Suspect in Custody
The Naperville Police Department now has a suspect in custody from a double shooting that happened last night. Officers were called to Edward Hospital around midnight after two men came in suffering from gunshot wounds. The two said they met with an unknown man in the 1200 block of South Route 59. During that meeting, he fired at them. The two victims remain hospitalized with non-life threatening issues. Police say this a planned encounter and not random, but continue to investigate. Anyone with more information about this incident is encouraged to call the NPD at 630-420-6666.
Drill Causes Panic
The Naperville Park District has issued an apology after an active shooter training drill conducted at Centennial Beach on Saturday caused widespread panic. The drill occurred at the same time as the Great Strides Walk to benefit Cystic Fibrosis, which kicked off at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. Even after the park district gave multiple notifications that it was only a drill, many were not aware and panicked thinking it was an actual emergency. The park district says that the safety of their patrons is paramount and in the future they will close down more of the surrounding area during a drill of this nature.
Healing Field of Honor
The Naperville Healing Field of Honor Committee is back to celebrate servicemen. They kicked off their return by meeting at Burlington Square Park in front of the Doughboy statue, where Mayor Steve Chirico, the Naperville American Legion, and other partnering organizations were in attendance. This year’s theme was “Remembering a Century of Heroes and Heritage” as 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I as well as the forming of the Naperville American Legion. In November, Rotary Hill will be covered with a total of 2019 flags to honor veterans.
Weekend State Champs
It was a very successful weekend for the local sports scene. On Saturday at the girl’s track meet, Neuqua Valley sophomore Riley Ammenhauser won her second straight state championship in the triple jump, while Naperville North senior Halle Bieber won the 300-meter hurdles for the third year in a row. Later that night, at the boy’s water polo state championship, Naperville Central topped Lyons Township 8 to 5 to win the state title. It’s the second straight state crown for the Redhawks, and the third in the past four seasons.
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