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 New Year's week.
In the News
According to the UFO tracking website Latest UFO sightings, a triangular object was sighted flying over Naperville on Dec. 24, leaving observers to speculate that the object was either delivering presents to good little boys and girls, or planning the world's imminent doom.
Edward Steinhardt of Naperville died after crawling out of an ice truck that broke through an ice-covered lake in Wisconsin.
A fire that struck a three-story apartment building on Dec. 31 left residents of six apartments temporarily homeless.
A rash of fights broke out in Naperville that led to 11 arrests between Dec. 21 and 22.
Michael J. Brady was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $14,000 in fines and legal fees for possession of phonographic images of children.
What You Missed
Frankie Donovan, a Boy Scout with Troop 222 and student at Naperville Central High school, collected over 1,000 books for Head Start for his Eagle Scout project.
Things to Do
It's pretty simple: It's cold, there's snow, so get out and go sledding. Here's six sledding hills offered by the Naperville Park District.