Naperville Now 06-27-18

Scam Alert:

The Naperville Police Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for scam calls. Several people have reported getting bogus calls from someone threatening to turn off electric service unless payment is made. Officials say electric and water services will never ask for late payments to be made over the phone, and stress that you should never give financial or personal information out to an unknown caller.

Farmington Playground Re-Opens:

Yesterday residents came out for a ribbon cutting of the new playground at Farmington Park. Kids were excited to try out the additions, which included two new swings, a rolling platform, lots of climbing structures and a new picnic shelter for parents to sit and relax. There’s also a nice balance of space for kids aged 2 to 5, and 5 to 12. The Naperville Park District used feedback from residents to plan the new playground – this is one of five in town that have been updated this year.

Bike Safety Training:

Tonight kids can hit the streets at Safety Town to get their bike safety skills into gear. The Naperville Police Department has partnered with the Safety Town Commission for a series of Open Bike Nights, where kids can come and learn basic rules of safe biking, and get their helmets checked for a proper fit. Kids can either bring their own bike or rent a 4-wheeler provided by Safety Town. Be ready to ride at 5 p.m., and bring $5 per kid for admission. You can find more dates on the Safety Town website. http://www.napersafetytown.com

Local Stars in Minor Leagues:

A pair of Naperville natives has been rising in the ranks of minor league baseball this spring. Last night, Naperville Central graduate, Nicky Lopez played in the Texas League All-Star game. The former Redhawk and Creighton Blue Jay is hitting over .330 on the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the AA affiliate for the Kansas City Royals.

Earlier this month, former Naperville North star Nick Solak played in the Southern League All Star game representing the Montgomery Biscuits, the Tampa Bay Rays AA team, where he is among the league leaders in batting average and runs scored.

Both players will look to follow Mike Gerber, the Neuqua Valley graduate who made his Major League Baseball debut earlier this season with the Detroit Tigers.

 

 

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