Naperville Now 05-11-17

May 11, 2017
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Lightning Sparks Fire:

Last night fire crews responded to reports of a lightning strike at a town home on the 3300 block of Rosecroft Lane in Naperville. Residents were evacuated while the fire department inspected the scene, finding a fire in the attic, which was extinguished within 20 minutes of the initial 911 call. One unit of the six-unit building was deemed uninhabitable, but all other residents returned safely to their homes, and no injuries were reported.

New Life For Nichols:

Developer Dwight Avram hopes to convert the former site of the Nichols Library into a four-story-structure with retail space, offices, and condominiums. He’ll present his plans to the public next Tuesday at an open forum at the Naperville Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. The library moved out of the space in 1986, which has since served as a site for services for Truth Lutheran Church. The church is currently building a new structure at Mill Street and Bauer Road.

Wellness Walks:

Last night survivalist and ultra marathoner Adam Kimball stopped by Whalon Lake to share the story of his wellness journey. It was a special addition to the Wellness Walking Wednesdays program, just started this year by the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Walkers are welcome to join a one to three mile trek each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at one of three locations: Whalon Lake in Naperville, Rock Run Preserve in Joliet, or Hickory Creek Preserve in Mokena. Walks will take place through September 27.

Water Polo Sectionals:

Neuqua Valley is the host school for this year’s boys and girls water polo sectional tournament. Last night the Wildcat girls hoped to upset third seed Metea valley. Neuqua got off to a nice start with the game’s first score. But Metea would quickly answer with four goals of its own in the first quarter, on its way to a 13-7 win. Four different Mustangs scored three goals in the quarterfinal victory. Metea now moves onto the semifinals Friday night, where the Mustangs will play second seeded Naperville North.