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Naperville Now 04-04-18

Pedal Pub Restricted Routes:

Pedal pubs will not be cruising the streets of downtown Naperville, or the city’s arterial roadways. City council voted 5-3 last night to ban the party bikes in those areas, citing narrow streets and already congested downtown traffic. The liquor commission had already denied the serving of alcohol on the bikes. The city still has to draft and approve an ordinance to make the restricted routes official. Meanwhile, the company PedalPub says they will try to work with council to create an alternate route – they are one of two groups who had shown interest in bringing the party bikes to Naperville.

Walking Club Begins:

It’s National Walking Day – so it was only appropriate that today marked the start of Naper Settlement’s Wednesday Walking Club. At 8 a.m. on Wednesdays, walkers are welcome to make their way through the 12 acres of the settlement grounds for one hour before opening. This is the sixth season of the walking club, which is free and open to the public every Wednesday through October 31.

55-Cent Portillo’s Cake:

And today is also Portillo’s 55th birthday! To celebrate, the fast-food chain is offering up slices of their signature chocolate cake for just 55 cents each. To get the discount customers must purchase an entrée, either in the restaurant or at the drive thru.

Badminton Conference:

Opening up play after the weeklong spring break, Metea Valley welcomed Naperville Central to the badminton courts for a conference showdown. Mustang duo Nitya Nagarajan and Yunwei Liang would dominate 1 and 2 singles along with 1 doubles and take all three matches cleanly in 2 sets but that wouldn’t stop Naperville Central from taking the meet. Natassia O’Kulich and Isabel Korpas in 2 doubles cleanly defeated their MV opponents with quick kills and aggressive defense. The same would go for 3 Doubles with Natasha Roy and Nancy Liv taking the 2 set victory over Mustangs Grace Butler and Thuy-An Nguyen. Both teams will be back in action on Thursday against conference opponents.

Girls Soccer Conference Play:

The DVC opened up play in girls’ soccer last night on a cold and rainy evening. Neuqua Valley travelled to Metea Valley to start conference play. It was a low scoring affair, with both goalies making big stops early on, but a rebound goal from Leah Senese was the difference maker for the Wildcats as Neuqua took the 1-0 road victory.



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