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Naperville Now 09-05-17

 Councilman Coyne May Run for Congress

Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne is considering a run for Congress. He would run as a Republican hoping to challenge Democratic U.S. Representative Bill Foster for the 11th District seat. Coyne was first elected to council in 2015 and re-elected to a four-year term in April.

No More Forest Preserve Pensions

Taxpayer money will no longer go toward pensions for commissioners on the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board. Commissioners say the cost-saving measure will allow money that previously went to pensions to go toward other Forest Preserve projects. This comes after commissioners chose to not file to preserve the pensions.

Tractor Restored to Settlement

After two years of restoration, the 1953 Allis-Chalmers WD45 tractor and plow was returned to Naper Settlement this morning. The restoration included painting the tractor with its original color and getting it up and running again. The tractor will be on display at the Settlement through this weekend and afterwards will be put in storage until it can be properly displayed.

High School Football Week 2

Week two of high school football is in the books. Neuqua Valley travelled to Naperville Central hoping to get an early season edge in the DVC standings. But Payton Thorne and Tommy Coyne had other ideas, connecting for a 73-yard touchdown just before halftime. Redhawks went on to win 24-14.

Metea Valley hosted Naperville North in a high scoring battle. The Mustangs scored 37 points, the 2nd most for the team in stadium history. But Naperville North scored over 50 for the 2nd consecutive week, winning 56-37.

Waubonsie Valley made plays all game long on defense, picking up a win over visiting Glenbard North, 21 to 7.

Benet Academy opened its home schedule against Notre Dame. The Redwings got a touchdown pass from Matt Boyle to Bennet Hickey with just over two minutes to play to tie the game at 14. But the Dons got into field goal range and kicked the game winner, edging out Benet with a 17-14 win.

And North Central College Football began its season on Saturday. The Cardinals raced out to a 26-3 third quarter lead. But the Eagles of Robert Morris would come soaring back. The game came down to a 4th down play with just over a minute left, but Tyler Oakley knocked the pass down. NCC hangs on 33-31, opening the season 1-0 and moves up to number 6 in the Division III rankings.



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