Naperville Now 03-21-17

March 21, 2017
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State of the City

Yesterday, Mayor Steve Chirico spoke to a crowd of nearly 600 for the annual State of the City address. Hosted by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce at Embassy Suites, the talk looked back at the highlights of the past year, like progress on the Water Street Development and achievements in our local schools. While also looking forward to the Mayor’s big dreams for the city, like filling vacant storefronts and constructing an outdoor workspace near City Hall. You can view the full address tonight at 8 p.m. on NCTV and at

Education Update

Last night, the District 203 Board of Education voted to abate their debt service levy, resulting in a $40 savings to the average taxpayer.

And at District 204’s meeting, their board adopted a resolution in support of education funding reform, calling for the state to provide a high level of reliable education funding to school districts. Currently, the state owes District 204 over $10 million.

Student Job Fair

Looking to get hired? Today is the KidsMatter Student Job Fair. Taking place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center at North Central College, young people looking for part-time and seasonal positions can meet with around 65 area businesses, looking to fill over 1,800 jobs. This free event also features internship opportunities, resume building and mock interviews.

All State Teams

The All-State boys basketball teams were recently released by the Illinois coaches. Naperville North senior Mitch Lewis was selected to the fourth team after helping the Huskies make it to the 4A supersectional. Lewis will be playing football at Miami of Ohio next fall. Jack Nolan of Benet Academy led a balanced Redwings team all season. The senior was named to the All-State third team for his efforts. Nolan was a key member of the Benet team that finished as the state runner up a year ago.