The Naperville Park District will reopen some of its facilities and programs on June 1 and plans to take legal action in an effort to reopen entirely on its own timeframe, rather than in adherence with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s coronavirus recovery plan for Illinois.

The Naperville Park Board voted Thursday in favor of “seeking authority through emergency court action” to allow the Board’s commissioners to “make reopening decisions that are in the best interest of our community.”

“Naperville has bent the curve, the damage done in quarantine with higher rates of abuse as well as the mental impacts to our youth far outweigh any risk with an educated population at this point,” the Board meeting’s agenda reads. “The Governor of Illinois continues to move the bar, there is no justification to paint with such a wide brush.”

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