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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 unveils prescription drug drop boxes

    Naperville unveils prescription drug drop boxes
    Disposing of unused medication now will be less of a pill in Naperville. The city unveiled new drop boxes Tuesday that allow residents to get rid of drugs in 11 locations, most of which are available around the clock. "Unused or expired medication...