Changes At SECA:
At last night’s SECA meeting, the commission made its initial recommendations for funding. The big development: the commission is not going to cover the full costs of city services required for events, which includes things like police, security, garbage collection, and EMTs. Traditionally, SECA has covered the entirety of these costs, but with more applicants this year the commission decided it would be better to fund more events but at a lower level. A few events that will be affected as a result include Ribfest, the Last Fling, and Christkindlmarket.
A nearly 1.4 million dollar grant will help the cities of Naperville and Aurora better prepare for possible terror attacks. The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the monies to those cities, which will use them for training on how to respond if terrorists strike. They’ll be conducting exercises over the next three years, including full-scale simulated attacks, to help hone their skills.
Scarecrows At Morton:
It’s scarecrow season at the Morton Arboretum. Local scout troops have crafted the straw-filled fellows, dozens of which are mounted along Meadow Lake Trail. Take a stroll to check them out – and then vote for your favorite. The display is part of the arboretum’s Fall Color Festival.
Girls Golf Regional:
After the boys’ golf regional was held Tuesday, the girls took their turn yesterday at Orchard Valley in Aurora. Benet Academy’s Caroline Wing shot a top five score with a 75 and will move on to sectionals, but the Redwings finished just two strokes out of third place with a 346. Finishing in third was Naperville Central, the Redhawks got a huge boost thanks to Neha Vinesh’s eagle on the 11th hole, the team moves on with a score of 344. Waubonsie Valley senior Arushi Singh was the top individual in the regional with a one-under 71, her second consecutive regional crown. Waubonsie also made the sectional cut, finishing 2nd at 338. Naperville North continued its superb season, winning the regional championship with a score of 306. It’s the best regional score in program history for the Huskies. The sectional will be held at Springbrook on Tuesday.
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