A proposed settlement agreement would require the City of Naperville and Naperville Unit School District 203 to each pay $125,000 to the Walgren family. The Walgrens filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of their 16-year-old son Corey in January 2017. Corey died by suicide not long after being questioned by officials at Naperville North High School, without his parents present. The terms of the lawsuit state that with the agreement, neither the district nor the city would be seen at fault. The settlement will go in front of city council on Tuesday, and will be discussed by the District 203 school board at a September meeting.
3C Granted Recreational Marijuana Sale License:
A Naperville medical marijuana dispensary is one of the first five in Illinois to receive a license from the state for recreational marijuana sales. 3C Compassionate Care Center is now licensed to sell cannabis to non-medical consumers beginning January 1. However, that’s contingent upon the City of Naperville voting to allow the sales in the first place. City council has drafted an ordinance to opt out of adult use recreational marijuana sales, which they will vote on this Tuesday. If they decide to opt in, they will begin creating zoning regulations for sales.
D204 Replaces Snow Days With E-Learning:
Snow days will soon be a thing of the past in Indian Prairie School District 204. The school board voted last night to eliminate snow days, and replace them with E-learning days. That means on days when there is inclement weather, students will work from home, with course work assigned at the discretion of teachers. The board used other school districts as a model for the program, citing benefits like self-management, flexibility, and responsible decision-making. But one parent argued learning works best in a classroom. The board said E-learning would only be implemented when absolutely necessary. The program needs to be verified by the DuPage Regional Office of Education to make it official.
New Art for Century Walk:
There’s a new piece of artwork being added to the Century Walk. This mural on the side of the Dog Patch Pet and Feed store will become the 51st location of public art in the nonprofit Century Walk project. The mural came about after a driver crashed into the wall, creating a hole. Once the patchwork was completed, artist Janson Rapisarda pitched creating a mural there. The result is now a 50-foot-wide painting of a cat and dog chasing a blue ball, with an “ADOPT” flag in the background – a nod to the mission of the store, which sells only rescue animals. A fundraiser was used to help finance the project, extra proceeds from which will help care for fostered animals.
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