Naperville, Illinois is a picturesque community along the banks of the winding DuPage River. Naperville boasts a thriving downtown commercial district with historic sites and a scenic River Walk. A western suburb of Chicago, Naperville is thriving with a population of 141,644 (US Census Bureau estimate). Families made up 76% of the affluent households in Naperville where the median household income was $100,503. Rapidly growing city limits extend into both DuPage County and Will County. Approximately 100,000 Napervillians live in DuPage County, while about 42,000 reside in Will County.
Naperville, Illinois boasts a long string of awards. Money Magazine rated Naperville the third-best place to live in America in 2005 and Naperville’s public library system is a seven-time leader in the American Library Association’s ranking of the nation’s best.
Naperville is within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Top employers for Naperville include Alcatel-Lucent, Nalco, and Nicor. Amoco Research Laboratories was a top Naperville employer; now owned by BP, ARL was a subject of controversy, as six employees who died of cancer were long-term chemical researchers at building 503, since demolished (Chicago Breaking News). Naperville is also home to the headquarters of Dukane Precast and their double-wall precast concrete manufacturing plant.
Naperville’s motorists are served by Interstate 88 on the northern border, Interstate 355 (just east of Naperville), and connections to nearby Interstates 80 and Interstate 55. Naperville also has direct access to a number of state and regional major thoroughfares. O’Hare International. Airport and Midway International Airport are nearby.
Statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation show 2,424 vehicle crashes in Naperville in 2009, with one fatality on Naperville’s busy roadways. Fortunately, only 93 of these crashes were ‘Injury Classification A’ crashes, a designation used when any injury, other than a fatal injury, occurs which prevents the injured person from walking, driving, or any other activity which they were capable of performing before the injury occurred. These injuries may include severe lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, chest injuries, and abdominal injuries.
Edward Hospital and Health Services is the leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Naperville. The nearby Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, the country’s only freestanding rehabilitation hospital, serves both children and adults in the Naperville area.
A unified, three-tiered judiciary consisting of the Circuit Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court serves IL. The Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction with original jurisdiction in all civil matters such as medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and personal injury cases, and in all criminal matters. DuPage and Will Counties are single circuit counties, which means that the boundaries of the circuit are the same as the county. DuPage County hosts the 18th Judicial Circuit, Will County hosts the12th Judicial Circuit Court. Naperville, Illinois residents would utilize either the DuPage County Judicial Center, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 or the Will County Courthouse at 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432.