Naperville Now 01-10-19

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Use of “Water Street District” Ending:

The Water Street District is no more – that is, in name only. It turns out the city of Henderson, Nevada has a lock on that name, with exclusive, nationwide trademark rights. Once Henderson heard that Naperville was using that same phrase for our bustling new business area along the DuPage River, they alerted the city of Naperville to their trademark, threatening legal action if the issue could not be resolved. At the upcoming city council meeting, a resolution is expected to be passed that will stop the use of the name “Water Street District” on any written materials or products having to do with the area. Ordinances previously approved however, are allowed to contain that phasing.

State of the County:

DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin addressed a group of Chambers of Commerce from around the area yesterday, as he gave a State of the County address at an event in Woodridge hosted by Chamber630. Some key topics he spoke on included consolidation efforts throughout the county to lower costs and streamline services, and the plans to dissolve the election commission, and merge it into the county clerk’s office. To officially dismantle the commission, the DuPage County Board has to vote on the matter, which they plan to do at an upcoming board meeting.

North Central Honor:

North Central College’s Bachelor’s program in Interdisciplinary Studies is among the top 30 in the nation. That’s according to a list compiled by the Bachelor’s Degree Center, which put North Central at number six. A major in interdisciplinary studies gives students flexibility to combine learning methods and ideas from a variety of departments and programs. The center took cost per credit hour, reputation, faculty-to-student ratio and graduation rate into account when compiling their list.

Naperville Central Coach Makes Hall of Fame:

This week Naperville Central head football coach Mike Stine was named to the Illinois Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Stine took the reins for the Redhawks in 2006, leading the team to a state championship in 2013. With a career record of 95 and 49 in 13 seasons, Stine’s teams have made at least the 2nd round of the playoffs in five of the past six seasons The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association will honor Coach Stine and five other active head coaches at a banquet on March 30th.