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Naperville Now 11-20-18

Forest Preserve President Race Still Close

The race for president of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is still too close to call. After Republican incumbent Joe Cantore took a 3,400 vote lead on election night, many outlets called the race in his favor, however Democratic challenger Dan Hebreard has gained ground and taken a 116-vote lead since mail-in votes began coming in. DuPage County election results become official on November 27.


D203 Tax Drop

District 203 homeowners should expect their tax rates to decline by about four percent. The 203 Board of Education discussed the anticipated decline at last nights meeting, where board members were in the early stages of discussing the district’s five-year financial forecast and the 2018 tax levy. 203 property values are anticipated to increase by about four percent as well, with property growth estimated to be $45 million. If the assumptions hold true and the debt service levy is abated in the spring, an average homeowner of a $410,000 home would save $133.


New Safety Position in D203

In other D203 news, longtime Naperville Police Department employee Lou Cammiso will serve in a newly created director of safety and security position with the district. Cammiso will work with school staff to create and enforce new procedures to keep schools in the district safe.


Boys Basketball Holiday Tournaments

The high school boys basketball season returned last night as holiday tournaments tipped off across the state.
Benet Academy started the year on the right foot with a dominant 65-35 win over Hope Academy in the John Malone tournament.

In the first game of the Hoops for Healing tournament, Neuqua Valley could not complete a big comeback against West Aurora. The Wildcats fell 65-56.

Later in the night, Naperville North senior Tommy Welch showed he can dominate on the basketball courts in addition to the soccer field. The senior led his team to a thrilling 64-54 double overtime win over Hinsdale Central with 35 points and 10 rebounds. North sophomore Grant Johnson hit a big three to tie the game and send it to double OT.


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