Naperville, Illinois

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Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois.wikipedia
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DuPage County, Illinois

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Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois.
The county has a high socioeconomic profile and residents of Hinsdale, Naperville and Oak Brook include some of the wealthiest people in the Midwest.

Will County, Illinois

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Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Will County is one of the five collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

John Murray (Naperville founder)

John Murray
Among those original settlers were Naper's wife Almeda Landon, his brother John with wife Betsy Goff, his sister Amy with husband John Murray, and his mother Sarah.
John Murray (November 15, 1785 – April 18, 1868) was a laborer, music teacher, soldier, businessman, politician, and city planner, was one of the original founders of Naperville, Illinois, with his children Sarah, Robert Nelson, Ruth, Amos and Cordelia.

Joseph Naper

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In July 1831, Joseph Naper arrived at the west bank of the DuPage River with his family and friends to found what would be known as Naper's Settlement.
Naper's Settlement would be renamed Naperville, becoming the oldest town and first county seat of DuPage County, Illinois, later moved by county vote in 1868 and displaced by Wheaton.

Cook County, Illinois

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After DuPage County was split from Cook County in 1839, Naper's Settlement became the DuPage county seat, a distinction it held until 1868.
Cook County is included in the Chicago–Naperville–Elgin, IL–IN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

List of open-air and living history museums in the United States

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Reconstructions of Fort Payne and the Pre-Emption House stand as part of Naper Settlement outdoor museum village, which was established by the Naperville Heritage Society and the Naperville Park District in 1969 to preserve some of the community's oldest buildings.

Illinois

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Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, is fifth with 141,853.

Naperville train disaster

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On April 26, 1946, Naperville was the site of one of the worst train disasters in Chicago history.
The Naperville train disaster occurred April 25, 1946, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad at Loomis Street in Naperville, Illinois, when the railroad's Exposition Flyer rammed into the Advance Flyer, which had made an unscheduled stop to check its running gear.

Chicago metropolitan area

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It has nearly quadrupled in size as the Chicago metropolitan area's urban sprawl brought corporations, jobs, and wealth to the area.
There are several definitions of the area, including the areas defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the Chicago–Naperville-Elgin IL–IN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the slightly larger Combined Statistical Area, and the area under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) (a metropolitan planning organization).

DuPage River

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In July 1831, Joseph Naper arrived at the west bank of the DuPage River with his family and friends to found what would be known as Naper's Settlement.
The West Branch of the DuPage River, 35.0 mi long, starts at Campanelli Park in Schaumburg within Cook County and continues southward through the entire county of DuPage, including the towns of Bartlett, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield and Naperville (including through its riverwalk).

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

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Two Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad trains, the Advance Flyer and the Exposition Flyer, collided 'head to tail' on a single track just west of the Loomis Street grade crossing.
The line from Aurora to Chicago was built through the fledgling towns of Naperville, Lisle, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Berwyn, and the west side of Chicago.

Naperville Park District

Reconstructions of Fort Payne and the Pre-Emption House stand as part of Naper Settlement outdoor museum village, which was established by the Naperville Heritage Society and the Naperville Park District in 1969 to preserve some of the community's oldest buildings.
Its boundaries are mostly coterminous with the incorporated limits of the City of Naperville, Illinois, though there are small deviations, including the northern section of the White Eagle subdivision, which lies within the City of Aurora's boundaries.

Wheaton, Illinois

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Naperville borders the communities of Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Aurora.
In 1857, the Illinois state legislature authorized an election to be held to decide the question of whether the DuPage county seat should remain in Naperville or be moved to the more centrally located Wheaton, which was on the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad.

Aurora, Illinois

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Naperville borders the communities of Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Aurora.
The city is divided into three regions, the West Side, on the west side of the Fox River, the East Side, between the eastern bank of the Fox River and the Kane/DuPage County line, and the Far East Side/Fox Valley, which is from the County Line to the city's eastern border with Naperville.

Lisle, Illinois

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Naperville borders the communities of Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Aurora.
To the west of the Lisle settlement, on the west branch of the DuPage river, brothers Joseph and John Naper founded the Naper Settlement, present-day Naperville, Illinois.

Warrenville, Illinois

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Naperville borders the communities of Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Aurora.
The town quickly blossomed with two mills and a plank road connecting it with Naperville and Winfield, on which Julius operated a stagecoach line.

Bolingbrook, Illinois

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Naperville borders the communities of Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Aurora.
Bolingbrook borders the communities of Woodridge, Romeoville, Plainfield, Naperville, and Darien.

Plainfield, Illinois

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Naperville borders the communities of Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Aurora.
It is between the cities of Naperville and Joliet.

Woodridge, Illinois

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Naperville borders the communities of Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Aurora.
Woodridge is bordered by Naperville to the west, Downers Grove to the northeast, Darien to the east, Lemont to the south, Bolingbrook to the southwest, and Lisle to the northwest.

Fox Valley Mall

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The March 2006 issue of Chicago magazine cites a mid-1970s decision to make and keep all parking in downtown Naperville free to keep downtown Naperville "alive" in the face of competition with Fox Valley Mall in Aurora and the subsequent sprawl of strip shopping malls.
When construction was ready to start in June 1973, the planned unit development was 4220 acre of land between Naperville and Aurora.

Nalco Holding Company

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Employers contributing to the population explosion of the 1980s and 1990s included: Bell Labs and Western Electric (once Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia), Amoco (now BP and Ineos), Nalco, Calamos, Nicor, and Edward Hospital.
Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, is a Naperville, Illinois-based supplier of water, energy and air improvement solutions and services for industrial and institutional markets.

Bell Labs

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Employers contributing to the population explosion of the 1980s and 1990s included: Bell Labs and Western Electric (once Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia), Amoco (now BP and Ineos), Nalco, Calamos, Nicor, and Edward Hospital.
The largest grouping of people in the company was in Illinois, at Naperville-Lisle, in the Chicago area, which had the largest concentration of employees (about 11,000) prior to 2001.

Edward Hospital

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Employers contributing to the population explosion of the 1980s and 1990s included: Bell Labs and Western Electric (once Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia), Amoco (now BP and Ineos), Nalco, Calamos, Nicor, and Edward Hospital.
Edward Hospital & Health Services (Edward Hospital Services Corporation), commonly referred to as "Edward", is a major healthcare provider located in southwest suburban Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois.

Illinois Technology and Research Corridor

Illinois Technology & Research Corridor
Naperville is within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor.

Exposition Flyer

The Exposition Flyer
Two Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad trains, the Advance Flyer and the Exposition Flyer, collided 'head to tail' on a single track just west of the Loomis Street grade crossing.