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Naperville Now 03-02-18

Youth Football Tackle

Illinois took a significant step toward becoming the first state to ban organized tackle football at the youth level. HB 4341, also called the Dave Duerson Act, would prohibit any child under 12 from participating in organized tackle football. The measure passed out of the Illinois House mental health committee on an 11-9 vote Thursday and now heads to the House for a full debate and vote. The bill needed 11 votes for passage. Illinois is one of four states – New York, California and Maryland are the others – to introduce legislation regulating tackle football.


Southwest Community Park

Last night the community gave their input about what to do with Southwest Community Park. The Naperville Park District held a public meeting to present concepts for the empty 33-acres of land that sits just south of Wolf Crossing Road. Residents could vote for concepts they liked and suggest new ideas as well. The next Southwest Community Park public meeting will be held in April and park district officials hope to get a master plan for the park approved by this summer.


Neuqua Valley Banner

Today Neuqua Valley Freshman Rahael Javiad will be sending off this banner to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as a sign of solidarity after the recent shooting. Javaid started the banner only earlier this week and it quickly filled up with almost 1000 signatures and messages of support, from her freshman class, faculty, and staff.


District 203 Art Show

The artistic talents of District 203 students are on display at the Municipal Center. Students from each school in the district showcased a piece of artwork they made this year, from original characters to familiar ones. About 1200 pieces of art were featured in the show, which kicked off on Wednesday night, and you can check it all out through March 21.


North Central Volleyball

And congratulations go out to the North Central College Men’s Volleyball team on its upset win over the number two-ranked team in the country, Carthage College. The Cardinals handed Carthage its first loss of the year with the four set victory. You can see the men’s team in action live right here on NCTV17 tonight at 7:00 p.m. against Olivet and tomorrow at noon against Adrian College.


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