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Restaurant run-down: authentic eats

Restaurant run-down: authentic eats

October 3, 2019

With 15 Starbucks in a nine-mile radius, finding a new restaurant away from the growing crowds and fast...

Naperville’s obsession with brands

Naperville’s obsession with brands

September 29, 2019

The Nike swoosh. The Lululemon silver circle. The Vans skateboard. The Adidas stripes. Walking through...

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...

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...

‘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...

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 ...

Richie’s Recipe: Rosemary focaccia bread

Richie’s Recipe: Rosemary focaccia bread

January 14, 2019

I was probably six years old when I first experienced the wonders of focaccia at the local Italian s...

La Journal Cafe: 2018 Cosmetic Recap

La Journal Cafe: 2018 Cosmetic Recap

Marissa Laqui, Community Editor, Social Media Manager

January 2, 2019

New year new….makeup?! 2018 has been a wild ride, but let’s not forget the famous luxury products that...