New Forest Preserve President
Winning by 702 votes, Daniel Hebreard takes the seat as the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s new President. The senior ranger, who ran as a Democrat, unseated Republican incumbent Joe Cantore, who had served in the role for 12 years. The win comes after a narrow race on election night when it first looked like Cantore had won. Cantore still has five days to call for a discovery recount, which could ask up to 25 percent of precincts countywide to be recounted. According to election commission officials, the discovery recount would help candidates determine if there are enough discrepancies to seek a court order for a complete recount.
District 204’s Wheatland School
District 204 revealed details about their move of Indian Plains Alternative High School students to Wheatland School at last night’s board meeting. Wheatland is currently the home of the district’s operations and maintenance, but that department will be moving to a newly purchased property at 1250 Shore Road early next year, leaving Wheatland open for students again. It will cost the district about $315,000 to fix up Wheatland so it can open for the 2019-2020 school year.
Today is known as Giving Tuesday, a national movement to encourage charitable giving to not-for-profits doing good. Locally there are over 300 nonprofit organizations, many of which are matching donations one-for-one to make your gift go twice as far, like Loaves and Fishes and the Naperville Area Humane Society. Others have in-person donation options, like Little Friends’ Giving Tree program where folks can pick tags with requested items to purchase and graciously donate. Or if you’re enjoying Naperville Now, you can give back to your town’s nonprofit television station, NCTV17.
NCC Breaks Records
Despite a heartbreaking 27-24 loss to Bethel on Saturday afternoon, North Central College football still had a memorable season and a record-breaking day. Quarterback Broc Rutter broke the single season school records for pass completions with 269 and for passing yards with 3,519. He was also named a semi finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, the Division III football player of the year award.
Freshman kicker Derek Judka also tied the single season scoring record with 114 points.
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