Naperville Man Charged with Entering Woman’s Home
This weekend Naperville police responded to a call in the 900 block of Fairway Drive when a woman awoke to find an unknown man in her bedroom. Police arrested 23-year-old Deonte Ware several hours later and charged him with felony criminal trespass. Police believe the man gained access to the home through an unlocked door.
Patel Brothers Opens
The Patel Brothers grocery store is now open for business. The Indian grocery chain held a soft open on Friday and will be holding its official grand opening on March 8. Patel Brothers takes the place of the old Menards building on the corner of Ogden and Jefferson avenues.
Sidewalk Liquor Sales
Sidewalk liquor sales could become a permanent thing in Naperville. After no reported problems since a plan to issue temporary licenses was approved last June, the Naperville Liquor Commission is recommending the permits be permanent. This would allow restaurants to choose if they want to fence in sidewalk near their restaurant to meet requirements. The issue will go next to city council.
It was a big day for our local wrestlers at sectionals on Saturday, with all five local teams qualifying kids for the state tournament. Seniors Ben Kruk and Gabe Matar from Naperville North both finished fourth at the Hinsdale Central sectional to qualify for state for the first time. Kruk at 120 pounds while Matar is one of three local wrestlers in the 170 pound bracket, along with third place finishers Josh LaBarbera from Metea Valley and Neuqua Valley’s Jacob Boumans. Denis Murphy from Neuqua also qualified at 126 pounds after finishing third at the Alton Sectional. Naperville Central also sends two junior wrestlers after Jackson Punzel finshed as the runner up at 182 pounds and Ben Cianchetti took third at 220 pounds. Waubonsie Valley junior Garrett St. Clair earned his state spot by finishing 4th at 195 pounds. Metea Valley is sending three wrestlers to state for the first time in program history. In addition to LaBarbera, Phillip Sims of Metea Valley is going back to state at 138 pounds, while 182 pound senior Mekhi White punched his first ever state ticket after finishing 4th. The state tournament begins this Thursday at the University of Illinois.