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Naperville Now 03-08-18

Clow Site To Become Subdivision:

A new 61-home development will be built on one of the last pieces of undeveloped land in south Naperville. Tuesday night city council approved construction of the subdivision on the 31.5 acres of land southwest of Book Road and 103rd Street. Plans include a monument made of stones from the old buildings on the property dedicated to the original owners – the Clow Family, some of the first Will County settlers. Council also voted to annex the land into the city.

Auto Repair Shop Approved:

And the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-3 to approve the construction of a Christian Brothers Automotive on 95th street, between Andy’s Frozen Custard and the fire station. The commission had to approve a conditional use of the site for the car repair shop, as the property was originally zoned for retail. Residents of the neighboring subdivision expressed concern over noise levels coming off the shop and the potential for hazardous waste. The project will go to council for the final vote.

Candidate Forum:
Last night the Wheatland Township Democrats put on a public forum for the candidates in the 14th Congressional District running against Republican Randy Hultgren. The meeting room of the 95th Street Library filled with over 100 residents to hear from candidates Victor Swanson, Matt Brolley, John Hosta, Jim Walz, George Weber, and Lauren Underwood. Candidate Daniel Roldan-Johnson was not in attendance. Questions to the candidates ranged from DACA and sanctuary cities to healthcare and equal pay. The general primary election will be held on March 20.

Kids Coding:
This morning 3 and 4 year olds were learning to code at the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center, as part of the STEM initiative in District 203. Students worked with the Code-A-Pillar to learn about counting, problem solving, and basic computer science. More coding events like this are planned for the future.

Coaches Honored:

A pair of legendary North Central College coaches added to their list of accolades yesterday. Head Men’s Track and Field coach Frank Gramarosso was named the 2018 Division III Midwest Region Coach of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Head Cross Country coach and Men’s Track assistant, Al Carius was named the top assistant coach in the Midwest as well. After winning in 2017 Indoor National Championship, the Cardinals are currently the number three ranked team in the country. NCC won the CCIW Indoor Championship last month and has 14 individuals competing at the National Meet. It’s the third Midwest coach of the year award for Gramarosso and the second for Coach Carius. The National Indoor Meet begins tomorrow in Alabama.




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