Naperville Now 07-10-17

July 10, 2017
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Opioid Overdose Grant

Will County is continuing their fight against opioid overdose deaths. For the second year in a row Will County was awarded the Prescription Drug/Opiod Overdose Related Deaths grant by the Illinois Department of Human Services and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant will help train people to administer the opioid reversal drug Narcan to help save lives. To date in 2017, Narcan has been deployed 16 times in Will County.


Trail Connection

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and Will County will soon be connected. A 1.25-mile trail connection between Green Valley Forest Preserve in DuPage and Whalon Lake in Will is expected to be completed by Spring of next year. Once completed it will be part of a 40-mile DuPage River Regional Trail system.


Concerts In Your Park

And this weekend the Naperville Park District held their summer concert series, Concerts in Your Park, with a performance by OMT. The concert was held at Queensbury Greens on Brookdale Road. The next Concert in Your Park will be held next Sunday July 16 at Ashbury Park with ones following every Sunday until the end of July.


Basketball Memorial

The North Central College Women’s basketball team held a memorial for a beloved teammate, Helen Muleya. A 2012 graduate from North Central, Muleya died in May. Her friends and teammates were able to get together on Sunday to reflect and reminisce on the impact that Helen had on their lives. She was 27-years-old.