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Naperville Now 09-18-17

Old Nichols On The Move?

There’s a new possible solution for the Old Nichols Library. Mayor Steve Chirico and developer Dwight Avram are considering a plan which would have Avram pay for the library to be moved to a city owned lot next to the new Nichols Library. From there an undisclosed third party would purchase the building and pay for the interior updates and maintenance, leaving the lot on Washington Street open for Avram to develop. The Naperville City Council is supposed to discuss the Historic Preservation Commission’s recommendation that the building receive landmark status at their meeting tomorrow night, but Avram has requested the discussion postponed so other options, such as this one, can be considered.

Trail Closure

A section of the DuPage River Trail at Whalon Lake will be closed for several weeks beginning today. The closure will be along a 1/8-mile section in the southeast corner of the preserve, preventing users from completing the 1.6-mile loop around the lake. The closure is due to a floodwater diversion channel being built, which will include a new trail bridge over the channel.

Football Week Four

Week four of high school football may have been the wildest one yet. Waubonsie Valley hosted Naperville Central and held a lead most of the game thanks to plays like this from quarterback Tanner Westwood, who takes it all the way for a 54-yard touchdown. But Naperville Central always had a response and with 45 seconds left, Payton Thorne found Ethan Allgauer for the game winning touchdown. Redhawks win 43-37.

Naperville North trailed Lake Park at home with just over a minute left, but Drake Davis found Ryan Lorenzo for a huge gain deep into Lancers territory. A few plays later, Davis took it in himself for the game winning touchdown, 21-14 Huskies are now 4 and 0.

Benet Academy also trailed late on the road at St. Viator, but quarterback Matt Boyle sneaked the ball over the goal line with under twenty seconds to play. The Redwings move to 3 and 1 after a 30-27 victory.

Neuqua Valley fell behind early at Wheaton Warrenville South, but Cameron Raupach took over in the second half, breaking two long touchdown runs, Wildcats roll to a 35-14 win.

Metea Valley got off to a great start at Wheaton North, leading 14-0 just a few minutes into the game, but the Falcons took over from there behind three touchdowns from Sam Singleton. Wheaton North takes the 36-14 win.


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