Naperville Now 08-28-17

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Naperville North Football Comeback Victory

Naperville North’s first football game of the year was one for the books. The Huskies travelled to Edwardsville Saturday afternoon, falling behind 42 to 0 in the 2nd quarter, before beginning an incredible comeback. North eventually cut the score to 49-47 with less than thirty seconds to play. Huskies quarterback Drake Davis then ran in the game winning touchdown, giving North one of the greatest comebacks in high school football history, 53 to 49. The full highlights are available on 

High School Football Week One

And in other week one football news, Neuqua Valley used a high powered offense to take down Metea Valley 35 to 7. Naperville Central dominated Glenbard North 37 to 7 behind four touchdown passes from Payton Thorne. Benet Academy cruised past St. Laurence 49-28 thanks to six total touchdowns from quarterback Matt Boyle. Waubonsie Valley and Lake Park went back and forth all game long. Waubonsie pulled within two with less than thirty seconds to go, but Tanner Westwood’s pass on the two-point conversion fell incomplete. Lake Park escaped with a 36-34 win.

Naperville 5th Avenue Development Workshop

The Naperville City Council wants to hear from you about the proposed 5th Avenue Development. They will hold a public workshop tonight at 6 at the Municipal Center to discuss the development. Council had assigned a task force to narrow the list of developers, which resulted in a recommendation for Ryan Companies. But after some council members complained about a lack of transparency in the process, the group decided to table the discussion and instead open it up to the public for their input.

Siren Warning System Maintenance

The city’s outdoor warning systems will be undergoing maintenance this week, and that means you might hear some warning sirens in your neighborhood. Workers will be replacing batteries and activating each siren individually during daytime hours. City officials say residents should not be alarmed if they hear sirens going off during periods of calm weather. Testing should be complete by September 1.