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Encyclopedia > Naperville, Illinois
City of Naperville
City
Entrance of City Hall, 400 South Eagle Street, Naperville, Illinois, USA.
Country United States
State Illinois
County DuPage
City
Area 35.5 mi² (92 km²)
 - land 35.4 mi² (92 km²)
 - water 0.1 mi² (0 km²), 0.28%
Center
 - coordinates 41°44′59″N 88°09′21″W / 41.749826, -88.155719Coordinates: 41°44′59″N 88°09′21″W / 41.749826, -88.155719
 - elevation 751 ft (229 m)
Population 142,901 (2006)
Density 4,025.38 /mi² (1,554 /km²)
Founded 1831 [1]
 - Village 1857 [1]
 - City 1890 [1]
Mayor A. George Pradel
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 630/331
Location of Naperville within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website : http://www.naperville.il.us


Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois in the United States, voted the second best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006.[2] As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 128,358; The United States Census Bureau estimated the population in 2006 at 142,901.[3] The fourth largest city in the state, behind Chicago, neighboring Aurora, and Rockford, Naperville is also the wealthiest city in the United States with more than 70,000 people.[4][5][6] Approximately 95,000 Napervillians live in DuPage County, while about 40,000 reside in Will County. List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 569 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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Contents

History

In July 1831, Joseph Naper arrived at the banks of the DuPage River with his family and friends to found what would be known as Naper's Settlement. Among those original settlers were Naper's wife Almeda Landon, his brother John with wife Betsy Goff, his sister Amy with husband John Murray, and his mother Sarah. Their arrival followed a nearly two-month voyage across three Great Lakes in the Naper brothers' schooner, the Telegraph. Also on that journey were several families who remained in the still raw settlement that would become Chicago, including that of Dexter Graves who is memorialized in Graceland Cemetery by a well-known Loredo Taft statue.[7] Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Joseph Naper (1798-1862) was a shipbuilder, politician, and businessman. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Graceland Cemetery is a large Victorian-era cemetery located in the north side community area of Uptown, in the city of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Established in 1860, its main entrance is at Clark and Irving Park. ...


By 1832, over one hundred settlers had arrived at Naper's Settlement. These settlers were temporarily displaced to Fort Dearborn for protection from an anticipated attack by the Sauk tribe. Fort Payne was built at Naper's Settlement, the settlers returned and the attack never materialized. The Pre-Emption House was constructed in 1834, as the Settlement became a stage-coach stop on the road from Chicago to Galena. Reconstructions of Fort Payne and the Pre-Emption House stand as part of Naper Settlement, which was first established by the Naperville Heritage Society and the Naperville Park District in 1969 to preserve some of the community's oldest buildings.[7] Fort Dearborn, named in honor of Henry Dearborn, was a United States fort built on the Chicago River in 1803 by troops under Captain John Whistler. ... For the abbreviation or acronym SAC, please see SAC. The Sauks or Sacs (Asakiwaki in their own language) are a group of Native Americans whose original territory may have been along the St. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Jo Daviess Mayor Tom F. Brusch Area    - City 9. ... The Martin-Mitchell Mansion within the Naper Settlement outdoor museum. ...

The Martin-Mitchell Mansion within the Naper Settlement outdoor museum.
The Martin-Mitchell Mansion within the Naper Settlement outdoor museum.

After DuPage County was split from Cook County in 1839, Naper's Settlement became the DuPage county seat, a distinction it held until 1868. Naper's Settlement was incorporated as the Village of Naperville in 1857, at which time it had a population of 2,000. Reincorporation as a city occurred in 1890. A predominantly rural community for most of its existence, Naperville experienced a population explosion, starting in the 1960s, but largely during the 1980s and 1990s following the construction of the East-West Tollway (now known as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) and North-South tollways. In the past two decades, it has nearly quadrupled in size as Chicagoland's urban sprawl brought corporations, jobs, and wealth to the area.[7] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 974 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Naperville, Illinois Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 974 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Naperville, Illinois Metadata... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, originally known as the East-West Tollway, is a toll road in northern Illinois. ... Interstate 355 (I-355), also known as the North-South Tollway, is a 20-mile (32 km) interstate highway and tollway located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, USA (part of a metropolitan area sometimes known as Chicagoland). ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... This article is about work. ... For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ...


