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Naperville Now 05-10-17

Distracted Drivers:

The Naperville Police Department issued 41 citations and 21 warnings to motorists for distracted driving, from April 24th through 28th: their first Distracted Driving Awareness Week. In total, nearly 360 tickets and warnings were given out during the campaign. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that 3,477 people were killed from distracted driving crashes in 2015.

Playground Open House:

Yesterday the Naperville Park District held a playground open house to get residents input on what equipment should be selected for the new Atwater Subdivision. Kids and their parents weighed in on their favorite of seven designs, information the Park District will now use to help make their final decision. The project is expected to begin in mid-July and be completed by September.

Empire Actress In Town:

Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe is coming to Anderson’s Bookshop this Friday. The Empire and Precious star will be at the Naperville shop at 7:00 p.m. with her new memoir, “This Is Just My Face,” which shares stories about her life growing up in New York and her unconventional rise to fame. The actress will be signing copies of her book at the event.

Soccer Clash:

With the playoffs less than a week away, Metea Valley girls soccer travelled to Benet Academy for a late season non-conference clash. The Redwings got off on the right foot just one minute into the game when Katie Gesior launched a free kick into the net from thirty yards out for a 1-0 lead. Both goalies were up to the task from that point on, with Amy Ahern of Metea made key stops to keep the Mustangs alive in the first half. Benet’s Anna Keefe made five saves of her own in the game. With ten minutes to go, Sophia Majher scored the equalizer for Metea. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. Benet will be a three seed in next week’s 2A Nazareth Sectional while Metea is a three seed in the 3A Lockport sectional.




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