Katie Finlon / WNIJ

About 4,000 people in the WNIJ listening area got a chance to pose with the Chicago Cubs World Series trophy last weekend. It made its way to Naperville on Saturday, along with Freeport and Rockford on Sunday.

Mike Peck is business operations director for the Rockford Ice Hogs. He says people started lining up at around 8 a.m. to be one of the guaranteed 1,500 ticket holders to pose with the trophy.

Gov. Rauner Attends Naperville Labor Day Parade

Sep 6, 2016
Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois

  Governor Bruce Rauner joined a Labor Day parade in Naperville.

He's not seen as a friend of organized labor.  But Rauner got cheers at this heavily Republican parade—marching amidst the high school bands and dance teams.  

"Enjoy Labor Day! Happy parade!" Rauner said.  

Jim Caffray, a home remodeler from Oswego, says he likes that the governor is fighting the Democratic machine, and appreciated the fact there weren't any unions in the parade.  

Minnesota-Based Charity To Assist Naperville 'Heroes'

Aug 24, 2016

  A new real estate discount program will assist Naperville police, firefighters, military personnel, healthcare workers, and teachers.

Minnesota-based “Homes for Heroes” is working with Naperville's First Centennial Mortgage and Aurora's Inspire Reality Partners to make it easier for these professionals to buy, sell, or refinance a home.

The Daily Herald reports this includes paying for property appraisals, as well as offering discounts on brokerage fees.


A Greyhound bus stop at Northern Illinois University's student center went into effect last week. The bus line goes from the Quad Cities to Chicago and stops in Moline, Dixon and Rochelle. 

NIU officials expressed interest in adding a Naperville stop, which was approved by the Naperville City Council last week. The stop was officially added on Monday.

Linda LaCloche, the communications manager for the city, says Naperville has a large commuter population. 

Northern Illinois University

The search for the next president of Northern Illinois University moves forward today… behind closed doors at its Naperville campus. The school’s Board of Trustees will meet with four finalists, whose identities have not been disclosed.