Naperville Now 2-20-18

Roadway Flooding

Heavy rains coupled with melting snow and frozen ground have left some streets and intersections flooded around Naperville. Intersections affected include Julian and Columbia streets at Prairie Avenue and Naper Boulevard and West Street at Williamsburg. City crews were out early this morning pumping water from roadways and will continue to monitor conditions. DuPage County reports that since yesterday, the area has received between 1.1 and 2.1 inches of rain, and an addition 1.2 inches is forecast through tomorrow morning. Due to raised elevation in Salt Creek and the West Branch DuPage River, DuPage County is operating flood control facilities including the Faywell dam. Officials will continue to monitor road conditions through the rainfall, and you can check conditions near you on the city’s road closure map.

Property Tax Levy

Tonight the Naperville City Council will receive a report on the 2018 budget and review options to decrease the property tax levy. Council has been working to find additional revenue to make $2.1 million budget changes in order to lower the property tax levy.

Game On

And join us at Aurelio’s Pizza tonight at 6:30 to celebrate the TV premiere of episode 6 of Game On! as we cheer on Team Hugs and Team Kisses in this Valentine’s Day themed episode. A percentage of the night’s sales will benefit NCTV17.

High School Wrestling State Tournament

Congratulations go out to a pair of local wrestlers who made the podium at the state tournament at the University of Illinois this weekend. Wrestling in his first state meet, Naperville North senior Gabe Matar finished in fifth place, going 3 and 2 over the weekend in the 170-pound group. Metea Valley junior Phillip Sims qualified for state as a freshman at 113 pounds but was unable to attend due to injury. Making his official debut this year at 138 pounds, Sims won his first two matches, advancing to the semi finals. There he fell to eventual state champion Trevor Chumbley from Marmion. Sims finished the tournament in sixth place. Congratulations to all ten of our state qualifiers on a great season.

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