Naperville Now 09-07-17

Cell Tower Approved

In a 4-3 vote, the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a positive recommendation for the construction of a 135-foot Verizon cell tower on the Springbrook Golf Course, near the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve and Naper Aero Estates. Though the tower would not be tall enough to require lighting, its proximity to the airport means that it would be lit for pilot safety. The tower was opposed by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, who worry the tower would hurt the aesthetic of Springbrook Prairie and that the lit tower would cause migratory bird strikes, killing birds that use the prairie.

Dan Rather in Naperville

Anderson’s Bookshop just announced broadcast journalist Dan Rather is set to visit Naperville November 29. He will discuss his book, What Unites Us, at Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College. Tickets are available for purchase on Anderson’s website and include one copy of the book and admission for one person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit NCTV17.

Accessible Park Opening
Country Lakes Park is now reopened with playground renovations to allow inclusive play for kids of all abilities. The renovation, sponsored by GameTime and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, includes equipment that helps kids work together and improve balance and even helps kids in wheelchairs transfer out to swings and other equipment.

High School Golf

Defending DVC champions, Neuqua Valley boys golf met up with Naperville North yesterday at Naperbrook golf course. Naperville North was helped by strong performances from their three, four, and five golfers to get within striking distance. But Wildcat senior Jack Vercautren sunk three birdies for a one-under 35, helping Neuqua secure a four-stroke victory, 148 to 152.

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