On April 26, 1946, Naperville was the site of one of the worst train accidents in Chicagoland history. Two Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad trains, the Advance Flyer and the Exposition Flyer, collided 'head to tail' on a single track just west of the Loomis Street grade crossing. The accident killed 45 and injured more than 1000 residents. This event is commemorated in a metal inlay map of Naperville on the southeast corner of Nichols Library's sidewalk area.[8] is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (AAR reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. ...


The March 2006 issue of Chicago magazine cites a mid-1970s decision to make and keep all parking in downtown Naperville free in order to keep downtown Naperville "alive" in the face of competition with Fox Valley Mall in Aurora and the subsequent sprawl of strip shopping malls. Existing parking meters were taken down, parking in garages built in the 1980s and 1990s is free, and parking is still available on major thoroughfares during non-peak hours.[7] March 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase announces that the 2006 Fiji general elections will be held in the second week of May 2006 from the 6th to the 13th. ... Chicago is a monthly magazine published by the Tribune Company. ... Westfield Fox Valley, formerly Fox Valley Center, is a shopping mall in Aurora, Illinois. ...


Naperville marked the 175th anniversary of its 1831 founding in 2006. The anniversary events included a series of celebrations, concerts and a balloon parade.[9]


Geography

Naperville is located at 41°44′59″N, 88°9′21″W (41.749826, -88.156719).GR1


Topography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 92.0 km² (35.5 mi²). 91.6 km² (35.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Downtown Naperville is located within DuPage County, but the city has stretched south into Will County, since at least the early 1980s.[10] DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ...


Climate

Cityscape

Culture

Nichols Library
Nichols Library

The Naperville Public Library has been ranked #1 in the United States for eight straight years, from 1999-2006, for cities with populations between 100,000 and 249,999 by American Libraries magazine.[11] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 703 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1718 × 1466 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Naperville, Illinois Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 703 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1718 × 1466 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Naperville, Illinois Metadata...


There are three public library locations within city limits.

  • The Nichols Library is located in downtown Naperville, at 200 W. Jefferson Street. It has been in this location since 1986. It is a 63,000 square feet (5,900 m²) structure[12] and is pictured at right. The previous library building still stands on Washington Street, just south of the YMCA building, at Washington and Van Buren.
  • The Naper Boulevard Library was dedicated in December 1992 and underwent internal renovations in 1996. It is located at 2035 S. Naper Boulevard and is the smallest of the three buildings at 32,000 square feet (3,000 m²).[12]
  • The 95th Street Library is located near the intersection of 95th Street and Route 59, at 3015 Cedar Glade Drive (just west of Neuqua Valley High School). It is the newest (opened in September 2003) and largest of the three libraries at 73,000 square feet (6,800 m²)[12] and features a modern, curving architectural style.

In May 2005, a local technology company was contracted to install fingerprint scanners as a more convenient access method to the libraries internet computers,[13] provoking some controversy. After further testing, the technology was not implemented.[13] See also U.S. 60 Illinois Route 59 is a state highway that runs south from Illinois Route 83 in Antioch to Interstate Highway 55 in Shorewood, a distance of about 75 miles (120 km). ...


The three libraries are used heavily by the public including around one and a half million visitors and a circulation of about four million items yearly.[12]


Performing arts

Moser Tower, containing the Millennium Carillon
Moser Tower, containing the Millennium Carillon

