New Moves at Council

Need to get away? You now have another way to skip town after a move taken at the latest city council meeting.

The group passed a new license agreement between the city and Greyhound, adding a stop at the Route 59 Metra Station as part of the Illinois Connect Service, a new bus route that will run from Chicago to Davenport, Iowa.

The new program is federally funded but offers local conveniences.

“I think it’s going to be good, the city always looks for opportunities to expand mobility throughout the city and throughout the region, so this provides a good opportunity for our residents as well as neighboring communities,” said Jennifer Louden, Transportation Team Leader with the City of Naperville.

The new route will begin immediately with two daily runs in each direction, beginning in Chicago, then stopping at Naperville, Northern Illinois University, Rochelle, Dixon and Moline, before heading in Iowa for its final stop in Davenport.

Also at the meeting, Mayor Chirico pushed for some internal shifts as well.

He called for a new city staff position of Mayor Emeritus to be created and granted to former Mayor A. George Pradel.

The new position would be given at no pay and no benefits and would last as long as Chirico’s term of four years.

It would allow Pradel to represent Mayor Chirico at events around town that he couldn’t make.

A resolution presenting the new position will be created and then presented at the next City Council meeting on June 16.

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