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Naperville Now 05-23-17

May Proclamation

This morning DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin proclaimed May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the County Board meeting. Bill Liu, the Chairman of Chinese Community Outreach for the City of Naperville, gladly accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Asian community in the area. He also discussed how welcoming the community is toward its Asian residents.

Fire Department Receives Award

The Naperville Fire Department has received the 2017 Heart Safe Community Award from the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Our Fire Department was recognized for their efforts to improve therapies for patients of sudden cardiac arrest by implementing things like the Pulse Point App for mobile devices and placement of public access AED’s in parks and locations throughout the city.

Boys Volleyball

The high school boys volleyball playoffs are in full swing with dozens of local teams competing yesterday hoping to move on in the post season. Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley boys volleyball went head to head in the regional quarterfinals yesterday. Despite being the underdogs, the Warriors went on to defeat the Mustangs in two sets, and will advance to the semifinals.

Local Softball and Baseball

In softball, Waubonsie Valley hosted Naperville North in the regional quarters in a high scoring matchup. The Huskies jumped out to an early lead, but the Warriors offense broke out in the middle innings. Waubonsie moves on to the semifinals after an 18 to 8 victory. And in baseball, Metea Valley traveled to Waubonsie in a back and forth rivalry game. The Mustangs were in control early on, jumping out to a 4-0 lead. But the Warriors scored four times in the 6th inning to take a 6-5 advantage. But with one out in the 7th, Metea drove in the go ahead two run single. The Mustangs hung on to win 9 to 6 and will advance to face top seed Neuqua Valley in the regional semifinals on Wednesday.


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