95th Street Plaza Funding
The Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners discussed funding for the 95th Street Community Plaza last night. Park district staff estimate the project will cost $3.6 million. The land-cash ordinance and a donation from Pulte Homes and the Wagner family will pay for most of the plaza, and staff recommended using additional land-cash ordinance funds to make up the difference. Commissioner Bill Eagan felt that money would be better used to create an indoor pool in Southwest Community Park, but the rest of the commissioners disagreed.
City Council Candidate Forum
The last of the Naperville Area Homeowner’s Confederation forums of this election season focused on the candidates running for city council. Last night, all eleven candidates vying for the four seats at the dais answered audience questions and two prepared questions. Those focused on how to respond to a potential economic recession and homeowner services like garbage pickup. You can view the forum in full on the city’s website.
Grace Swims Abroad
This weekend you can wish local Special Olympics swimmer Grace Seiboldt good luck, as she heads to Abu Dhabi and Dubai on March 5. Grace will make a splash there as the only swimmer from Illinois on the Special Olympics National Swim Team for the World Games. This Saturday you can stop by the River Run Club for her going away open house beginning at 6 p.m.
NCC Basketball Look Ahead
It’s a big weekend for North Central College men’s basketball. After the 15th ranked Cardinals won the CCIW championship on Saturday, they earned the right to host the first two rounds of the Division III NCAA tournament. It’s the fourth consecutive trip to the tournament for North Central. Tonight at 5:30, Loras College will play Albion College and at 7:30, North Central will host Chatham University. The winner of those games will meet for the second round game tomorrow night at 7 p.m. And all three matchups can be watched live on NCTV17.com.