Naperville Now 08-21-17

Solar Eclipse

The day of the Solar Eclipse has arrived – the first one to span the entire continental U.S. in 99 years. Here in Naperville we were able to view 87 percent coverage of the sun, with students throughout District 203 taking a look, along with folks out at Naper Settlement for a special viewing picnic. The Naperville Astronomical Association packed their equipment and headed down to Goreville, Illinois, where they were able to view the eclipse in its totality.

Boy Robbed at Gunpoint

Early this morning a 14-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint at the 600 block of Route 59. Police were called to the scene at 1:08 a.m., after the teen had a handbag containing electronics stolen by two men, one of whom was carrying a semi-automatic handgun. The suspects fled the scene in a red vehicle with front-end damage, which police later spotted and pursued until the speed and erratic driving of the suspect caused them to halt the pursuit. Suspects are described as a black or Hispanic male in his late teens with black faded hair and a thin mustache, and a black male in his late teens, approximately six feet tall and of medium build, with a small goatee and black hair in a bun. Contact the Naperville Police Department with any information.

Early Morning Fire

Around that same time this morning the fire department was battling a blaze in a single family home at the 2400 block of Madera Lane. Firefighters were able to put the fire out within 45 minutes of the first unit’s arrival, with the assistance of neighboring fire departments. No civilians were injured, but residents were displaced, and a firefighter on the scene was taken to Edward Hospital due to a medical problem. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Troy Fumagalli

As the college football season approaches, the preseason accolades have begun to pile up for Waubonsie Valley graduate Troy Fumagalli. The University of Wisconsin senior tight end was named a preseason All-American by Sports Illustrated and was also nominated for the Mackey Award watch list. Last season, the former Warrior led Wisconsin with 47 catches and was named the MVP of the Cotton Bowl. Not bad for a former walk-on.

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