Naperville Now 03-30-17

CRIMES ON RISE:

The Naperville Police Department is reminding residents and businesses to be vigilant as certain crimes are on the rise here in town. The Naperville Police Chief says the number of motor vehicle thefts is up this year from eight to 19, when compared to the start of the year through this same time in 2016. Aggravated assaults are up from eight to 24. Drivers are reminded to always lock your car and take the keys with you and businesses should keep money in a secure location. If confronted by a criminal – give up the cash and don’t resist.

MAKING THE BEST LIST:

Despite that, for the first time, Naperville has been named as one of the top 100 Best Places to live by Livability.com. Our town came in 37th in a survey of more than 2,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 people. The website uses more than forty data points to come up with their rankings, including housing, amenities, and education.

CAPS NOMINATIONS:

The Naperville Citizens Appreciate Public Safety or CAPS program is currently accepting nominations for Naperville Police Department personnel who have shown excellence in the line of duty. You can make your nomination online at http://www.napervillecaps.com/nominate.html, or email CAPSNaperville@gmail.com. This year’s award ceremony will be held May 18 at Meson Sabika.

NORTH BASEBALL:

Some early morning baseball was able to beat the rain yesterday as Naperville North traveled to undefeated Oswego East. Trailing 1-0, the Huskies tied things up with single to right in the third. But the Wolves retook the lead in the fifth by executing a double steal. Oswego East used strong pitching and defense and managed to hang on for the 2-1 win. The recent rainfall has cancelled all of today’s baseball and softball games, including the matchup between Benet and Waubonsie Valley.

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