Naperville Now 09-05-18

September 5, 2018
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204 Board Member Resigns:

District 204 board member Lori Price announced that last night’s meeting would be her last. In her resignation announcement, she said she felt she no longer had enough time to dedicate to the position, stating, “As I said before, my responsibilities and my job do not allow me to contribute fully in the way that I’ve become accustomed to and in the way I would expect a board member to be engaged.”

Price has served on the board since 2011, and her term is set to expire in 2019. District 204 will be accepting applications for a new board member to fill the remainder of her term. More information on that process will be released in the coming weeks.

David Wentz Return Run:

Former Naperville City Councilman David Wentz will be making a return run for a council seat this spring. Wentz served on council from 2013 to 2015 but did not get the votes needed to secure his seat in the 2015 election. There are four city council positions up for grabs in the April 2, 2019 election. Election packets are currently available at the city clerk office– Wentz is one of five who have picked them up, along with Bruce Hanson, Bradford Miller, Paul Hinterlong and Kay McElroy. The mayor’s seat is also open for re-election; currently only Mayor Chirico has pulled a packet.

Pradel Remembered:

Tributes continue to pour in for Mayor Emeritus George Pradel, with flags around town at half-staff, and flowers piling up at the Officer Friendly memorial in front of Washington Junior High. Moments of silence were held at meetings across town last night, as well at board meetings in Oswego and Geneva. Remembrances from local leaders, businesses and schools have filled up Twitter, in memory to a life well- lived by a man who epitomized service and just plain goodness. Today would have been his 81st birthday. Services are still pending, we will post more information as we receive it on both social media and our website.

K-9 Frisbee Championships:

This past weekend the dogs had their day – well, actually, two days – at the Ashley Whippet K-9 Frisbee World Championships. Over 40 dogs participated with hundreds of spectators on the competition held on Saturday and Sunday. Andrea Rigler from St. Louis and her appropriately named dog Leap won the freestyle competition and her first ever overall Open Championship. Chuck Middleton and his dog Chica tied for first in the throw and toss division with Jeff Hill and his dog Muse. Hill and Muse won the tiebreaker with the best single round score.