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Positively Naperville’s new website offers many N. E. W. S. features


Over the past several months Positively Naperville has been diligently digitizing content to bring readers daily updates of all the things that make Naperville a truly great place.

In March, a new website was launched, bringing PN into the smart phone and tablet age. The website features dynamic responsive design — it formats accordingly to respective electronic device and screen size. Content is easy to navigate and the most recent local headlines are nested together on the front page.

In May, the site obtained inclusion in the Google News Feed. Readers can search the keyword Naperville in Google and then click on the News tab to see all the latest Naperville news.

Traditional newspaper print is limited to pages and column inches, but the digital world is theoretically infinite. The site offers many additional pictures, articles, and community events from what are in the printed paper. The site helps to keep readers informed in-between issues.

The site is built on WordPress utilizing open source software in the spirit of America’s favorite idea–sharer Benjamin Franklin. Many of America’s news sites are built on WordPress, including the New York Times and CNN. The open source movement allows for design and ideas to be shared in a highly cost effective manner.

The website displays best in a modern internet browser like Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome. Download one for free at www.mozilla.org or www.google.com/chrome. Some of the design elements have limited compatibility with AOL and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Latest N. E. W. S.

For the Latest N. E. W. S., happenings, stories and local lore visit the Latest N. E. W. S. page daily. Many stories and notifications from the City of Naperville and Park District are published too.

The Culture / Arts pages keep readers informed of Naperville cultural happenings including events at North Central College, Naper Settlement, and local restaurants. Information on concerts, theater, festivals and exhibits can be found here too.

Service Organizations

A special section shares the latest news from Naperville’s service clubs and veteran organizations, including Rotary, Exchange, Lions, Kiwanis, Jaycees, Womans’ Clubs, VFW, Operation Support our Troops and American Legion.

Our Government pages include a government guide with links and listings of civic organizations, local election information, and City news. There is also a School News page which helps to keep readers informed about School Districts 203 & 204 for the upcoming school year.

New community calendar and events pages now make it easy for readers to find local event listings which are searchable and sortable by date. Readers and organizations can also submit events via an online page.

Stories and events can be easily shared via any social media platform by clicking on the share icons below each story or event. Readers can also add their comments at the bottom of each story.

PN’s columnists are now online, too. Readers can find their favorite local commentary on the Columns page. There are also listings of area job resources and articles of local businesses in the Local Business pages.

Locally Biased Polls

PN welcomes readers to visit often as more features, content and all the things that make Naperville a great place are added. PN already has several things in the works including a Locally Biased Poll. Currently, visitors can answer — What is the Greatest Chicago movie of all time? The answer will be published in next month.

Thanks for reading. PN values your time as we know you have many news choices and media sources.

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PN Ombudsman
An ombudsman is Scandinavian in origin dating back to Viking times; and refers to a community representative; usually acting independently on behalf of an organization, body of elected officials, or civic group. Thanks Scandinavia for inventing ombudsman.