Naperville Now 02-22-18

Sales Tax Tabled:

Increasing the home rule sales tax is still a question for the Naperville City Council. At their latest meeting, council tabled the issue of raising the tax from .5 percent to .75 percent in order to have time to get a long-term outlook on the city’s budget and debt moving forward. Raising the home rule sales tax would help fill $2.1 million in budget changes, which council requested in order to prevent a property tax increase. For the sales tax raise to take effect by July 1, the city must notify the state of any changes by April 1. Council will revisit the tax increase at the first meeting in March.

Visitor From Nitra:

This week Naperville has a special guest – Ivan Kosalko, who’s visiting from our sister city, Nitra, Slovakia. While in town, he’s traveling to several different schools including North Central College and Waubonsie Valley High School, giving talks about the changes taking place in Slovakia as they transition from a former communist state to a free market society. His visit was made possible by the Naperville Sister Cities Foundation.

Leslie Odom Jr. to Naperville:

And Hamilton fans may be excited about another visitor headed to town – Leslie Odom Jr. The Broadway star is coming to Wentz Concert Hall for an evening of conversation and a short performance, courtesy of Anderson’s Bookshop. The event is part of a national tour promoting his new book, “Failing Up,” and will take place March 31st. Ticket information is available on Anderson’s Bookshop’s website. http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/

North Wins DVC Championship:

Wheaton Warrenville South was in town last night to take on Naperville North in the regular season finale. The Huskies, with a one game lead in the standings, were hoping to avenge their only conference loss of the year. North center Chris Johnson missed the last meeting with a concussion, but made a huge impact all night, using his size around the basket to score 10 of his 15 points in the third quarter.

But the Tigers stayed close thanks to 10 points from Parker Robinson as his put back layup tied the game late in the 4th. The game would then go to double overtime. After neither team even attempted a shot in the first O.T, North senior Jack Hill hit a deep three pointer as he was fouled! The four-point play put the Huskies up by two with just over a minute left.

With the clock winding down, Parker Robinson was unable to get a shot off as the Huskies hung on to win the DVC championship after a thrilling 37-35 victory. North enters the Glenbard East Sectional as the number one seed thanks to a 24 and 2 record.

 

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