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Mick Swasko

TribLocal reporter
I cover Naperville for Triblocal.

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The Gray family in front of their massive blue spruce, which will serve as the official Christmas tree of Naperville.

Naperville family donates blue spruce for city’s official tree

Naperville’s city Christmas tree will look a little familiar to Amy Gray and her family when it’s illuminated in front of city hall this week. … Read more ›


D203 seeks answers after ‘significant drop’ in some test scores

Naperville District 203 officials are looking for answers after a “significant drop” in test scores for black students at the district’s two high schools. School … Read more ›


District 203 eyes full-day kindergarten

All-day kindergarten classes are possible in Naperville District 203 schools after board members asked for further study of the idea Monday. Chief Academic Officer Kathy … Read more › 1 comment


Developer ‘shocked’ after Naperville rejects Alzheimer’s facility

Naperville City Council members denied plans for an Alzheimer’s care facility along the I-88 corridor, which  developers said was a key to a $50 million … Read more › 3 comments

Public officials gather to look over the biomass gasifier on Nov. 21 in Naperville. The city unveils a new “green fuels depot," a biomass gasifier designed and developed by Packer Engineering. (Chuck Berman/ Chicago Tribune)

From yard trash to treasure: City to unveil green fuels depot

Some Naperville yard trash will soon be the city’s treasure. The city will unveil a new “green fuels depot” next week, a facility that can … Read more ›

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