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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.
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4 days ago

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 15

This week in Naperville

Brightside Theatre will perform the musical “Hairspray” at 3 p.m. June 17 and 24 at 8 p.m. June 22 and 23 at North Central College’s Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter will host a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Jimmy’s Grill, 245 S. Washington St.

Molly Page, author of “100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die,” will give tips on seeing Chicago at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Municipal Band will present its free summer concert, “In the Good Ol’ Summertime,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

Author Deborah Reber will sign copies of her book, “Differently Wired,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

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American Eagle Productions will perform “Charlotte’s Web” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Helen Hawley, a carillonneur from Grand Rapids, Mich., is the featured guest performer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave.

The Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services, will host a mini Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the center, 1504 N. Naper Blvd.

Tickets are available at the shelter, 420 Industrial Dr., or at the door.

More than 100 artists will exhibit, sell or demonstrate at the 59th annual Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Fletcher Rockwell is the featured act for Naperville Park District’s “Concerts in Your Park” concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday June 24, at Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road.

    This week in Naperville
    Summer Place Theatre will perform the comedy "Bleacher Bums" at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the Naperville Central High School auditorium, 440 W. Aurora Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children. For more information, go to www.summerplacetheatre.org.
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Jun 15

Naperville Park District considering indoor pool possibilities

Both YMCA facilities in Naperville -- Kroehler at 34 S. Washington St. and Fry at 2120 95th St. -- include pools. But McGury said YMCA officials have been "pretty public" that the Kroehler facility "is going to close at some point."

    Naperville Park District considering indoor pool possibilities
    Respondents to a Naperville Park District survey ranked an indoor pool tops on their list of what they'd like to see at the future Southwest Community Park. But preliminary plans for the 33-acre park as approved by park commissioners do not include an indoor swimming option.
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Jun 15

This Week in Naperville

Brightside Theatre will perform the musical “Hairspray” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, in North Central College’s Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter will host a fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Jimmy’s Grill, 245 S. Washington St.

Molly Page, author of “100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die,” will give tips on seeing Chicago at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Municipal Band will present its free summer concert, “In the Good Ol’ Summertime,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

Author Deborah Reber will sign copies of her book, “Differently Wired,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

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American Eagle Productions will perform “Charlotte’s Web” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

Helen Hawley, a carillonneur from Grand Rapids, Mich., is the featured guest performer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave.

The Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services, will host a mini Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the center, 1504 N. Naper Blvd., Suite 120.

Tickets are available at the shelter, 420 Industrial Dr., or at the door.

More than 100 artists will exhibit, sell or demonstrate at the 59th annual Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Fletcher Rockwell is the featured act for Naperville Park District’s “Concerts in Your Park” concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday June 24, at Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road.

    This Week in Naperville
    Summer Place Theatre will perform the comedy "Bleacher Bums" at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the Naperville Central High School auditorium, 440 W. Aurora Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children. For more information, go to www.summerplacetheatre.org.
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Jun 14

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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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.
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Jun 12

Downtown Naperville Gift Cards!

...recipient) or purchased in person at Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce offices (Main Street Promenade, 55 S. Main Street, suite 351, above Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House), Pinot’s Palette (175 W. Jackson...

    Downtown Naperville Gift Cards! - Downtown Naperville
    Perfect for Teachers, Coaches & Grads! Want the perfect gift to honor teachers and grads and thank coaches? Downtown Naperville gift cards make the perfect gift! Available for purchase in any amount from $10-$500, Downtown Naperville allows them to choose over 150 downtown shops, spas or restaurants where they can use them!
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Jun 11

'A legend of Mount Prospect': Blind roller derby champion Sammy Skobel dies at 92

Friends are invited to celebrate Skobel's life from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Prospect's Brick City Tavern, 34 S. Main St. -- the site of the original Sammy Skobel's Hot Dogs Plus.

