Naperville Now 07-24-17

Case Released

Michael Case, the Amtrak conductor shot on May 16 at the downtown Naperville Metra station, has been discharged from Edward Hospital. On his wife’s Facebook page, she shared that he was released Friday and was headed home where he will continue his medical care and therapy. Case was shot in the abdomen while standing on a platform outside of the train. Edward Klein, the 79-year-old Wisconsin man charged in the shooting, will appear in court on July 31 at 9 a.m.

 

Chriskindlmarket Continues

Christkindlmarket Naperville will continue its run in town. Naper Settlement has signed a contract with the organizers of Christkindlmarket to hold the German-themed holiday fair in town for the next three years. Last years inaugural run brought around 208,000 people to Naper Settlement over the 21-day event. This year the market will open on the day after Thanksgiving and run until Christmas Eve.

 

Sanders Comes to Town

2016 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will return to town on August 30 for two events sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop. Sanders will speak about current events and his latest book “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution” at the Paramount Theatre at 7 p.m. in Aurora. He’ll also speak to District 203 students at a private event to discuss the book, which is written for a teen audience. Tickets for the Paramount event can be purchased online starting July 31.

 

Girls Junior PGA Nationals

One of the area’s top golfers showcased her skills on the national stage over the weekend. Benet Academy junior Lauren Beaudreau took part in the Girls Junior PGA Nationals in Albans, Missouri. Lauren was one of the top performers in the tournament, finishing tied for 6th after shooting -10 under par. The Notre Dame commit will look to continue her quest for an Illinois state championship this fall. She finished in 4th place in 2015 and as the state runner up last season.

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