Naperville Now 05-17-17

Amtrak Conductor Shot:

Trains in Naperville are now fully operational, but a police investigation continues after an Amtrak conductor was shot yesterday at the downtown Naperville Metra station. Police responded to the scene around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, and found passengers restraining a white man in his 70’s from Wisconsin, who was taken into custody. Witnesses say while inside the train he shot through the train window at the conductor who was standing on the platform, hitting him in the stomach. The victim, a 45-year-old man from Homewood, was transported to Edward Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and is expected to recover. No motive is known at this time.

Impediments to Fair Housing:

At last night’s Naperville City Council meeting, the group received a report of four impediments to fair housing in Naperville. The report cited that fair housing education and outreach efforts are needed to educate residents about their rights and responsibilities. It also found language barriers may limit access to the city’s housing and development programs, and there’s an inadequate supply of affordable housing and transportation in the city. There are currently 12 proposed actions to reduce the impediments and council has already allocated some funds to do so. The report did find that racial and ethnic diversity has increased significantly over the past decade, racial and ethnic segregation is low and there have been few verified discrimination complaints.

Soccer – Central vs. Yorkville:

The girls soccer playoffs kicked off last night with the regional semi finals. Naperville Central played host to Yorkville and the Redhawks jumped on the Foxes early, scoring their first goal 20 seconds into the game. Central went on to score three times in the first 15 minutes and cruised into the regional final after a 4-0 win.

Soccer – Waubonsie vs. Plainfield South:

Waubonsie Valley hosted a Plainfield South team in a much more back and forth contest. The game was tied at two at halftime, but the Warriors used two goals from Sarah Griffith and two from Kennedy Metzger to move past the Cougars by a score of 5-3. Waubonsie will take on Metea Valley in the regional final on Friday. Metea, Naperville North and Neuqua Valley all picked up semifinal wins last night, with all three teams winning by 8 goals or more.

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