    'A legend of Mount Prospect': Blind roller derby champion Sammy Skobel dies at 92
    Sammy Skobel lost his eyesight in the beginning of his life. At the end, it was his memory. Yet neither setback stopped him from seizing on a life of love and family, roller derby and hot dogs, beating the odds and empowering the blind.
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Jun 11

'He was a legend of Mount Prospect;' Blind roller derby champion Sammy Skobel dies at 92

Friends are invited to celebrate Sammy's life from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Mount Prospect's Brick City Tavern, 34 S. Main St. -- the site of the original Sammy Skobel's Hot Dogs Plus.

    'He was a legend of Mount Prospect;' Blind roller derby champion Sammy Skobel dies at 92
    Sammy Skobel, the blind roller derby champion and longtime owner of Sammy Skobel's Hot Dogs Plus, has died at 92. Skobel died in his sleep Saturday at his Mount Prospect home, several years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, family members said Monday.
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Jun 08

This Week in Naperville

Brightside Theatre will perform the musical, “Hairspray,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1;, at 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Bestselling author Allison Pearson will sign copies of her latest book, “How Hard Can it Be?” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Municipal Band will present its free summer concert, “Family Night,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

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Naper Settlement is sponsoring its Hometown Picnic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Midwest Dueling Pianos will perform at Naperville Park District’s 14th annual “Concerts in Your Park” concert series, which begins at 7 p.m. Sunday June 10, at Queensbury Greens, 1520 Brookdale Road.

Carillonneurs from across the world will present an evening of free music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, as part of the Millennium Carillon Summer Recital series at 443 Aurora Ave.

A celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial featuring folk songs, stories and photos is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

    This Week in Naperville
    The Naperville Women's Triathlon, formerly the Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon, is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 10, starting at Centennial Beach, 500 Jackson St. The event features a half-mile swim, a 13.3-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. For more information, go to www.pem.events.
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Jun 05

Naperville, Wheaton municipal bands open summer seasons

The Naperville Municipal Band, an ensemble founded in 1859 that currently has about 90 musicians, will open its season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., titled "Another Opening, Another Show."

    Naperville, Wheaton municipal bands open summer seasons
    The Naperville and Wheaton municipal bands will launch their outdoor summer concert seasons Thursday with music under the stars and lights. The Naperville Municipal Band, an ensemble founded in 1859 that currently has about 90 musicians, will open its season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Central Park, 104 E.
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Jun 04

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Jun 01

Naperville ride brings biking's benefits to opioid recovery patients

Last year's Pathway2Home involved 12 Banyan patients who committed to weekly 10.5-mile bike rides on the Illinois Prairie Path, said David Tews, executive director of Banyan's treatment center at 50 S. Main St., Ssuite 290, in downtown Naperville.

    Naperville ride brings biking's benefits to opioid recovery patients
    Four people in recovery from opioid use got a free bicycle, helmet and safety gear last summer through a program that benefits from a fundraiser set to take place Sunday in Naperville. Organizers of the second Hero In Me bike ride say participants in last year's Pathway2Home program began treatment with little separation from their drug-using days and plenty of physical, mental and emotional challenges.
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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.
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May 28

Naperville, Lisle cancel Memorial Day parades due to extreme heat

Naperville parade organizers said the decision was made late Sunday evening and was announced on the parade website. Organizers asked people to attend a ceremony at 11 a.m. in central park, downtown at 104 E. Benton Ave.

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The Lisle parade was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Lisle Junior High School, 5211 Center Ave. Ross Bishop Memorial VFW Post 5696 hosts a parade and community picnic.

    Naperville, Lisle cancel Memorial Day parades due to extreme heat
    Memorial Day parades in Lisle and Naperville have been canceled due to extreme heat in the forecast today, organizers have said. Naperville parade organizers said the decision was made late Sunday evening and was announced on the parade website. Organizers asked people to attend a ceremony at 11 a.m.
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May 28

Naperville cancels Memorial Day parade due to extreme heat

The decision was made late Sunday evening. Organizers asked people to attend a ceremony at 11 a.m. in central park, downtown at 104 E. Benton Ave.

