River Flood Warning | Country Night Line-Up At Ribfest | Neuqua Ranked Among Top 20

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River Flood Warning:

The National Weather Service has issued a river flood warning for our area through Thursday night. As of 2 a.m. this morning, the DuPage River was at 11.4 feet, just one tenth below flood stage. It’s expected to near 12.5 feet this afternoon. City officials have blocked off the Riverwalk and remind residents to take care if they encounter street flooding, advising them to steer clear and turn around. The Naperville Fire Department advises staying off the DuPage River, as the increased water can cause stronger currents, hidden obstructions and dangerous conditions. The rain is expected to taper off today, but another round is predicted to hit tomorrow.

Country Night Line-Up At Ribfest:

Ribfest officials have filled out their musical lineup for “country night” on July 5th. Joining headliner Brantley Gilbert on the Navistar Main Stage will be Randy Houser, known for hits like “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “How Country Feels.” And opening the evening will be some local talent in Joe Hanson. The Naperville native was a recent contestant on American Idol who also attended Neuqua Valley and North Central College. Tickets for the evening are available on the Naperville Ribfest website

Neuqua Among Top 20 Illinois High Schools:

Neuqua Valley has been named among the top 20 high schools in Illinois. U.S. News & World Report ranked the Indian Prairie District 204 school as 19th in Illinois, and 394 in the nation. Other local schools making the list were Metea Valley at 29th in Illinois, Naperville Central at 31st, Naperville North at 32nd, and Waubonsie Valley at 39. Rankings were based on factors like college readiness, graduation rates, and college curriculum breadth.

Lacrosse Funding in D204:

Parents are asking for District 204’s help in funding lacrosse. In 2017, the district officially sanctioned lacrosse as a high school sport, under the condition that it be fully funded by parents. They said they’d revisit the topic in two years – and that time is now. Costs for the 2018-2019 year totaled just under $120,000. Parents argue that the high out-of-pocket costs prohibit potential players from joining the two boys and two girls teams available.