Naperville Now 06-25-18

Five Rescued from DuPage River in Naperville

Two rescue efforts on the DuPage River occurred on Sunday caused by dangerously high water levels. In the first incident a man and his two children were overturned in kayaks. The man called 911 and 21 rescue personnel responded to the scene. All three were pulled safely from the water. Hours later, two teenagers had their raft overturned on the river and were yelling for help near 95th Street and Knoch Knolls Road. They were also assisted to safety by rescue personnel. The Naperville Fire Department would like to caution residents to stay off the river during times of high water levels.

 

Safety Town 40th Anniversary

Safety Town celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday with many prominent community members in attendance. Those included Mayor Emeritus A. George Pradel, who established the safety center with fundraising help from the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club, who still run it today. Thousands of children have come through Safety Town since it first opened in 1978 to learn safety training about roads, fires, and much more.

 

Naperville Teen’s Memory Honored by MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza will be selling its first “Impact Pizza” called the Isaac Pizza in honor of Naperville teen Isaac Pedley, who died by suicide in April of 2017. The pizza chain hopes it will bring more awareness to suicide prevention and mental health. The Isaac Pizza will be sold in 355 locations nationwide after Isaac’s mother Jennifer Pedley wrote the corporate office to say how much the downtown Naperville location meant to her son. The Naperville location had already named the pizza in his honor last fall.

 

Little League Supreme Championship

The Naperville Little League Supreme and Majors Championship games were played on Saturday. In the Supreme game, Great Western Flooring scored one run in the second and two more in the 4th for a three run lead. Ambrose Plumbing and Sewer battled back with a pair of runs in the top of the 5th. But the Gators of Great Western Flooring used great defense and pitching to hang on for the 3-2 victory in a close, well played game. The Majors Championship game will air in its entirety tonight at 7pm on NCTV17 and nctv17.com.

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