House Fire

house fire in Naperville this morning has left five people and their dog displaced. The Naperville Fire Department responded to the home in the 1100 block of Langley Circle around 5:40 a.m. Crews found fire and extreme smoke coming from the basement. All residents and their dog made it out safely after being alerted by their smoke detectors. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Downtown Streetscapes

The City of Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) department and the Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA) hosted an open house last night to showcase the final renderings of Downtown Naperville streetscape improvement plans. The project, which is set to start March 1, will initially renovate Main Street between Jefferson and Jackson avenues, as well as Jefferson Avenue between Main and Webster streets. It will improve pedestrian traffic by widening sidewalks, facelift the area with new landscaping, and replace a water main that’s over 100 years old. The DNA said all businesses in the construction zone will stay open with full access throughout the construction. The project will be done in phases, with improvements also slated for Jackson Avenue and Webster Street. The majority of the work is expected to be complete by the end of August.

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