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Rafael Guerrero


Schaumburg, IL, United States

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Past articles by Rafael:

Indian Prairie’s STEPS program and others for special needs students paying off with jobs, college opportunities, officials say

Officials with the Indian Prairie School District’s student services department shared with board members Monday the successes its STEPS program for young adults with special needs and other services/programming for its special education students have generated. → Read More

Despite continuing challenges, Naperville hotel industry expects better 2022 than last two years

The outlook for the Naperville hotel industry is much more optimistic in 2022 than it has been in a couple of years, but officials note the hotels still must weather the ups and downs in order to have a full recovery. → Read More

Schlotzsky’s Deli/Cinnabon, Dash of Nash clothing, Pedego Electric Bikes opening in Naperville

Naperville has more options for dining, shopping and therapy coming soon, including a new Schlotzsky’s Deli, which is under construction near Route 59 and 95th Street. → Read More

Mistrial declared in Beecher fatal crash case as jury remained deadlocked on third day of deliberations

Mistrial declared in trial of Orland Park man charged with 2017 fatal crash in Beecher that killed a pregnant woman and her three young sons in Beecher. → Read More

Naperville boasts 2 of the top 10 restaurants for fried chicken in suburbs, according to Yelp users

Two Naperville restaurants -- Dave's Hot Chicken and Chicken Lit Tenders and Wings -- are on Yelp's list for the 10 best places for fried chicken in the suburbs. → Read More

Jury still undecided after 12 hours of deliberations in 2017 Beecher crash

A Will County jury has been deliberating for 12 hours in the case of Sean Woulfe, but jurors had yet to reach a verdict Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Jury deliberating fate of man charged in 2017 Beecher crash that killed pregnant woman and sons

Deliberation has begun in Will County in the case of an Orland Park man charged with reckless homicide in a 2017 car crash that killed a pregnant woman and her three young sons in Beecher. → Read More

Naperville Salute organizers want to expand July 4 fest to 4 days, move fireworks closer to downtown

The Naperville Salute Fourth of July festival in Rotary Hill park could expand from three days to four, and its fireworks display could move closer to downtown. → Read More

D203 board OKs purchase of gas-fueled buses but wants more progress on getting electric vehicles

Naperville School District 203 will spend about $2.3 million on new school buses and its fuel supply for next school year, but school board members want the district to go greener on its school buses, such as switching to electric-powered buses. → Read More

Witnesses, prosecutors describe crash that killed Beecher family: ‘It sounded like an explosion’

Eyewitness in trial of man charged with reckless homicide testifies about 2017 Beecher crash that killed pregnant woman and her four children testifies. → Read More

Jury selected in trial of Orland Park man charged in 2017 Beecher crash that killed pregnant woman and her three sons

A Will County trial begins for Orland Park man charged with reckless homicide that killed a pregnant woman and her three sons in Beecher. → Read More

Student committee proposal at Indian Prairie looks to boost student input on decisions

Indian Prairie School District 204 students have proposed a student committee that would increase student input on matters being considered by the administration and school board. → Read More

Naperville D203′s new 5-year contract with bus drivers, mechanics includes bonus, hourly pay hike

School bus drivers, mechanics and technicians employed by Naperville District 203 will receive an immediate hourly pay increase and a one-time $1,000 bonus payment under a newly ratified five-year contract. → Read More

16 months after the election, judge rules White the winner of the DuPage auditor’s race

DuPage County Auditor Bill White is the winner of the 2020 county auditor race against challenger and former county auditor Bob Grogan, DuPage County Circuit Judge Craig Belford ruled Monday. → Read More

Talking about the Ukraine war to children not easy for teachers, parents

Educators at Naperville's Naper Elementary School have been looking at ways to address the invasion of Ukraine and ensuing crisis while making it age appropriate, non-traumatic, and empowering for children, families, and staff. → Read More

Naperville teen provides voice for character in new animated Pixar film ‘Turning Red’

Ava Morse, a 16-year-old Naperville teen, voices one of the main characters in Disney/Pixar's newest animated film, "Turning Red." → Read More

California construction projects software company moves HQ to Naperville

Software company Ares Prism has moved its global headquarters from California’s Silicon Valley to Naperville's MetroWest building, officials announced Tuesday. → Read More

Candidates file to run in Naperville-area Illinois House, Senate, Congressional primary races

Monday was the last day for candidates for file to run for Illinois House and Senate, U.S. House seats and the U.S. Senate in the June 28 primary. Here’s a look at who has filed petitions to be on the Republican and Democratic ballots in districts that include Naperville. → Read More

Naperville Park Board proposes naming fitness center for McGury, pickleball courts for Rothermel

The Naperville Park Board has proposed renaming the Fort Hill Activity Center’s 8,600-square-foot fitness center for former Naperville Park District Executive Director Raymond J. McGury. → Read More

Would-be chefs can open ‘restaurants’ using Mall of India robots to make food for delivery

Nala Robotics has introduced a new concept that allows restauranteurs/cooks/chefs to program the robots at the Mall of India food court to prepare food for delivery so they don't have to open a physical business. → Read More