Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Local counseling organization providing free "healing sessions" for those who knew Olivia Dworakowski and Justin Plackowska.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Written by Collin Czarnecki As Naperville continues to mourn the loss of Olivia Dworakowski, 5, and Justin Plackowska, 7, who were tragically murdered Oct. 30, one local organization is reaching out to the community to provide emotional support. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Lisle Patch on Facebook. From parents to classmates, those who personally knew Olivia and Justin were perhaps hit hardest by their deaths, which is why 360 Youth Services is offering free "healing sessions" for those close to the children. "This isn't getting into counseling or any of those things, they're really just healing sessions," said 360 Youth Services executive director Ron Hume. "Anything that folks need that will help them …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Family of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski issues first public statement regarding the girl's death.
The family of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski, who was tragically murdered last week in her Naperville townhouse, shared their grief and thanked the community for its support in a public statement on Tuesday. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Lisle Patch on Facebook. Naperville police charged Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, with two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly fatally stabbing both Olivia and Plackowska's 7-year-old son Justin Plackowska while babysitting the children on Oct. 30. The statement is the first time the family has spoken publicly about Olivia's death. "We are deeply saddened and shocked by the shortened life of our sweet little girl, Olivia. It is impossible for us to express in words the…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Hundreds of residents attended a candlelight vigil at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Friday night.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
The family of Shaun Wild hopes to hold a memorial service in his honor at North Central College in the fall. This weekend the family will celebrate Shaun's life during a baseball game in Wisconsin.
A memorial service in honor of Naperville teacher Shaun Wild, who was stabbed to death in February in a downtown bar, won’t take place until fall at the earliest, his mother Jami Wild said earlier this week. Wild was living in Lisle at the time of his death. The Wild family had hoped to hold a memorial service at North Central College, where Shaun studied education, before the end of the school year, but Jami Wild said the family is still trying to cope with the great loss it has experienced. “We are all just really struggling,” Jami Wild said during a telephone interview Wednesday. “My kids are just trying to get through the semester. All of Shaun’s friends are struggling to get through the semester.” The family didn’t want to do …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Naperville Central High School student was killed Friday when he was hit by a Metra train.
A memorial service for Jon Kaden will be held Wednesday at Pfeiffer Hall on the North Central College Campus. Kaden, a Naperville Central High School student, was killed Friday when he was hit by a Metra train. A fellow Napervile Central student, Mark Kim, started a Facebook memorial page in Kaden's honor and thousands of people have "liked" the page and commented since Friday. Kaden’s father Ken posted information Sunday about the memorial service on the Facebook page. Friends have also created a Facebook group where friends can request to order T-shirts memorializing Kaden. Last week, Kaden spent time at Ball State University last week taking classes at a journalism workshop. He was a staff writer on The Central Times at the Naperville …