Naperville Now 07-19-17

Officer Cleared In Walgren Case:

An internal investigation has cleared Officer Brett Heun of any wrongdoing in the suicide of 16-year old Corey Walgren. Documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune show an inquiry into the matter by the Naperville Police Department determined that Heun followed procedure and did not threaten the Naperville teen when questioning him on January 11th about the contents of his phone. Shortly after that meeting, Walgren fell to his death from a Naperville parking garage. Terry Ekl, the attorney for the Walgren family, who has filed a lawsuit against Heun as well as the police department and District 203, dismissed the findings of the internal investigation, claiming it was not rigorous, and simply an attempt to rationalize what happened.

New Washington Development:

A new development is on its way to Washington Street after a vote at last night’s City Council meeting. A mixed used building, aptly called “The Washington,” will be comprised of residential units and commercial space at 720 North Washington, near Ogden Avenue and just north of Downtown. Mayor Steve Chirico abstained from the vote, because his business, Great Western Flooring will be moving to that development. Eight residential rental units and two other businesses will occupy the remaining space.

DuPage County Trail App:

There’s a new way to plan your bike or hike route, thanks to the launch of DuPage County’s web based Trail App. Users can access trail guides, navigation, and landmarks such as parking lots and emergency facilities. You can also report damage on the trails through a link to the county’s Citizen Reporter app. It’s available both on the county’s website or through your phone’s app store within the Navigate DuPage app.

Abello Plays Worldwide:

Benet Academy graduate Kerry Abello is using her soccer skills to travel the globe. Abello is currently playing for the United States Under-18 team, finishing up a two-week run of games in Australia. The former Redwing standout has also played in the Czech Republic, South Korea, Costa Rica and Ireland. A defender for the national team, Abello last played for Benet in 2015, spending the last two years playing for various U.S. teams, as well as club teams. She will begin her college career this fall playing for Penn State.

 

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