Plan Commission Approves Rezoning:
The Planning and Zoning Commission voted last night to rezone 3 parcels of land near and including the World Mission Society Church of God for commercial use. Best Buy Carpet & Granite, which owns the land adjoining the church along Route 59 and 79th Street, hopes to put up a building housing their store and a restaurant with a drive-thru. Several residents of Naper Aero Estates voiced their opposition to the plan, citing concerns about increased traffic and reduced property values. The commission voted against three variances related to the proposed drive-thru and loading zone, one of which would have put the drive-thru 15 feet away from a residential yard. All of this is dependent upon that land being annexed into Naperville, which is a decision for city council, as are the zoning changes recommended.
Edward Hospital Honor:
Edward Hospital has been recognized as a Leapfrog Top General Hospital. They’re one of only 2 Illinois hospitals to make the prestigious list, put out by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Factors taken into account include infection rates, maternity care and prevention of medication errors.
Shop For A Cause:
This Sunday you can shop for a cause at the Second Chance Resale Shop. They’re holding their Holiday Wonderland from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., selling $2 tickets at the door for a chance to shop, enjoy a mimosa and some snacks, and take part in a raffle for a Coach Purse and fox fur. A 20% off one item coupon will also be provided. All proceeds go to help victims of domestic violence in DuPage County who are served by Family Shelter Service.
Academic Honors for NCC Athletes:
North Central College fall athletes recently received dozens of accolades for their performances on the field and in the classroom. The Cardinals boast 94 fall athletes named as All-Academic CCIW selections. Women’s Cross Country runner Madelyn Scopp and football player Austin Breunig were named North Central’s two Jim Swartz Academic All Conference selections.
Breunig also received recognition for his play on the gridiron as one of five Cardinals named to the Division III All-North Region team. The CCIW player of the year was named a first team running back, while senior offensive tackle Joe Fehrle also earned a first team spot. Senior defensive tackle Emonte Logan was named to the 2nd team, while freshman wide receiver Andrew Kamienski and senior linebacker Tommy Sora were honored as third team selections.