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Changes Proposed for Naperville Marathon; City Council Could Table Vote for AMC Theatres Liquor License

The Naperville City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.


The Naperville City Council will vote Tuesday on changes to this year's Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon route to help accommodate twice as many participants for the Nov. 9 race and increase runner safety.  

The proposed changes for the second annual race include moving the vast majority of the route off of trails and onto pavement, eliminating the entire Greene Valley portion of the race, and moving the start and finish location, said Naperville City Manager Doug Krieger in a Feb. 18 Council Update YouTube video

The reason behind eliminating portions of the race that go through forest preserves  has to do with runner safety, according to a post on the Naperville Marathon & Half Mararthon Facebook page. 

"This past year the worst race scenario came true when a runner went down in Springbrook Prairie with a cardiac arrest," according to the Facebook post. "Luckily the story had a happy ending. Let's keep all of our race stories ending happily." 

The race will be open to 7,000 runners this year, according to the council update. Last year, the race had 3,500 participants. 

"The Marathon and Half Marathon races will start at Naperville Central High School and end at Knoch Park," according to the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon website. "Both races will wind through and showcase the city of Naperville."

Registration details for the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon will be released on Feb. 20 on the marathon website and Facebook page

The Naperville City Council will also decide on whether to table a liquor license request for the AMC Theatres at Route 59 and 95th Street in Naperville during Tuesday's meeting, Krieger said in the video council update. 

AMC Theatres petitioned the city to allow beer, wine and liquor sale at its theater and has requested the item be tabled and discussed at the March 4 meeting, Krieger said in the video. 

The Naperville City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. 

Watch the full Council Update video posted above from the  OfficialNapervilleIL YouTube page. 

Tell us in the comments section: What do you think about the proposed changes for the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon. 
Michael Hunt February 24, 2014 at 07:16 PM
So pretty much, JR, Fox tells you what to think and MSNBC tells you what not to think. You're a 2-trick pony!
Michael Hunt February 24, 2014 at 07:36 PM
The Tea Party crap is the old outdated stuff your dad believes in -- what you're supposed leave behind when you go off to college. Occupy is the crazy stuff you learn in college -- the idealistic, impossible truth. But afterwards? I always thought it was about common sense, that you take the best of what the left and right had to offer, and in the end you make the best out of it and get the 21st Century set up for your children. ... But 150 years after the Civil War we as a nation have barely learned a thing. Very depressing.
JR February 25, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Michael, I'm the one saying fringe positions are hurtful and you're saying that I get my feed from Fox? How exactly is that - because I don''t buy the load of crap that MSNBC has fed you that republican's hate everyone and democrats are the answer to the world's problems? Like I said, I'm done with you and your fringe positions.
Gerard Schilling February 25, 2014 at 04:44 PM
By the way guys the new rates are going up 6% this May and 7% next May and they will try to force the top 20 electrical users on time of use rates which will significantly increase their electrical cost. Since even these increases will not sustain the fund be prepared for residents and the remaining businesses also to be put on TOU rates within the next few years. Hate to tell you but we told you what would happen and it is coming to pass.
Michael Hunt February 25, 2014 at 08:58 PM
I'm a centrist and I don't watch MSNBC. you need a personal fact-checker, JR.

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