Local residents are concerned about the Naperville Park District’s use of an herbicide called Roundup on areas where children play. Nearly 200 signatures have been collected on an online petition requesting the use of the weed-killer be discontinued, saying the chemicals in the product are potentially hazardous. The park district is reported to be reviewing their policies and procedures in this matter.
Moser Tower Discussions:
The Riverwalk Commission has begun discussion about what to do with Moser Tower, after a city report laid out up to $3.8 million in repair needed to take care of all its structural issues. Options on the table include completing the repairs, maintaining it until it is no longer usable, or decommissioning it as early as this year, which would be the cheapest option. They’ll make their recommendation by the end of the summer, and then council will have the final say.
Town Hall Talk:
Last night dozens of residents turned out to a town hall meeting hosted by State Senator Michael Connelly and State Representative Grant Wehrli. The two discussed the state’s lack of a budget and factors they believe contributed to the impasse, like the need for education and pension funding reform. They also took questions from the audience.
Back at Bowling Camp:
The Powerstrike 300 bowling camp is back in action this week. Held at Bowling Green Lanes in West Chicago, The camp gives male and female bowlers from the Naperville area and around the country a chance to train and interact with some of the top collegiate bowlers and coaches in the nation. Recently retired Waubonsie Valley girls bowling coach Marty Miller is running the camp once again, as he moves on to the private coaching realm.
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