Naperville Now 1-1-18

Naperville Senior Performs at U.S. Army All-American High School Football Game

The New Year is starting off big for one Naperville Central senior. On January 6, Emily Wilkinson will be performing as part of the U.S. Army’s All-American marching band. She’s been perfecting her color guard skills since she was seven, and all that hard work paid off when she auditioned for the special 125-person-marching band, and was accepted. The group performs at halftime for the U.S. Army All-American high school football game in San Antonio, Texas.

Christmas Lights Recycling

As you begin to de-trim your tree, remember any burned out lights can be recycled at several locations around Naperville. The park district is collecting lights at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, Fort Hill Activity Center, and at Knoch Knolls Nature Center. The city has collection boxes in its electronics recycling center on Fort Hill Drive and in the lunchroom of the Municipal Center.

Christmas Tree Pickup

And if you had a live Christmas tree, the city will come and collect it for you over the first two weeks of January. Place them on the curb for pickup on your normal garbage collection day and make sure they are free of any decorations. Due to the holiday, there is no garbage or recycling collection today.

Local Athletes Play Big

2017 was yet another successful sports year for our local athletes performing at the highest level.

Neuqua Valley alum Kevin Cordes continues to solidify himself as one of the world’s best breaststroke swimmers. At this year’s world championships, Cordes picked up a silver medal in the 100 meter breast stroke breaking an American record in the process.  He also picked up two golds as part of the 4 x 100 medley and mixed medley relay teams.

Another local Olympian shined as well. Waubonsie Valley’s Morolake Akinosun picked up a gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay at the London World Championships.

Naperville Central’s Candace Parker had another great season. The two-time MVP was named to the All-WNBA first team for the fifth time in her career. Parker’s Sparks lost in the WNBA Championship.

 

 

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