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  • Naperville extends life of Ogden billboards

    Naperville extends life of Ogden billboards
    Two billboards on an Ogden Avenue property can stay put through 2015, following approval by the Naperville City Council Tuesday. "Frankly at this point I go east on Ogden Avenue … I don't even notice them," Councilman Bob Fieseler said. "It's...
  • William E. 'Bill' Young, 1935–2014

     William E. 'Bill' Young, 1935–2014
    Bill Young's introduction to wrestling began after he was involved in a little "scuffle" while a student at Thornton Township High School in Harvey in the 1950s. "They told him either we're going to call your parents, or you can join the wrestling team,...
  • Naperville distributing new recycling carts

     Naperville distributing new recycling carts
    Naperville is starting to roll out its new recycling carts to residents. Mayor George Pradel ceremoniously kicked off the arrival of the carts this week, distributing them to residents of the West Highlands neighborhood with the help of four young...
  • Last Fling wraps up summer in Naperville

    Last Fling wraps up summer in Naperville
    For nearly half a century, Naperville's Last Fling has marked the unofficial end of summer (sigh) on Labor Day Weekend. Running Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 this year, festivities take place along the Riverwalk and include free and ticketed concerts, food...
  • Naperville council backs new limits on bars

     Naperville council backs new limits on bars
    Naperville council members supported a handful of new regulations for bars Tuesday, including smaller drinks and not letting patrons enter right before closing time. While some called for bars to close earlier, council members indicated they would...
  • Sculpture celebrates work of humane society

    Sculpture celebrates work of humane society
    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Naperville Area Humane Society, a sculpture titled "Best Friends" was installed along the Riverwalk, east of Centennial Beach. People gathered Sunday afternoon as the welded figure of a dog and cat became the...
  • New Naper Settlement play area adds something for younger kids

    New Naper Settlement play area adds something for younger kids
    Naperville's outdoor history museum, Naper Settlement, has become more playful than ever with the addition of a new playground and splash pad set to open Aug. 17. The Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape had an informal opening...
  • Naperville attorney announces city council run

    Naperville attorney announces city council run
    Naperville attorney Kevin Coyne has announced he's running for one of eight seats on the City Council in next spring's election. Coyne, 38, has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission since 2010. He also previously served on the Fair Housing...
  • Naperville councilmen: Close bars earlier

     Naperville councilmen: Close bars earlier
    Last call could come earlier in Naperville as several councilmen are pushing for a change in bar hours. The move comes just over a week after a fatal crash in which a motorist accused of being intoxicated drove into a downtown quarry killing his two...
  • Naperville hosts 9/11 ceremony

    Naperville hosts 9/11 ceremony
    Naperville will commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a memorial ceremony Thursday along the Riverwalk. The event sponsored by the Naperville Exchange Club will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial behind the Naperville...
  • Naperville honors 9/11 victims

    Naperville honors 9/11 victims
    For months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Brian Hastings and others on recovery teams went to work every day with the somber mission of finding victims. "It was without a doubt one of the saddest places on earth to be, but it was something...