Marijuana Legalization Impact On Naperville:
With recreational marijuana poised for potential legalization in Illinois, Naperville City Council discussed what that means for Naperville. The council asked Police Chief Robert Marshall and Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis to prepare a report speculating on the ramifications for crime and emergency calls. Puknaitis said it’s too early to tell if this will increase or decrease calls for emergency health services. City Attorney Michael DiSanto said if the proposed bill passes in Springfield, there’s no way to block legalized recreational marijuana, but banning the sale of it is an option. Mayor Steve Chirico said that wouldn’t do much to prevent people using the drug but would prevent Naperville from collecting revenue from it.
Moser Tower Recommendation Vote Delayed:
The Naperville Riverwalk Commission has once again delayed their vote on the fate of Moser Tower. The commission was slated to vote today on whether to recommend fixing the corrosion and deterioration in the structure, or demolishing it altogether. But local experts acting as quality control recommended doing a final mathematical structuring of the tower to determine exactly where the stresses and strains are. After taking the next couple months to gather that information, costs for repairs can be solidified. The group hopes to vote on their recommendation to council in early fall.
Yesterday the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County honored three men who helped save a fisherman who nearly drowned. On April 24, 71-year-old Ramon Garchitorena fell into the water of Silver Lake at the Blackwell Forest Preserve while fishing. Tyler Line was fishing nearby, and was able to help him out of the water and perform CPR. Line shouted over to two boaters Gary Jacobs and Alfred Cedeno to call 911. Ramon regained consciousness and survived because of the kindness of strangers.
Beautiful Boy Event:
Tomorrow night Nic Sheff, an author, recovering addict, and subject of the film “Beautiful Boy” will be sharing his story at Meson Sabika. The event presented by Busey Bank will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit 360 Youth Services and their mission to provide life-changing services to youth through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing. You can find ticket information on their website.
10 Years of Naperville News 17:
And finally, congratulations to our Naperville News 17 team. Last night, city council declared May 7 as Naperville News 17 day, in honor of our 10-year anniversary. We’re proud to be able to bring you the news of Naperville and look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come. You can watch a half-hour special on how Naperville News 17 came to be on our website.