Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Naperville Patch readers weigh in on the news of Jimmy's Grill owner taking over BlackFinn.
Jim Bergeron, owner of Jimmy's Grill, 254 S. Washington St., told Naperville City Council members this week that he is moving as quickly as possible to take over operations for BlackFinn American Saloon. On Tuesday, Bergeron said he could have the "locks changed" as early as next week. The news came as a relief to many Naperville Patch readers considering BlackFinn has been plagued over the last year with safety issues and code violations. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Seven people were charged and one employee was injured after a brawl broke out at the downtown bar on May 12. After a brawl in October, city officials temporarily suspended BlackFinn's late-night liquor permit …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Naperville resident Isabella Von Der Linden and her sister remained in lockdown at a hotel Monday night just blocks away from where two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon earlier.
While under lockdown in a Boston hotel room Monday night, Naperville resident Isabella Von Der Linden said she gazed out her window to a scene much different than one of celebration and joy she saw hours earlier. Earlier: Local Running Group Safe, One Runner "Shaken" After Boston Marathon Explosion Naperville Sends Thoughts, Prayers to Boston Marathon Runners After Explosion "Obviously right now, looking out the window, it's very eerie," she said over the phone Monday night. "Every once and a while you'll hear the police cars go by." Only a few hours earlier, the same street was packed with thousands of runners competing in the Boston Marathon as fans cheered them along on the sidelines. But shortly before 3 p.m. EDT, everything changed…
Residents, business owners and local organizations flood social media with their condolences.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Naperville resident hosted a watch party Tuesday night at her home for President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address.
When Christine Patterson decided to host a TV watch party for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address at her home in south Naperville Tuesday, she didn't know exactly how many people would show up. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Patterson, a long-time Obama supporter and volunteer for Organizing for Action, created a watch party event on Organizing for Action's website, but didn't receive one single RSVP. However, shortly before Obama spoke Tuesday night, there wasn't an empty seat in the house. Patterson quickly set up extra chairs and turned on a second TV to accommodate the 30 guests in her home just in time for the President to begin his address. "This was the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Everyone from parents and school administrators to police and officials have been affected by Tuesday night's double homicide.
Shocked, outraged and simply just speechless. Only three days removed from what Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall called the "most gruesome and horrific crime scene" he's seen in his 30-year career, the Naperville community is still reeling from Tuesday's tragic and fatal stabbings. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Prosecutors said Thursday that 40-year-old Elzbieta Plackowska told her 7-year-old son Justin and 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski to get on their knees and pray before fatally stabbing both children. She was charged with two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday. Plackowska moved to Naperville from Poland 12 years ago, but is not a U.S. citizen and had been living…