Burglary Total at 13 For The Year:
Two more burglaries since Saturday have brought the total of residential burglaries here in Naperville since the beginning of the year up to 13. So far suspects have been arrested in three of those cases. All of the incidents were forced entries, which occurred during the day when residents were not home. Police are urging the public to leave their porch lights on as a deterrent, keep a watchful eye for any unfamiliar cars in their neighborhood, and if they see something – say something.
Winter Storm Warning:
It’s time to stock up on the salt as our area braces for up to 10 inches of snow. Both DuPage and Will County are under a Winter Storm Warning starting tonight at 6 p.m., and continuing through 9 p.m. tomorrow. The National Weather Service warns that travel will be difficult, so if you do have to venture out, make sure to have emergency supplies in your car. You can keep up to date on the city’s plowing progress on their snow removal map, found on the city’s website.
Festa Italiana Request Denied:
City council denied a request to add a three-day Italian festival to the city events schedule this year. Star Events had pitched the Festa Italiana for August 3-5, and had already signed a contract with Naper Settlement to use their space. But the organizer wasn’t aware they’d have to file a special request with the city, and council finalized the calendar in November. The discussion prompted conversation about the city’s process in scheduling events and the city-funded museum’s purpose.
North Central vs. Augustana:
North Central College men’s basketball hosted 14th ranked Augustana in a key conference matchup last night. The Cardinals could move into sole possession of first place in the CCIW with a victory. In the first half, the Vikings were firing on all cylinders offensively, jumping out to a double-digit lead by halftime. North Central was able to chip away thanks to 17 points from Mike Pollack. After Augustana pushed the lead back to double digits, Alex Sorenson brought the Cardinals within four in the final minute. But that’s as close as it got, Augustana closed the game out for a 71-65 road win. NCC now sits in third place, but still only a half game out of first with three games to play.