Illinois’ Bicentennial Celebration
The rain couldn’t stop Naperville’s celebration of Illinois’ Bicentennial in Central Park. The Laughing Lincoln sculpture served as the centerpiece of the festivities after it was put into place last week. Many came out to rub the sculpture’s lucky nose, including local leaders and the former president himself. The bronze sculpture becomes the 50th piece of Century Walk art since the initiative’s start in 1996.
A Safer Naper
A new month means a new A Safer Naper topic. In December, the Naperville Police Department is tackling seasonal safety. Winter driving tips include checking your tires are properly inflated, allowing more time and space for your car to brake, and making sure your exhaust pipe is clear of ice and snow. And the fire department reminds you not to leave your Christmas tree lit up overnight to prevent a fire.
The end of November might also mean the first shave in a month if you participated in Movember – an annual campaign to raise money for men’s health. The Naperville Police Department joined in this year and raised $10,599 as a team. On Friday, some female employees joined in on the fun, voting for the facial hair they felt was the best, most stylish, best attempt, and creepiest. Each winner received a $50 bonus, as did Tim Ogan, who raised over $1500 himself for the cause.
Cross Country Nationals
Congratulations to the Naperville North varsity girls cross country team on their outstanding performance at the Nike Nationals meet in Oregon. The Huskies capped their third straight state championship season by finishing second in the nation at the national meet. Senior Alex Morris finished in seventh overall as the Huskies took the runner up spot for the second consecutive year. Way to go ladies!
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