Naperville Now 02-16-18

Police Drunk Driving Arrests

The Naperville Police Department charged 22 people with DUIs in December 2017, double the number for December 2016. Police booked 15 people on DUI charges last month, compared to nine in January 2017. The NPD has been able to increase those arrest numbers due to receiving state law enforcement grants, which pay for more officers to be out during what are considered larger bar nights. Police did see an overall decrease in DUI arrests in 2017 at 213, compared to 295 in 2016.

 

Feed the Need

Feed the Need is returning to North Central College this weekend. Thousands of volunteers will pack thousands of meals to go to Feed My Starving Children. This is the seventh annual Feed the Need event and you can still register to help pack meals on feed the need Illinois dot org.

 

Clash of the Sequins

Also this weekend – the Clash of the Sequins show choir invitational. The event returns to Naperville where top show choir programs from around the country will compete and show off their talents by blending the songs of a chorus with the dance of a Broadway show. The all-day event takes place this Saturday at Naperville North High School and more information can be found at the clash comp dot com.

 

Girls Basketball

The high school girls basketball season is pushing deeper into playoffs. Last night Benet Academy faced off against Argo High School in the Hinsdale South 4A Regional Final with the plaque on the line. Last year the Lady Redwings made it to the Super Sectional and they were not cutting their season short this year. The entire game was extremely aggressive, both teams only leading by a few points at a time until the sophomores on Benet decided to take the game into their own hands. Brook Schramek landed numerous three pointers helping her to 18 points on the night and right behind her was Kendall Holmes with 17 points. The Wings move on to play in sectionals on Tuesday night against either Simeon or Whitney Young.

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