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Naperville Now 10-24-18

Early Voting Issues:

Some early voters in the 41st House District looking to cast their ballots yesterday ran into some problems, due to some confusion with the method and location for casting their votes. Election officials had been waiting to see if Democratic candidate Val Montgomery would withdraw her name from the ballot, after a court ruled that she could not be a candidate in the 41st District, as she technically resides in the 49th District. Due to that uncertainty, the election commission requested that 41st District voters use paper ballots, which were only initially available at two of DuPage County’s early voting locations; creating a problem when voters unaware of this showed up to other polls and were turned away. But beginning today, the paper ballots are now available at all of the county’s early voting locations. As for Montgomery, she had until Monday to withdraw her name, and chose not to.

Council Member Receives Sexually Threatening Voicemail:

A Naperville City Council member has notified Naperville police that she received a sexually threatening voicemail. As reported by the Daily Herald, Patty Gustin filed a police report on Monday, addressing a voicemail that was left for her on September 29. Gustin is up for a seat on the DuPage County Board in District 5, and fears that the message may have been an attempt at political intimidation. Police are investigating to find the location of the caller and his identity. If identified, police say they could file misdemeanor charges for making an obscene call.

Martin Avenue Apartment Addition:

A new look and expansion is coming to the Martin Avenue Apartments. Naperville Elderly Homes showed off plans for a $29 million project to renovate and build an addition to the low-income senior housing complex. Along with a five-story addition that will bring 70 new one-bedroom apartments, the original 1970’s building will also get a bistro, new activity rooms, and renovated apartments along with much more. The project won’t increase rent for residents, and is projected to begin construction in February or March of 2019 with estimated completion for spring 2020.

Boys Soccer Sectional Semi Finals:

Last night the 3A boys soccer sectional semi finals were held with two local teams hoping to move on to the final 16 on Friday. Naperville North quickly dispatched upset-minded Batavia with three first half goals. The 3-0 win was the nineteenth shutout of the year for the Huskies who move on to play West Aurora.

Later in the night Benet Academy and Addison Trail played 80 minutes of scoreless play until Addison Trail scored the first goal early in the first overtime. But the Redwings dug deep and scored twice in the extra session to advance to the sectional final with a 2-1 win.





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