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Above / Interested residents are welcomed to attend a special Community Open House from 6:30 to 8:30PM May 16 to view proposed concepts for redevelopment of the old Nichols Library.  (PN Photo May 14, 2017)

In case you missed them… a few things featured earlier that might interest you now…

Community Open House will present proposed concepts for old Nichols Library redevelopment / 6:30-8:30PM May 16

Naperville’s first public library was built with a gift to the city from James L. Nichols upon his death in 1895.

Developer Dwight Avram will host a Community Open House from 6:30 to 8:30PM on Tues., May 16, from to present design options for the proposed redevelopment of 110 S. Washington Street, once the site of the Nichols Library.

The Open House will be held at the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Conference Room located in Main Street Promenade at 55 S. Main Street, in Downtown Naperville.  The conference room is located on the third floor on the west end (Webster Street side) of the building.

For other details about open house and proposed plans, click here.

For info from residents and former residents who seek other solutions to save the historic building, click here.

 Did you know? On this day in history, May 16, 1929… Inspired by Louis B. Mayer, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave out its first awards, previously announced, during a dinner party for some 270 individuals held in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. During the drama of it all, comedic actor, writer and director Charlie Chaplin received his first of two honorary Oscars. Chaplin’s second Oscar was in 1971. Wings won best picture. These days,  Oscar night usually is held in late February or early March.

Naperville City Council meets / 7PM May 16

The Pollinator Station, a garden of native prairie plants, including milkweed to attract monarch butterflies, is growing beautifully at the Naperville Municipal Center.

The Naperville City Council meets at 7PM in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Residents can address the Council with issues of concern regarding agenda items. They also can speak on issues that do not appear on the agenda under public forum at the beginning of every meeting. Public comments from any individual are limited to three minutes per agenda item. Residents are asked to sign up prior to the meeting to speak.

The nine-member City Council is comprised of the mayor and eight council members elected at large, each with one vote.

On April 30, 2017, Mayor Steve Chirico and the City Council welcomed one new member, Benny White, during the swearing in of the re-elected members Judy Brodhead, Kevin Coyne and John Krummen. Other city council members are Patty Gustin, Paul Hinterlong, Rebecca Boyd-Obarski and Becky Anderson.

The City Council is scheduled to meet at 7PM on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Meetings are broadcast on government access cable TV (Ch. 6 – WOW, Ch. 10 – Comcast, Ch. 99 – AT&T) and saved in the City’s archive.

For the May 16 City Council agenda, click here.

Right / Brush collection progress can be tracked through interactive map on City website. Meanwhile, be prepared to place brush in bunches with cut ends toward the curb. (PN Photo May 15, 2017)

2017 Curbside Brush Collection now in progress

 The City of Naperville’s 2017 curbside bulk brush collection program began the week of May 15. This program is an opportunity to dispose of large quantities of unbundled branches and tree trimmings at no cost.

Homes with garbage collection on this day

Must place brush on parkway by

For collection one time during the week of


May 14

May 15-19


May 21

May 22-26


May 29

May 30 – June 2


June 4

June 5-9


June 11

June 12-16

For complete details about brush collection, click here

Phase two of Wolf’s Crossing road configuration now in progress / weather permitting 

Allow extra time for detours.

A three-day closure of Wolf’s Crossing Road between the CN Railroad line and 248th Avenue began Monday, May 15, and will last approximately three days,  pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Crews will begin work to construct a temporary connection to attach the new north-south extension of Wolf’s Crossing Road, constructed during the first six weeks of the project, to the existing east-west section. The section of Wolf’s Crossing road between the CN Railroad line and 248th Avenue will be inaccessible to all traffic until work is complete. Upon completion of the temporary connection, traffic will begin using the new configuration and the section of Wolf’s Crossing Road from the new connection east to 248th Avenue will be closed permanently.

For more details about road construction work just south and west of 95th Street, click here.

Local group will host free enterprise forum / 6-8PM May 17

The Free Enterprise Forum of Naperville, a local chapter of the international Bastiat Society, will host its next meeting from 6 to 8PM on Wed., May 17, 2017, at Colbert Custom Framing in Naperville.

“Peace through Prosperity” will be presented by Bastiat Society President and CEO Brad DeVos.

The presentation will be from 6:40 to 7:30PM, followed by Q & A and conversation.

The nonpartisan Free Enterprise Forum of Naperville is open to anyone who wants to learn, exchange thoughtful ideas about private enterprise and free market economies while adapting to a changing world and seeking solutions.

To help plan for limited seating, advance reservations are requested by emailing info@fefnaper.org.

Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing is located at 1283 S Naper Blvd.

For more info, visit FEFNaper.org where individuals also can RSVP.

For the original post with a brief bio of Brad DeVos, click here.

Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS) Dinner / 6:30PM May 18 

The 2017 Citizens Appreciate Public Safety nominations for the Naperville Police Department were accepted until mid-April. Award recipients will be honored as part of the CAPS awards dinner at 6:30PM on Thursday, May 18, in the Pavilion at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave.

To check limited and last-minute availability of tickets ($30 each), call the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6672.

For more information on CAPS, visit www.naperville.il.us/caps. To submit a nomination, visit www.napervillecaps.com or send the nomination in the form of a letter to CAPSNaperville@gmail.com.

For more details about CAPS, click here.

And there’s more latest news…

Shop locally, too! That way, you’ll always live in a thriving community with good public services.

Look forward with photo-enhanced stories every day on PN’s Latest NewsIn addition to events and other happenings, find public meeting notices scheduled at the Naperville Municipal Center.

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.

On the navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Runs & WalksCharity Golf (2017 golf season runs May 15 through October.), Festivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’sNorth Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.

PN’s Event Calendar features Things to Do, too! Plus… Plus, event planners can post events.  Click here to follow the prompts to create/submit events.


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