Naperville Now 06-19-17

Vandalism at Schmaltz

The Naperville Police Department is investigating after “Free Gaza” was spray-painted outside the front door of Schmaltz Delicatessen in Naperville yesterday. In a message posted on the deli’s Facebook page, owner Howard Bender says that despite the anti-Semitic message, his business will continue to be a proud member of the Naperville community, and knows this is not the true spirit of Naperville. Investigators are attempting to obtain any video surveillance footage to try and identify a suspect.

 

Rotary Club Scholarships

Several local high-schoolers were awarded with the Rotary Club of Naperville’s college scholarships. Nine students were awarded various scholarship amounts based on academic and athletic excellence, leadership, and commitment to service in the community.

 

Ribfest Mascot

Meet Naperville Ribfest’s 2017 mascot, Curly Hamilton. The new mascot for the Exchange Club’s annual event was introduced over the weekend at Naperville Bank and Trust. This little pig is a Naperville native and was born July 4, 1988, the same day Naperville Ribfest started. You can catch Curly helping the cause to end domestic violence and child abuse at Ribfest starting June 30.

 

Local to MLB

Another local baseball player is getting the opportunity to make his mark at the next level. 2013 Benet Academy graduate, Pat McInerney was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers following last week’s Major League Baseball draft. The former Redwings All-State member just finished his playing career at the University of Illinois, where he was a three time Academic All-Big Ten selection. This past season McInerney was named 2nd team All-Big Ten after hitting .309 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI’s. He was also a key member of the 2015 Fighting Illini team that made the College World Series. The Brewers have not yet announced where McInerney will begin his minor league career.

 

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