Naperville Now 12-05-17

December 5, 2017
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Old Nichols Open House

Last night Save the Old Nichols Library held a thank you open house for supporters of land marking the building. Group organizers were on hand to discuss landmark success stories of other Naperville buildings, as well as new concepts from two architects who donated their time to create the possibilities. Concepts included creating a mixed-use building set as a backdrop to the library-turned restaurant, and adding a mixed-use building and apartment building on the property while refurbishing the library into a welcome center. Save Old Nichols leaders say they want to work with the developer who owns the property moving forward. Any changes made to the building will require approval by the Historic Preservation Commission.

District 203 School Improvement Plans

The school improvement plans for District 203 were presented to the Board of Education last night. Each school in the district established at least two goals in academics and social emotional learning for the 2018-2019 school year. Improvement plans were required to have an English/literacy and mathematics goal. Plans for each school in the district can be found on

Library Gingerbread Houses

The Naperville Public Library is holding its sixth annual gingerbread house display. Kids of all ages can drop off their creations at any library building on December 9 before 4 p.m. The public will vote for their favorite gingerbread houses on display until December 16 and all entries will receive a ribbon.

Waubonsie Valley vs Neuqua Valley Hockey

Over the weekend The Warriors Hockey Club and Neuqua Valley met in another high intensity matchup on the ice. Neuqua Valley struck first, holding a lead thanks to the magnificent puck-handling from Ben Granato. But the Warriors offense was relentless, scoring two goals in the third period to go up 5 to 3. Granato scored his second of the game to bring the Wildcats within one, but with time running out, Zach Pearce stole a pass and iced the game for Waubonsie. The Warriors jump ahead of Neuqua in the Illinois West standings after the win, the rivals will meet again on January 28.