Naperville Now 08-02-17

Amazon Jobs Day:

Hundreds came out this morning to Amazon in Romeoville for their massive hiring event. It was part of “Amazon Jobs Day,” a nationwide job fair held by the online retail giant, in which 50,000 people are being hired on the spot. About 2,500 of those slots were filled in our area through the Romeoville event, which placed workers at their warehouse there, along with the Joliet and Monee locations. The fair took place over just 4 hours, from 8 a.m. until noon.

National Night Out:

Last night neighbors around Naperville came together for National Night Out. The annual nationwide event encourages folks to get out of their homes and join with their neighbors and local city employees to have some fun while building relationships and uniting in crime awareness and drug prevention. Last night was the second part of Naperville’s celebration – on Sunday, the city will hold an emergency vehicle show downtown as the third and final event.

Quidditch in Naperville:

Muggles grabbed their broomsticks and headed to Wil-O-Way Park yesterday for a game of Quidditch. The magical sport, created by JK Rowling in the Harry Potter novels, was brought to life thanks to the Naperville Public Library, who invited teens to a training session by Loyola University’s Quidditch team so they could then hold a match of their own. The game was held in celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday on July 31st.

North Central All-Americans:

North Central College Football was honored with three pre-season All-Americans on Tuesday. Left tackle Joe Fehrle was a first team selection after being named first team All-CCIW last year. Defensive end Billy Douds was named a 2nd team All-American after leading the Cardinals with 10.5 sacks during his junior season. Linebacker Tommy Sora was also a 2nd team pick, thanks to his 57 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 2016. The three Cardinal selections led all of Division III Football heading into the 2017 season. NCC will enter the year ranked 7th by D3football.com. The season kicks off on September 2nd against Robert Morris at 7pm right here on NCTV17.

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