Naperville Now 10-31-17

City Budget

The City of Naperville held the first of three annual budget workshops last night. The proposed 2018 budget includes a less than one percent property tax increase. City staff says the property tax increase would make up for a difference caused by increasing home value and the city’s use of a flat levy that does not fluctuate with property value. City officials say the average homeowners bill has gone down from about $1,000 to about $800 over the last 10 years, decreasing property tax income. The next city budget workshop is scheduled for November 13.

Edward Cardiac Broadcast

This morning Edward Hospital participated in a live broadcast of two heart surgeries to this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Both surgeries treated chronic total occlusions. As a global training site for the treatment of CTOs, Edward was the only community hospital in the world selected to participate in the international conference.

Denis Leary in Naperville

Tomorrow Anderson’s Bookshop will host comic and actor Denis Leary to speak about his new book, Why We Don’t Suck. Leary will speak at Wentz Concert Hall on the North Central College Campus at 7 p.m. The program will benefit Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause.

High School Volleyball

The girls volleyball sectional semi finals took place at Waubonsie Valley last night. In the first game, Naperville North looked to pull off the upset against the top seed, Minooka. Despite the Huskies best efforts, Minooka showed why the team is ranked in the top three in the state, winning the match in straight sets.

The second game featured the sectional hosts Waubonsie against Benet Academy. The Warriors were riding high off their first regional plaque since 2013 and got off to a roaring start in set one. But the Redwings showed the same poise they’ve shown all year, coming back to win the set 25-23 thanks to a 9 point run. Waubonsie again held an early lead in the 2nd set, but Benet was able to finish the match with a two set win. The Redwings will face Minooka on Wednesday night at Waubonsie for the sectional title in a matchup between two of the state’s best teams.

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