Naperville Now 10-27-17

Le Chocolat Second Location

One business enjoyed a “sweet” moment yesterday. Mayor Steve Chirico joined Le Chocolat du Bouchard for the grand opening of the store’s second location, Le Chocolat Bakery and Chocolates. The new bakery is in the Hawthorne Square Shopping Center, serving breakfast food including donuts and croissants. The grand opening coincided with the 10th anniversary of Le Chocolat’s downtown shop and during its inaugural day of business, the store donated ten percent of its proceeds to Little Friends Center for Autism.

Park District Awarded

The Naperville Park District was recently honored with the 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award for its leadership in environmental practices. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center present the 31st annual award to the park district for its major accomplishments in sustainable construction, like with the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, and for restoring native prairies and woodlands to protect habitat for wildlife. The park district is among 22 other Illinois organizations that received the award.

Sports

Four girls volleyball regional finals were held across the area last night. Naperville Central hosted number one seed Minooka. The Redhawks put up an impressive fight, but Minooka showed why they are a state title favorite by winning in two sets.

Naperville North travelled to Metea Valley to take on the red hot Mustangs. Metea cruised through a first set win, putting the team on the brink of its first ever regional title. But the Huskies came roaring back to win the second set. In the third set, it was Naperville North who took the victory, winning the regional plaque and moving on to the sectional semi finals.

Neuqua Valley jumped out to an early lead over the number two seed, Benet Academy, however the Redwings battled back for the two set win 25-20 and 27-25.

At Bolingbrook, Waubonsie Valley and number three seed Joliet Catholic split the first two sets. It looked like JCA would run away with the third set, up 17 to 10. But the Warriors made an incredible comeback, going on to win 25-23 for their first regional since 2013. Waubonsie will host Benet on Monday.

And finally Crone Middle School and Scullen met up for the 8th grade boys soccer championship. The sharks of Scullen scored first for a 1-0 halftime lead. Crone scored to tie the game with just over five minutes left. But in the 2nd overtime, Scullen was able to score twice to secure the 3-1 championship victory over the Panthers.

 

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