Naperville Now 06-21-17

June 21, 2017
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Liquor sales are on their way to some sidewalks in Downtown Naperville. At last night’s City Council meeting, the group voted 5 to 3 to amend the outdoor seating permit to allow for liquor sales and service on city owned sidewalks. Only five downtown locations are eligible, and the new ordinance would sunset and be reviewed after one year. Liquor sales would be required to stop by 10 p.m. Some opposed the ordinance, concerned about the overabundance of visual alcohol in downtown when considering Naperville’s youth.


A dispute about whether Naper Settlement’s longtime research curator resigned or was fired has resulted in the hiring of attorneys by both sides. Bryan Ogg has worked for the museum since 2004, but that employment recently came to an end. Ogg says he was wrongfully terminated after being given an ultimatum to choose between keeping his job or continuing to co-author a book on the history of Naperville on his own time. The museum says Ogg resigned voluntarily.


Today marks the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. In honor of that, Wayback Burgers in Naperville Crossings is offering free milkshakes. Stop by today and you can get a junior black and white shake on the house, while supplies last.


The All State baseball team was released earlier this week. After tying a program record with 35 wins, it is no surprise that Neuqua Valley has a pair of All state selections. Junior infielder, Noah Herdman adds an All State nod to his list of accolades. Herdman was named the Dupage Valley Conference Player of the Year behind a .412 batting average, nine home runs and 44 RBI’s. Senior pitcher Justin Hicks earned his spot thanks to an 8-0 record and a 1.45 ERA. The DVC pitcher of the year also threw two no-hitters for the sectional champion Wildcats.