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  • When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife

    When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife
    Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest. But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Walgreens wants to sell liquor in Naperville

     Walgreens wants to sell liquor in Naperville
    Walgreens could start selling liquor in its 10 Naperville stores if the city grants its request to amend city codes. But some officials are concerned about adding so many licenses and that changing codes could bring requests from even more businesses....
  • Councilmen want answers on downtown Naperville sound system

     Councilmen want answers on downtown Naperville sound system
    A proposal to install a sound system in Naperville's downtown struck the wrong chord with some councilmen. Officials say they aren't willing to move forward with plans for the system until they get more of their questions answered. "Right now it...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Spruced up animal shelter reopens in Naperville

    Spruced up animal shelter reopens in Naperville
    More than a dozen people attended a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the reopening of the Naperville Area Humane Society on Diehl Road, which recently was renovated. Boyd, a two-year-old Bluetick Coonhound dog, is now kept in a new kennel, one that...
  • 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...