Naperville Now 07-05-17

Smart Park Founder?

The “Smart Park” proposed by Mayor Steve Chirico at this year’s State of the City address might have a backer. The Naperville Jaycees are considering becoming a founder for the outdoor internet park along the Riverwalk. On July 10th, Mayor Chirico and Councilman Kevin Coyne will appear at a town hall meeting to present the group with the opportunity to found The Naperville Jaycees Smart Park; an option the group will put to a vote at their next meeting. The project is estimated to cost between $300,000 to $400,000 to complete.

Tuk Tuks Take Off:

The Naperville Tuk Tuks seem to be hit, with the fleet doubling in size within just 10 months of operation. There are now four of the three-wheeled six passenger vehicles shuttling riders around town. The electric powered Tuk Tuks have also become the official vehicle of Centennial Beach. Current hours for catching a ride are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m

Waldo Hits Town:

And he’s back – but can you find him? Waldo is once again popping up in 50 businesses around town during the month of July. Stop by Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville to start your quest and get your “Find Waldo” passport. Find him in at least 12 different stores, and you’ll earn yourself some prizes. The “Where’s Waldo” books are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year – just like NCTV17.

Naperville’s Lopez Promoted:

It’s been a big year for 2013 Naperville Central graduate Nicky Lopez. The former Redhawks baseball star was drafted out of Creighton University last June by the Kansas City Royals in the fifth round. It remains the highest draft position in Naperville Central baseball history. This summer, Lopez’s stock has continued to rise. Lopez was selected to the Carolina League All Star game last month in class high A, before being promoted to double A last week. He is now playing for the Northwest Arkansas Nationals of the Texas League, and is hitting .500 in his first week with the team.

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