Naperville Now 02-05-19

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Mayoral Candidate Forum

Last night, the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation hosted a forum for Naperville mayoral candidates at the Municipal Center. Mayor Steve Chirico faced challenger Rocky Caylor and answered questions provided by the confederation and the audience. Questions focused on planning and zoning development, specifically the Fifth Avenue development project. Both candidates agreed that finding a solution that’s best for the DuPage Children’s Museum is important, as well as supporting added parking to help community needs. However, Caylor noted he feels areas in need of improvements like the East Ogden Avenue corridor should be focused on first.


Loaves & Fishes Plan

Loaves & Fishes announced their new strategic plan last night, which will take the organization through 2021. The plan clarifies the non-profit’s three aspirations for the coming years. CEO Mike Havala said they hope to take a more holistic approach to serving their clients, specifically in providing more physical and mental health services, to go along with the grocery assistance they already offer.


CPR for Family & Friends

As February is American Heart Month, Edward Hospital is offering CPR for Friends and Family classes at a discounted rate. The course teaches CPR for adults, children, and infants. As a hands-on course it allows participants to practice the skills in an instructor-led group. There are still two classes with open spots to sign up online for this month, but plenty are available throughout the year as well.


Girls All-State Hockey

Yesterday we revealed the boys All-State Hockey team and today it’s the girl’s turn. The Naper Valley Warriors has three All-State members. Junior Samantha Steciak is an All-State goalie for the second consecutive season, while junior defender Lyndie Lobdell was also selected for the second straight year. And Naper Valley junior defender, Margaret Culp, was named All-State for the first time.