The League of Women Voters held a series of debates for local races last night. Attendees included Republican incumbent Michael Connelly for the Illinois 21st Senate District and his Democratic challenger Laura Ellman, Republican incumbent John Curran for the Illinois 41st Senate District and his Democratic challenger Bridget Fitzgerald, and Republican incumbent Grant Wehrli for the Illinois 41st House Congressional District. Wehrli’s Democratic challenger, Val Montgomery, did not attend amid controversy in which it was discovered she is not a resident of the 41st house district, even though information from the DuPage Election Commission initially indicated she was. Republican nominee for Illinois Secretary of State Jason Helland also came out to speak – he faces incumbent Jesse White in the November 6 election.
Electric Rate Decrease Proposed:
At last night’s city council meeting, Naperville city staff recommended decreasing electric rates by 2 percent each year through 2021. This would create an average savings of about $24 per house, per year. The past several years have seen rate increases, including a 3.6 percent increase in 2018. Naperville Council received the recommendation and will vote on whether to enact the rate decreases at a later meeting.
Rotary Harmony Park Groundbreaking:
With a scoop of the shovels, ground was broken this morning by community leaders for the Rotary Harmony Park. The musical spot in the making is a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Naperville and Century Walk. Two percussion type instruments and two chime type instruments will be placed along the north side of the Riverwalk, close to Aurora Avenue near Rotary Hill, for passers-by to interact with and enjoy. The installation should take just three weeks to complete.
The 9th annual District 203 Crosstown Classic races were held yesterday at Mill Street Elementary. 16 races were held in total with hundreds of young runners ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The races were broken up into 400 meters, 800 meters and a mile. Proceeds of the event this year were donated to the Ronald McDonald House charities.
Boys Golf Regionals:
The boys golf regionals were held yesterday. At the Plainfield North regional, Neuqua Valley won the team title while senior Griffen Crose was the individual champion with a score of 73. Naperville Central finished third, advancing to sectionals as a team, while Naperville North finished 4th and will send 5 individual golfers to the sectional on Monday.
At the West Aurora regional, Waubonsie Valley won the team title with Metea Valley finishing 2nd. Both teams advance to Monday’s sectional meet.
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