Naperville Now 06-04-18

Coffee and Conversation

This morning Illinois State Senator Michael Connelly joined Mayor Steve Chirico for some coffee and a conversation. The community was invited to talk with the pair about important local issues like the housing and retail market. Also discussed was an animal control ordinance that’s on the agenda for tomorrow’s Naperville City Council meeting, which would require pet stores to have a four-year warranty on all dogs and cats sold.

 

Frontier Kite Festival

All eyes were to the skies yesterday during the 12th annual Frontier Kite Fly Festival. Both professionals and amateurs were invited to come join in the fun, as a colorful array of kites fluttered through the air, and sometimes down on the ground, at the Frontier Sports Complex. There were also food trucks, bounce houses, and live music on hand to add to the highflying fun.

 

Girls Soccer

The Naperville high school sports season came to an end on Saturday and in some cases it was in dramatic fashion. First, Naperville North girls soccer competed in the third place game of the IHSA tournament after falling to Barrington in the semi finals. The Huskies were able to take out their frustration on the Thunderbolts of Andrew, scoring a goal just before halftime and two more in the second half to secure the third place trophy. It is the ninth state trophy in program history for Naperville North girls soccer.

 

Boys Volleyball

Later in the night, Neuqua Valley boys volleyball played in the state championship game for the first time in school history. The Wildcats stunned the three time defending state champs from Glenbard West earlier in the day. In the championship against Lincoln Way East, Neuqua fell behind in the first set, but fought back valiantly to take the set by a score of 25-20. Now one set from the state title, the Wildcats couldn’t put the Griffin’s away, as Lincoln Way took set number two by a score of 25-21. The decisive third set was back and forth with the Griffin’s taking an early lead, but Neuqua battling back to tie the game at 17. However Lincoln Way East was able to make a few more plays down the stretch, edging Neuqua for the championship 25-22. Congratulations to the Wildcats on a historic season.

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