New Subdivision & Church Approved:
The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the rezoning of the 113-acre Wagner Farms site to allow for construction of 312 single-family homes and a church upon annexation of the land into the City of Naperville. Pulte Homes is under contract to buy the property and build the homes on the land, which had previously been zoned for agricultural use, growing vegetables since 1961. Naperville City Council will have final approval on the annexation and rezoning requests.
Cantore Requests Partial Recount:
Republican Joseph Cantore has requested a partial recount of votes from the November 6 election. Cantore lost his seat as president of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to Democrat Daniel Hebreard, who election officials say won the race by 702 after all the votes were tallied. However, as unofficial results on election night had Cantore up by more than 3,400, he requested that up to 25 percent of the precincts countywide be examined in a discovery, to find out if there is any reason to call for a complete recount. The discovery recount will begin Tuesday morning.
Ice Menorah Lit:
There was a celebration of faith and frozen sculpture last night in downtown Naperville with the carving and lighting of an ice menorah. This is the second year an ice menorah has been used in Naperville to commemorate Hanukkah, and city leaders along with Rabbi Mendy Goldstein were on hand to light up the night on the fourth evening of the religious holiday. This year participants were also asked to remember those killed in the October 27 synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Hanukkah lasts through December 10.
Game On! At Neuqua:
Also last night, NCTV17 took their game show fundraiser on the road to Neuqua Valley, for a clash of the classes. Episode eight of Game On! featured juniors versus seniors in a series of match-ups to test their trivia knowledge. Student band “The Doots” were also on hand with some live music. You can tune into Channel 17 or go to nctv17.com on December 11 to find out who was head of the class when the show premieres at 7 p.m.
NCC Makes Division III Top 25:
The North Central College men’s basketball team has entered the Division III top 25 for the first time in over a year. The Cardinals are ranked 20th thanks to a 6-0 start to the season and defeated Carroll University last night 61-47. A lot of credit for the team’s hot start is thanks to the play of junior Connor Raridon, who was named the CCIW player of the week for his efforts. You can catch a double header of NCC men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday night starting at 5pm against North Park.
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