Naperville Now 09-27-18

September 27, 2018
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Moser Tower Briefing:

The City of Naperville held a press briefing this morning about the state of Moser Tower. They shared a draft addition to the 2017 structural assessment of Moser Tower, confirming that the building is in need of repairs to fix corrosion and concrete deterioration, but is currently still structurally sound. Initial estimates from the original report put repair costs at about $3.5 million. If action is not taken, the structure will continue to deteriorate and require more costly and significant repairs. The Riverwalk Commission will now discuss this new report over the coming months before coming to a decision about whether or not to repair the tower. You can view the draft addition starting tomorrow on the city’s website.

 Candidate Forum:

Illinois senate candidates for the 21st and 41st districts met last night in a candidate forum at City Hall held by the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation. Those included Republican incumbent State Senator Michael Connelly and Democratic challenger Laura Ellman for the 21st district seat that covers Naperville. They answered questions prepared by the homeowners confederation about property taxes and the state’s debt before taking questions from the audience. The general election will be held November 6.

Avenida Groundbreaking:

Yesterday a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Avenida, a new apartment complex for those 62 and older. The three-story housing development is being built at 504 Commons Road, and will include 146 apartment complexes, along with many amenities like a fitness center, theater, and pool. Mayor Steve Chirico was present at the groundbreaking, and spoke of his hopes that Avenida would provide a needed housing source for aging Naperville residents. The complex should be ready for residents by early 2020.

North Central Athlete Accolades:

Some North Central College Athletes received local and national recognition this week. Senior football player DJ Warkenthein was named to the All team after recording 9 tackles, three of them for loss, and a sack in the Cardinals 35-0 shutout over North Park. The Cardinal linebacker was the first NCC player to make the team this season.

Women’s tennis player Alaina Kanthaphixay continues to impress on the tennis courts in both singles and doubles. The Cardinal freshman was named CCIW player of the week after racking up wins over Carroll University and the ITA Central Regional Tournament.