National Night Out:
Last night Napervillians across town gathered in their neighborhoods for National Night Out. The annual event is designed to promote community building – and here in Naperville, it became a two-day celebration, with a kick-off on Monday at Centennial Beach. Yesterday the parties turned local, with almost 50 neighborhoods taking part. Representatives from the city and the police department were out to join in the fun, and strengthen relationships both within neighborhoods and with the police to create a safer Naperville for all.
Park Construction Delayed:
The construction of two new parks coming to the Riverwalk has been delayed. Harmony Park was supposed to be completed by Labor Day – but the company that builds the musical playground equipment to create the park had a factory fire which pushed back delivery. Jaycees Park, an outdoor wi-fi workspace, was supposed to be finished this fall, but the city has decided to hold off on breaking ground until all of the short term donation pledges for its funding have been collected. Construction on Harmony Park will now begin after the Last Fling, and take three weeks to complete, while Jaycees Park may not be finished until next spring, depending on when construction begins.
Naperville Native To Head Portillo’s:
A Naperville native will be taking over the reins of Portillo’s. Michael Osanloo will be replacing Keith Kinsey as C.E.O. of the popular restaurant-chain. Osanloo has said that Portillo’s was the first restaurant he drove to when he got his driver’s license. The 52-year-old currently works for P.F. Chang’s, but will begin his leadership of the Oak Brook based company on October 1.
Naperville Youth Tennis Championships:
The Naperville Youth Tennis League Championships wrapped up recently, culminating in the annual Team Cup Championship tournament. Players from their clubs create teams of 4-6 players to play 2 singles and 2 co-ed doubles matches against other teams, while creating a fun team name.
In the high school championship the White Eagle Rice Krishpies defeated the Stillwater River Run 13-11. The championship came down to the last game of the 2nd doubles match.
And in the junior high championship. the Stillwater Aces defeated the Brookdale Bumblebees 17-7
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