Ryan Companies Approval:
Ryan Companies has been approved to work with the city to create a community engagement process for the 5th Avenue redevelopment project. Council voted 8-1 last night in favor of the partnership after hearing from 23 speakers during public comment, many of whom expressed their concerns about transparency in the project. Ryan Companies will present a status report to council every 2 months, and will hold community meetings open to residents to see proposed concepts and offer input. The first of those meetings will be held October 16 and 17 at the municipal center.
Vigil for Vegas:
About 50 people came out to the Riverwalk last night to remember the 59 people killed and more than 500 injured in Sunday’s horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. Members of Moms Demand Action for Gunsense Naperville and Moms Building Bridges organized the event, which included prayers and a call to action by many to lobby for changes in the law and help prevent gun violence.
Coffee With A Cop:
Today is National Coffee With a Cop day, and here in Naperville many took the chance to celebrate with a special Chat with the Chief hosted at the McDonald’s on Naper Boulevard. Chief Bob Marshall along with other members of the Naperville Police Department were on hand this morning to share a free cup of coffee with folks while hearing their comments, concerns, and commendations.
Naperville Central Golf Regional:
The Naperville Central boys golf regional was held yesterday at Naperbrook golf course. Benet Academy senior Matt Severino punched his ticket to sectionals with a 72, the 4th best score of the day. Naperville North’s Nick Sullivan also earned a spot with a 76, as did his teammates Carl Christiansen and Matt Branner. Naperville Central took third and will go on to sectionals as a team behind Tommy Dunsire’s one under 71, which tied for 2nd. Neuqua Valley had two of the top scores with Jack Vercautren finishing with a 71 and junior Colin Chromy surprising the field with a 70, the best score of the tournament. Wheaton Warrenville South and Neuqua both shot a 299 and move on to sectionals, but the Tigers get the regional championship because of a tiebreaker. Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley also made sectionals after playing in the West Aurora Regional.
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