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Russell’s Dry Cleaners torn down after chemical leak

Russell’s Dry Cleaners torn down after chemical leak

May 18, 2019

Recent construction has been taking place throughout the Downtown Naperville area and one project specifical...

Commentary: Ribfest relocation hurts Naperville community and summer spirit

Commentary: Ribfest relocation hurts Naperville community and summer spirit

May 17, 2019

My parents have lived in Naperville for over 20 years, but I never went to Ribfest as a child. Each yea...

Commentary: Removal of Christkindlmarket hurts cultural diversity in Naperville

Commentary: Removal of Christkindlmarket hurts cultural diversity in Naperville

May 16, 2019

Winter comes rapidly without warning in Illinois. The sharp wind hits you all at once, leaving ice in...

Naperville celebrates annual Holi festival with lively music, pops of color

Naperville celebrates annual Holi festival with lively music, pops of color

Gloria Rimkus, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

This is the 10th year that Naperville has welcomed spring with a colorful Holi celebration. On April 6, h...

Central’s annual Drum Show levels up with this year’s video game theme

Central’s annual Drum Show levels up with this year’s video game theme

April 22, 2019

Naperville Central’s annual Drum Show is built around themes each year, from Evolution in 2017 to Fligh...

Video commentary: Why we should adopt an anti-tourist approach to travel

April 3, 2019

Junior Jackson Wigger shares how a recent family trip to Belize impacted his mindset about how we experience...

‘Cupcake Wars’ famous TV contestant Molly’s Cupcakes brings signature treats to Naperville

Marissa Laqui, Community Editor

February 26, 2019

Famously known for being one of the contestants on the TV series “Cupcake Wars,” Chicago-based Molly’s Cupcakes has recently opened up a new location in the Downtown Naperville area located at 30 W. Jefferson Ave. John Nicolaides, creator and founder of Molly’s Cupcakes, started to gain popular recognition during...

Commentary: Chocolate walk more like a chocolate balk

Noelle Schwarz, News Editor

February 26, 2019

The wind rushed around us. Snow covered our icy feet. There was no smell of chocolate in the air. There was no warm, delicious chocolate waiting for us when we got out of the car. Instead, we were handed a giant map of Downtown Naperville. Saturday, Feb. 9, we stumbled around in the treacherous 17-degree weather for several...

Sunny Strategies: Snow Day Survival Guide

Sunny Strategies: Snow Day Survival Guide

Claire Paschke, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2019

I don’t hate winter. Balmy 30 degree days in December don’t bother me in the slightest and watching ...