Decision on Train Conductor Shooter:
The 80-year-old Wisconsin man charged with the attempted murder of an Amtrak conductor in Naperville will be sent to a secure living facility. Judge Jeffrey MacKay made the decision yesterday after determining that Edward Klein, who was deemed unfit to stand trial, also has little chance of ever being restored to fitness. Klein will now live at a Wisconsin facility devoted to the care of patients with dementia, and will be prohibited from leaving the grounds except for an emergency medical situation. The center must also provide reports on his condition every 120 days. Klein shot Michael Case in the abdomen at the downtown Metra station in Naperville on May 16.
State of the County:
Yesterday DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin presented the State of the County Address at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge. Area chambers were in attendance as Cronin discussed many of the accomplishments DuPage County saw in 2017: from the county property tax seeing no increase, to the approval of a new dispatch center. Cronin answered questions from the audience after the address, which was put on by Chamber630.
Christkindlmarket Attendance Increase:
To market to market they came – more than 245,000 people headed to the 2017 Naperville Christkindlmarket this year. That’s 37,000 more than last year, welcome news for the event organizers who credit the increase to good weather, a new layout, and new vendors. Christkindlmarket is guaranteed to return to Naper Settlement both this year and the next.
Last night the North Central College women’s basketball team returned to Merner Fieldhouse for its first home game in nearly a month. The Cardinals hosted CCIW rival Millikin and the game was back and forth throughout the first half as Millikin took a two-point lead into the break. But senior Mayson Whipple was too much to handle for NCC as she put up a career high 36 points to lead the Cardinals to a 91-78 comeback win. Michaela Reedy added a career high 19 as well. North Central hosts Wheaton at 5pm on Saturday as part of a men’s and women’s doubleheader, which can be seen live on NCTV17 and NCTV17.com.
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