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Naperville Now 08-22-17

Old Nichols Landmark Status

Tonight Naperville’s Historic Preservation Commission will meet to discuss the potential landmark status of the Old Nichols Library. In May, property owner Dwight Avram unveiled plans to redesign the site of Naperville’s original library, prompting a group of citizens to file for the building to be considered a local landmark. Both sides will be heard by the commission tonight at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Center, with Naperville City Council eventually having final say on the matter.

First Division Renovations 

After a 10-month renovation, the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is reopening to the public. The museum reopens Saturday with a celebration from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Updates include new media and interactive exhibits and an all-new gallery focusing on the more recent history of the Army’s First Infantry Division. The celebration also marks the 100th anniversary of the division.

Drive Sober

The Naperville Police Department is once again participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, aimed at getting impaired drivers off the road. This high-visibility enforcement campaign is taking place now through the early morning hours of September 5, as the Labor Day holiday can be deadly because of motor vehicle crashes due to drunk driving. Officers will also be looking for seatbelt violations.

Huskie Soccer

Naperville North, the defending 3A state boys soccer champions, kicked off their season last night at Downers Grove South. The Huskies picked up right where they left off a year ago, extending a 1-0 halftime lead into a 5-0 shutout victory. The champs are back at it again today, traveling to play Oswego East at 4:30 p.m.


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