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Community Relations Division
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About Naperville
Media Policy
Media Releases and e-News
City Columns
Local Media
Downloadable Photos
Media Gallery and Illinois Channel
City Logo
Events Calendars 

About Naperville 

Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several city boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned living history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community.

Media Policy 

The City of Naperville's Media Policy dictates how best to contact city officials and representatives for the purpose of interviews or obtaining information.

Media Releases and e-News

In addition to the most recent media releases listed on the city'">www.naperville.il.us, City of Naperville media releases can be found in the following locations:

The City of Naperville offers a free, voluntary e-mail service to anyone interested in learning more about city services, activities and events. If you would like more information or are interested in signing up, visit the e-News section of our Web site.

City Columns 

The mayor and three department directors contribute regular columns that appear in the pages of the Naperville Sun and online. Click the links below to read their most recent columns.

  • Mayor A. George Pradel - "On the Mayor's Mind"
    Fourth week of the month
  • Police Chief David Dial
    First and third weeks of the month
  • TED Business Group Director Marcie Schatz
    Third week of the month
  • Public Utilities - Electric Director Mark Curran - "The Electric Current"
    Second week of the month

Local Media 

The city has many fantastic media outlets available to residents, visitors and area businesspeople.

Print/Online Newspapers:




Downloadable Photos 

The following photos are available in hi-resolution JPEG format for downloading and use. Please notify the Community Relations Division
of the City Manager's Office at (630) 420-6707 if you plan to use one and where copies may be obtained for our records.

To save the image to your computer:

  • Windows - right-click on the link and select "Save Link As"
  • Macintosh OS - press the ctrl key and then mouseclick on the link and select "Save Image As"

City Locations:

Aerial View of Naperville - Thumbnail
Aerial View of the City 
(0.58 MB)

Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon - Thumbnail
Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon (1.59 MB)

Main Street Promenade - Thumbnail
Main Street Promenade 
(0.42 MB)

Fredenhagen Park - Thumbnail
Fredenhagen Park 
(2.15 MB)

Municipal Center with Fountain - Thumbnail
Municipal Center 
(0.41 MB)

Riverwalk Bridge - Thumbnail
Riverwalk Bridge 
(2.59 MB)

City Officials:
(individual headshots updated May 18, 2009)

Media Gallery and Illinois Channel

The City of Naperville has a Media Gallery available containing online streaming video as well as photo galleries of events from throughout the city.

To view what the city has to offer, visit our Media Gallery.

To view live, streaming video of the Illinois state legislature while in session, visit Illinois Channel.

City Logo 

The City of Naperville is proud of its high standards and quality of service. The city’s logo symbolizes that excellence by serving as a primary visual identifier that is easily recognized by residents, businesses and visitors. The logo represents the city’s officials and staff, services and programs as well as its reputation and integrity. Due to everything the logo represents, it is imperative that it is used properly and not leveraged by other groups inappropriately. 

Historically, the city has held its trademarks and logos very closely and has not granted approval for its use outside official city business. The city currently holds servicemarks with the Illinois Secretary of State protecting city symbols, including police and fire patches, city flags and emblems, and the city’s logo and corporate seal. Registering these symbols as servicemarks with the State of Illinois entitles the city to bring a civil action against any unauthorized use of these symbols for servicemark infringement under the state Trademark Registration and Protection Act.

On a limited basis, the Naperville City Council may grant an organization permission to use the city’s logo. Groups interested in acquiring this permission may contact the City Clerk’s Office at (630) 305-5300 or download a City of Naperville Logo License Agreement form (PDF 12 KB). Once completed, the application will be considered by the City Council at a future Council meeting.

Events Calendars 

The official City of Naperville online Community Calendar is available on the city'calendar.aspx">www.naperville.il.us/calendar.aspx.

Additional Naperville-related events calendars can be found at: