Naperville Now 06-22-17

June 22, 2017
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Schmaltz Open House:

Schmaltz Delicatessen will be holding an open house tonight to celebrate diversity and say thanks. The event had originally been started by a Facebook supporter to encourage folks to come out and show some love to the deli, after it was vandalized on Sunday with graffiti saying “Free Gaza:” an incident being investigated as a hate crime. But Schmaltz owner Howard Bender decided instead that he’d take over the event and turn it into a free open house to show his gratitude to the community for their support. Donations for UCARE, Uniting Through Cultural Awareness and Regional Education, will be accepted at the event, which takes place from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Construction Begins:

Construction starts this week on portions of Raymond Drive and Ferry Road. DuPage County will be performing pavement maintenance on Raymond from Ogden to Ferry Road, and from Ferry Road to Route 59. Curb and sidewalk repairs along with new pavement markings will also be done during the course of the project, which is expected to wrap up in mid-August.

Mini-Relay For Life:

The Naperville Senior Center concluded their third annual Mini-Relay for Life last night. The weeklong event paired the center up with the American Cancer Society, raising money for cancer research and education. 41 participants walked or wheeled a total 1,540 laps around an indoor track, raising $5,064 for the cause. They capped off the event with a luminary ceremony at the center.

All-Academic CCIW:

The Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin has released the spring All-Academic CCIW selections. North Central College saw 79 athletes earn this distinction across eight different sports. In order to secure a spot on the All-Academic team, an athlete must earn a varsity letter while maintaining at least a 3.3 GPA. Five Cardinal athletes made the list all four years at NCC. Cross Country runner Zach Hird was also named a third team Academic All-American. For all full list of the honorees, check out