Naperville Now 02-01-19

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Legislative Breakfast

This morning, school districts 203, 204 and 200 joined together at Naperville North High School for the fourth annual legislative breakfast. Superintendents Dan Bridges, Karen Sullivan and Jeff Schuler led discussions with local legislators and school board members. One topic that was discussed was the number of days students need to be in attendance, as they are looking for flexibility in school schedules. Members also showed interest in wanting the ability to have learning days, which would be for students to engage at home in case of extreme cold and snow days.


A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter Needs Help

The cold weather damaged the heating and plumbing of lots of Naperville establishments, including A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter. Furnaces and pipes at the shelter broke, causing thousands of dollars of damage to the facility. Luckily, none of the areas housing animals were affected, but the shelter is still in disrepair. If you’d like to make a donation to the non-profit, you can visit their website at


Restaurant Week Extended

For those looking to get out of the house for a good meal, you’re in luck! Naperville Restaurant Week has been extended from February 3 until February 6, after the polar vortex forced many establishments to shut down this week. For more information about which restaurants are participating, you can visit


Cardinals Basketball Knocks off Number One

The temperature outside was ice cold, but the basketball inside Merner Fieldhouse last night was red hot. The North Central College men’s basketball team stunned the number one ranked Augustana College Vikings by a score of 68-63. It was the first win over a number one ranked team for NCC since 2006. The 22nd ranked Cardinals improved to 18-3 on the season and 10-2 in conference play. Their next two games on Wednesday against Illinois Wesleyan and next Saturday against Wheaton can be seen live at 7 p.m. on NCTV17 and