Naperville Now 11-14-17

District 204 Tax Levy

At last night’s District 204 meeting, the board voted to approve a tentative tax levy of $292,059,166 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Although the total levy is increasing, the effective tax rate will decrease due to higher home values and new property in the district boundaries. Although the proposed increase is not high enough to trigger the “Truth in Taxation Act” policies, the board is following them in the interest of transparency. There will be a public hearing for the new levy on December 11.

Movie Money

Aurora Police are warning to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash in our area. They say several times in recent months businesses or individuals have been tricked by these bills that say “Motion Picture Use Only” and “In Gold We Trust.” In one recent incident a 14-year-old Naperville boy lost about $1200 when he agreed to sell shoes to someone over the Offer Up app and the customer paid with the counterfeit cash. Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Area Crime Stoppers.

Riverwalk Christmas Tree

This morning the Riverwalk Christmas tree was placed in downtown Naperville in place of the dandelion fountain at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street. The blue spruce is between 20 and 21 feet tall and was donated by the Bennington Homeowners’ Association. The Naperville Park District will also be adding lights to the tree later this week.

 Swimming Sectionals

Neuqua Valley hosted the girls swimming and diving sectional on Saturday. It was a record-breaking day for several athletes involved. Naperville North senior Connie Zhang finished first in the 100 backstroke, breaking the pool record with a time of 55.77 seconds. Metea Valley freshman McKenna Stone won the 100 meter freestyle at 50.88 seconds. Naperville Central’s Alexa Puccini edged out teammate Audrey Coffey to win the 100 fly for the Redhawks. Neuqua Valley finished second in the meet thanks to a first place finish in both the 200 medley and freestyle relays and a first place finish from diver Cloe Pace. Rosary, the two-time defending state champions, won the sectional title. In total 89 individuals and relay teams qualified for the state meet this weekend at New Trier.

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