Patch Recap: Naperville Man Gets Life Sentence, West Nile on the Rise, City Wins State Court Case

Taking a glance at this week's Naperville headlines.


Aurora Venegas, 63, and Thomas Masen, 67, both of Naperville, were sentenced to time in federal prison Tuesday in connection with public contract fraud involving projects at O'Hare International Airport and in Orland Park.

Naperville Man Gets Life Sentence for Sexually Assaulting 2 Young Sisters

A DuPage County judge has sentenced Christopher Carter, 43, of Naperville, to life in prison after sexually assaulting two young sisters left in his care, according to authorities.

Erdman Spradlin of Naperville was killed after his vehicle collided with another car in southwestern Michigan, according to the Associated Press and Daily Herald.


Election 2012

Letter to the Editor: Deadline Looming to Register to Vote in November General Election

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Patch welcomes letters to the editor.

Illinois Republicans Energized but Questioning Foreign Policy After Convention

In the latest Land of Lincoln Red survey issued by Patch, Republican respondents shared their opinions on the presidential election following the Republican National Convention.

Illinois Democrats Say They're More Confident About Re-election Post-Convention

In the latest Land of Lincoln Blue survey issued by Patch, Democratic respondents said they thought President Obama did a great job, but loved President Clinton's speech more. They also said Republicans showed how "out of touch" they are.


Around town

Health Department Confirms Fourth West Nile Death in DuPage County

The DuPage County Health Department reported new cases of West Nile virus Wednesday.

City Victorious in Illinois Supreme Court Case

The city of Naperville announced it has won an Illinois Supreme Court Case against Patrick Engineering.

Naperville Nichols Library Undergoing Roof Construction Until November

Library will remain open during construction project, which is expected to last until late November.

New Red Mango Location Opening Next Month in Naperville

Frozen yogurt and smoothie chain will open a second Naperville location next month.

Where to Find Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling’s New Book in Naperville

The new book, The Casual Vacancy, is to be released Thursday, Sept. 27.


Police and fire

Police Looking for Information on Suspicious Downtown Naperville Incident

Naperville Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information regarding an unconscious person found in downtown Naperville early Sunday morning.

Naperville Police Seek Leads in Patio Furniture Thefts

Police are seeking more information related to a series of outdoor patio furniture thefts that occurred this month.


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