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Tourism

Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon

In 1999, Naperville was designated a White House Millennium Community, due to the construction of the Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon. The tower is located just north of Aurora Avenue and at the base of Rotary Hill within the Riverwalk Park complex. The Millennium Carillon is specially designated as a Grand Carillon, with 72 bells, and is one of only four worldwide that span six octaves. The Millennium Carillon was dedicated in an Independence Day event on June 29, 2000, with a reception attended by over 15,000, and a performance by the Naperville Municipal Band and the Naperville Men's Glee Club and Festival Chorus. The Carillon is both manually and also computer-playable, with most performances being done by hand, but with half the bells played by a computer-controlled system at set times during the day. At present, the Carillon is operational but Moser Tower itself is incomplete and is not open to the public. It is a well-concealed fact, but the Carillon Tower is in fact a cell phone tower in disguise, by noticing the six small antennae sticking out of the roof. Disputes over funding the completion of the tower were debated before the Naperville City Council during the fall of 2005 (and are still not resolved). The design of the tower won an award for "Best Custom Solution" from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).[14] For the University of Regina student newspaper, see The Carillon. ... For the University of Regina student newspaper, see The Carillon. ... For the University of Regina student newspaper, see The Carillon. ... For the University of Regina student newspaper, see The Carillon. ... For other uses, see Independence Day (disambiguation). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sports

Media

Economy

Naperville is located in the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Employers contributing to the population explosion of the 1980s and 1990s include Bell Labs, Western Electric, BP Amoco Labs, Nalco Chemical Nicor, Porsche Finance and Edward Hospital. Tellabs and Laidlaw have corporate headquarters in Naperville, and ConAgra's Grocery division offices are also in Naperville.[15] OfficeMax moved corporate headquarters to Naperville in 2006.[16] Also, Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory are nearby. Naperville was one of the ten fastest growing communities in the United States during the 1990s.[17] The Illinois Technology and Research Corridor is an area located in northeastern Illinois. ... Bell Laboratories (also known as Bell Labs and formerly known as AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Telephone Laboratories) was the main research and development arm of the United States Bell System. ... Company Masthead Logo Logo until circa 1969, also current logo on company web site Logo 1969-1983 Western Electric (sometimes abbreviated WE and WECo) was an American electrical engineering company, the manufacturing arm of AT&T from 1881 to 1995. ... This article is about the corporation known as BP. See also BP (disambiguation) BP (formerly British Petroleum and briefly known as BP Amoco) (NYSE: BP) is a petroleum company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. ... Nicor, Inc. ... Tellabs, Inc. ... One of Laidlaws 40,000 yellow school buses Laidlaw, currently organized as Laidlaw International, Inc. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX), is an office supplies retailer founded in 1988 and headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. ... Aerial view of the Fermilab site. ... Aerial photo of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. ...


Naperville is also home to one of the largest congregations of automobile retailers in the state, as part of the "Ogden Avenue Strip," which extends from Hinsdale to Aurora and includes every mainstream make of automobile available. AutoNation and Bill Jacobs are two of the largest groups within the city itself.[18]


Naperville is also home to a plant and the headquarters of Dukane Precast, one of the area's major precast concrete manufacturers.


Demographics

According to the 2005 American Community Survey, there were 147,779 people, 48,655 households, and 37,143 families residing in the city; as of 2006-07-01, Naperville is the 164th most populous city in the United States.[19] The population density was 1,606.3/km² (4,162.8/mi²).[20] There were 51,636 housing units at an average density of 561.3/km² (1454.5/mi²).[20] The racial makeup of the city was 82.00% White, 2.54% African American, 0.07% Native American, 12.65% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races.[21] Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.23% of the population.[21] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 48,655 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families.[21] 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.[21] The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.55.[20] Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older.[21] The median age was 35.9 years.[21] For every 100 females there were 95.9 males.[21] For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.[21]


The median income for a household in the city was $93,338, and the median income for a family was $106,464.[20] Males had a median income of $82,515 versus $46,533 for females.[22] The per capita income for the city was $39,725.[20] About 2.5% of the population was below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.[22] The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Law and government

Township

Education

Colleges and universities

  • North Central College is located on a 59 acre campus in Downtown Naperville on Chicago Avenue. It was founded by a predecessor church to the United Methodist Church in 1861 and has been located in Naperville since 1870. The college remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
  • Northern Illinois University maintains a satellite campus on Diehl Road offering several degrees at its 113,000 square foot (10,500 m²) facility.
  • DePaul University maintains a satellite campus on Warrenville Road. It has been in Naperville since 1997.
  • The College of DuPage Naperville Center is located on Rickert Drive.
  • DeVry University maintains a satellite campus on Westings Avenue in Naperville.
  • Governors State University recently opened a satellite campus on West 95th Street in Naperville.
  • Northwestern Business College has a Naperville campus on North Mill Street.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign opened a Business & Industry Services campus in Naperville in 2007.

