Naperville Now 10-25-17

New Home Construction Up:

Home construction in Naperville is on the rise, and has been increasing steadily since 2010. According to the city’s director of TED, Bill Novack, new home permits for 2017 are projected to reach nearly 8,000 this year, which isn’t too far off from the city’s record of about 8,400 set in 1998. Novack attributes the growth to a strong economy, the many amenities Naperville has to offer, and dedication to reinvesting in the community.

Drive Sober Campaign:

This Halloween the Naperville Police Department is putting their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign into full effect, cracking down on impaired drivers. Last year in Illinois, 315 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above. Officers encourage those celebrating to plan a safe way home before their night starts, and keep the party off the road.

Hack the Jack Final Voting:

Today’s the last day to vote for your favorite pumpkin in the Naperville Jaycees’ Hack the Jack contest. Entries were displayed at Naper Settlement over the weekend and can now be viewed online at the Jaycees’ website. Voting is free – but if you want the chance to win some cash, you can purchase a vote and be entered to win half the prize pot of the winning artist. Cast your vote at: http://www.naperjaycees.org/event/hack-jack-pumpkin-carving-contest-downtown-naperville/

Boys’ Soccer Matchups:

The boys soccer sectional final matchup is set. Last night Naperville North hosted the upstart Metea Valley squad in the semi finals. After a scoreless first half, the Huskies scored twice behind Jack Barry and Ian Guppy and will head to the sectional final game for the 4th year in a row after the 2-0 win.

In the 2nd game Naperville Central quickly jumped all over Plainfield Central, eager to avenge last year’s regional semi final loss to the Wildcats. The Redhawks scored twice in the first eight minutes and never looked back, moving on to the sectional final to face the Huskies. Friday’s sectional championship will be the third game of the season between these two teams. Naperville North won the first matchup, while Naperville Central won the second. It’s also a rematch of the 2015 sectional final, which Central won 1 to nothing.

 

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