Naperville Now 08-01-17

Reward Offered

The Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest an individual suspected of robbing a motor vehicle in the 1800 block of Auburn Avenue in Naperville. At approximately 3:35 a.m. on July 28 the subject rode a bicycle into the driveway of the victim, entered an unlocked car and took $300 out of the center console before leaving the scene eastbound on his bicycle. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 630-420-6006.

DuPage ACT-SO Wins Big

Several students from the DuPage County ACT-SO program earned medals at the 39th Annual National NAACP ACT-SO Awards Ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland last Sunday. Members of the group earned three gold, two silver and one bronze medal, including Neuqua Valley junior Riziki Covington, who earned gold in the Earth and Space Science category. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, created to encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students of African descent.

McDowell Grove Closed

Today the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve will close for the next several months so crews can replace the preserve’s 60-year-old single lane bridge. As part of this closure, those hiking or biking the West Branch of the DuPage River Trail will need to take a 6.8 mile detour. A full map is available on the forest preserve’s website.

Team Cup Challenge

The Naperville Summer Junior Tennis League held its popular Team Cup Challenge at Waubonsie Valley over the weekend. Over 65 kids participated, selecting the matchups and the team names for the 13 team tournament. In the junior division, the Brookdale Bears beat the Stillwater Colorful Hippos in a closely contested 12-point doubles tiebreaker to take first place. The Brookdale Bumblebees of the high school division came back in 2017 determined to follow up on their 1st place win from last year. The Stillwater River Runs fought hard, looking to bring victory to their club, but the Bumblebees’ singles players built a six game lead heading into the finals. Despite a strong doubles team win by the River Runs, the Bumblebees claimed an 18-14 triumph to repeat as champions.

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