Naperville Now 07-31-2018

West Nile at Sportsman’s Park

The City of Naperville has found batches of mosquitos that tested positive for West Nile Virus at Sportsman’s Park, just about a mile away from downtown. The DuPage County Health Department reports one human case and lists a moderate risk level for the virus. They’re encouraging residents to drain containers of standing water around their homes and to use bug spray between dusk and dawn.

Extended Closure of Main Street

Downtown Naperville drivers – watch out. Northbound Main Street from Jefferson Avenue to the Van Buren Parking Lot will be closed from today through November as construction begins on the lot that use to hold Russell’s Dry Cleaners. Detour signs are posted and all businesses in the area will remain open.

TEDxNaperville Ticket Sales

Early bird ticket sales for TEDxNaperville start tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. This year’s event “One Step Beyond” will take place on November 10 and feature speakers including founder of Hub88, Glenn Luckinbill, Naperville Pediatrician Dr. Alison Escalante, and Reality TV Producer Eric Bischoff.

National Champion Soccer Players

Congratulations to the Galaxy Soccer Club on winning the boys U17 National Championship on Sunday. The roster is represented by players from all five high schools in districts 203 and 204 as well as Benet Academy. Cameron Strang and Kyle Blasingame had two goals in regulation and Evan Lang and Nick Renfro scored the clinching goals in overtime as the Galaxy defeated the defending national champions, Tampa Bay United 4-2.

Congratulations also go out to the NSA Shock for winning the girls U19 National Championship this weekend as well. The new national champs are made up of girls from the Naperville area including Naperville North, Naperville Central, Neuqua Valley, Metea Valley and Benet Academy. The Shock defeated Utah FC 99 by a score of 2-0.

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