    Naperville cancels Memorial Day parade due to extreme heat
    Naperville's Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to extreme heat in the forecast today, according to a message on the parade website. Organizers asked people to attend a ceremony at 11 a.m. in central park, downtown at 104 E. Benton Ave. Today's high temperature is expected to reach into the 90s.
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May 28

Naperville Memorial Day Parade canceled due to heat; Memorial Day ceremony time changed to 11 a.m.

The Memorial Day ceremony in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., will still be held but the time has been moved up to 11 a.m.

    Naperville Memorial Day Parade canceled due to heat; Memorial Day ceremony time changed to 11 a.m.
    The Naperville Memorial Day Parade has been canceled "due to excessive heat," according to a new release sent by city of Naperville spokeswoman Linda LaCloche. The Memorial Day ceremony in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., will still be held but the time has been moved up to 11 a.m.
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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 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.
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May 24

Things to do around Naperville Memorial Day Weekend: May 25–28

Theatre at Meiley-Swallow, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Naperville, IL 60540

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Casey’s Foods – 124 W. Gartner Rd. Naperville, IL 60540

Ratio Hall (Wentz Science Center), 131 S. Loomis St. Naperville, IL 60540

    Things to do around Naperville Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-28 - Positively Naperville
    Friday Vinegar Tom- 7:30PM | $10 Theatre at Meiley-Swallow, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Naperville, IL 60540 North Central College offers five performances of the socially conscious musical "Vinegar Tom" at 7:30PM May 24-26 and 2PM. May 26-27 in the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow, 31 S. Ellsworth St.
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May 23

'They should always be remembered'

Where: Starts along Jackson Avenue at West Street; heads north on Washington Street; turns east on Benton Avenue, concludes in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

    'They should always be remembered'
    After the bands go by and the flags fly proud, a crowd smaller than the thousands who gather along downtown Naperville streets for the annual Memorial Day Parade assembles in Central Park. There, the Naperville Municipal Band plays and an invocation is made. A student gives a patriotic speech and a high school chorus sings.
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May 23

Memorial Day weekend brings fests, services and patriotic parades

...Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church parking lot. Ceremony after the parade in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. Free. napervillememorialdayparade.com...

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...Market: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, at 1341 Randolph St., Chicago. Kickoff for the 15th anniversary shopping fest. Market runs one weekend a month through...

...of the police department), St. Charles. There will be a ceremony behind the police station, 211 N. Riverside Ave. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside St. Charles Fire Station...

...case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside St. Charles Fire Station 1 at 112 N. Riverside Ave. The memorial service is led by (retired) Lt. Colonel Mark Powell and includes a keynote...

Hampshire Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, in downtown Hampshire. Parade steps off at Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St., and proceeds to Ralph Seyller Park, 400 E. Jefferson Ave. Ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Free. www.hampshireil.org.

...from Palombi Middle School, 133 McKinley Ave., and marches on Main Street to Lehmann Park, 89 Cedar Ave., for a memorial service with speakers and music from the Lakes High School band. Hot...

    Memorial Day weekend brings fests, services and patriotic parades
    Memorial Day weekend kicks off festival season in the suburbs, and the days ahead offer a mix of festive art fairs, patriotic parades and somber services. Four-Day Memorial Day Event: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 25; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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.
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May 16

This Week in Naperville

Author Amy Reichert will sign copies of her book, “The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go,” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Five performances of the musical “Vinegar Tom” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 24 to 26, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, in the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Research into ancestors who lived in the original 13 colonies before the Revolutionary War will be available in a program at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

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

A representative from Naperville Responds for Veterans will talk about local services provided to veterans in a seminar at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Drive.

