Naperville Now 05-16-18

Overnight Street Parking Discussed: 

At last night’s City Council meeting, Councilman John Krummen brought up the idea of suspending Naperville’s overnight on-street parking policy for the summer months. Krummen said with students home from college, garages and driveways fill up quicker, and some families find it difficult not to park on the street. Police Chief Bob Marshall said they are in the process of evaluating their overnight parking policy and is formalizing a report that will include the possibility of an exemption program for street parking. The 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. restriction was put into place over 50 years ago.

SECA Mandatory Workshops:

The SECA selection process for 2019 is just kicking off, in the form of mandatory pre-application workshops. Anyone with an interest in applying for grant funds from the Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund must attend. The first was held yesterday, and the second will be tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Municipal Center. Changes this year to SECA include the development of an objective point based judging system for allocations, and an escalator clause on the fund that will allow it to grow up to 2 percent or CPI, whichever is lower.

Demo For The Troops: Tour Two:

If you need to work out some aggression, head over to 706 Wellner Road this Saturday to take a whack at this house. Kure Construction is hosting “Demo for the Troops: Tour Two,” a fundraiser for three charities that benefit veterans. For just $30, you can bring in a bat, golf club, or any “weapon of choice,” and help take down this old house that the company is tearing down. There will also be live entertainment, concert ticket giveaways, refreshments, and a visit from the mayor. This is the second Demo for the Troops for Kure Construction – the first brought in nearly $8,000.

Girls Soccer Regionals:

Last night was the kickoff of the girls soccer regionals. Naperville Central opened up the playoffs against Oswego East. With a minute to go in the first half, the RedHawks broke through with a header into the net from Maggie Redeker. Stifling defense in the second half helped Central hang on for the 1-0 win. In the nightcap, Waubonsie Valley blitzed the host East Aurora from the start, building a 4-0 lead at halftime. The Warriors tacked on one more for a 5-1 win. Waubonsie and Naperville Central will play for the regional title on Friday night. Naperville North, Metea Valley, and Neuqua Valley all won their regional semi final games last night as well. Benet Academy plays later tonight.

 

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