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Naperville Now 02-23-17

Policing Forum

Last night the League of Women Voters hosted “Policing in Naperville,” a public forum to promote discussion about our police force, their policies, and how they enforce them. Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall spoke, along with representatives from Moms Demand Action, the NAACP, and the ACLU. Topics included the police’s relationship with minority communities, community outreach, and steps they’re taking to ensure all citizens are treated equally and without bias. Chief Marshall also let the audience know the department has no plans to assist U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

African American History Program

Artist and storyteller Oba William King visited Metea Valley High School this morning to celebrate African American History month. For their program “No Turning Back”, King told stories through poem and song of past historical figures that lead the way for African Americans. Metea’s jazz band and students also performed as part of the program.

Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser

Last night at our local Aurelios, Naperville notables like 95.9 the River’s Danielle Tufano, Loaves and Fishes Community Services President Mike Havala and Lisa Gangi of ELLE Services were behind the bar serving up drinks as part of a fundraising event for Loaves and Fishes Community Services, the Naperville based anti-poverty hunger relief agency. Tips and a portion of the food sales, along with raffle proceeds went to the cause.

Boys Basketball Wrap-Up

Boys Basketball wrapped up the regular season last night. Two DuPage Valley Conference heavyweights squared off when Naperville North travelled to face Wheaton Warrenville South. The Huskies riding a 15 game winning streak, while the Tigers boasted an 11 game win streak of their own. It was back and forth all night but in the end, Wheaton Warrenville South escaped with the 38-35 win when the Huskies could not tie it up in the final seconds. The Tigers finished the regular season a perfect 16 and 0 in the DVC while North finished in second at 13 and 3. Naperville Central, Neuqua Valley and Benet Academy all ended their regular season with a win last night. The regional playoffs begin on Monday night.





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