Naperville Now 04-20-17

Emergency Drill:

Edward Hospital conducted an emergency drill this morning, setting up an active shooter scenario on the grounds of the hospital. Naperville police, fire and emergency personnel worked along with Edward in tackling the situation, using the full-scale drill as a chance to examine worker responses and fine tune procedures in an actual crisis situation.

Caterpillar Bid Lost:

Despite a strong effort by the city of Naperville, Caterpillar has decided to choose Deerfield as the location of its new global headquarters. The construction equipment manufacturer announced their plans to move their headquarters to the Chicago area in January. Soon after, Mayor Steve Chirico made a public pitch trying to lure them out to Naperville. Deerfield’s proximity to O’Hare was likely a deciding factor.

Museum Maker Remembered:

The co-founder of the DuPage Children’s Museum is being remembered this week after her death on Good Friday. Louise Beem was seen as the “intellectual force” behind the museum, partnering with Dorothy Carpenter back in 1987 to launch what was then a mobile exhibit, meant to promote interactive learning. Over 30 years their vision has grown into the vibrant Naperville institution we know today. Louise died in her sleep at the age of 93.

Boys Volleyball Action:

All six of our local boys volleyball teams were in action over the past two nights. On Tuesday, Naperville North headed to Metea Valley, where the Huskies were able to escape with a three set victory. Neuqua Valley played host to Naperville Central, also needing three sets to take home a Wildcats win.

Last night Waubonsie Valley travelled to Benet for a non-conference clash. The Warriors got off to a red-hot start, building a 14-5 lead in the first set. But the Redwings were able to bounce back quickly and won the opening set 26-24. Benet finished off Waubonsie in a tightly contested second set, 25-22 to come away with the victory.

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