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Transitions – A story in the nick of time

On one of his frequent speaking engagements, the late Gary Moore, an inspirational and motivational speaker, gave the backstory of his award-winning book, Playing...

Dickson-Murst Day at the Farm offers free family time with glimpse at history on Aug. 18

Above / Special kid-friendly exhibits will welcome youngsters to experience how to milk a cow at The Conservation Foundation’s Dickson-Murst Day at the Farm.  Visitors...

Old Nichols’ story dates back to 1895, timeline continues after Naperville City Council grants landmark status

UPDATE, Feb. 14, 2019 / This week folks who subscribe to the monthly magazine for "Landmarks Illinois" received the latest edition. The back side...

Real Life – Story time

One solitary winter evening, I turned on the radio. A Prairie Home Companion seeped into the kitchen, a comfortable, friendly voice, distracting and warm. Alone,...

Benet Falls Victim To Devin Gage, Big Second Half Run As Curie Claims Class 4A State Title Courtesy Of 65-59 Victory

Flanked by senior Jason Malonga to his right and seniors James Dockery and Danny Sobolewski to his left following Benet’s upset victory over Simeon,...

February is Black History Month, a time to observe African-Americans’ achievements

President Barack Obama proclaimed February to be Black History Month on Jan. 29, 2016, writing that as the nation observes it, “We recognize these...

Early Offensive Outburst, Timely Defense Aids Neuqua Valley in 6-4 Victory Over Metea Valley

In the immediate aftermath of watching his team top Metea Valley ace Jack Szott on Tuesday, Neuqua Valley coach Robin Renner called it a...

Remember women of revolutionary times

In a letter dated March 31, 1776, written to John Adams, Abigail Adams told her husband, “I desire you would remember the ladies.” She cited...

School board member, long-time employee of Kroehler Furniture

Arthur Jay Goodge was born June 25, 1880, in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, the son of Frank P. Goodge and Jane Agnes Busch. He came...

A brief history of the State of the City Address

Back in 2001 when Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel was in his second term, the Rotary Club of Naperville recognized member Rotarians for their...

Blessings to all during this time of hope, joy and renewal

Above / Did you know? Victorian postcards were prominently featured at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, which boosted their visibility and use. Victorian...

Update / Winter weather continues in Naperville, advisory in effect until noon Saturday

Update, Jan. 12, 2024 / National Weather Service reports "WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SATURDAY, JAN. 13..." WHAT...Very low visibility and...

Take a tour with Santa down Memory Lane in Naperville, Illinois

Above / And what to my wondering eyes should appear? See it to believe it during Naperville Trolley tours... Trolley-la-la-la La-la-la-la! Watch Santa Claus...

Growing up in Naperville – Changing times

As I mentioned in a previous column, I was born in Naperville when there was no hospital. I was born at home at 616...

Real Estate Logic – A home inventory is crucial

Like many others, this month’s column is inspired by a client who called me for advice. This client was sitting at her kitchen table...

Growing up in Naperville – Victory gardens, war bonds and clinkers

When I was in kindergarten in 1944, I would take a dime to school every Friday. I would buy a stamp at the principal’s...

Century Walk: ‘A Lifetime Together’

The month of June has traditionally been known for Weddings and warm summer weather. In fact, June 3 has been officially designated as “Love...

New York Times’ Blake Gopnik Talks Warhol on June 3

Above / Glen Ellyn is preparing for the Public Grand Opening of the Warhol Exhibition with a lecture at 2PM Sat., June 3, by...

Friends help tell Councilman Hinterlong’s story as 14 years of public service end

Above / Surrounded by planners of the attractive Pollinator Station alongside City Hall, six years ago Councilman Paul Hinterlong joined Mayor Chirico and others...

Loaves & Fishes: Bev’s and Allegory step up to the plate for families in need

There will be a fierce but friendly battle at Loaves & Fishes when Bev’s and Allegory restaurants compete at Chef Showdown on April 19. The...