At last night’s District 203 Board of Education meeting, members discussed and approved the redemption of the 2008 bonds. This approval permanently eliminates more than $3.2 million of interest that would be owed. The district will be paying about $9.68 million early, resulting in the $3.2 savings for taxpayers. Board members expressed excitement over this approval, which has been discussed for the last couple of years. This was the last District 203 board meeting of 2017. The board will return on January 8 for the first meeting of 2018.
KidsMatter Director Search
KidsMatter Executive Director IdaLynn Wenhold will be retiring in 2018. Wenhold, who has held the position since 2001, also helped launch ParentsMatterToo in the last three years. KidMatter is accepting applications through January 31.
Will County Courthouse Ground Breaking
This morning Will County officials broke ground on the county’s new state-of-the-art courthouse, which will replace the current courthouse on Jefferson Street in Joliet. The new 10-story courthouse will hold 38 courtrooms and will be located on the former First Midwest Bank site on the southwest corner of Ottawa and Jefferson streets in downtown Joliet. The courthouse is expected to be completed in late 2020 at a total cost of $215 million.
High School Hockey
The Naper Valley Warriors girls hockey team hosted Maine at All Seasons Ice Arena this weekend. The Warriors burst onto the ice with a flurry of goals, scoring three times in the opening period of play. Elizabeth Conklin scored her first two goals ever in competitive hockey and Venice Rasoulis tallied a hat trick for the Warriors as they dominated in a 9 to nothing home ice victory.
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