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Naperville Now 10-29-18

2019 Budget Proposal

Naperville residents will likely be paying a higher property tax than in recent years. It’s a change city staff will present as part of the first 2019 budget proposal at the Naperville Municipal Center tonight. As reported by the Naperville Sun, the city has not calculated property value increases into homeowners’ tax bills the past few years, but may do so as part of the new budget to make up for a nearly $10 million budget increase. If the change is approved, the owner of an average Naperville home valued at $409,000 could pay about $35 more in city property taxes in 2019.


Firefighter Honored

Naperville Firefighter/Paramedic Carl Schultz was honored on Thursday night. The Hundred Club of DuPage County presented Schultz with the Award of Valor for his life-saving water rescue earlier this year. A man drove his car into a retention pond and Schultz responded to the scene, pulling the man to the surface of the water after he had been completely submerged. The victim was transported to Edward Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.


Normantown Trail Groundbreaking

The Forest Preserve District of Will County broke ground on a Normantown Trail extension this morning. This groundbreaking marks the start of a .85-mile conversion of Normantown Road north of 119th Street into a 10-foot wide hiking and cycling trail. About .15 miles of the path will remain as shared use so residential vehicles can reach Rockwell Lane from 119th Street. This section is part of the wider 4.7-mile Normantown Road project that will connect Wolf’s Crossing Road in Naperville to 135th Street in Plainfield.


The Weekend In Sports

It was a big high school sports weekend for the Naperville area.

In football, Naperville Central crushed Plainfield South 42-10 and will advance to the second round to host Marist on Saturday.

Waubonsie Valley also won big in a road playoff game against Bolingbrook by a score of 38-21. The Warriors host Maine South in the second round Saturday afternoon.

In boys soccer, Naperville North won the sectional championship for a third straight season with an impressive 5-1 rout of West Aurora. The Huskies will play Lyons Township tomorrow night in the super sectional.

At the cross country sectionals at Waubonise Valley, the Naperville North girls won the team title thanks to seven runners finishing in the top 14, while Benet Academy took third and will also go down state as a team.

On the boys side, Thomas Shilgalis of Naperville Central won the championship by less than a second in a thrilling finish. Neuqua Valley finished in second place as a team and Naperville North finished fourth. The Wildcats and Huskies both advance to the state meet on Saturday in Peoria.



**Please note a correction to last Friday’s Naperville Now story on DuPage County Judge Patrick O’Shea. We stated that the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board filed a complaint against him with the Illinois Courts Commission, with charges of conduct “prejudicial to the administration of justice” and bringing “the judicial office into dispute.” That should have said “bringing the judicial office into disrepute.” We apologize for the error.



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