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Naperville Now 10-08-18

Ice Cream at Dandelion Fountain

Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s will be scooping ice cream this evening at the Dandelion Fountain. Anyone with a sweet tooth can stop by for a free scoop. Cohen will also reveal the winning ice cream flavor made for Democrat Lauren Underwood, who is challenging Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in Illinois’ 14th District. Stop by from 5-6 p.m. for the sweet treat.


Curbside Leaf Collection

Naperville’s Bulk Curbside Leaf Collection program begins October 15. Residents are able to rake leaves onto the curb next to their house where city staff will collect them free of charge. Other collection days this season are October 29 and November 12. Leaves must be bagged to be disposed on other dates.


Creepy Critters

Kids came out to Knoch Knolls Nature Center this morning for the fourth annual Creepy Critters Day. Visitors were able to see and touch snakes, roaches, and other creepy animals. There were also different activities to familiarize kids with animals that fly, crawl, and slither.


Football Weekend

Lightning and heavy rain on Friday night pushed three of the four local high school football games into suspended, two-day contests.

In the only game to finish on Friday, Benet Academy crushed St. Viator 42-14, the fifth win of the season for the Redwings.

Naperville Central and Neuqua Valley were tied at 14 when the game restarted on Saturday. With 30 seconds left, Jack Jopes intercepted the Neuqua pass and returned it 65 yards for the game winning interception. The 21-14 win is the fifth in a row for the Redhawks.

Waubonsie missed a game-tying two-point conversion to fall to Prairie Ridge 21-19 and Naperville North topped Metea 21-14.


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