Park District Wage Increase
The Naperville Park District is increasing employee wages by 3% to help address staffing issues. At the Park District Board meeting last week, Executive Director Brad Wilson told the group that retaining employees and filling vacancies are two of the district’s biggest challenges. Areas such as park grounds maintenance suffered, with the district considering contracting out some of that work to help compensate. Park district officials say finding staff for the concession jobs has also proven difficult. Salary increases would begin in the middle of the year, with a 4% merit increase then scheduled for 2023.
Social snow cone
Yesterday the Naperville Police Foundation hosted its first Snow Cone Social. Residents were encouraged to come meet members of the Naperville Police Department while enjoying a free snow cone. Businesses on the corner of East Bailey Road and Oxford Lane, where the event took place, also contributed with free pizzas, tacos and Mediterranean dishes. The event was designed to help the community connect with Naperville police officers, allowing them to share their concerns.
Four under 40
Last night, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its four Under 40 winners with a reception at Danada House in Wheaton. Recognized were Principal Broker/Owner of Monarque Group Kim Dalaskey, Owner of iTrees Marlee Harford, Owner of Lucky Duck Junk Removal Lauren Lee and Senior Wealth Manager at T2 Asset Management Paul Novak. The four were chosen for their leadership in community and business, excellence in career and life balance.
Summer Reading Program
The Naperville Public Library’s summer reading program kicked off yesterday, with the theme “Reading Beyond the Box.” There are several options: one for grades five and under, another for grades six through twelfthe students and a third for adults. Registration can be done online, with summer reading program kits for younger children available at any of the library’s three locations. Kids can set reading goals and win prizes along the way. After completing all levels, they will receive a book and entry into a grand raffle. Teens and adults can also win prizes by reading or listening to books. More information is available on the library website.
IPSD 204 Start
This past weekend, Indian Prairie School District 204 celebrated the start of its Class of 2022. Ceremonies for all three IPSD 204 high schools were held at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. Accepting Degrees from IPSD 204 Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley counted 656 graduates from Waubonsie Valley High School, 734 from Metea Valley, and 888 from Neuqua Valley. Congratulations and good luck to all graduates.
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