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Naperville Now 04-14-17


Looking for Change

A petition started by a current student has surfaced online that criticizes Naperville North for putting too much pressure on students. That petition is posted on and has garnered over 1,000 responses from students, parents and educators. It asks officials to change their definition of success and instead help students to create their own path to a happy and health life. The petition was prompted by a recent suicide by a student from Naperville North. District 203 officials say they are reviewing the comments and suggestions on the petition.


Affordable Care Act

Last night, hundreds of constituents packed into the Community Christian Church here in Naperville for a health care discussion hosted by Congressman Bill Foster. The talk focused on the Affordable Care Act, with experts in the medical field and individuals sharing how it impacted them. There was also a time for community members to share their thoughts and concerns on current health care issues.


North Vs. Neuqua Badminton

In a potential state championship preview, Naperville North badminton headed to Neuqua Valley. The two time defending state champs of Neuqua Valley won number one doubles and singles two through five, but the Huskies thrived in the other matches. North won doubles two through five and singles six through ten, while number one singles player Emma Lin completed the upset victory by defeating Neuqua’s Lauren Ho in three sets. With the 10-5 win, Naperville North handed the Wildcats their first loss in a dual meet since 2014.


Central Vs. Neuqua Lacrosse

And Naperville Central boys lacrosse and Neuqua Valley met up at Nike Park last night. The games between the two teams have been decided by just one goal each of the past three seasons. Early on it was Naperville Central jumping out to an early lead. Junior Tommy Coyne poured in six goals on the night, helping the Redhawks to a 7-4 lead at halftime. But the Wildcats came out red hot in the second half behind Colin Domek. The senior scored six goals to help Neuqua complete the comeback and hang on for the 12-11 victory. It’s the fourth win in a row for the Wildcats.


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