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Lauren Rohr

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Past articles by Lauren:

13 frightfully fun Halloween experiences in the suburbs

Ghosts, gore, ghouls and gourds are staples of the frightfully fun experiences found throughout the suburbs this fall. → Read More

Indian Prairie District 204 to require masks in schools

Indian Prairie Unit District 204 will follow a statewide mandate and require everyone to wear face masks indoors. That's a change from three weeks ago when the board voted to make masks optional. Since then, the delta variant has surged across Illinois. → Read More

Illinois teachers unions: Vaccinations, masks critical to preventing COVID-19 in schools

The state’s two largest teachers unions believe two mitigation strategies can go far in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in schools: getting vaccinated for those who are eligible, and wearing masks for those who aren’t. → Read More

How DuPage County could use some of its COVID-19 relief

Care center renovations, stormwater projects, upgraded technology and facility improvements are among the initiatives for which DuPage County is considering earmarking millions in federal funding to assist with COVID-19 recovery efforts. → Read More

Naperville teachers pushing for 'fair, rapid settlement' in contract negotiations

With a potential strike looming amid contract negotiations, Naperville Unit District 203 and its teachers union are pushing to reach an agreement days before the start of the school year. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine encouraged, not required at North Central College

North Central College is not requiring students and faculty members to be vaccinated before returning to the Naperville campus next month, officials said, but regular COVID-19 testing will be mandatory for those who aren't inoculated. → Read More

Negotiations stall public hearing on proposed Naperville mosque

The Islamic Center of Naperville's plan to construct a mosque and multipurpose facility on the southwest side of town has been in a holding pattern this summer amid negotiations between project leaders and nearby residents. → Read More

How a Naperville gym manager stays motived for ‘American Ninja Warrior’

To Jesse Labreck, there’s no better feeling than setting and achieving a goal, no greater joy than sharing her passion with a community of young and elite athletes. The North Aurora resident has always loved competing. It’s why she underwent a year of intense training before applying for the eighth season of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.” And it’s why she has returned for six consecutive… → Read More

DuPage, Kane sheriff’s deputies could cover overnight calls in Wayne

Facing difficulties recruiting qualified officers, the Wayne Police Department is hoping to lean on the sheriff’s offices in DuPage and Kane counties for overnight coverage. The DuPage County Board’s judicial and public safety committee this week supported a proposal authorizing sheriff’s deputies to respond to calls for police service in Wayne from midnight to 6 a.m. -- as long as they’re… → Read More

Lexus LC raffle to raise money for Naperville autism foundation

Building off the success of a car raffle last year, the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is organizing another sumptuous socially distanced fundraiser, this time featuring a more vaulable vehicle. → Read More

DuPage, Kane sheriff's deputies could cover overnight calls in Wayne

Facing difficulties recruiting qualified officers, the Wayne Police Department is hoping to lean on the sheriff's offices in DuPage and Kane counties for overnight coverage. → Read More

North Central to offer new nutrition science undergraduate program

North Central College is offering a new bachelor's degree in nutrition science starting this fall, aligning with its strategic plan to expand health professional programs on the Naperville campus. → Read More

Naperville mayor proposes guaranteed funding for Century Walk art, upkeep

Naperville elected officials are poised to consider a deal next month that would pledge an annual $150,000 to Century Walk Corp. for the maintenance and creation of public art. → Read More

Sirens might not be enough: Why you should have multiple weather alert systems at your disposal

Sunday's tornado spun a 16-mile path from Naperville through Willow Springs in the middle of the night, developing rapidly out of a line of thunderstorms and underscoring why you shouldn't rely on sirens alone for alerts, meteorologists said. → Read More

How to help tornado victims in Naperville, Woodridge

The recovery from a late-night tornado Sunday began in earnest with the American Red Cross opening temporary shelters and neighbors rallying to help tornado victims in Naperville and Woodridge. → Read More

'It sounded like a sonic boom': Naperville resident describes moments tornado hit

Katie Long Piper and her family were watching TV in their home Sunday night when they got a tornado warning alert on their phones. They huddled in the basement, and within 30 seconds, "it sounded like a sonic boom," she said. The twister leveled her neighbors' home in a Naperville subdivision. → Read More

One dead, one injured in Prospect Heights crash

A Carol Stream woman died and another was injured in a Friday afternoon crash in Prospect Heights, officials said. → Read More

Auschwitz survivor, Illinois Holocaust Museum president dies at 91

'More than a messenger': Fritzie Fritzshall, Auschwitz survivor from Buffalo Grove, dies at 91 → Read More

District 204 planning for pre-pandemic school schedules this fall

The structures and schedules of the Indian Prairie Unit District 204 school day are expected to resemble a pre-pandemic environment next academic year, with additional resources planned to help students get back on track. → Read More

Former councilwoman's appointment to Naperville commission sparks debate over intent of term limits

A former Naperville councilwoman's appointment to the special events cultural amenities commission this week sparked debate over whether elected officials who have reached their term limit should be allowed to continue serving at the advisory level. → Read More