Naperville Now 04-13-17

Cubs Ring Bearers:

2 local ladies ended up on the field at the friendly confines of Wrigley after winning a video contest to hand out World Series rings to some of the Cubs players. Melissa Hurd, a teacher at Still Middle School, got the honor of giving Kyle Schwarber his 108-diamond encrusted ring, while Naperville resident Joanne Harrer gave one to Mike Montgomery.

Hhgregg Closing:

Another closing in Naperville as hhgregg shuts down their location on Aurora Avenue and Route 59. The appliance and electronic retailer filed for bankruptcy protection in March and is now liquidating its assets after failing to find a buyer. No word yet on their exact closing date.

Ticket Sales Start:

Ribfest tickets go on sale tomorrow. At 10 a.m. on Friday you can buy a pass to see one of the many headliners at the Exchange Club of Naperville’s annual summer festival, taking place from June 30 to July 3. Some of the acts featured this year include Toby Keith, The B-52’s, Shinedown and The Wallflowers. You can buy your tickets at ribfest.net.

Baseball Action:

Naperville North baseball headed over to Metea Valley for the rubber match of their three game series. The Huskies took game one on Saturday while the Mustangs evened it up on Tuesday. Metea took an early 2-0 lead behind singles from Ashton Creal, Carter Wardell and Matt Vass. But the Huskies battled back in the fifth with four runs on four hits. The Mustangs were able to add one more run in the 6th, but Huskies pitcher Jared Dunnett shut the door as North took the series after the 4-3 win.

 

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