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Naperville Now 08-20-18

I-88 Accident

A four-vehicle accident on I-88 near Route 59 in Naperville put five people in the hospital yesterday. Just before 11 a.m., a truck failed to stop before rear-ending a Nissan, which then rear-ended a Lexus, which then rear-ended a Chevrolet. An 11-year-old boy in the Nissan was pulled from the vehicle and received CPR. The boy was revived and taken to the hospital along with two others in the Nissan and two people in the Lexus. Police are still investigating the incident.


Naperville Man Killed in Accident

A Naperville man was killed in a crash early this morning. Forty-eight year old Rodney Shackleford was found in a ditch near a motorcycle near the intersection of South Eola Road and McCoy Drive around 12:40 a.m. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead less than an hour later.


Old Naperville Day

The second annual Old Naperville Block Party brought out hundreds of Naperville residents for a party Downtown Naperville. Chicago Avenue was shut down between Main and Washington in front of The Lantern, who put on the first unofficial block party three years ago. The annual celebration of Naperville’s hometown spirit offered music, food, and fun for all ages.


Captured Bats Test Positive for Rabies

Four more bats in Will County tested positive for rabies last week, bringing the county’s number of rabid bats discovered this year to 13. All individuals who came into contact with the bats were immediately given rabies prophylaxis. More rabid bats have been discovered in Will County than any other county in Illinois this year. The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center reminded residents to call Animal Control if a bat is discovered in their house and have pets vaccinated against rabies.


Middle School Sports

This week marks the return of not just high school athletics, but middle school sports across the Naperville area as well. Boys and girls cross country and girls volleyball will be played in districts 203 and 204 at the seventh and eighth grade levels, and boys soccer will be offered in District 204. And for the first time, flag football will be offered in both districts as opposed to tackle football as a middle school program. The fall athletic seasons run until mid-October.


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