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Football Friday 2021 // Week 8

We are down to the final two games of the regular season and the stakes could not be much higher in Week 8. Three of our teams are one win away from playoff eligibility while another will be on the outside looking in with a loss. Let’s get to the highlights.
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Football Joliet Catholic vs Benet Academy 10.15.2021

Benet Academy football plays host to Joliet Catholic on Senior Night where the Hilltoppers pull away for the victory. This highlight is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. It’s Senior Night for the Benet Redwings as they welcome the undefeated Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers to their home turf. Benet Academy football needs one more win to become playoff eligible. They won their last meeting 20-13 in 2018.

Yorkville City Council Approves Tax Levy Estimate

The Yorkville City Council on Tuesday voted to approve its tax levy estimate. This isn't necessarily the final number the city will ask for, but establishes the max the city council can request. The estimate is at around $4.4-million, which includes the levy for the Yorkville Public Library. City Administrator Bart Olson says it is an increase over the previous levy.

Lemont hands TF South football first loss since week one

LANSING, Ill. (October 15, 2021) – In a potential playoff preview, TF South football fell to the buzzsaw that is Lemont High School Friday night, as the undefeated team bested TFS 42-7. Lemont — a school which, like TF South, is currently without a mascot due to a recent board decision — hosted the contest. The team is in the same division as TF South, and prior to Friday’s game had beaten its last four opponents by 39 points or more.

Football Metea Valley vs Naperville Central 10.15.2021

Naperville Central football faces Metea Valley on Senior Night where the Redhawks crush the Mustangs. This highlight is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. It’s Senior Night at Naperville Central football as the Redhawks honor their seniors before a rainy Friday night matchup with Metea Valley. Redhawks come in searching for win number five on the season while the Mustangs continue their fight for the playoffs.
Rochelle News-Leader

Football: Hubs down Plano for fifth straight win

PLANO — When the Rochelle Hub varsity football team needed big-time defensive stops during Friday’s Interstate 8/Kishwaukee River matchup against Plano, freshman standout Kaiden Morris rose to the occasion, dropping Reaper quarterback Carson Gill twice for two of the team’s three second-half sacks as Rochelle held off Plano for a 28-20 victory on the road.

Oak Park library hires first equity director

National-Louis University issued the following announcement on Oct. 13. The Oak Park Public Library has hired its first director of equity and anti-racism. Stephen Jackson, the library’s manager of teen services, will start in his new position on Oct. 11, library officials announced in a statement Sept. 29. “We are...

Naper Settlement Celebrates Spooky Season with All Hallow’s Eve

Naper Settlement is celebrating the spooky season with their 15th annual All Hallow’s Eve event. “Naper Settlement transforms into an eerie and bizarre wonderland featuring spooky attractions and activities both indoors and outdoors, spread across our 13-acre campus. So many of our historic buildings actually transform into the backdrop for short spine chilling performances and interactive experiences,” said Denise Cartina, public relations and social media team leader at Naper Settlement.
CBS Sports

Watch Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday's NCAA Football game

Current Records: Bowling Green 2-4; Northern Illinois 4-2 The Bowling Green Falcons and the Northern Illinois Huskies are set to square off in a Mid-American matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 16 at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, the Falcons nows face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

Batavia High School Eco Club Transforms Courtyard to Self-Sustaining Ecosystem

Batavia Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Oct. 15. For 20 years, a 170’ x 35’ courtyard at Batavia High School, a result of building expansions, has been underutilized; filled only by a couple of trees, green grass, and a picnic table. The BHS Eco Club, however, under the director of Cultural Studies teacher Elizabeth Faulhaber, had a vision of converting this space into an environmental project that would benefit their club studies, in addition to all students at the high school in a multitude of ways. The BHS Eco Club presented a plan to BHS administration, for transforming the space into a tranquil retreat for student mental health breaks and reflection, a science and ecology club classroom, and service project opportunity for special needs students.

Girls Volleyball Neuqua Valley vs. Naperville Central 10.12.21

Neuqua Valley girls volleyball heads to Naperville Central to battle the Redhawks where the Wildcats win in straight sets. This highlight is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. It’s senior night at Naperville Central as the Redhawks honor 11 of their seniors before a final home matchup with Neuqua Valley girls volleyball. Wildcats took the previous matchup in two sets back in September.

Joliet Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Joliet: Saturday, October 16: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Sunday, October 17: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Monday, October 18: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Tuesday, October 19: Mostly sunny during the day;

"Am I going to have to F%#%#-ing throw down with this bitch?" Geneva H.S. French teacher posts Tik-Tok rant against grandmother for not wearing mask properly, disrespecting so-called "black national anthem"

Toni Tortorello-Allaway says she warned a "bitch" Glenbard South grandmother who wouldn't wear her mask properly during a school indoor choir concert Thursday that she wouldn't tolerate such insubordination. "I’m like, mmmm, we have a mask mandate here in the state of Illinois. An indoor mask mandate," said the 45...