Naperville Now 06-29-17

Trial Date Set:

A trial date has been set for the 72-year-old man accused of setting a homeless man’s tent on fire in Naperville. James Povolo will be appearing at DuPage County Court on October 10th to stand trial on charges of arson and criminal damage to property. The crime occurred last year on July 18th when the tent of Scott Huber, a longtime squatter in Naperville, was set ablaze and destroyed.

Science Center Named:

North Central College’s new science center will now be called the Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center after alumnus and honorary trustee Dr. Myron Wentz made a gift to name the building. Dr. Wentz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the school in1963 and eventually went on to earn his Masters and PhD. North Central College will formally dedicate the Wentz Science Center during homecoming activities in October.

Naperville – Top Beach Town:

Life’s a beach in Naperville – in fact according to a list released by WalletHub, it’s one of the country’s 30 best beach towns to live in. It seems our 80-yard wide Centennial Beach, which gets high marks on TripAdvisor, along with our town’s top ratings on a livability scale helped push us into the ranks of fellow beach towns like Newport Beach, California, and Charleston, South Carolina. Naperville landed at 30, while Naples in Florida was number one.

Game On!:

It was team Northside Cubs versus team Southside Sox at last night’s fifth edition of NCTV-17’s Game On!. The fundraiser/game show challenged eight residents from eight different neighborhoods around town to face off over six different games. An organist, little leaguers, and even Harry Caray filled out the fun, and you can join in too at our viewing party at the Aurelio’s in Springbrook Square on July 12. Or watch the show that same night at 7 p.m. on NCTV17.

Cordes Qualifies:

Neuqua Valley graduate and Olympic Gold Medalist, Kevin Cordes continued to show he is one of the best swimmers in the world. At the U.S Nationals in Indianapolis last night, Cordes won the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:07:41, which currently ranks third in the world. The former Wildcat won gold in the 400-meter relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Cordes qualified for the World Championships in Budapest next month and was even at a world record pace after the first 150 meters.

 

 

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