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Primary and secondary schools

Two K-12 public school districts serve the city of Naperville (along with a number of private, parochial schools, including private schools in neighboring Aurora and Lisle). Within the state of Illinois, school districts are numbered by their county. The Paramount Theatre under renovation, downtown Aurora. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ...

Naperville Community Unit School District 203, established in 1972 through the merger of elementary and high school districts, serves central Naperville (as well as portions of neighboring Lisle and Bolingbrook). The current District 203 school buildings were constructed between 1928 (Ellsworth) and 1990 (Kingsley).[23] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2265x884, 1106 KB) Summary A photo of Neuqua Valley High School, taken by User:MrHarman. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2265x884, 1106 KB) Summary A photo of Neuqua Valley High School, taken by User:MrHarman. ... Neuqua Valley High School, or NVHS, is a public four-year high school, Known for its legendary cocaine problem, it is located near the corner of Illinois Route 59 and 95th Street in Naperville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Naperville Community Unit School District 203 is a school district headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1965. ...


The district has two high schools: Naperville Central High School and Naperville North High School, five junior high schools, and thirteen elementary schools within Naperville city limits.[24] Naperville Central High School (Naperville Central) is a public four-year comprehensive school covering grades nine through twelve in Naperville, a suburb southwest of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... Naperville North High School, or NNHS, is a four-year high school located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Mill Street in the northern-central part of Naperville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ...


Indian Prairie School District 204 was also formed through merged districts in 1972. Waubonsie Valley High School, Neuqua Valley High School, Metea Valley High School (Opening Fall 2009), along with five middle schools and 14 elementary schools from this district, are within Naperville city limits. The district also serves western and southwestern Naperville, along with eastern Aurora and parts of Bolingbrook.[25] Indian Prairie School District 204 (sometimes abbreviated IPSD) is the youngest of the three main districts serving Aurora, Illinois. ... Waubonsie Valley High School, or WVHS, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Eola Road in Aurora, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Neuqua Valley High School, or NVHS, is a public four-year high school, Known for its legendary cocaine problem, it is located near the corner of Illinois Route 59 and 95th Street in Naperville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Metea Valley High School will be a high school in Aurora, Illinois, to be located at Commons Drive and 75th Street near Auroras western boundary with neighboring Naperville, in DuPage County. ...


Infrastructure

Health systems

Edward Hospital serves Naperville while Good Samaritan in Downers Grove, Central DuPage in Winfield and two other hospitals in nearby Aurora also serve the city. For many years, Edward Hospital and others have tried to introduce a new hospital into Naperville only to have their request turned down. Thus, Naperville remains the only large Illinois city with only one hospital. Edward Hospital currently is trying to open a hospital in nearby Plainfield to help Naperville citizens with travel times to Edward Hospital.[26] // Edward Hospital and Health Services (EHSC) commonly referred to as Edward is a major healthcare provider located in southwest suburban Naperville, Illinois. ... Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois Downers Grove is a village located 19 miles west of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Winfield is the name of a number of places in the United States of America: Winfield, Alabama Winfield, Illinois Winfield, Indiana Winfield, Iowa Winfield, Kansas Winfield, Missouri Winfield, New York Winfield, Pennsylvania Winfield, Tennessee Winfield, Texas Winfield, West Virginia Winfield, Wisconsin Winfield Township, Michigan Winfield Township, Minnesota Winfield Township, New... Look up Aurora, aurora in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Plainfield is the name of several places in the United States of America: Plainfield, Connecticut Plainfield, Indiana Plainfield, Illinois Plainfield, Iowa Plainfield, Massachusetts Plainfield, New Hampshire Plainfield, New Jersey Plainfield, New York Plainfield, Ohio Plainfield, Pennsylvania Plainfield, Vermont Plainfield, Wisconsin Plainfield (town), Wisconsin Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan Plainfield Township...


