Naperville Now 08-10-17

West Nile Virus:

Mosquitos in six testing locations around Naperville have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Due to those findings along with other mosquito batches testing positive throughout DuPage County, the DuPage County Health Department has set their Personal Protection Index to two, indicating a moderate risk. To protect yourself officials recommend you drain standing water around your yard, wear long pants and long sleeves, and use insect repellent with DEET.

Edward Hospital

Naperville’s Edward Hospital has once again ranked among the top hospitals in the state. U-S News & World Report released its rankings, with Edward at number 12 in the Chicago metropolitan area and number 13 in the state. The hospital was rated high performing in seven areas including geriatrics, heart bypass and gastroenterology. The report ranked nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

Park District Open House

The Naperville Park District is hosting its 2018 open house tonight to discuss upcoming construction projects throughout the district. Representatives will be on hand to discuss capital improvements like playground and sidewalk renovation and shoreline restoration at 10 different locations. You can come out to the meeting tonight at the Naperville Municipal Center from 5:30 to 7.

Men’s Golf Illinois Open

The Men’s Golf Illinois Open has come to a close and several Naperville area golfers were on the cusp of making the top 50 cut. Seniors Jack Vercautren from Neuqua Valley and Tommy Dunsire of Naperville Central both shot +4 after the first two days, which was three strokes behind the cut line. Former Naperville North star Raymond Knoll missed the cut by a single stroke after finishing at +2. Patrick Flavin of Highwood, IL won the Open with a score of -13.

Correction:

In yesterday’s Naperville Now, we stated that the task force appointed for Moser Tower will be making a recommendation on the fate of the building: that is incorrect. The group has been tasked with collecting information and community perspective, reviewing and discussing various options, and then presenting their findings to the Riverwalk Commission. The Riverwalk Commission will then use this information to make their recommendation to City Council. We apologize for the error.

 

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