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Mebers of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District honor guard walk the American Flag up the aisle to kick-off the ceremony. (Bridget Doyle/TribLocal photo)

‘They’ll never take our core values away’

About 100 DuPage County residents gathered Sunday to pay tribute and look forward in honor of the tenth anniversary of the  9/11 terrorist attacks. DuPage’s … Read more ›

From the community

Remembering Commander Dan Shanower on 911….another perspective!

The 10th Anniversary of 911 is upon us. For me it brings back memories…….both pleasant and unpleasant! Almost everyone in Naperville has certainly heard of … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

The second part of a documentary about North Central College's 150-year history explores the period from 1916 to 1946.
From the community

North Central College to premiere second part of documentary about 150-year history

North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Sept. 28 of the second part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television … Read more ›

DuPage County will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Morton Arboretum. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

DuPage plans 9/11 tribute at Morton Arboretum

With the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearing, DuPage County is planning an event to remember those who lost their lives and … Read more ›

Linda Gilbert, president of the Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation, wants to save the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn. (Corey R. Minkanic, Photo for the Chicago Tribune / July 11, 2011)

Historic DuPage County Forest Preserve District buildings in danger of being razed

A 1930s-era limestone home that once belonged to DuPage County’s first forest preserve superintendent and an adjacent building that housed the forest preserve district’s first … Read more ›

Do you have historic photos like this? Learn more about preserving the Naperville Police Department's history on June 21. Photo courtesy of Jon Ripsky and the Naperville Heritage Society
From the community

Open house June 21 to learn about preserving the Naperville Police Department's history

Naperville, Ill. — Community members can learn how they can donate or loan materials to preserve the Naperville Police Department’s history at an informational meeting … Read more ›

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Memorial Day service will include tribute to Gunnar Hotchkin

Hinsdale’s annual Memorial Day services will have a special dedication this year to honor Army Pfc. Gunnar Hotchkin, the 1997 graduate of Hinsdale Central High … Read more ›

From the community

Library of Congress chooses Naper Settlement website for archiving

Naperville, Ill. — The United States Library of Congress selected Naper Settlement’s Civil War Days website, www.napersettlement.museum/calendar/Civil%20War%20Days.html, for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet … Read more ›

A crowd is shown gathering on May 17, 1870, when the cornerstone was laid for North Central College's Old Main building in Naperville.
From the community

North Central College to premiere first part of documentary series about 150-year history

May 11, 2011—North Central College invites the public to the free debut of the first part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television … Read more ›