Parks

View of the Riverwalk Quarry in Naperville, Illinois, USA from Eagle Street, near Jackson Street. Moser Tower is in the right-center background and Rotary Hill (serving as a sled hill) is in the left background.
View of the Riverwalk Quarry in Naperville, Illinois, USA from Eagle Street, near Jackson Street. Moser Tower is in the right-center background and Rotary Hill (serving as a sled hill) is in the left background.

The Naperville Park District manages and provides leisure and recreational activities for Naperville and nearby residents. The District was established by referendum in 1966. As of 2007, the Park District manages over 2,400 acres (10 km²) of open space, including over 130 parks and four sports complexes.[27] The Park District also manages two golf courses, Springbrook and Naperbrook.[28] In addition, the Park District is responsible for the Naperville Riverwalk, construction of which began in 1981, marking the 150th anniversary of the first Joseph Naper's settlement. Some of the other facilities managed by the Park District include: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Naperville, Illinois Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Naperville, Illinois Metadata...

  • Centennial Beach, with adjacent Centennial Park.
  • Two parks dedicated to skateboarding and in-line skating, at Frontier Sports Complex and Centennial Park.
  • Commissioners Park, which includes Naperville's first official Cricket pitch, opened in 2006.
  • Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center
  • Community Garden Plots, located on West Street.
  • Knoch Knolls Park, which includes a nine-hole frisbee golf course, located on 95th Street.
  • Naperville Sportsman's Club - Trap shooting range

Centennial Beach is a public aquatic park located within an abandoned, double quarry alongside the DuPage_River in Naperville, Illinois. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ...

Public utilities

Transportation

Roads

As a typical American suburb, the main mode of transportation is via automobile. The Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (the tolled portion of Interstate 88) runs near the north edge of Naperville, and Interstate 55 runs south of the city, through Bolingbrook and Romeoville. The Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, originally known as the East-West Tollway, is a toll road in northern Illinois. ... Interstate 88 (abbreviated I-88) is an interstate highway entirely within the state of Illinois. ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1965. ... Romeoville is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. ...


From 75th Street south (including 83rd Street, 87th Street, etc.) Naperville east-west streets and their names roughly follow the same grid layout as the City of Chicago. In other words, if 75th street continued east past its terminus at Illinois Route 83, in Willowbrook, it would eventually be the same 75th Street as found in Chicago city limits. However, the older part of Naperville has a second numerical grid, starting downtown at Main and Benton, with 4th and 5th Avenues just north of the BNSF tracks, and continuing through 15th Avenue. The difference is that the numbers in the older system go up from downtown, traveling south to north, and the other grid's numbers go up as you travel north to south. See the Chicago Streets & Highways article for more information. There is also a geographical based naming system, with West Street and North Street defining the older boundaries of the city. Along with these are streets named after the city they lead to, i.e, Naper/Plainfield Road heads towards Plainfield, while Aurora Avenue leads to Aurora and Chicago Avenue to Chicago (it becomes Maple Ave. in neighboring Lisle before becoming 55th Street). Oswego Road, while having once led to Oswego via U.S. Route 34, no longer connects to that highway, and thus no longer leads directly to Oswego, Illinois. Willowbrook is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Illinois: Willowbrook, DuPage County, Illinois Willowbrook, Will County, Illinois This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Night view of the tollbooths as you enter Chicago from the Chicago Skyway Street layout The streets of Chicago primarily follow the grid system which was established by the City Council in 1908 and implemented on September, 1st 1909. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... U.S. Route 34 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from the western suburbs of Chicago to north-central Colorado. ... For other uses, see Oswego (disambiguation). ...


Train service

Pace bus at the Naperville Metra station.
Pace bus at the Naperville Metra station.
See also: Naperville (Amtrak station) and Route 59 (Metra)

The first rail link to Chicago dates to 1864. Naperville currently has three tracks belonging to the BNSF Railway that run through the north end of town, with passenger rail service provided by Metra and Amtrak. Amtrak's three routes through Naperville are the Illinois Zephyr, the California Zephyr and the Southwest Chief. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Pace is the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago area. ... A Metra Train Metra (Officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ... Metra: Other information Code NPV Traffic Passengers (2006) 33,250[1] 1. ... Connections Pace (transit) Parking Yes Other information Fare zone G Route 59 Station is one of two Metra stations along the BNSF Railway commuter line in Naperville, Illinois. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... A Metra Train Metra (Officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...


