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Naperville Now 06-01-17

Shooting Victim Update:

The Amtrak conductor shot just over two weeks ago at the Metra station in downtown Naperville remains in critical but stable condition at Edward Hospital, but doctors say he’s making progress. Dr. David Piazza gave an update on Michael Case yesterday, describing two operations he’s already had, and relaying that at least two more are ahead on his long road to recovery, which could take up to nine months. 79-year-old Edward Klein has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in the case and remains jailed.

Moser Tower Repairs:

The City of Naperville and the Riverwalk Commission have initial results from the structural assessment that was performed on Moser Tower in 2015. Those include issues with steel corrosion, concrete cracking and sealant deterioration. In order to repair the tower the Commission has several construction options ranging from $1.5 million to complete a single-phase repair to $3.75 million to enclose the lower portion of the tower for better protection from the elements. Another option is simple maintenance, just to keep it in operational, or ultimately decommission it if it becomes too expensive to maintain. The Commission will now look through the data and make a recommendation to council, who is expected to give final approval sometime in late August or September.

Benet vs. Glenbard South Semifinals:

The baseball sectional semifinals were held for two of our local teams last night. Benet Academy moved across the street to Benedictine where the Redwings hosted Glenbard South. Benet jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the middle innings, and that would be enough as the Redwings held on for the 6-5 victory. The Redwings will play Nazareth on Saturday at 10 a.m. in search of their first regional championship since 1989.

Neuqua Takes on Plainfield East:
After narrowly escaping Minooka in extra innings in the regional final on Saturday, Neuqua Valley looked like the dominant Wildcats team we have seen all season when they played Plainfield East last night. The Wildcats powered their way to a 12-2 victory, moving into the sectional championship for the 2nd consecutive season. Waiting for Neuqua will be Plainfield North in a rematch of last year’s sectional final, which saw Plainfield North defeating the Wildcats 11-3.




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