Old Nichols Library
The developer looking to redo the Old Nichols Library has received a 30-day extension to respond to an independent request for the building to receive landmark status. After developer Dwight Avram announced plans to redesign the building, a group of Naperville residents filled for the building to receive local landmark status – something that could impede construction plans. Avram originally had to respond by next week, but the extension gives him until August 9. City staff anticipates that the Historic Preservation Commission will meet in mid-August to review the landmark application.
This morning, the Naperville Police Department apprehended four individuals who fled from a vehicle that was reported stolen. This resulted in an increased police presence on Ogden Avenue near River Road and Royal St. George Drive. No one was harmed and charges are expected to be filed later today.
Last night, Congressman Bill Foster hosted a community forum on focused on healthcare. Foster and a panel of experts discussed the Affordable Care Act and the currently proposed Senate Republican healthcare bill. Community members also had a chance to share their opinions, experiences and ask questions.
USA Boccia Nationals
About 100 athletes from all over the country are in Naperville for the USA Boccia Nationals. The group includes teenagers who are relatively new to the game as well as athletes with more than 20 years of experience. The objective of Boccia is to get your ball as close to the white ball as possible. The tournament raps up this Sunday and is being played at the Fort Hill Activity Center and Players Indoor Sports Center.