| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Many police departments will be focused on catching drunken drivers this weekend, but one group is recognizing those like Naperville that make it a priority year-round.
For the fourth straight year, Naperville logged the second highest number of...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Orland Park police touted a reduction in crime in its 2013 annual report, but it also drew attention to a statistic that jumped 3,450 percent in two years: the number of people police brought to hospitals or mental health facilities for evaluation for...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The state’s felony hazing law withstood a constitutional challenge today in a case involving an NIU student who authorities said died after drinking too much alcohol at a pledge party.
The law prohibiting hazing is not overly broad or so vague...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Three years after becoming the first couple in DuPage County to obtain a civil union license, Roseann Szalkowski and Barb McMillan became the first same-sex couple in the county to marry Monday.
While officially becoming spouses won't change much in...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:27 AM
A variety of free concerts offer Naperville residents plenty of summertime fun.
"Keeping the events free of charge allows participants to attend on the spur of the moment, to bring the whole family and to invite others to join them," said Sue Omanson,...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Naperville native Vanessa DiBernardo was a Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient. The soccer star from the University of Illinois won the award, which recognizes athletic and academic accomplishments. Only 24 of the 8,000-plus Big Ten athletes win the award....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
There's a new way to train your dog, and it has nothing to do with obedience school.
Amtrak on Monday announced a six-month pilot project to allow small dogs and cats aboard its trains between Chicago and Quincy. The furry traveling companions won't get...
| Jun 9, 2014
Michael Riley Wegrzyn brought a love of teaching, science and the environment to his students at high schools in Naperville and Aurora, where he taught for a decade.
"Students always responded positively to Mike," said Jeff Schmela, a fellow science...
| May 11, 2014
Construction started on almost 5,000 new homes in the Chicago area in the 12 months that ended in March, but two of the top five communities weren't even in Illinois.
They were a short drive away, depending on traffic, in St. John and Crown Point, Ind....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:27 PM
A Joliet man has been arrested on charges he cyberstalked a Naperville woman.
Police launched an investigation into Paul Hantel, 37, last October after a cyberstalking complaint from his ex-girlfriend, according to a police news release.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station.
'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...