Old Public Works Building Tear Down | Extra Leaf Pick-Up | Three Teams Head To State

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Old Public Works Building Tear Down:

The City of Naperville plans to tear down an old Public Works Department office building to make way for new parking spaces. The building at 414 E. Fourth Ave. is in need of repair, which would require $675,000 to fix and then $30,000 each year for upkeep. The Public Works Department decided the better choice was to spend $495,000 to demolish the building, and then repurpose the area as a 250-space parking lot for commuters. Revenue from those spaces should generate about $131,000 per year. If all goes as planned, the lot should be completed by the end of October.

Free Leaf Pick-Up For South Naperville:

The city is having a free bagged leaf pick-up on June 1 for residents of South Naperville, after our recent bout of storms took its toll on area trees. Residents south of 95th Street can put their bagged leaves on the curb by 6 a.m. Saturday morning. No sticker is required. The city asks that residents do not rake leaves into the street, where they can clog drains and create a flooding hazard. Large limbs and brush debris will be picked up through the annual curbside bulk brush collection program, currently underway and continuing over the next few weeks.

Three Teams Move to State:

Three of our local high school teams punched their tickets to state last night. Naperville North girls soccer scored two second half goals to defeat Minooka 2-1, advancing to state in class 3A for the second consecutive season.

Later in the night, Benet Academy soccer scored four second half goals to knock off Fenwick by a score of 4-0. The Redwings are going to state for the first time ever in class 2A. Both teams will begin semi final play on Friday at North Central College.

Neuqua Valley boys lacrosse is also moving on to the state semi finals tomorrow night for the first time in school history, after cruising past Barrington in the super sectional championship game 17-10.

Top 10 GeoBee Finisher:

Congratulations to Omkar Gadewar, who was a top 10 finisher in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee. The seventh-grader from Madison Junior High School earned $1,000 for his efforts, representing Illinois in the geography competition held by the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.