Bus service

Pace provides feeder bus service to the Metra stations and local midday service, both operated under contract. It also operates bus routes from Naperville to Aurora (which serves Aurora's Westfield Fox Valley Mall) and Wheaton (which serves the College of DuPage). Pace is the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago area. ... The Paramount Theatre under renovation, downtown Aurora. ... Westfield Fox Valley, formerly Fox Valley Center, is a shopping mall in Aurora, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... The College of DuPage is a two-year community college, with its main campus located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. ...


Airport

There is also one private airport, the Naper Aero Club field, designation LL-10, on the western edge of town. The field is notable for being the home of the Lima Lima Flight Team. The Lima Lima Flight Team is based out of Naper Aero Estates in Naperville, Illinois. ...


Sister cities

Nitra, Slovakia has been Naperville's official sister city since the Naperville City Council approved the partnership on November 17, 1993. Nitra was chosen, in part, due to a desire to create a special bond with a city in one of the newly-formed democracies brought about by the fall of the Iron Curtain.[29] Nitra was also chosen due to several similarities between the two cities, such as: Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Nitra - City Center Nitra (German: ( ); Hungarian: / Nyitria [archaic]) is a city in western Slovakia (and the fourth largest urban settlement in Slovakia) situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the Nitra River valley. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Warsaw Pact countries to the east of the Iron Curtain are shaded red; NATO members to the west of it — blue. ...

  • both enjoy a riverwalk in the downtown area
  • both are college towns
  • similar climates
  • similar population (100,000+) and size

Since the inception of this partnership, the Naperville Sister Cities Commission has worked to strengthen the bond between Naperville and Nitra through its support of various events and delegations. The primary goal of such sister city programs is to increase awareness of other cultures and promote international friendship, and the Naperville-Nitra partnership has so far been a successful one.[29] In North America, a college town or university town is a community (often literally a town, but possibly a small or medium sized city, or in some cases a neighborhood or a district of a city) which is dominated by its university population. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...


In 2002, the Sister Cities Commission supported a youth baseball exchange, sending the Naperville Patriots baseball team, comprised of 15 high school age ballplayers and representing each of the four high schools Naperville Central, Naperville North, Neuqua Valley, Waubonsie Valley in the Naperville area, to Nitra. The team travelled throughout Slovakia, and played with and held clinics for the newly-formed Nitra "Little Giants" baseball team. Head coach Dave Perillo and captains Jason Fitterer and Rob Losik were responsible for organizing the clinic for the Nitra players, which proved to be a success. The Naperville Patriots also enjoyed the distinction of being the first baseball team from the United States ever to travel to the nation of Slovakia.[30] This article is about the sport. ...


In addition to this exchange, the City of Naperville has supported several other events to strengthen the bond with Nitra, including:

  • Hosting the Illinois State Sister City Convention (2000)
  • Co-sponsoring Slovak Cultural Heritage Week, a cultural exchange of Slovak folk musicians (1999)
  • Hosting a 12-member delegation from Nitra (1997, 1994)
  • Sending a 12-member delegation to Nitra (1998, 1993)
  • YMCA camp counselor exchanges; hosting a basketball team from Nitra (1998)

The community at large has enthusiastically supported the Naperville-Nitra partnership, as well. In 1999, Naperville's Our Savior's Lutheran Church raised $275,000 to rebuild a church in Nitra, which was then dedicated the following year. NALCO and school districts 203 and 204 have also shipped 6,000 pounds of books to Nitra since 1993.[29] Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... National Aluminium Corporation is abbreviated as NALCO it has units allover India at places like Angul, Damanjodi. ...


References

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  2. ^ http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/index.html
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  6. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/USA-Illinois.html
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  23. ^ http://www.naperville203.org/schools/LinkstoSchools.asp
  24. ^ http://www.schoolsk-12.com/Illinois/Naperville/schools.html
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