Murder Trial Set
A trial date of September 12 has been set for Elzbieta Plackowska, the Naperville woman accused of killing her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl in her care back in 2012. Plackowska appeared in DuPage County Court this morning where the trial date was set. She’s charged with first-degree murder and is expected to seek an insanity defense.
At last night’s City Council meeting, the group voted to abate a portion of the 2016 tax levy to the tune of $4 million. This results in a tax levy that’s about $200,000 less than last year’s levy. The average homeowner in Naperville with a home value of about $380,000 will see a reduction of around $76 on the city component of their property tax bill.
Looking to End Pensions
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioners are taking steps to end their pensions. At their latest meeting, commissioners voted 7-0 to direct staff to look into ending the participation of pension plans for board members and the board president. The vote came as part of a cost-saving measure. Currently forest preserve commissioners are paid $50,000 a year and the president is paid $75,000 a year.
Neuqua vs. Metea Badminton
The two-time defending state badminton champions returned to action this week. The Neuqua Valley girls looked to be in mid-season form already as they traveled to Metea Valley last night. Despite winning a sectional Championship last year, the Mustangs were no match for the Wildcats. Neuqua Valley remains unbeaten in the early season after the 15-0 victory.
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