Naperville Now 09-08-17

Naperville Earns AAA

The City of Naperville has once again received a ‘AAA’ bond rating by both Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Moody’s Investor Services. Naperville has consistently had this distinction for over two decades for the City’s General Obligation bonds. This is the highest rating possible, and has been attributed to the City’s strong economy, sound budgeting practices and strong debt position.

ACT Scores

Composite ACT scores were released yesterday and our local school districts earned good marks. District 203’s composite ACT score for the class of 2017 was 25.0, and District 204’s was 24.8. Both scores come well above the state average of 21.4 and the national average of 20.9. The test is scored out of 36.

Grandparents Weekend

It’s Grandparents Weekend at Naper Settlement and there’s a lot going on to celebrate. The 1953 Allis-Chalmers tractor and plow is on display, along with a History Speaks Lecture with “John Deere” happening tomorrow. And this weekend is also the Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale, with funds from the arrangements going to support Naper Settlement’s education and preservation programs.

Locals in the NFL

Now that the NFL season is underway, here are the local athletes you can look out for on Sundays this fall. We start with former Naperville Central star and Harvard graduate, Cameron Brate.  He’ll play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers again after leading all NFL tight ends with eight touchdown catches last year. Staying with local tight ends Naperville North’s James O’Shaughnessy is playing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the third string tight end. And again from Naperville North as O’Shaughnessy’s former teammate, Matt Lacosse made the New York Giants roster after being injured all of last season. Naperville native and former Illinois running back Josh Ferguson had 20 catches last year with the Colts but will spend the year on injured reserve with a rib injury.

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