Water Bill Could Rise:
Errors in the water utility’s model rate could mean a higher water bill for Naperville residents. The rate schedule, which started this May, contained mistakes such as revenue streams showing up twice and non-metered water losses being excluded. An adjustment to the rate is now needed to avoid a $3 million shortfall. That means an average homeowner would pay an additional $3.76 in 2018, and another $2.31 in 2019. Along with that hike would be a $1 surcharge in 2018, and a $1.80 surcharge in the three years following to help pay for $25 million in improvements at the Springbrook water treatment plant.
Washington Street Closure:
Starting today, the two southbound lanes of Washington Street will be closed to traffic between Jefferson Avenue and Benton Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and shifted into the two northbound lanes to continue two-way traffic. The closures will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and are expected to last until Friday, November 10th when work should be complete.
Weekend In Sports:
It was an exciting weekend for the local sports scene. On Friday night, Naperville Central’s football team got three touchdowns from Jayden Reed to shock Homewood Flossmoor on the road with a 31-28 win. The Redhawks advanced to the quarterfinals to take on Maine South.
On Saturday, Benet Academy’s stingy defense shut out Hononegah, the number one seed in class 7A, 26 to nothing. The red-hot Redwings also move on to the quarterfinals to face Lincoln-Way Central on Saturday.
At the cross country state meet in Peoria, the Neuqua Valley boys picked up a state trophy for the third season in a row, finishing as the state runner up to Downers Grove North. Zach Kinne was the top Wildcats runner, finishing 4th.
In the girls race it was Naperville North winning state for the 2nd year in a row and the fourth time in the last seven years. Sarah Schmitt, Alex Morris and Hannah Ricci all finished in the top 20.
To cap off a thrilling weekend, Naperville North boys soccer squared off with undefeated Libertyville. After goalie Tommy Welch made several huge saves, it was Jack Barry and Colin Iverson connecting for the game-winning goal with under 15 minutes to play. The Huskies win the state title for the 2nd year in a row and the third time in school history.
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