Residents interested in offering feedback to proposed intersection improvements at 95th Street and Book Road can attend a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

    This Week in Naperville
    Hundreds of reenactors will participate in Civil War Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. A battle with cannons and a marching infantry will take place at 2:30 p.m. There will also be food, music and shopping for Civil War-era reproduction products.
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May 13

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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 10

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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.
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May 06

Springtime brings changes throughout downtown Naperville

...the day, but was closing for another owner to take over in the spot at 25 S. Washington Street...

    Springtime brings changes throughout downtown Naperville - Positively Naperville
    Above / Though slightly behind schedule, the merry month of May with days of warmer temperatures has brought the Naperville Riverwalk into blooming springtime beauty as it leads to downtown Naperville. Le Pain Quotidien is open on Washington at Jefferson! On Thurs., May 3, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Emily Ory, Naperville Area Chamber ...
    http://www.positivelynaperville.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 04

This Week in Naperville

The ArtsPower National Touring Theatre will perform “Are You My Mother?” for children at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

Bestselling author Mike Lupica will sign copies of his books, “The Half-Court Hero” and “The Missing Baseball,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Performers from five Naperville area high schools will compete in the 15th annual Battle of the Bands starting at 5 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

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A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter will host its 25th annual Makin’ Strides for Strays walkathon Sunday, May 6, at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Ave.

Naper Settlement will host the Happy Illinois Bicentennial Birthday Bash from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Century Memorial Chapel at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

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

Naperville Community Gardeners will host a plant sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Ron Ory Community Gardens, 811 S. West St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The annual Walk MS is set for Sunday, May 6, at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Court. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the walk steps off at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit services and research for people afflicted with multiple sclerosis. For more information, go to www.nationalmssociety.org.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 03

Seven Finalists to Compete in the Naperville Battle of the Bands on May 11

...and will be held outdoors at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, located at 104 E. Benton Ave. The community is welcome to attend and cheer on these talented musicians...

    Seven Finalists to Compete in the Naperville Battle of the Bands on May 11
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Seven Naperville area high school rock bands will compete in the 15th annual Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors Battle of the Bands, set for Friday, May 11 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The event is free and will be held outdoors at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, located at 104 E.
    http://www.chicagotribune.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 03

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: May 4-6

Meiley-Swallow Hall – 31 S. Ellsworth St. Naperville, Il 60540

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Knox Presbyterian Church – 1105 Catalpa Naperville, Il 60540

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

St. John United Church of Christ – 1190 Olesen Drive Naperville, IL 60540

    Things to do around Naperville this weekend: May 4-6 - Positively Naperville
    Friday North Central College presents 'Almost Living' - 7:30PM | $3-5 Meiley-Swallow Hall - 31 S. Ellsworth St. Naperville, Il 60540 North Central College presents a whimsical new musical "Almost Living" at 7:30PM May 3-5 and at 2PM May 6 in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.
    http://www.positivelynaperville.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 30

'Laughing Lincoln' sculpture coming to Naperville's Central Park

After her father's death, Wehrli and her siblings sought donations to Century Walk to help fund the $73,000 sculpture, which could cost a total of $100,000 with site work and installation in the park at 104 E. Benton Ave.

    'Laughing Lincoln' to grace Naperville's Central Park
    Picture Abe Lincoln. Now ditch the top hat and beard and imagine him younger, not so stern. That's the image of the nation's 16th president to be portrayed in a new piece of art being created for downtown Naperville, a sculpture called "Laughing Lincoln."
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 30

'Laughing Lincoln' to grace Naperville's Central Park

After her father's death, Wehrli and her siblings sought donations to Century Walk to help fund the $73,000 sculpture, which could cost a total of $100,000 with site work and installation in the park at 104 E. Benton Ave.

    'Laughing Lincoln' to grace Naperville's Central Park
    Picture Abe Lincoln. Now ditch the top hat and beard and imagine him younger, not so stern. That's the image of the nation's 16th president to be portrayed in a new piece of art being created for downtown Naperville, a sculpture called "Laughing Lincoln."
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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