Peace Officers Memorial Day:
The Naperville Police Department honored fallen officers across the country and in our community on Peace Officers Memorial Day. The commemoration included a proclamation from Mayor Steve Chirico and a moment of silence honoring Chief Robert Worthel, whose 1927 death remains the only time an NPD officer was killed in the line of duty. Current Chief Bob Marshall also discussed the stigma around police officer suicide rates and the importance of showing support for officers.
DuPage County Fallen Remembered:
And yesterday, a similar event was held at the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office to honor those firefighters and police officers in our county who gave their lives in the line of duty. DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick led the ceremony to remember and celebrate the courage, loyalty and valor of the fallen. A commemorative wreath was laid in their honor.
Air Conditioning for D204 Classrooms:
Elementary school classrooms in District 204 will all have air conditioning by the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Adding air conditioning to classrooms has been an ongoing project for the district. It’s been done in phases over the last five years, due to limited funding. The one area of the 19 elementary schools in the district still lacking air conditioning are the media center. Cooling those would run an estimated $3.3 million, and would require three summers to complete. The middle schools and high schools in District 204 are all air conditioned, with the exception of Indian Plains.
SolSmart Honors for Naperville:
The City of Naperville has been honored with the SolSmart Silver Designation. The designation recognizes the city’s efforts to promote solar best practices and allow solar development. The award was given at a ceremony held at Argonne National Laboratory. DuPage County received a SolSmart Bronze designation for their efforts.
Naperville Crossings Sale:
Naperville Crossings has been sold to a Cincinnati real estate investment trust for just under $50 million dollars. The purchase of the 147,000-square-foot shopping center by Phillips Edison is the biggest shopping center sale in the Chicago-area of the year.
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