52-Pound Pot Bust:
Nearly 52 pounds of cannabis was seized by the Naperville Police Department Special Operations Group on Monday. The shipment was transported to Naperville from California on an Amtrak train by subjects spotted as they were getting off here in Naperville. A police canine alerted officials to the presence of the drugs, which had an estimated street value of $230,000. 56-year-old David Gordon of Sacramento was arrested in connection to the incident, and has been charged with cannabis trafficking and possession of cannabis over 5,000 grams.
Virtual Reality Center Proposed:
A virtual reality center could be coming to downtown Naperville. Last night the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for VR-360 Virtual Reality Playground, which would be located in the River Square shopping center. The space would allow customers to use virtual reality headsets to play games and explore landscapes and scenarios ranging from roller coasters and skydiving to sport outings and worldwide sightseeing. The plan now goes to city council for their consideration.
Patel Brothers Ribbon Cutting:
Today marked the official ribbon cutting for Patel Brothers. Mayor Steve Chirico and the Patel Brothers themselves were out this morning to celebrate their Indian supermarket, which opened in February. Before the Patel Brothers moved in, the building at the corner of Ogden and Jefferson had sat vacant for 17 years. There are plans to fill the neighboring spaces with Indian restaurants, a liquor store, and a family service business.
North Central Women’s Lacrosse:
Many local games were cancelled yesterday due to high winds and low temperatures, but the North Central College Women’s Lacrosse team would not be cooled off by the weather or the visiting Augustana Vikings. The Cardinals continued their outstanding start to the year, setting a new program scoring record in a 26 to 5 conference win. It was also the team’s first ever win over Augustana after nine consecutive loses. NCC now stands at 10 and 1 on the season.