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Naperville Now 02-28-18

 No AR-15s/Bump Stocks At Sportsman’s Show:

There will be no sales of AR-15 semi-automatic weapons or bump stocks at this weekend’s Sportsman’s Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. That concession was made by the show’s organizer, Pioneer Valley Sportsman’s Association, along with the decision to stop the raffle of an AR-15 as a prize. The event is one of the longest running shows held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. And nationally, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced today they will immediately end sales of all assault-style rifles in their stores, and will restrict gun sales to those 21 and over.

Slight Tax Hike:

Homeowners in Naperville will be seeing a slight hike in their property tax bills after an increase was approved by the Naperville Park Board. The average homeowner of a $356,000 house will now pay 45 cents more. The funds raised by the increase will go toward paying off about $28,000 interest on bonds sold by the district to help pay for the development of new parks and playgrounds.

Apply for 5th Ave. Working Group:

Applications are now available for anyone interested in being on one of the six 5th Avenue working groups. Groups will focus on land use, storm water, pedestrian safety and connectivity, traffic and transportation, parking and design. Each group will include three to four community representatives, a city council member, city staff and representatives of Ryan Companies, the developer chosen to lead the engagement process. Applications are due to the City of Naperville by Friday March 2 and can be found on the city’s website:

Kudos to Local Athletes:

As the basketball postseason continues at the high school and collegiate level, we’d like to honor a group of local players to receive regular season accolades.

North Central College featured a pair of first team all conference selections in Connor Rairdon and Alex Sorenson. This is the third consecutive first team All-CCIW honor for Sorenson, while Rairdon was named to the All Conference 2nd team in 2016. The Cardinals will begin NCAA tournament play against UW-Steven’s Point on Friday.

The NCC Women’s team also had an All-CCIW selection as senior Mayson Whipple was a 2nd team pick for the second time in her career.

Jumping up to Division I, former Benet Academy star Kathleen Doyle was named 2nd team All-Big Ten for the University of Iowa. The 2016 Ms. Illinois Basketball led the Redwings to back-to-back state championships in 2015 and 2016. As a sophomore, Doyle leads Hawkeyes in assists and steals while averaging 12.6 points per game.



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