Armed Robbery at Gas Station
Naperville police responded to an armed robbery at a gas station this morning. The incident occurred at 4:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Washington Street. The two suspects are described as black males, one of whom was carrying a handgun. The NPD is asking that if anyone has information related to this incident to contact (630) 420-6666.
Rocky Caylor Running for Mayor
Naperville resident Richard G. “Rocky” Caylor has officially announced his run for mayor of Naperville in the spring. Caylor is a businessman and a longtime Napervillian, who plans to launch his campaign on January 2. Mayor Steve Chirico has already announced his plans to run again for a second term.
River Square Sold
Downtown Naperville’s River Square was recently sold for $29.3 million- that’s 75 percent more than the $16.8 million it cost in 2014. Local real estate investor Not Savas Er sold the 58,000 square-foot property on Chicago Avenue to a venture of Clarion Partners, a New York-based investment firm. Now, the shopping center’s net operating income is 50 percent higher than it was when Er bought it.
It was a big sports weekend in Naperville! On the high school side, Neuqua Valley girls swimming won the program’s first state championship at the state meet in Evanston. The Wildcats took the trophy by winning the 200 and 400 free relays and Rachel Stege won the 500-meter freestyle, setting a new state record. Metea Valley finished seventh thanks to runner up finishes in the 200 and 400 free relays and second place finishes from McKenna Stone in the 50 and 100 free.
NCC Cross Counry
North Central College Men’s Cross Country brought home its 19th National Championship, and the third in a row. The Cardinals had the first and second place finishers as senior Dhruvil Patel won the individual national championship as senior Al Baldonado finished second. Patel is the first National Champion for NCC since 2000. North Central had five All American finishers and a team score of 43.
Naperville Rhode Scholar
And congratulations go to Kristiana Yao who was chosen as one of 32 Rhodes scholars from the U.S. The prestigious scholarship provides all expenses for at least two years of study at Oxford University in England. Yao is a Naperville North graduate and this year she graduated from the University of Miami with a perfect GPA.
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