Naperville Now 03-05-18

Protest at Gun Show

Protesters gathered outside the DuPage County Fairgrounds on Sunday during the Pioneer Valley Sportsman’s Association Show. Both sides of the gun control issue were represented and, for the most part, respected each other’s space throughout the demonstration. The PVSA banned the sale of AR-15 rifles and bump stocks from this March show, but have yet to make a decision on whether to ban those guns from their April show.

 

Dottee Krejci Award

On Saturday, Dan Casey of Casey’s Foods was awarded the first ever Dottee Krejci Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. During the 42nd Annual Little Friends Benefit Auction, Casey received the honor for his continued support and contribution to Little Friends over the years. Casey has been serving as Chairman on the Board of Directors for Little Friends since 2010.

 

Blackhawk Cup

The last remaining local hockey team looked to stay alive in the Blackhawk Cup playoffs, as the Warriors Hockey Club faced off against the DuPage Stars. It was an offensive showcase, as the Warriors scored twenty seconds into the game and never slowed down. The Stars tied the game at four in the 2nd period, but the Warriors continued the onslaught, scoring five more times to take the 9-4 victory. They move on to face Lincoln-Way in the quarterfinals on Friday night.

 

Porter Moser

And congratulations go out to former Naperville resident and Benet Academy alum Porter Moser, the head coach of the Loyola men’s basketball team. Yesterday, Coach Moser and the Ramblers won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament 65-49 over Illinois State. The win earns Loyola a trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1985. The Ramblers will discover their seed and opponent on Sunday night during the NCAA selection show. Loyola also won the MVC regular season title this year.

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