Council to Talk Marijuana
Naperville City Council will have its first discussion about allowing or prohibiting local sales of marijuana. On the agenda for tomorrow night’s meeting are three options for council members, in regards to the state’s Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which will become effective January 1. Under the new law, municipalities may either ban cannabis businesses within their borders or opt out. Council will look at the possibility of moving toward allowing sales, by asking city staff to work on zoning regulations to govern the number, hours, and locations of potential shops. Their second option is to move toward prohibiting sales by directing staff to prepare documentation necessary to opt out of the retail portion of the law. And their third option is to conduct a community survey to get the public’s input before moving forward. Council will weigh all their choices at the Municipal Center tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Climate Change Forum
Representatives Bill Foster, Sean Casten, and Senator Dick Durbin hosted a climate change forum at North Central College over the weekend. It focused on the effect climate change has on the weather as evidence by melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and the increased power of hurricanes. Hundreds came out to listen to the panelists that included WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling, a climate scientist, and the president of Gade Environmental Group. Attendees were reminded that the United States is the only nation that’s pulled out of the Paris Agreement.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
Roughly 800 people came together this weekend at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion for the three-mile Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk. Ann Zediker started the effort in Naperville after she lost her father to the disease in 2010. This year the walk raised over $106,000, surpassing their $90,000-goal. They got to that number with the help of Jeopardy’s James Holzhauer, who donated $1,109.14, in honor of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. The money raised goes toward the Lustgarten Foundation, which funds life-saving pancreatic cancer research.
Water Polo Championship
The Naperville Suburban Summer Water Polo League held the city championship for the U-11 division yesterday at Cress Creek Country Club. The Raptors of River Run faced the Cress Creek Rebels in the 20th year of NSSWPL competition. Cress Creek steadily built a lead throughout the game and the Rebels were able to bring home the championship by a score of 11 to 6. Congratulations to all the teams in the league on another great season. The U-14 Co-ed and U-14 girls championships will be held Wednesday night at Naperville North.
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