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Naperville Now 05-18-17

Amtrak Shooting Latest:

The Amtrak conductor who was shot Tuesday at the Naperville Metra station is confirmed to be in critical condition. 45-year-old Michael Case of Homewood was shot in the torso as he was standing on the train platform. The shooter was a passenger on the train who shot Case through the window, and was then restrained by other passengers. Charges are pending against the shooter, a Wisconsin man in his 70’s whose name has not been released.

203 Graduates:

Hats off to the seniors at Naperville North and Naperville Central, who all graduated last night! Despite the heavy winds, outdoor commencements took place, honoring students’ accomplishments throughout their four years in high school. District 204 will hold their commencements on Sunday, May 28.

Origami in the Garden:

Tomorrow east meets west at the Morton Arboretum as their summer exhibit, Origami in the Garden, officially opens. During the kick-off weekend, visitors can view the 25 unique displays spread throughout the arboretum grounds, as well as viewing live performances and participating in activities inspired by Japanese culture. Origami in the Garden is included in the price of arboretum admission.

Lacrosse Playoffs:

A pair of local girls lacrosse teams are nearing unprecedented territory in the state playoffs. In the 2nd round on Tuesday, Naperville North girls lacrosse soundly defeated Mother McAuley by the score of 17-7. The Huskies got seven goals from Anna Platou and five from Payton Arnold. Last night Neuqua Valley joined the Huskies in the third round, by outlasting Barrington 11 to 7. The Wildcats and Huskies will be looking for their first sectional championships when they play at Naperville North on Monday night. North plays York at 5:30 p.m. while Neuqua plays Glenbrook South at 7:30 p.m.


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