Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico has announced that he will run for re-election in 2019. The first-term mayor was elected in 2015, and during his tenure, the city has seen a reduction in debt and improved finances. Chirico has set his sights on improving the East Ogden Avenue corridor and keeping the local economy robust. He currently has more than $73,000 in his re-election fund, and has no official challengers at this time. The consolidated general election will be on April 2, 2019.
The Naperville Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Mobil/Bucky’s gas station at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Washington Street this morning at 12:30 a.m. Police say the offender displayed a dark, semi-automatic handgun and left the scene eastbound on foot before police arrived. The man is described as white, 28-32 years old, blonde hair, wearing khaki pants, a blue or black jacket, and a mask. There were no injuries during the incident.
Author Emily Giffin in Town
New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin came to Naperville last night – a homecoming of sorts, as she is a graduate of Naperville North High School. And she wasn’t alone: actor Colin Egglesfield, who starred in the movie adaptation of Giffin’s book “Something Borrowed,” joined her at the Community Christian Church at a presentation sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop. Giffin was in town to promote her newest book, “All We Ever Wanted.”
Phil Lawler Baseball Tournament
The Phil Lawler high school summer baseball tournament is approaching regional play and yesterday Naperville Central headed over to Benet Academy for a mid-day doubleheader. Naperville Central pushed four runs across the plate in the second inning to build a lead. But the Redwings chipped away at the deficit, pulling ahead 7-5 in the fourth. After Naperville Central loaded the bases in the top of the fifth, the Benet defense turned a double play to secure the game one win. In game two, the Redhawks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Benet defense threw out a runner at the plate to prevent further damage, coming from behind once again for a 3-2 win. The summer baseball regionals begin Monday, July 9.
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