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  • 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 won't make exception for Rotary, Scullen school 5K events

     Naperville won't make exception for Rotary, Scullen school 5K events
    Proposed new running events in Naperville will have to wait until next year, after the City Council this week decided it would not make an exception for groups that applied after the deadline. By a vote of 4-4, councilmen Tuesday evening fell short of...
  • Naperville mayor celebrates successes during annual speech

    Naperville mayor celebrates successes during annual speech
    Good financial management, effective employees, partnerships and other factors make Naperville "strong and getting stronger,"" Mayor George Pradel said during his annual state of the city address Monday.. For the 19th consecutive year, Pradel...
  • Naperville officials back city manager disciplined for 'off-color' joke

     Naperville officials back city manager disciplined for 'off-color' joke
    Naperville's elected officials are standing behind City Manager Doug Krieger, saying his reprimand for making an inappropriate joke does not shake their confidence in his leadership. "If he hadn't admitted it was probably a poor judgment that might have...
  • Naperville rejects changes to council salaries

    Naperville rejects changes to council salaries
    Naperville officials have decided not to make sweeping changes to future city councilmen's salaries and health benefits following months of debate and accusations of political grandstanding. After rejecting two proposed changes Tuesday, councilmen wound...
  • Naperville welcomes Chinese consul general

    Naperville welcomes Chinese consul general
    Naperville leaders welcomed a Chinese official to the city this week with the aim of strengthening cultural and economic ties. Mayor George Pradel on Tuesday named Chinese Consul General Zhao Weiping an honorary citizen. "The city of Naperville...
  • Topgolf plans Naperville location

    Topgolf plans Naperville location
    Topgolf is taking a swing at building a three-story driving range and restaurant on Naperville's far northwest side. The company scored approval for a late-night liquor permit from the city's Liquor Commission on Thursday, a key step for the high-tech...
  • Naper Settlement building gets new identity

    Naper Settlement building gets new identity
    After four decades, the small white building on Naper Settlement's museum grounds has a new identity. What was long known as the Murray House has been transformed into the Hobson Law Office after researchers discovered new information about the...
  • Naperville OKs Riverwalk extension

    Naperville OKs Riverwalk extension
    Naperville will extend the boundary of the Riverwalk south to Martin Avenue, but shovels won't be hitting the ground any time soon. The City Council gave its approval to the extension for planning purposes, but also agreed with Councilman Grant Wehrli's...