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August 24, 2018
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Frontier Sports Complex Plaza

Hitchcock Design Group unveiled its conceptual design for the Frontier Sports Complex Public Plaza. The plaza design will include outdoor classrooms, a performance stage, a play space, and connections to area trails, along with other amenities. Naperville Park District Executive Director Ray McGury said the plaza will be uniquely located, with the library to the north, Neuqua Valley to the east, the commercial corridor to the west, and Frontier Sports Complex to the south. The project is expected to cost between $3.65 and $4.5 million dollars and could begin construction as early as April of 2019.

Inc. 5000 Features Naperville Businesses

Eleven Naperville businesses were recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies – all growing more than 60 percent over the last three years. Some of those businesses included Third Party Pet and marketing firm Youtech & Associates. For a full list of the businesses you can check out

Friedrich-Jones Turns 100

Congratulations to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services for their 100-year anniversary. Yesterday, more than 150 people gathered for fellowship, food and drinks. The Friedrich family established the funeral home in 1918 on East Jefferson and moved to its current location in 1937. Ray Jones and his two children now run the business, along with a second location in Plainfield called “Overman-Jones.”

High School Football is Back

Tonight marks the return of high school football! Five of our local teams are in action, Waubonsie Valley is on the road at Oak Park River Forest, Metea Valley travels to Wheaton Warrenville South, Neuqua Valley hosts Glenbard North, Naperville North welcomes Simeon into Huskie stadium, and Naperville Central starts the year at Home against Hinsdale Central. Benet Academy plays tomorrow afternoon against St. Laurence at Northern Illinois University at 3 p.m. You can find full highlights tomorrow morning on and you can get a recap of all of tonight’s games by signing up for Football Friday at