Shaun’s Walk for Violent Crime Victims | Scott Pelley Comes To Town | Rt 59 Traffic Safety Initiative

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Shaun’s Walk for Victims of Violent Crimes:

The father of a Naperville teacher fatally stabbed in 2012 is honoring the memory of his son with a 40-mile walk. Bruce Wild will be leading the trek from Northern Illinois University to North Central College starting on May 17, to raise awareness of violent crime and its effect on families. The two campuses both played a part in his son Shaun’s college education. Shaun died after being stabbed in a downtown Naperville bar on February 4, 2012. His killer, Daniel Olaska, was sentenced to 43 years in prison. Wild’s family has set up a GoFundMe page for the National Compassion Fund, to raise money for victims of violent crime in conjunction with the walk.

Projects Approved:

At Tuesday’s Naperville City Council meeting, the group approved the final plat for the Wagner Farms development. The project was initially approved in February, zoning the neighborhoods as R2 residential and including a new location for The Compass Church. Council also approved ordinances that will allow Naperville Elderly Homes to qualify for funding from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. That project has been underway since 2017 and will provide more affordable housing options for seniors and those living with disabilities.

Scott Pelley Coming to Town:

Renowned journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley is coming to Naperville. He’ll be here on June 3 to discuss his new book, Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times. The visit is courtesy of Anderson’s Bookshop, and will take place at 7 p.m. at Community Christian Church. Ticket information can be found on Anderson’s website. A portion of the proceeds will go toward NCTV17, to help support our own news gathering efforts.

Route 59 Traffic Safety Initiative:

The Naperville Police Department is stepping up their watch on Route 59 today as part of a multi-county traffic safety initiative. Law enforcement from Lake County to Will County will be keeping a close eye on speed, distracted driving, seatbelt use, and other safety violations, as drivers travel along the Route 59 corridor. The NPD reminds motorists to always follow the rules of the road and be mindful and alert while driving.

Edward-Elmhurst Among Top Health Systems:

And finally, congratulations to Edward-Elmhurst Health, who’ve been named among the 15 top health systems in our nation. The ranking by IBM Watson Health took into account clinical, operational and patient perception of care metrics.