No Double Dipping:
Under a new bill passed yesterday by the state legislature, retired police officers will not be allowed to “double dip” with pensions. That means they can’t retire from one active duty job and then start another with a different pension, and keep both. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Grant Wehrli and State Senator Michael Connelly, came about after a 2012 dispute about the pension plan of Naperville’s Chief of Police Bob Marshall, who had retired from the force, and then returned several years later to take on his current job. His pension income will not be affected by this new bill, which now goes to the governor for his approval.
Knoch Knolls Reopens:
Knoch Knolls Nature Center will be back in operation on June 5. The center had to close down after a sanitary sewer backup caused flooding back on March 30. Since then, it’s undergone repairs and renovations, including a lift station added to the sewer system to prevent any further backups. Their summer hours will be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Girls Soccer Supersectional:
Naperville North took on Downers Grove North at Lewis University last night in the girls soccer supersectional. The Huskies were hoping to make it back to state for the first time since 2013. Both goalies were outstanding as neither offense could break through and the game remained scoreless after 80 minutes of regulation and an additional 20 minutes of overtime. The game would be decided by penalty kicks.
With the Huskies down 4-3, senior Emily Wilhelm knocked in the clutch goal to tie it up and help send the game into sudden death P.K’s.
Huskies senior Chloe Kotrba’s shot was saved by Trojans goalie Grace Stevenson, putting D.G.N. on the brink of victory. Simone Gardner then snuck a shot under the arm of Elizabeth Cablk, sending Downers Grove North to state for the first time in program history. Naperville North ends its season with a 20-4 and 3 record.
And finally, if you were in the right place just before 6:30 p.m. last night, you might have caught sight of this gorgeous double rainbow, rising above Naperville. A pretty cool view for the ride home from work.
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