City Notes
July 23, 2014


New NAPERVILLE NOTABLES: RAY MCGURY. In the newest episode of “Naperville Notables,” meet Ray McGury, executive director of the Naperville Park District, and learn how he continues to maintain its status as one of the best districts in the country. “Naperville Notables” premieres on Wednesday, July 23 at 9 p.m. on NCTV17. For more information or to view the video, visit

NewLOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT NEEDED FOR “SHOW US YOUR LIBRARY CARD.” The Naperville Public Library is hosting a community-wide campaign called Show Us Your Library Card this fall and is requesting the support of local businesses willing to offer discounts or giveaways. Throughout September, every time customers show their Naperville Public Library card at the time of purchase, the participating local business will reward them with a predetermined discount or giveaway. To sign up, go to by Friday, July 25.

NewCITY OF NAPERVILLE BLOOD DRIVE. Schedule an appointment to donate blood at the City of Naperville's blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 9 in the lower level meeting rooms of the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Registered donors will receive a $5 gift card for Subway restaurants. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment online, visit

NewILLINOIS PRAIRIE PATH ARCHIVES OPEN HOUSE. The public is invited to meet volunteers who helped build the Illinois Prairie Path and view materials from the organization’s archives during an open house from 1 to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 11 at in the lower level of Oesterle Library, 320 E. School St. For more information, visit

NewLITTLE FRIENDS CENTER FOR AUTISM OPEN HOUSE. The Little Friends Center for Autism, 1001 E. Chicago Ave., is hosting an open house on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. This Open House will introduce key staff, show off the newly renovated building and allow attendees to learn more about services provided. For more information, call (630) 305-4196.

NewFLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. The Naperville Community Gardeners 34th annual Flower & Garden Show will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 16 at The Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave. All are welcome to enter whether they are a club member or not. For more information, visit

FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP. Karen Chan, a certified financial planner, will discuss how annuities greatly differ in terms of their risks, costs, underlying investments and potential benefits during this workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY.  Movie buffs can visit the library for a screening of “Winter’s Tale” featuring Colin Farrell. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, visit

CELEBRATE HOPE. Join WAR Chest Boutique on Saturday, July 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Free Speech Pavilion located at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue along the Naperville Riverwalk. This event is free and open to all. For more information, call (630) 904-9200 or email

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY.  Movie buffs can visit the library for a screening of “Bad Words.” The movie will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

NAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series sets the stage for nonstop music at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Think Floyd performs on Friday, July 25 and gates will open at 5 p.m. Gates will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 to feature Battle of the Bands winner Dead Yet Alive, followed by OMT, The Ents and ARRA. For more information, visit

FLOAT YOUR BOAT FOR A CAUSE. Watch 95.9 The River FM on-air personalities and staff members struggle to keep a cardboard boat afloat at noon on Sunday, July 27 at Centennial Beach. The winning staffer will award the charity of their choice with $5,000 worth of on-air exposure on the station. For more information, visit

TRADES DAY. Discover trades from the past to the present from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Visit with artists and tradesmen still producing goods and services, such as the blacksmith, quilter, needle felter and more. Some activities may require a small fee. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY.  Movie buffs can visit the library for a screening of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The movie will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit

SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT AT CENTENNIAL BEACH. Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 27 at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Enjoy this summertime live music series designed for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville featuring Gecko Club. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free evening of entertainment on Sunday, July 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Tall Grass Park, 3512 Grassmere Road. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT CHILDREN’S LUNCH-HOUR ENTERTAINMENT. The final free performance of the summer will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 29 at Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road. For more information, visit us at

BEST OF NAPERVILLE. Be the first to celebrate the announcement of the winners and runners-up in 40 different categories, determined by the readers of Naperville Magazine at the Best of Naperville Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at Hotel Arista, 2139 CityGate Lane. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Arranmore Arts. For more information, visit

CAMP NAPER. Camp Naper has programs that put children in grades 1-8 in the center of the action. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August 1. One-day, two-day and weeklong camps and a three-day Civil War camp offer a wide variety of enrichment activities from art to science and more. For more information, visit

WALK FOR LUPUS NOW. The Illinois Lupus Walks are a tradition for the lupus community and thousands participate every year. The Western Suburbs Walk will consist of both one- and three-mile routes and start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 2 on the Riverwalk. For more information, visit

SUMMER READING PROGRAM. From now through August 2, the Naperville Public Library will host its summer reading programs: The Rubber Ducky Club, Paws to Read and Reading is Undead. For more information, visit

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Enjoy this summertime live music series designed for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville featuring The Hat Guys. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free evening of entertainment at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 3 at Foxhill Greens, 1635 Brookdale Road. For more information, visit

