Cell Tower Talk Tabled:
At last night’s City Council meeting, the group tabled discussion about construction of a 130-foot cell phone tower on the Springbrook Golf Course near the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve. Council heard from the petitioner who says Verizon would use the tower to fill an area that lacks sufficient cell coverage. During public comment, several raised concerns that the tower would hurt the aesthetic of the prairie and could harm endangered birds living nearby. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has requested that the petitioner consult with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources before council approves construction, saying the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act requires it. Council postponed a decision to determine first if that consultation is required.
Last night almost 200 people came out to Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville for the Faces of our Community Interfaith and Anti-Hate Forum. Illinois representative Bill Foster led a panel of community members and religious leaders in discussing how to oppose prejudice, hate and bigotry. The forum was put together in response to an anti-Semitic message spray painted at Schmaltz Deli over the summer.
Residents came come out to the Municipal Center tonight and weigh in on potential projects for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. The group is holding a planning session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to get input from the public about what changes or additions they’d like to see over the next five years. This is the fourth of six such meetings they’ll have on the topic.
Boys Soccer Regionals:
The boys soccer regionals have begun, and two of our local teams kicked off the post season at East Aurora last night.
In the opening game, Waubonsie Valley fell behind West Aurora early on, but took a 3-1 lead midway through the second half thanks to a Giacomo Parrino goal. West Aurora tied the game late in the 2nd half to send it into overtime. With just over 2 minutes to go in the extra session, Parrino found Noah Glorioso who knocked in the game-winning goal, which also gave the sophomore his first career hat trick. Warriors move on after a 4 to 3 win.
In the nightcap, Metea Valley also fell behind early, one to nothing, but James Lynch fed Shareef Amor for the equalizer near the end of the first half. After both teams traded goals in the 2nd half, with the score tied at two and just over a minute to play, James Lynch unloaded a beautiful free kick near midfield, Evan Lang put the ball into the back of the net for the game winning goal. The Mustangs move on to the regional final on Friday night against Waubonsie at 5pm.
Naperville North and Naperville Central were also victorious in their regional semi finals, while Benet, the ESCC co-champion saw its season come to an end after a 2 to 1 overtime loss to St. Charles East.
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