Naperville Now 08-06-18

Armed Robbery

Naperville police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a home on the 1300 block of Modaff Road around 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. The five robbers stole cash and property from the residence, and one of the criminals displayed a handgun during the incident. The offenders were all described as black men and had already fled the scene by the time officers arrived. Police say the robbery appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

 

National Night Out

Naperville’s National Night Out Party is back! Also called “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” the event will have a kick off party at Centennial Beach tonight at 5 p.m., to promote crime awareness and drug prevention. Games, giveaways, and entertainment will be provided, along with a limited amount of free food and beverages. Tomorrow, neighborhoods throughout Naperville will continue the nationwide event. The City of Naperville has partnered with the Naperville Area Humane Society and A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter for this year’s National Night Out donation drive.

 

Ducks Decorated

Some special ducks have been decked out for the Naperville Riverwalk’s Duck Race. These sponsor ducks include one from Naperville Responds, 360 Youth Services, DuPagePADS, our own NCTV17, Little Friends, Busey Bank, and Project Help. There’s still a limited number of jumbo sponsor ducks available for race sponsors to decorate for $100 a piece. The duck race will be held on August 15, and all proceeds go toward the Naperville Riverwalk Foundation.

 

Baseball Camp & NCC Award

The Chicago Cubs baseball camp wrapped up a weeklong youth camp at Benet Academy over the weekend. The campers, aged from kindergarten through eighth grade, received four days of instruction, full Cubs camp uniforms and a visit to Wrigley Field.

Speaking of baseball, the American Baseball Coaches Association awarded the Team Academic Excellence Award to the North Central College baseball team. The award is given to teams that post a team average GPA of 3.0 or higher over the course of the 2018 school year.

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