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Naperville Now 09-11-17

Double Murder Trial To Begin

The trial starts tomorrow for Elzbieta Plackowska, the Naperville woman accused of killing two young children. Plackowska’s 7-year-old son Justin, and 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski were stabbed to death on October 30, 2012. Police say Plackowska admitted she killed her son out of spite toward her husband, and then Olivia as she was a witness. Her attorneys will be presenting an insanity defense at the trial, which is expected to last at least two weeks.

9/11 Remembrance

Naperville remembers those who perished on this day 16 years ago, with a special ceremony at 6 p.m. this evening at the Commander Dan Shanower Memorial. Nearly 3,000 people were killed on this day in 2001, when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Naperville native Naval Commander Dan Shanower died in the attack at the Pentagon. We will be broadcasting the ceremony live on Channel 17 and online starting at 6 p.m.

High School Football

Week three of high school football featured a pair of crosstown matchups. Waubonsie Valley travelled to Neuqua Valley for the annual War of 204. The Wildcats took control just before halftime thanks to a 98-yard touchdown pass from Jake Eskoff to Patrick Hoffman. Neuqua wins 29-7.

Metea Valley played former teammates Payton Thorne and Jayden Reed at Naperville Central. The Redhawks offense was unstoppable on the night, going on to put up 55 points in the win. Central moves to 3 and 0 on the season.

Benet Academy was clicking on all cylinders against undefeated Marian Central Catholic. Quarterback Matt Boyle scored twice and Connor Reid returned an interception for a touchdown to help the Redwings complete the 27-0 shutout.

Naperville North opened its home schedule on senior night. Despite trailing at halftime, Drake Davis and Nick Calcagno connected for three touchdowns, allowing the Huskies to break the game open in the 4th quarter. North stays undefeated after a 43-25 win. You can see the full highlights on


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