing in a empty lot in the 400-block of West 5th Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood around 2:50 a.m.
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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.
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May 21

2 residents, 4 firefighters treated for smoke inhalation at scene of Naperville house fire

Firefighters were called about 5:30 p.m. for a fire on a second-floor balcony of a coach house attached to a single-family residence in the 200 block of West Benton Street, according to a fire department news release.

    2 residents, 4 firefighters treated for smoke inhalation at scene of Naperville house fire
    Two residents and four firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene of a Sunday house fire in Naperville, the Naperville Fire Department said.
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May 21

Officials: Naperville fire started on coach house balcony

A resident called 911 about 5:28 p.m. to report a fire at her home in the 200 block of West Benton Street, according to the Naperville Fire Department. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the second-floor balcony of the coach house, which is attached to the single-family residence.

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Meanwhile, assisting fire agencies responded to an appliance fire at a Naperville apartment building in the 700 block of Greenwood Circle, officials said. Crews were able to extinguish the burning appliance with minimal damage, and the unit remained habitable.

    Officials: Naperville fire started on coach house balcony
    Two residents and four police officers were treated for smoke inhalation Sunday at the scene of a Naperville coach house fire, authorities said. A resident called 911 about 5:28 p.m. to report a fire at her home in the 200 block of West Benton Street, according to the Naperville Fire Department.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 18

3 Naperville women from same graduating class are turning 100 this year

The Woesthoffs sold the farm after Malinda’s brother, Carl, died in a farm accident in 1941, and they family moved to 516 N. Washington St.

Sable said her mom met her father at a dance. He owned a tool and die shop that he sold after World War II, and the couple moved to 524 N. Webster St., where they raised their family.

    3 Naperville women from same graduating class are turning 100 this year
    Members of the Class of 2018 who walk the stage Monday at their Naperville School District 203 commencement ceremonies aren't the only graduates reflecting on their high school years.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 11

This Week in Naperville

Author Kathleen Rooney will sign copies of her book “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Western Suburban Great Strides 5K to raise money for cystic fibrosis will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 320 W. Jackson Ave.

The DuPage Children’s Museum is hosting two Tiny Great Performances at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

The band 10,000 Maniacs will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

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The Naperville Public Library's community knit, crochet and needlecraft group will be working to create items for the DuPage Animal Shelter from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

A six-week free writer’s workshop, “Life Writing for Pleasure or Profit” will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 16 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane.

Bike Bald’s 24-hour annual fitness event to raise money for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses will take place from 5 a.m. Saturday, May 19 through 5 a.m. Sunday, May 20 at 360 Fit, 1807 S. Washington St.

Hundreds of reenactors will participate in Civil War Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The Naperville Youth Symphony will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. More information is at www.thebachacademy.org/. The Naperville Public Library's community knit, crochet and needlecraft group will be working to create items for the DuPage Animal Shelter from 3 p.m.
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May 09

Temporary train exhibit rolls into DuPage Children's Museum

Celebrating its arrival will be Train Day events during museum hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 301 N. Washington St.

    Temporary train exhibit rolls into DuPage Children's Museum
    When curious eyes gaze out the window of the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville, they might catch a glimpse of a passing Metra or freight train, traveling along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line to or from Chicago. Soon, kids won't have to turn their attention outside the museum for a look at a train.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 06

In the footsteps of Ronald Reagan, the only president born in Illinois

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    In the footsteps of Ronald Reagan, the only president born in Illinois
    Most people know about the Great Chicago Fire, but there's a lot more to Illinois history than that. Native American settlements thousands of years old, the battle over slavery, the transfer of influence from southern to northern Illinois, wars and riots, the gangsters and politicians and artists and athletes that shaped our state all are part of a yearlong series of articles to mark Illinois' bicentennial.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 03

From farmland to 'global terminal': A visual history of O'Hare International Airport

Construction on the 11,245-foot-long runway, named 9 Center/27 Center, begins in August 2016.

    From farmland to 'global terminal': A visual history of O'Hare International Airport
    This time capsule of travel through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport captures the experiences of travelers and airport employees from the initial development of the site through the years it was recognized as being the world's busiest airport.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 02

Live music, food trucks at Aurora's First Fridays May 4

• SciTech, 18 W. Benton St., hosts "Play, Learn, Connect" with SPARK Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration from 6 to 8 p.m.

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...From 6 to 8:30 p.m., Waubonsee Community College Aurora Downtown campus library, 18 S. River St., is open with a ceramics show and sale plus a pottery throwing demonstration and Waubonsee...

• Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St., celebrates Aurora matriarch Marie Wilkinson's birthday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Live music, food trucks at Aurora's First Fridays May 4
    The force will be strong in downtown Aurora on May 4. Live music, food trucks and art openings are all part of the First Fridays lineup that welcomes "Star Wars" fans to celebrate. Although nothing official is planned, the night gives a nod to "May the 4th be with you," the movie's annual day of fandom.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 30

Biggest food truck fest in Aurora history set for downtown

SciTech, 18 W. Benton St., hosts “Play, Learn, Connect” with SPARK Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration — 6 to 8 p.m.

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Waubonsee Community College Aurora Downtown campus library, 18 S. River St., will be open with a ceramics show and sale plus a pottery throwing demonstration and...

Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St., celebrates Aurora matriarch Marie Wilkinson’s birthday — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Biggest food truck fest in Aurora history set for downtown
    The biggest food truck festival in Aurora's history, with nearly 30 vendors, is set for Friday downtown. The third annual festival will begin at 5 p.m. "This event started as sort of a block party with about a dozen trucks, and last year we had just under 20 trucks," said Marissa Amoni, event coordinator for Aurora Downtown, an organization of downtown business and property owners.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 26

DuPage Children's Museum volunteer makes a difference

Volunteers such as Dumford become part of the museum's effort to ignite the full learning potential of children through hands-on play. The museum, 301 N. Washington St. near downtown Naperville, offers a variety of opportunities that match best with a volunteer's passion and skills.

    DuPage Children's Museum volunteer makes a difference
    Dave Dumford began volunteering at the DuPage Children's Museum in November 2001 at the suggestion of his daughter. You know, something to keep dad busy. Now, 16 years later, Dumford has logged 10,000 hours of service to the museum and his engineering background has proved to be an enormous asset.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 24

Calumet trustee faces primary challenge from Gary councilwoman

“We have become more efficient,” said Robinson who said she installed a new data program and retrained case managers in the system. She said she also sold surplus equipment and property, demolishing a blighted building at 35 E. 5th Ave.

    Calumet trustee faces primary challenge from Gary councilwoman
    Issues over spending, poor relief assistance and transparency dominate the testy Democratic May 8 primary contest between Calumet Township Trustee Kimberly Robinson and challenger, Gary City Councilwoman LaVetta Sparks-Wade. On the Republican side, there's no one on the ballot. Both women are Gary natives.
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Apr 23

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Apr 20

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

    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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