Naperville Now 03-21-18

Election Night Results:

Election results are in, and the governor’s race has become a battle of the billionaires, with Democrat J.B. Pritzker picking up his party’s nomination, and Governor Bruce Rauner narrowly holding on to his slot as the Republican nominee.

Locally, in another close race, Sean Casten won the bid for Democratic nominee in the 6th Congressional District, edging out his closest opponent by just over 3 percent. He’ll take on Republican incumbent Peter Roskam this fall.

In the 11th District, Republican Nick Stella had a sweeping victory with 79 percent of the vote. He’ll face the Democratic incumbent Bill Foster in November.

And Lauren Underwood triumphed over her 6 competitors, taking the Democratic nomination for the 14th Congressional District. She’ll be up against incumbent Randy Hultgren in the general election.

DuPage County voters also decided in favor of dissolving the DuPage County Election Commission and merging it with the DuPage County Clerk’s office. The results from that vote are non-binding, but could help state lawmakers push the issue through in Springfield.

Etheridge At Ribfest:

In other news, singer-songwriter and rock icon Melissa Etheridge will be coming to Naperville this summer, as a main stage performer at Ribfest. Etheridge will co-headline with the Stray Cats on July 4th for the kick-off night of the annual festival, which runs through July 7th. Tickets are on sale now at ribfest.net.

KidsMatter Job Fair:

Last night, over 55 companies were on hand at North Central College for the annual KidsMatter Job Fair. From part-time and seasonal work to internships and volunteer opportunities, the job fair had plenty of open positions for 15 to 23 year olds to explore. Mock interviews and resume reviews were also conducted.

North Vs. Central Water Polo:

Naperville North and Naperville Central Girls Water Polo are both ranked in the top six in the state. The two rivals met up at Central’s pool last night, the Huskies looked to avenge their loss from the opening game of the season. The RedHawks jumped in front with the first two goals of the game, but North senior Isabelle Rocco scored three goals in a row, leading to a 7-0 Huskie run. The RedHawks cut the lead down to three in the 4th period, but Ali Horn scored four goals of her own to put the game away. The 11-7 victory is the first for Naperville North over their rivals since 2015.

 

 

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