Naperville Now 03-15-17

COD Oversight:

Monday night Glen Ellyn trustees approved an agreement that transfers the oversight of College of DuPage building projects from DuPage County back to the village. This undoes an agreement set into place in March 2012, which was meant to iron out a dispute between the college and the village in which the college had threatened to de-annex from Glen Ellyn’s boundaries. Under the new pact, Glen Ellyn officials will now have regulatory authority over building and zoning for the 273-acre campus. The college board will vote on the pact on Thursday; it will then be sent to the DuPage County Board for a vote next month.

Christkindlmarket Seeks Funds:

Organizers of the Naperville Christkindlmarket are seeking $61,000 in special event funds from SECA. The Special Events Cultural Amenities commission only has about $46,000 slated for the group, leaving them short of what they say they need to start turning a profit, increase attendance and keep people safe. The requested funds would be used to add four police officers at the event, and subsidize some of the overhead expenses. City Council has final approval over all fund allocations, which they will decide on at their April 5th meeting.

STEM Discovery Night:

Last night Meadow Glens held their 3rd annual STEM discovery night. Over 40 exhibits showcased science, technology, engineering and math demonstrations, to help spur students’ interest. Hundreds attended the event, which included displays by the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville North Robotics team.

North Denied State:

Naperville North boys basketball headed to Northern Illinois University looking for the first trip to state in program history. But they needed to get past Bolingbrook first. The Huskies were able to take a lead late in the first quarter thanks to a Chris Johnson layup, but the speed and athleticism of the Raiders took hold in the 2nd and third quarters. Tyler Cochran scored 19, while Kaleb Thornton led all players with 20, as Bolingbrook opened up a double digit lead. North never stopped battling, but in the end Bolingbrook moves on to the state semi finals to face Simeon after an 83-57 victory. The Huskies finish the season 25 and 6, while winning their first sectional championship since 1998.


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