Patch Recap: Downtown Eyesore to Become Park, Naperville Sun Office to Close, NIU Students Charged in Hazing

Taking a glance at this week's Naperville headlines.

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North Central College has partnered with the city of Naperville to turn a vacant Washington Street building into a public park.

Naperville NIU Students Charged in Hazing Turn Themselves into Police

Pi Kappa Alpha members began surrendering after arrest warrants were issued on Monday in connection with the alcohol-related death of a fraternity pledge, according to Chicago Tribune and police reports.

Editing staff would leave Aurora for downtown Chicago under a new plan to restructure news operations and consolidate suburban newsrooms.

Naperville's real estate market saw growth during November compared to 2011, according to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.


Police and Fire

Police Seek Two Men in Downtown Naperville Battery

Incident occurred late Saturday night after two men approached and fought with a pedestrian.


Holiday Guide

YouTube Picks: Did Buddy the Elf Just Make a Surprise Visit to Naperville?

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

Holiday 2012: Holiday Closures and Garbage Pick-Up

Here are some of the closures in Naperville over Christmas and the New Year.

Tollway officials expect 15.7 million vehicles on toll roads between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3.


Newtown Tragedy Reaction

Worry and Fear Grips Schools and Parents in Wake of Newtown Shooting and Local Threats

Random and disturbing threats in the Chicago area followed the Newtown school killings, underscoring vulnerabilities and prompting discussions of gun control and guns for teachers.

The Newtown school shooting has spurred some retailers to suspend gun sales.

Letter to the Editor: Gun Control Equals Better Schools

After the tragedy at Sandy Hook, a Naperville area teacher calls on teachers as well as public officials to demand gun control.

Why the Media Has to Talk About Sandy Hook

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana

Patch likes to hear from you on questions that get families talking and certainly, nothing is weighing more heavily on our minds this week than last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Here's how your neighbors discussed it with their kids.


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