Holiday Driving Safety
The Naperville Police Department is reminding residents to get home safe this holiday season. The NPD is cracking down on impaired and unbuckled drivers through the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 839 people were killed in traffic accidents involving a drunk driver last December. Holiday driving safety is important, so make sure you designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a rideshare service and always buckle up.
Robert Lee Named Deputy Chief
In other police news, the NPD has promoted Robert Lee to the position of deputy chief. The 25-year veteran of the department previously served as a commander in the Investigations Unit. He’s replacing Deputy Chief Kathy Anderson, who’s retiring at the end of the year.
Greene Farm Barn
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a five-year master plan that does not include the Greene Farm Barn. Preservationists have been advocating for the inclusion of the barn in the plan so it could be converted for public use. Commissioner Mary Lou Wehrli was the only commissioner to vote against the master plan, saying it was deficient. Wehrli has also been a long-time supporter of the barn. A project’s omission from the master plan does not necessarily mean it won’t be completed, just that the board does not consider it a priority.
Best of luck to North Central College Football in the Stagg Bowl tonight against UW-Whitewater. You can watch the national championship game on ESPNU at 7 p.m. There are also four watch parties in Downtown Naperville at The Lantern, Two Brothers Barrel House, Empire, and Jimmy’s Grill.
Congratulations also go out to Benet Academy alums Tiffany Clark and Lauren Barnes on advancing to the Women’s Volleyball National Championship match after the University of Wisconsin’s 3-1 victory over top-ranked Baylor! The Badgers will face defending champion Stanford in the Final tomorrow night on ESPN.