Gas Sales Down
So far this year, one million fewer gallons of gas were bought in Naperville than compared to this time last year, with 15 million gallons sold so far. And with the local gas tax down six percent from that time as well, the city is down $40,000 in tax revenue. Naperville City Council discussed the drop in gas sales at its most recent meeting, citing the closing of Sam’s Club as a possible factor. Although not a major decrease, city staff plans to analyze the numbers and watch for changes in the future.
Seat Belt Violations
The Naperville Police Department is showing zero tolerance for seat belt violations. Now through May 29, the NPD is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation for the national Click It or Ticket campaign, to enforce seat belt usage during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Of the over 1000 traffic deaths in 2017, where restraint use was known, 54 percent of those killed were not wearing seat belts.
Track and Field Makes History
It was a memorable weekend for Naperville high school athletics. On Saturday afternoon, Naperville North girls track and field made history, winning the program’s first ever state championship and the first track and field state title, boys or girls, for a Naperville school. Junior Halle Bieber won the state title in the 300-meter hurdles for the second year in a row, while finishing second in to 110 hurdles. Sarah Schmitt and Alex Morris finished second and third in the 3200 for the Huskies. Neuqua Valley also had a state championship performance from freshman Riley Ammenhauser, who won the state triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, two and a quarter inches. Her Wildcat teammate MiKenna Robinson finished third in the 800 meters. Waubonsie Valley got an All-State performance from Cami Robinson, who finished sixth in the triple jump, while Naperville Central pole-vaulter Rose Fritz finished in third place.
Water Polo Wins
Later that night, the Naperville North girls water polo team finished the season with the best finish in program history, defeating Loyola 11-9 to win the state third place trophy.
Finally, Naperville Central boys water polo competed against Fenwick for the state championship, after finishing third a season ago. The Redhawks were locked in from the start, building a 4-0 first quarter lead and never looking back. Central won its second state title in the last three years by a 13 to 5 margin. Congratulations to all of our champions! You can find the full highlights on the latest episode of Naperville Sports Weekly and on NCTV17.com
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