Senior Housing Complex Proposed:
A new senior housing complex may be on its way to Naperville. At last night’s Planning and Zoning meeting, the commission unanimously approved a conditional use of the property on the southwest corner of Diehl Road and Raymond Drive for a 174-unit apartment complex for those 55 and older. The commission also approved variances for an increased maximum building height, and for less parking, as the resident age restriction tends to reduce the amount of cars on a property. The plan will go to city council for final approval, but Mayor Steve Chirico will recuse himself from the discussions as he is connected to the developers, AG Investors.
Surprise at School:
Fourth grader Jackson Persin got quite the surprise today at school. Naperville Responds for Veterans sent Master Sergeant Marine Shawn Doty in his dress blues to Elmwood Elementary to surprise Jackson as thanks for a recent act of kindness. Jackson took the over $200 he earned from shoveling driveways this winter, and donated it to Naperville Responds for Veterans. The group planned the surprise to recognize Jackson for his generosity, and gave him a commemorative service coin for his efforts.
Honors for NCC Baseball:
Five North Central College baseball players were named to the 2018 All-Conference teams, while the Cardinals also swept Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year. It’s the first time any baseball team in the CCIW has won all four awards. Matt Mateja and Mike Wisz shared the Player of the Year award; the second straight year Mateja has earned that honor. Wisz won the Newcomer of the Year, while Head Coach Ed Mathey won his second straight Coach of the Year award. Senior Russell Hoh won Pitcher of the Year for the Cardinals. Freshman catcher Rob Marinec was also a first team all Conference pick, while Eric Outlaw was named to the second team.
NCC secured the program’s second consecutive CCIW Tournament Championship this weekend and will begin the NCAA regional on Thursday against the University of Dubuque. It’s the third straight NCAA tournament appearance for North Central, who made it all the way to the Division III College World Series a year ago.