Dick Locher commissioned to create city founder statue

Retired Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Dick Locher was commissioned by the city of Naperville to create a statue of the city’s founder, Capt. Joseph Naper. Dick is a 40+ year resident of the city and has been doing bronze sculpting for years, so the question of who would create the statue wasn’t a hard choice.

From the Chicago Tribune:

But the 84-year-old’s passion for art has not waned, and he said he was happy to take on the project to commemorate Naper, who founded the city in 1831.

“It’s so much fun,” Locher said of his craft. “I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I never went to work a day in my life.”