In the Loop: Naperville's weekly news review


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

When the kids call, will you pull over? Law requires handsfree technology to talk and drive

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.

11 arrested during 6 fights in downtown Naperville

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.

Naperville man charged with possession of child porn

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. 

The retiring type: Naperville named one of the best cities in America to retire early

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.

Time for a cold one: Plans for Naperville winter beer festival announced

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

VIDEO: COD student documents Toys for Tots donation for ProjectOneLife

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

2013 Naperville Sun annual holiday lights map

There's still a few days left to explore the best-decorated houses in Naperville with the Naperville Sun's lights map.

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

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.




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