Teen Charged in Armed Robbery:
A 19-year-old from Naperville is facing felony charges after firing a gun in a McDonald’s parking lot in Lisle. On Sunday night around 7 p.m., Laurynas Jonaitis pulled a gun on a man and a woman who were trying to sell him drugs from their car. He demanded the two give him their money, drugs, and cell phone, then fired a round and ran off. The bullet lodged in the driver’s side door, and no one was hurt. Police later apprehended Jonaitis, and took him into custody.
Uranium Package in Naperville:
Yesterday, a Naperville couple found a package marked ‘uranium’ while cleaning their basement. They called the fire department who arrived at the 1000 block of Huntleigh Drive shortly after 11:30 a.m. Hazmat crews tested radiation levels, determining that a small amount was present, but not enough to pose any danger. The package was taken away by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
Book Rd./95th St. Revamped:
The City of Naperville is looking for the public’s input on changes to be made to the intersection of Book Road and 95th Street. They’ll be holding a meeting at the 95th Street Library on May 22 to go through the planning process and work schedule, while allowing the public to weigh in on the project. Preliminary proposals include additional turn lanes, through lanes, and traffic signal adjustments. The meeting starts at 5 p.m.
Metea vs. North Water Polo:
Metea Valley the host site for one of the IHSA Boys Water Polo sectionals, but the Mustangs technically the guests in their own pool, up against 4-seed Naperville North. The game is low scoring before picking up in the second quarter, with Jack Wallace helping the Huskies take a 4-3 lead going into the half. Naperville North pulls away in the third behind Riley Thompson and his 4-goal night, leading 10-6 late in the fourth. Metea stages a late rally, but it falls short. Naperville North wins 10-8 and advances to play rivaled Naperville Central in the sectional semifinal on Friday.
Neuqua Alum Wins USATF:
And finally, congratulations to one of Naperville’s all time greatest runners, Neuqua Valley graduate Chris Derrick. The 2007 state champion won the USATF half marathon championship earlier this week in Pittsburgh. Derrick held off a late push from Parker Stinson, winning by only one second with a time of one hour, two minutes and 37 seconds.