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Naperville is the fifth largest city in Illinois by population. It covers 35.5 sq mi (92 sq km) and has a population of 142,000 (2011 estimate). The city is located within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, and is home to a number of major corporations such as Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent.

175th Anniversary display at Naperville City Hall, 2006175th Anniversary display at Naperville City Hall, 2006
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According to in 2010, Naperville has a per capita income of $45,277. That makes it the 7th wealthiest city in the country. The city was also voted the second best place to live in the United States, in a poll conducted by Money Magazine in 2006.

The city of Naperville has a history going back to 1831, when Joseph Naver arrived at the west bank of the DuPage River and founded Naper's Settlement. The initial group of settlers were joined by over a hundred more the following year. Naper's Settlement was incorporated as the Village of Naperville in 1857, and reincorporated as a city in 1890.

Corporate building for Calamos Investments in Naperville, IllinoisCorporate building for Calamos Investments in Naperville, Illinois
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Visiting Naperville, Illinois

Interstate-88 (Ronald Reagen Memorial Tollway) is the nearest highway to Naperville. If you're coming from Chicago, leave the highway to Naperville Rd or Winfield Rd.

Places of Interest in Naperville, Illinois

  1. Moser Tower Millennium Carillon
    160-foot tower with 72 bronze-cast bells.

  2. Riverwalk
    Promenade along the DuPage River.

  3. Saints Peter and Paul Church
    Roman Catholic church with a beautiful interior.

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