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Naperville Now 05-15-17

Information Sought:

Naperville Police are looking for four offenders who robbed a convenience store on the 1600 block of Route 59 at gunpoint on Saturday evening. The offenders stole food and money from the store before leaving the scene. All four offenders are described as male, black, in their early 20’s, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department at 630-420-6666 and ask for the investigations division.


Petition Pushback:

A petition has surfaced online that hopes to stop the demolition of the old Nichols Library- sighting its history and importance to the city. Developer Dwight Avram has submitted a proposal to convert the building into a four-story mixed-use building with retail, offices and condominiums. He’ll hold a public hearing on Tuesday evening at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce for residents to review concepts of the development.


Girls Badminton State Meet

Neuqua Valley girls badminton entered this weekend’s state meet looking for its third consecutive state championship. The Wildcats got help from singles player Lauren Ho, who defeated Waubonsie Valley’s Shalu Manoharan for the consolation bracket championship. Naperville North freshman Emma Lin stunned the tournament crowd by knocking off defending state champion Judy Yang of Hinsdale South in the semi finals. She finished as the state runner up, falling to Stevenson’s Esther Shi in the final. Naperville North finished tied for third place as a team for the third straight season. The Metea Valley doubles team of Allison Yu and Nitya Nagarajan finished in third place, the best ever individual finish for the Mustangs at state, as Metea finished in 10th as a team.

Joyce Chen and Shrinthi Venkatesan won the doubles state championship over Stevenson, earning the Wildcats the 2nd place team trophy. Stevenson won its first ever solo team state badminton championship with 18.5 total points.


State Gymnastics Win

We’d also like to recognize Neuqua Valley sophomore Eric Mitchell, who finished as the state champion on the pommel horse at the state meet on Saturday.


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