Naperville Now 08-29-18

Drug Collection Tops 100,000 Pounds:

The DuPage County Health Department’s RxBox program recently topped 100,000 pounds of prescription drugs collected since its inception in 2009. The program, which collects unused or expired medications, first began in response to problems with contaminated ground water due to improper disposal, but then became a key factor in helping to combat the opioid crisis. There are currently 18 RxBox drop-offs located at police departments throughout DuPage. The City of Naperville also has its own prescription drug drop box program – those are located at the Naperville Police Department and outside every Naperville fire station.

Road Closures and Traffic Restrictions:

A big weekend of events here in Naperville means road closures and parking restrictions around town. With the Last Fling, the NCAA Women’s Triathalon and the Labor Day Parade coming up, you’ll be seeing some traffic control measures around Downtown Naperville starting today, and continuing through Tuesday, September 4. The city has detailed maps of all the impacted streets and shuttle routes on their website – be sure to give it a look before you hit the streets to head downtown. http://www.naperville.il.us/enjoy-naperville/last-fling/

NSW Game Of The Week Premieres:

Tomorrow night is the premiere of the NSW Game of the Week. Naperville Sports Weekly will be live broadcasting Naperville Central girls volleyball as the Redhawks visit Benet Academy. The broadcast will begin at 6pm. NSW will be broadcasting one girls volleyball game a week for the next 8 weeks, rotating through all six of our local high school teams throughout the fall. Tomorrow’s game can be seen on NCTV17 and streamed live on NCTV17.com.

Remembering Duane Wilson:

And finally we say goodbye to Duane Wilson. A longtime Napervillian, Wilson was a founding father of the Naperville Heritage Society, acting as their first treasurer. The group started as an all-volunteer nonprofit back in 1969, when Wilson and his wife Fran joined others to save St. John’s Episcopal Church from demolition. Through their efforts, it was safely moved and formed the cornerstone of what Wilson and the society would grow into Naper Settlement. Wilson also served as chairman of the celebration committee for Naperville’s sesquicentennial in 1981, and under his leadership, plans for Naperville’s Riverwalk were created. His passion for Naperville and history left both a visible legacy for generations to come, and a written remembrance through his autobiography and six published family histories. He died on August 22 at the age of 91.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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