Moving the Kroehler Mansion?:
Little Friends is offering the historic Kroehler Mansion on their property to a number of local governmental agencies for free: under the condition that the group taking it pays for moving and preserving it. The non-profit has asked the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Naperville Park District, Riverwalk Commission and Naper Settlement to consider moving the over 100-year old mansion to save it. If no takers are found, Little Friends has begun the process to get approval to demolish the mansion and several other buildings on its campus, to clear the property and sell the land. So far none of the agencies have expressed an interest in moving the building. Little Friends hopes to relocate to a new site in Warrenville.
Recreational Marijuana Legislation Forum:
Tonight Naperville City Council members Patty Gustin and Kevin Coyne are hosting their second forum on the new recreational marijuana legislation. Speakers will include DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks, Aaron Weiner, and retired Naperville Police Detective Rich Wistocki. The focus of the forum is to share information and data with the public about the new legislation and its effects on the community. Naperville City Council recently voted to prepare documentation to opt out of recreational marijuana sales within the city. They’ll conduct the first reading of that new ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday, August 20.
COD Works Toward Contract:
Also tonight, union members and supporters plan to rally at College of DuPage, as they continue to work toward locking in a contract. Their previous one expired at midnight on Tuesday. Faculty members begin their term on Monday, but so far negotiations with college administrators have drawn no resolution. The rally begins at 6:30 p.m. At 6p.m., the college will be holding their regular board meeting, at which a member of the COD Faculty Association plans to ask to bring in a federal mediator.
D203 First Day of School:
It was all smiles from parents, students, and teachers as Naperville School District 203 kicked off the new school year. Scott Elementary and Kennedy Junior High not only welcomed new students to their halls, but also new Learning Commons. Scott’s LC includes lounge areas and an I Lab, while Kennedy’s includes tons of space for group projects including huddle rooms. District 204’s first day of school is Monday, August 19.
New IHSA Rule Limits Football Play:
With the football season just around the corner, local high school coaches are dealing with a new IHSA rule. The Sports Medicine Advisory Committee developed new guidelines for participation that limit playing time during the week. The rule states that players are no longer allowed to compete in two games on the same day or in two games on consecutive days – meaning a player who enters one play in Friday’s varsity game can’t play in Saturday’s junior varsity game. Along with that rule, players are no longer allowed to have contact at practices that follow a game day. Local high schools are trying to adjust to the new rule by moving junior varsity and freshman games to other days rather than Saturdays in hopes to keep participation at all levels. Keep an eye on our website next week for a more in depth story on these new guidelines.
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