Fire Chief of the Year
Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis has been named the 2017 Fire Chief of the Year. Selected by the Illinois State Crime Commission and Police Athletic League of Illinois, Puknaitis is being honored for his innovations in the fire service, dedication to public safety, training and pro-active firefighting methods and for exemplary service to citizens.
It’s that time of year again, as the Naperville Municipal band kicks off its first summer concert tonight at Central Park. The group will perform a concert entitled “Sound Off” with a series of songs to delight the audience. If you can’t make it out to the park, NCTV17 will be broadcasting the concert live beginning at 7:30.
All State Selections
The All State teams continue to roll out for high school sports. The Boys lacrosse All State team features four local athletes. Benet Academy boasts two selections, with John D’Angelo being named to the team as a defender, while fellow co-captain Jimmy Watson was selected as an attacker. D’Angelo will be playing lacrosse at the Air Force Academy while Watson will be playing collegiately at Monmouth University.
Naperville Central also has two All State selections. Senior Quinn Amato is in as a defender, while junior Tommy Coyne earned his spot as an attacker. The Redhawk duo has also been named U.S Lacrosse All Americans. Amato will be playing at Hartford next year while Coyne is committed to play at Rutgers.
And finally, we apologize for our error yesterday in omitting a fifth local player named to the All Star list. Naperville North girls soccer goalie Elizabeth Cablk has been named to the All State soccer team for the 2nd straight season. The senior broke her own program record by recording 20 shutouts this season for the Huskies. Cablk will be playing at the University of Illinois this fall.
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