Naperville Now 10-06-17

No Happy Hours in Naperville

The Naperville Liquor Commission voted yesterday to continue not to allow happy hour in Naperville. After receiving a restaurant request, the commission considered lifting a local rule barring happy hours. In 2015 Governor Bruce Rauner lifted a statewide ban on happy hours, but Naperville chose to continue the restriction locally. Several commissioners stated they do not believe Naperville businesses are hurt by the rule against happy hour.

Edward-Elmhurst Jobs Cut

Edward-Elmhurst Health is cutting 234 jobs, including layoffs of 84 current employees and 150 vacant positions that will not be filled. The news comes after the system announced in August it would be reducing costs by $50 million dollars after falling $8 million short of its 2017 operating income budget.

 Pumpkin Palooza

This weekend is Pumpkin Palooza at The Growing Place in Aurora. Events Saturday and Sunday include pumpkin painting, pumpkin racecars, pumpkin launching and a pumpkin bounce house. 

Crosstown Classic

Tonight is the annual Wes Spencer Crosstown Classic football game between Naperville North and Naperville Central. The game will be played at North Central College as both teams are still in the hunt for the DVC championship. The RedHawks are still perfect in the conference standings while the Huskies are just one win away from playoff eligibility. If you don’t feel like sitting in the rain all night, the game will be broadcast live right here on NCTV17 and NCTV17.com at 7:30.

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