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City has work to do on diversity and inclusion, panel says during first Naperville Neighbors United meeting

Chawla, who moved to the United States when he was 5, likened the way the community is looked at to diversifying an investment portfolio.

“I think we need to look at our communities in a very very similar way,” Chawla said. The city should ask if it’s too focused on one group, or too focused on one area, just as a financial advisor would look to see that assets are spread through various investments.

“The tone at the top is really important,” Chawla said. “Are we catching up with heavy minority employees in city government. I think the teachers are doing great job, but I’m talking about other departments.”

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Task force may help guide process of ending road district, moving it to Naperville Township jurisdiction

A seven-member task force may begin meeting this spring to help advise Naperville Township and road district officials on consolidation between the two groups.

More than 75% of voters April 2 said they want the Naperville Township road district consolidated with the rest of the township. As a result, the Naperville Township highway commissioner position will be eliminated in 2021 when the road district — a separate taxing body — is dissolved and its responsibilities moved to the jurisdiction of the township.

The topic was raised Tuesday at the Naperville Township Annual Meeting, Supervisor Eddie Bedford said. A proposal that a seven-member task force be created to advise on consolidation gained unanimous support from the 85 or people in attendance at the meeting, Bedford said.

 

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It's official — new park to be built on Naperville's south side will be Wolf's Crossing Community Park

Southwest Community Park in Naperville has a new name.

Ground will be broken at 4:30 p.m. June 19 on Wolf’s Crossing Community Park. The Naperville Park Board approved the new moniker at Thursday night’s meeting.

The name change had been discussed for several months. It recognizes the contributions of the Wolf family, which helped settle the area now known as Naperville.

 

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Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron

The sugar rush produced by President Trump’s largess to corporations in the 2017 tax law didn’t deal with any of these long-run problems, and is already fading. Growth is expected to be a little ...
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