Naperville Now 09-21-18

September 21, 2018
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Val Montgomery Ineligible

Val Montgomery is ineligible to run for state representative. The Democratic candidate was running in the 41st District where she filed her petition, but due to a DuPage County Election Commission error, a judge ruled that she actually does not live in that district as is required. Incorrect information was provided to Montgomery and the Illinois State Board of Elections about her apartment building location, which is actually in the 49th House district. Montgomery was running against incumbent Republican Grant Wehrli. She has until late October to voluntarily withdraw from the race and local Democrats would have eight days to name a replacement on the ballot.


95th & Book Rd Open House

Last night city officials held an open house to discuss options for the intersection of 95th Street and Book Road. The intersection has been identified as congested and potentially dangerous, leading the city to take action and upgrade the juncture. The first option adds right turn lanes to the eastbound and southbound lanes. Option two includes those same right turn lanes, but also widens Book Road on either side of the intersection. And option three is the same as option two, but includes right turn lanes for traffic going in all directions. Residents were also able to provide feedback and city officials will use that to help determine what action to take next, with a target date for construction in 2021.


Anti-Bullying Speaker

Youth motivational speaker Tom Thelen stopped by Granger Middle School last night to share his experience with bullying and information about how parents can help kids. A couple of his top tips: keep a calm demeanor when learning about a bully situation to help your child, even if it makes you angry. Thelen also said that parents should try to empower their kids and help them avoid giving bullies the negative response they’re looking for.

Harvest Pow Wow

This weekend the 24th Annual Midwest SOARRING Foundation Harvest Pow Wow is back at Naper Settlement. The traditional Powwow is a time to celebrate traditional Native American dance, art, and culture. You can stop by on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.