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Indian Prairie District 204 may hire consultant to fight new Route 59 TIF districts

Indian Prairie District 204 may hire consultant to fight new Route 59 TIF districts

Indian Prairie District 204 officials, worried that the city of Aurora might offer economic incentives to Route 59 developers that could affect their schools, may hire a consultant to represent the district’s interests.

Aurora unveiled Route 59 corridor revitalization plans Dec. 6 at an open house.

A design company was hired by the city to study its side of the Route 59 between Liberty Street and Montgomery Road in light of the changing retail landscape and the Fox Valley Mall’s loss of Carson’s and Sears as anchor stores. The other side of Route 59 is in Naperville.

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Naperville planning to hike fees for annexation, building and development

Naperville planning to hike fees for annexation, building and development

Fees for services involving annexation, plan review and construction in Naperville could be increasing by 10 percent to bring the expense more in line with what it costs the city to do the work.

The city estimates the cost for employees to provide services like permitting, inspections and entitlement services is $2.8 million, but developers and business owners are only paying $2.2 million. An initial analysis found the greatest loss of revenue was in the entitlement services, which includes things as plan review, staff reports, ordinances, contract negotiation and legal review, according to city documents.

A fee increase for services involved in annexation; development, zoning and subdivision; construction and new development would bring in an additional $200,000 annually if the work level stays consistent.

 

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Will County Clerk to take over seven Aurora precincts

Will County Clerk to take over seven Aurora precincts

On March 20, 2018, the residents of Aurora voted to dissolve the Aurora Election Commission.  This means Aurora residents who live in Will County now have a new Election Authority.   “We are going to make this transition as seamless as possible,” says Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots.  According to Voots, “All Aurora residents who were registered with the Aurora Election Commission will be receiving voters cards as well as our Voter Information Guide providing them with their early voting location, polling place on Election Day, and other important information for the November 6, 2018 General Election.”

On July 19, the Will County Board approved the proposal to condense the current seven precincts Will County will be taking over into four.  “We decided to consolidate these seven precincts into four to reduce the cost of purchasing new equipment and other election supplies,” County Clerk Voots explains.

 

 

 
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14th Congressional District Candidates Forum

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Rd, Naperville, IL 60564

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District 204 calls for end of Tuesday voting in some elections

District 204 calls for end of Tuesday voting in some elections

Indian Prairie School District 204 officials are questioning why Illinois' consolidated elections have to be scheduled on a Tuesday.

Like many school districts across the state, Indian Prairie beefed up its security to prevent the public from entering any portion of a school building where children are located until a person's identification is vetted through a criminal database.

Yet on an election day, anyone can enter polling places located in schools.

The Indian Prairie School Board is appealing to the Illinois Association of School Boards and its member districts to support state legislation to move consolidated elections from the first Tuesday in April to a weekend day.

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Plainfield park board appoints Heather Kazmark as new commissioner

Downtown Plainfield resident Heather Kazmark has been appointed as the newest commissioner of the Plainfield Township Park District.

Kazmark was one of three candidates who were interviewed during closed session of a special board meeting Wednesday night.

She was appointed by the board to take over the term vacated by former Commissioner Janet Silosky, who resigned last month for personal reasons

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Naperville area legislators host town hall meeting

Naperville area legislators host town hall meeting

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Naperville City Hall - 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL

 

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DuPage County starts initiative to drop greenhouse gas emissions

In an effort to be cool and at the same time save a little green, the DuPage County Board Tuesday approved joining the Sierra Club's Cool Counties program.

The stated goal of the initiative is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the county by 10 percent by 2020 and 20 percent by 2030, based on 2007 levels.

In a press conference after the County Board meeting, County Board Chairman Dan Cronin noted the steps already taken by the county to reduce its carbon footprint, including building its own power plant, purchasing more than 30 alternative fuel vehicles, installing a green roof and retrofitting aged mechanical equipment.

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Will County Heroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's use

As politicians talked about the next move in the fight against heroin Friday, Alaina Malfeo stood in the back of the room by a memorial set up to victims of heroin overdoses.

Her brother Anthony was one who had fallen prey to the drug. He was 22 when he died of a heroin overdose in April 2014.

"It's so important for people to realize how bad the situation is ... whether it's Will County, Cook County or the surrounding area," said Malfeo, of Orland Park. "It could affect any family; it doesn't matter."

 

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Democratic Party of Wheatland Township Monthly Meeting

Monday, June 29th, 2015

7:00 pm

 

Tommy Nevins Pub - Library Room

3032 English Rows Avenue, Naperville, IL

(along Rt. 59 between 111th & 104th Streets)

 

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