Naperville Now 01-19-18

Water Main Breaks

A high number of water main breaks were reported this winter. Due to freezing temperatures and lack of snow, which can insulate the ground, an increase in stress on the pipe wall can occur. That can crack weak sections of pipe. Officials at Naperville’s water and wastewater utility report that December 2 and 28 had the highest number of breaks with four on each of those days. A big sign of a water main break – a reduction in water pressure on tap. You can call the water and wastewater utility for repairs.

 

Naperville to Women’s March

Tomorrow many from Naperville will board the train to head downtown for the Women’s March Chicago. Groups such as Naper Gals, League of Women Voters Naperville, and Naperville Women’s March Action are among those with plans to head to the rally. This year with the focus to “March to the Polls” thousands are expected to participate, as last year an estimated 250,000 demonstrators filled the Loop for the rally.

 

The Boomer List

Naper Settlement’s newest exhibit “The Boomer List” is now open. The traveling exhibit features portraits of influential Americans born during the “Baby Boomer” generation that spans from 1946 to 1964, from actors, musicians, authors, and activists. And there’s fun interactive components too, like scent buttons and touchscreen photos. Check it out now through March 16.

 

Neuqua Graduate Joins Red Stars

It was an exciting day for 2013 Neuqua Valley graduate Zoey Goralski. The former Wildcat soccer player was selected in the third round of the National Women’s Soccer League draft. The Chicago Red Stars took the UCLA defender with the 27th overall pick. Goralski could join Naperville Central’s Casey Short and Waubonsie Valley’s Vanessa DiBernardo as the third Naperville player to join the Red Stars. Goralski was a two-time high school All-American for the Wildcats in 2011 and 2012. Her younger sister Jamie will be a senior defender for Neuqua Valley this spring.

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