News briefs from Lisle and Naperville.
The village has requested $21 million in federal grants to help it recover from spring flooding, but officials say they do not expect to receive the full amount.
The funds are to buy out 102 properties that flooded and help elevate 25 others.
Illinois has made requests totaling $200 million, but has only received $25 million from the federal government.
Lisle will learn in early September whether it has been approved to submit a full grant application, but expects to have to refine its request.
Fifteen students from Mill and Beebe elementary schools have opted to transfer to other schools within the district.
Of those, 11 will attend Highlands this fall and four will attend Meadow Glens, according to Naperville Unit District 203.
The schools were required to offer students a choice under federal mandates due to low test scores in past years.
As Title 1 schools, both Mill and Beebe receive federal funds to assist low-income students and therefore are subject to such mandates. Last year, Mill was required to offer school choice but only two students opted to transfer.
The Naperville Fire Department is seeking donations of used vehicles for training purposes.
The department needs eight cars to use in the next two months to practice auto extrication skills, perform tool demonstrations and train new recruits.
All vehicles must have titles and keys. The Fire Department will pick up vehicles within city limits that cannot be driven.
To make a donation of a vehicle, contact Ruthi Sommers at (630) 305-5900 or email@example.com.
The Naperville Park District has started a campaign to discourage visitors along the Riverwalk from feeding ducks and other birds.
Park police will be handing out cards to visitors with information about the wildlife. Officials say allowing waterfowl to eat their own food helps them stay healthy, prevents aggression, protects young fowl and helps keep the river clean
For more information about protecting river wildlife, see napervilleparks.org/riverwildlife.