Santo Cielo Opens:
It’s opening day for Santo Cielo – the newest restaurant on Water Street. Located on the rooftop of Hotel Indigo, the restaurant, bar, and lounge boasts unobstructed views of Naperville, with retractable windows to allow an open-air dining experience. Santo Cielo will feature a broad menu with internationally inspired cuisine. This is the fourth restaurant from the Bien Trucha group, who also operates Naperville’s Quiubo, Geneva’s Bien Trucha, and Glen Ellyn’s A Toda Madre.
Tree Replacement Costs Split:
Naperville residents will be sharing the cost if they want a parkway tree on their property replaced. Previously, the city would cover the full cost of dead tree replacement, but at last night’s City Council meeting, staff recommended implementing a policy similar to Aurora and Oswego’s: a 50/50 split between city and resident. The average price to replace a tree is $330, meaning each side will now pick up a $165 bill: a price Councilwoman Patty Gustin said was reasonable. Residents do have the option to opt out if they prefer not to replace a tree. An average of 800 dead parkway trees are replaced each year.
Distracted Driver Citations:
Naperville Police issued 348 distracted driver citations during the month of April. The department stepped up their enforcement due to April being Distracted Driver Awareness Month, and made a big push to stop those texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. Law enforcement statewide took part in both Distracted Driver Awareness Week the week of April 23, and the Drop It and Drive program from April 16 through 30.
Crosstown Soccer Clash:
After finishing as the runner up to New Trier in the Naperville Invitational this weekend, Naperville North Girls soccer welcomed rival Naperville Central for a Crosstown clash. The last two regular season games between these teams ended in 0-0 ties, but the Huskies ended that drought, taking a 1-0 lead minutes into the game. Despite both teams being known for their defense, the warm weather must have heated up the offense as the two teams went back and forth all game. The RedHawks eventually tied the match at 3 late in the 2nd half and it looked like another overtime game. But with three minutes to play in regulation, Shaina Dudas knocked home the game-winning goal for North as the Huskies won 4 to 3 in one of the season’s most exciting matchups!
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