Naperville Now 01-09-19

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Strangers Offer Child Ride Near Crone:

Naperville police are investigating an incident not far from Crone Middle School, in which a child was offered a ride home by strangers. Yesterday afternoon, two men in a white pickup truck parked in the area of 111th Street and 248th Avenue reportedly offered to give the child a ride home. The child refused and made it home safely. The truck is described as possibly having some rust on its body, but there is no description for the two men. If you have any information, please contact the Naperville Police Department at 630-420-6147.

No Stance on Wagner Farm Site by D204:

District 204 will not be taking a stance on the new development coming to the former site of Wagner Farms. At Monday night’s board meeting, some members of SHOW, or South Homeowners of Wheatland, asked that the district weigh in to officials about the proposed 312 new homes and new church coming to the 113-acre site off Route 59 and 103rd Street. The board has declined to take a position either way. The project has approval from Planning and Zoning and will be heading to Naperville City Council for final approval.

Fundraiser Partnership For Library:

Using a reusable bag could mean some extra cash for our local library. From January through March, the Naperville Public Library is partnering with Whole Foods for its “One Dime at a Time” program. Patrons of the grocery store using reusable bags can get a 10-cent per bag refund as they check out – or opt to donate that money to the library. It’s part of the company’s campaign to reduce plastic bag use, while supporting the community.

New Metea Head Football Coach:

Yesterday Metea Valley high school officially announced the hiring of new head football coach, John Parpet. Ben Kleinhans was relieved as Mustangs head coach following the 2018 season. After previously serving as an assistant at Addison Trail and Plano, Coach Parpet played a pivotal assistant role at Lisle High School during a 2018 season that brought the most wins in a single season and the first conference title in the school’s history. The Mustangs are coming off of back-to-back 1 and 8 seasons.