Naperville Now 03-16-17

March 16, 2017
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Bank Robbery Suspect

The FBI is looking for this man, who is suspected of robbing the Bank of America at 1301 E. Ogden Avenue yesterday morning. The suspect conducted a non-takeover robbery of the bank at around 9 a.m., where he did not display a weapon and left with an undisclosed amount of money. Authorities believe he is also responsible for two bank robberies that occurred in Lombard and Darien in January. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s Chicago office at 312-421-6700.

New Development

At last night’s Planning and Zoning meeting, the commission approved a new subdivision proposed for Plank Road. Named Colombia Park Townes, the new development consists of 35 townhomes. The parcel of land planned for construction is currently part of unincorporated DuPage County, with the builder requesting for it to be annexed into Naperville. This matter now goes to City Council for final approval.

Skype with CNN

This morning, seventh grade students at Jefferson Junior High got the chance to Skype with CNN reporter Will Ripley, who discussed his first-hand experiences reporting from North Korea. Students were able to ask questions and learn more about life in North Korea, something they recently studied in class. The exchange came about after Jefferson teacher Chris Heffernan reached out to Ripley on Instagram about a month ago.

Track Coach of the Year

After finishing the Division III National Indoor Track and Field Championship in a tie for first place with UW-Lacrosse, some more hardware is heading to North Central College. The head men’s track coach, Frank Gramarosso has been named National Track Coach of the Year. The National Championship was the fifth indoor title for the Cardinals and the first since 2012. This is the 4th National Head Coach of the Year award for Gramarosso in his seven years as the NCC track coach.