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Naperville Now 05-09-17

Future of East Ogden:

Last night a public forum on the state of the East Ogden corridor was held at city hall. Councilman Kevin Coyne lead the discussion along with Naperville Police Chief Bob Marshall and Mayor Steve Chirico. The public was able to ask questions and gave suggestions for ways to improve East Ogden as the gateway to Naperville, like making improvements to the sidewalks and streetlights and filling vacant lots and strip malls. Coyne says they hope to have an official hearing about Ogden by the end of summer with the hopes to begin projects next year.


Traffic Safety Enforcement:

Today Naperville Police will join other police agencies in conducting a traffic safety initiative along Route 59. The agencies will use education and traffic enforcement to increase safety along the street with the Naperville Police Department concentrating on speed, distracted driving and other safety violations.


Little Friends Art Exhibit:

Little Friends will present their first public art exhibit at North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery. Titled “Everyone is an Artist: The Art of Identity, Inclusion and Inspiration,” nearly 70 original works made by more than 30 Little Friends clients will be on display from May 19 to the 28. An artist’s reception is also planned for May 24.


Boys Tennis:

After finishing third in the Naper Valley invite over the weekend,
Benet Academy boys tennis hoped to keep the good times rolling against Neuqua Valley yesterday afternoon. The Redwings top singles player Patrick McGuigan picked up where he left off after winning the Naper Valley invite, the senior took down Eddie Neuman 6-2, 6-1 in straight sets. The Wildcats fared much better in the rest of the day’s matches.The Neuqua boys swept all four doubles matches and the other two singles matches, winning the meet 6 to 1. Rohan Sanjay and Jared Bennick were the top doubles duo on the day for the Wildcats. Neuqua will be competing in the DVC conference championships this weekend at Wheaton North while Benet will host the East Suburban Catholic Conference championships beginning on Thursday.


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