Pet Ordinance Vote Tabled:
The Naperville City Council has tabled a vote on a new ordinance that would ban pet shops from selling dogs and cats other than those obtained from rescues and animal shelters. The ordinance would mirror one already adopted in Chicago aiming to prevent the sale of dogs from puppy mills. At last night’s meeting almost 40 people spoke during public comment, some with their puppy mill pets present. Council postponed a decision for 60 days after DuPage and Will County board members said they are working to adopt a similar ordinance countywide.
Naperville police are warning the public to beware of utility frauds and scams. They’ve received complaints from both residents and businesses about scammers calling and threatening arrest, legal action or service interruption if payment or information is not provided to the caller. Though the caller ID may falsely state City of Naperville, the city’s electric and water utilities will never request payment for delinquent accounts over the phone. Please report any such calls to the Naperville Police Department.
Congratulations to the Naperville Public Library! They’ve been named a 5-Star-Library by the Library Journal for the 10th time in a row. They’re one of just 13 public libraries nationwide to have been a 5-star library in each edition published. Factors taken into account include circulation, library visits and program attendance.
Swimming Season Starts:
Boys swimming and diving season hit the blocks for the first time in season opening duals last night.
Benet Academy traveled to Oswego East to face the Oswego co-op. Despite Benet wins in events like the 200 freestyle, Oswego outraced the Redwings by the end of the meet and took the win.
Naperville Central took on Metea Valley on the road and it was a neck and neck competition all meet long. Both teams won several events, but it all came down to the 400-meter freestyle relay at the end of the night, where the RedHawks edged out the Mustangs group at the wall. Central took the meet win 95-88, setting the stage for an exciting DVC Swim season.