Naperville Now 11-27-17

House Fire Displaces Three

Three residents and their pets were displaced over the holiday weekend after a house fire. The Naperville Fire Department responded to the 800 block of South Whispering Hills Drive at about 3:45 a.m. on Friday. The fire was located in the attic and bathroom area of the second floor of the home and was quickly extinguished. Everyone was evacuated safely. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and the house was declared uninhabitable for the time being.

Christkindlmarket Returns

Christkindlmarket Naperville has returned to Naper Settlement. More than 200,000 visitors are expected to come through and enjoy all the traditional German food, drink and holiday shopping. New this year is the Naperville Christkindlmarket mug. You can check out the market on Thursdays through Sundays until the week before Christmas when it opens all week ending on Christmas Eve.

NCC Out of Division III Playoffs

North Central College Football travelled north for the second round of the Division III playoffs to face the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The Cardinals got off to a great start, scoring a touchdown on their first drive of the game for a 7-0 lead. But the Titans showed why they’re the third ranked team in the country, scoring 35 straight points on touchdown passes from quarterback Brett Kasper. NCC made the game interesting, scoring twice in the beginning of the 4th quarter. The Cardinals defense then forced a fumble, giving the offense a chance to cut the lead to 14, but the drive would stall and Brock Rutter’s fourth down pass to Mike Sfikas fell incomplete. North Central’s CCIW championship season comes to an end after a 42-21 loss.

Holiday Tip-Off Tournament

On Saturday night, Benet Academy girls basketball challenged co-host Naperville Central for the Holiday Tip-Off Tournament championship. Naperville Central held the lead for most of the game thanks to 29 points from Mia Lakstigala, but the Redwings kept chipping away at the lead, eventually forcing the game to overtime. Tsimba Malonga and Brooke Schramek took over in the extra period leading Benet to the championship by a score of 70 to 63. Both teams look ready to compete with the area’s best this season.

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