Each Friday, we recount some of the most viewed news events of the week along with some stories you may have missed and give you preview of things to do over the weekend. These are the essential happenings, goings ons, and events from Christmas week.
In the News
Naperville police reminded motorists this week of the new law going into effect starting Jan. 1 that will require drivers to use "hands-free technology" to talk on their cell phones while driving or risk a minimum fine of $75.
While no one appeared to be injured, a rash of fights broke out in downtown Naperville, resulting in 11 arrests. All of the fights occurred on Chicago and Jefferson Avenues.
Patrick W. Greene of Naperville was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. A three-month long investigation culminated in Greene's arrest two days before Christmas.
Naperville is once again on the map as a "best city," this time for people looking to retire before age 65. Business publisher Kiplinger named the city as the best spot for early retirement.
The first Winter Ale Fest is scheduled for Feb. 22 at Frontier Park in Naperville and is being organized by Lou Dog Events.
What You Missed
Matt Bray, a Naperville resident and student at College of DuPage, donated nearly $400 worth of toys to a Toys for Tots collection center at Colonial Cafe as part of his YouTube bucket list channel, ProjectOneLife.
Things to Do
There's still a few days left to explore the best-decorated houses in Naperville with the Naperville Sun's lights map.
If you haven't decided on where to spend New Year's Eve, check out our guide, which features events for both kids and adults.