A 26-year-old Itasca man was killed early this morning when another driver hit him as he was changing his tire. The accident occurred close to midnight near the intersection of 75th Street and Fort Hill Drive. A 28-year-old man from Millington was driving the 2017 Black Subaru Impreza that struck and killed the man as he was next to his car, a 2004 Kia Optima. No charges or citations were issued. Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to contact them at 630-420-8833.
Proposed Tax Rate Drop:
Homeowners in District 203 may see a slight decrease in their property tax rates. Last night the Board of Education recommended a 3.12 percent decrease in the tax rate for homeowners. But as property values have seen a 2.1 percent increase, the actual savings will be a little less. The board will need to adopt a tax levy at their December 18 meeting.
Lights Are Up:
Workers were on light duty today, stringing up 2,400 lights onto the park district’s community Christmas tree along the Riverwalk. It takes about 2 hours to fully string up the 21-foot blue spruce. They’ll be testing them through tomorrow morning, then the big reveal will be around 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
State Swim Meet:
The girls swimming season wrapped up this weekend at the state meet at New Trier. Metea Valley got two top 6 finishes from Metea Valley freshman McKenna Stone in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, which helped the Mustangs to an 8th place team finish. Naperville North’s Connie Zhang and Naperville Central’s Lisa Johnson swam in the 100 back finals, with Zhang finishing 8th and Johnson touching the wall in 11th.
Neuqua Valley sophomore Maxine Parkinson had the best individual performance of our local swimmers, finishing 4th in the 100 breaststroke, the only underclassmen in the top 6. The Wildcats also finished third in the 200 free relay and 4th in the 200-medley relay to secure a 7th place team finish. In the end, it was Rosary topping Oswego East to win the state meet for the third year in a row. It’s the 7th state title in the last 12 years for the Beads.