Suzanne Baker,

Suzanne Baker

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Suzanne:

Suburban elections: Wehrli declares victory as Naperville’s next mayor; D’Arcy claims win over Joliet incumbent O’Dekirk; Elgin’s Kaptain gains 4th term

Scott Wehrli led the voting over two other candidates. Joliet totals showed Terry D'Arcy ahead of incumbent Bob O'Dekirk. → Read More

Naperville moving forward with elimination of permit parking at city’s two Metra commuter stations

The Naperville City Council has agreed to get rid of permit parking and change all rail commuter parking lot spaces to daily fees. → Read More

Assault rifle sales ban goes into effect in Naperville after federal judge denies temporary injunction

The city of Naperville can begin enforcing its ban on the sale of assault rifles, a federal judge has ruled. → Read More

The Fresh Market grocery chain to open next year along Route 59 in Westridge Court in Naperville

The Fresh Market is taking over space in the Westridge Court shopping center in Naperville where the Dick's Warehouse store was once located. → Read More

Target on Route 59 getting a full makeover as part of its transformation into SuperTarget store

Work to start remodeling Route 59 store in Naperville into a SuperTarget → Read More

Miskatonic Brewing Company to open in downtown Naperville this spring

Darien-based Miskatonic Brewing Co. is expanding westward to include a full-service restaurant in downtown Naperville. → Read More

Memorial service to be held Feb. 8 for Dan Casey, owner of Casey’s Foods in Naperville for nearly 30 years

Dan Casey, the longtime owner of Casey's Foods in Naperville, has died at age 67. He is being remembered for his work with many Naperville organizations over the years. → Read More

Naperville adds extra layers to process of landmarking properties without owner consent

Any attempt to designate a building a historic landmark by someone other than the owner must receive preauthorization from the Naperville City Council first, new rules approved this week say. → Read More

Naperville wants traffic light on Jefferson between Target and Westridge Court before new complex gets built

The Naperville City Council is pushing for stoplight to be installed on West Jefferson Avenue at the spot where traffic goes in and out of the Target lot on the north and and Westridge Court shopping center on the south. → Read More

Naperville council agrees to 1% sales tax, biz district for two Route 59/Aurora Avenue shopping centers

Naperville will add a 1% sales tax to the shopping center businesses at Route 59 and Aurora Avenue to fund redevelopment as long as the recently renovated stores on the north side are not included. → Read More

Incentives plan to encourage developers to build affordable housing finally wins Naperville council OK

The Naperville City Council has agreed to an incentive program that would guarantee breaks on fees and city requirements if a developer agrees to build rental or for-sale housing that is classified as affordable. → Read More

Students and residents asked to take survey rating sustainability projects for district 203, 204 schools

Ten simple questions about what schools can do to save the planet could help shape the direction Naperville-area school districts will take over the next decade. → Read More

Naperville Preservation wants Greene Valley farmhouse added to state’s most endangered places list

Illinois' Most Endangered Historic Places list could involve Greene farm's Oak Cottage → Read More

Naperville will be home to third Ramsay’s Kitchen restaurant from celebrity Michelin-starred chef

When Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay opens his third Ramsay’s Kitchen restaurant this spring, it will be in downtown Naperville. → Read More

Italian, BBQ and salad restaurants sprouting up in downtown Naperville — and how about a new cookie shop for dessert?

Three new restaurants -- one serving Italian, a second specializing in BBQ and the third offering salads -- will open their doors in downtown Naperville this spring as will a new cookie bakery. → Read More

Nautical Bowls, specializing in ‘superfood’ meals and treats, to open its first Chicago-area shop in Naperville

Husband and wife Doug and Caitlin Amundson cq want to give folks a healthier, fruitier alternative to fast food and frozen treats by opening the first Chicago-area Nautical Bowls shop in Naperville. → Read More

Francesca’s Passaggio in Naperville out of business after 17-year run on Route 59

Francesca’s Passaggio closes restaurant near 95th Street and Route 59 in Naperville → Read More

Fats, oils and grease in residential, city sewer pipes can be a disaster waiting to happen, Naperville workers warn

Pouring grease and cooking oils down the drain can cause pipes to clog, Naperville officials warn → Read More

Retired Naperville ambulance finds a new home in Ukraine fire house

A retired Naperville ambulance, once destined for Cancun, now has a home in one of the bays of the Cherkasy Fire Department in central Ukraine. → Read More

Naperville’s Centennial Skate Park could be renamed for Rothermel family if $120,000 donation accepted

The Rothermel Family Fund is offering $120,000 for naming rights to the redesigned skate facility in Centennial Park, Naperville Park District officials said. → Read More