Naperville Now 06-26-18

Hit-and-Run

On Sunday afternoon, a Naperville educator was found dead in Kendall County after an apparent hit-and-run collision. 26-year-old Amanda Stanton of Lockport, was killed in the incident on Plainfield Road and Plainsman Court in Oswego. Stanton was the head coach of the Oswego High School girl’s varsity softball team and taught at Jefferson Junior High in Naperville as a math interventionist for the past two years. Kendall County sheriff’s officials report that during the preliminary investigation it was determined that a vehicle likely struck Stanton as she was walking along the roadway. Detectives have possibly identified a suspect vehicle described as a silver or gray 2004-2006 Chrysler Pacifica with front-end damage. However as the investigation continues, anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999.

 

Bike to Work

This morning, rain didn’t stop DuPage County board members and employees from joining Chairman Dan Cronin for “Bike to Work Day.” The alternative transportation was encouraged for exercise, for support the over 500 miles of DuPage County trails, and for the environmental benefits of ditching driving. According to census bureau statistics, biking to work increased 60 percent from 2000 to 2012 and continues to climb today.

 

July Fourth Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

The Naperville Police Department has begun its traffic enforcement campaign focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers during the Fourth of July holiday. Now through July 8, the campaign joins the Illinois State Police and more than 150 local police departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort. Naperville police will also be conducting roadside safety checks on Friday, June 29, to enforce the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click it or Ticket campaign.

 

Little League AA Championship

In Saturday’s Naperville Little League Majors AA Championship game, pitching was the story of the day. Dan Cercello of Round Hill Wealth Management struck out 11 batters in only five innings to give his team a great chance. But Will Clermont of Frey Orthodontics was the hero at the plate and on the mound, driving in the game’s first run with a double in the fourth inning. That was all his team would need as Clermont allowed only two hits en route to a 2-0 shutout, winning the Majors Championship for Frey Orthodontics. Congratulations to both teams on a great season. The Supreme A, Majors A and Rookies championship games will be played tomorrow night at Nike Park.

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