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER. Join the Naperville Park District for live music all summer long at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue. These free performances will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25, August 1 and August 8. For more information, visit

HOMETOWN PICNIC. Spend a lazy, hazy summer day at a picnic while enjoying old-fashioned games, contests and an apple pie competition. Naper Settlement’s Hometown Picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 at 523 S. Webster St. Food will be available for purchase. Activities are included with museum admission. For more information, visit

18TH ANNUAL ROTARY BIKE RIDE. On Sunday, August 10, the Rotary Club of Naperville South will host its 18th Annual Rotary Bike Ride at Commissioners Park at 111th Street and 248th Avenue. There are three different distance rides to choose from starting as early as 6:30 a.m. For more information, or to register, visit

ORBEA NAPERVILLE SPRINT TRIATHLON. The Orbea Naperville Sprint Triathlon consists of swimming, biking and running and begins at 7 a.m. at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., on Sunday, August 10. For more information, or to register by August 7, visit

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. The Naperville Municipal Band will hold free concerts every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 14 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit

NMGC VOICES OF HOPE 2015. The Naperville Men’s Glee Club (NMGC) will bring together area singers, both male and female, who have experienced cancer as patients, caregivers, family and medical professionals to participate in NMGC Voices of Hope 2015. For more information, or to join the project, call (630) 448-0518 or visit

MILLENNIUM CARILLON 2014 SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. The 2014 Summer Recital Series will be held each Tuesday through August 19 at 7 p.m. at the Millennium Carillon along the Riverwalk near Rotary Hill. For more information, visit

SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. Settlement Sundays, a community ice cream social, are held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through August 24. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth ages 4 to 12; Naperville residents, children 3 and younger and members are free. For more information, visit

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. This one-hour tour of Naperville blends the past with the present, highlights Naperville's growth and includes fun stories. Tours are held every Friday at 11 a.m. through the end of August and meets at the Trolley Stop near the corner of Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street. For more information, visit  

FARMERS MARKET AT ST. JOHN’S. The Farmers Market at St. John’s is held in the parking lot of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Ave., every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through September 24. The market will be closed on July 2. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE FARMERS MARKET. The Naperville Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot through the end of October. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.

MILLENNIUM CARILLON TOURS. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and visitor center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays through October 26 as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays through August 15. For more information, visit


New95TH STREET LIBRARY PARTIAL PARKING LOT CLOSURE. Parts of the 95th St. Library’s parking lot will be closed July 23 through July 26 for repairs. A contractor will be on site seal coating and striping the parking lot and driveway around to the back of the property.

SIGN UP FOR ONLINE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER. Patrons can subscribe to the Naperville Public Library’s monthly newsletter to receive up-to-date library news by going to and clicking on “sign up for our newsletter,” or signing up directly at

SIGN UP FOR NAPER NOTIFY TODAY. Naper Notify is the City’s new notification system that brings emergency and quality-of-life information directly to you via a phone call, text message, email or smart phone app. Naper Notify is being used for emergency messages as well as optional community notifications in different categories. For more information and to sign up, visit

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE PROGRAM. The Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) is aiming to take residents’ secondary refrigerators with the Recycle My Fridge program. Residents served by an IMEA-member utility can get rid of an old refrigerator or freezer, free of charge, and receive a $35 prepaid card for doing so by calling (877) 341-2313 or by visiting

FIRST AID AND CPR/AED TRAINING. The City of Naperville is offering first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification classes for residents and businesses, in accordance with American Heart Association guidelines. For more information, call (630) 420-6141 or visit

GARBAGE COLLECTION. The City reminds residents that garbage must be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. and removed by 7 p.m. on your garbage collection day. There is no residential garbage collection on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas. When collection falls on one of these holidays, pickup will resume one day later for the remainder of the week.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT HOURS. The Finance Department is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

POLICE DEPARTMENT FRONT DESK HOURS. The Police Department’s front desk hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The desk is not open on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Please note that all meeting locations listed below are rooms in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., unless otherwise indicated.

  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, July 23, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Historic Planning Commission: Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m., Meeting Rooms B&C
  • Sister Cities Commission Annual Conference Planning Meeting: Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room
  • Emergency Telephone System Board: Wednesday, July 30, 3 p.m., Chief’s Conference Room, Naperville Police Department, 1350 Aurora Ave.

Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Communications Department at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Communications Department can be reached in person at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL, via telephone at (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via e-mail at Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

Contact Information:

City of Naperville
Communications Division
City Manager's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Kevin Apgar
Web Content Coordinator
(630) 420-6004

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034

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