Patch Recap: Naperville Reacts to Newtown Shooting, NCHS Cheating Scandal, Bank Loses $1 Million on Naperville Home

Taking a glance at this week's Naperville headlines.

Top Stories

With at least 20 children among the 26 dead in a shooting rampage, Naperville School District 203 is suggesting ways to help your kids cope.

Steeple Run Faces Lockdown After Shots Fired in Nearby Burglary

Steeple Run Elementary school in unincorporated Naperville was on lockdown for several hours Tuesday morning after reports of shots being fired during a home invasion in a nearby neighborhood.

Naperville Central Newspaper Clarifies Student Cheating Scandal Reports

Central Times student newspaper is setting the record straight regarding misconceptions reported by media outlets about the school's recent cheating incidents.

Bank Loses Over $1 Million in Naperville Ashwood Park Short Sale

Chicago Magazine reports that California-based lender IndyMac recently accepted a loss of more than $1 million during a short sale of a western Naperville home.

New Underage Drinking Law Cracks Down on Parents

Provisions of an Illinois law expands on parents' responsibilities to prevent underage drinking on their property.


Around Town

The Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Naperville

The number of flu cases reported in the Chicago area is higher now than it was at this point in 2011. Here's where to get an influenza vaccine in Naperville, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Naperville Park District Board Election Filing Deadline Extended

A new state law was enacted during the recent veto session to move the filing deadline from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26.

Humane Society: Fox Valley Mall's Furry Babies Store Linked to Puppy Mills

A dozen Chicago-area pet stores were listed in an undercover investigation released Tuseday by the Puppy Mill Campaign for the Humane Society of the United States.

Local High School Athletes Featured on New NCTV17 Sports Show

New weekly sports show highlighting local high school athletes and coaches set to debut this weekend on NCTV17.


Police and Fire

Pedestrian Hit by Metra Train in Critical Condition at Edward Hospital

Woman struck by westbound BNSF Metra train on Thursday afternoon in critical condition.

Court Strikes Down Illinois' Concealed-Carry Ban

An appeals court has decided Illinois' ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional.


Holiday Guide

Share Your Elf on the Shelf Hiding Spots: What Has The Elf Been Up To?

Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten ahold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!

Naperville YouTube Picks: Christmas Lights Synced to Techno Jingle Bells

Each week, Naperville Patch goes deep into the YouTube archives to find and feature videos about Naperville.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Sightings in Naperville

Find out where you can see Jolly Old St. Nick himself in Naperville before he makes the trip back to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas.

The Sentinel December 17, 2012 at 09:23 PM
We will never know what possessed that guy to do what he did. There can be no reasoning behind it. The only thing I know is that right now...and for all eternity...he is roasting in the fires of hell. It's horrible enough when someone shoots another but it's absolutely horrendous when such young lives are cut so painfully short. I am a gun owner (no, no assault rifles) and a member of the NRA but I have to say that there is no reason anyone other than police and military to own and/or use assault rifles. Total gun bans do not work...ie. Chicago's is a siamal failure. And even if assault rifles ARE benned altogether, people willl find a way around a law. I wish I had the answer of how to stop horrendous things like this shooting. My heart goes to ALL the families who lost children as well as the families of the adults who were killed. hat a senseless thing.


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