Crime Stoppers Honored
Congratulations to Naperville Crime Stoppers, who took first place in two national awards at the Crime Stoppers USA Conference in New Orleans. They won “Best Community Initiative Award” for their Targeted Crime Prevention Initiative entry, which detailed their marketing efforts to alert the community on how to prevent burglaries to motor vehicles, and how to lower their chances of being a crime victim during the holiday shopping season. We’re also proud to announce they won first place for “Best Public Service Announcement – Television” for the “How Crime Stoppers Works” video produced by NCTV17 last year. The categories for both were for communities with populations of 250,000 or less.
Early voting kicks off tomorrow. DuPage County voters who wish to cast their ballots ahead of time for the November 6 general election can head over to the DuPage County Election Commission Office in Wheaton. Then starting October 22, other early voting polling places will open throughout the county, where folks can vote through November 5. Will County voters can go to the Will County Clerk’s Office in Joliet starting tomorrow, and then other locations, including the Naperville Municipal Center, starting October 22. A full list of voting locations is available on the Will County Clerk’s website and the DuPage County website.
Last night NaperLaunch kicked off its fifth annual Entrepreneur’s Week. The Naperville Public Library group that provides resources to new business owners hosted the first of three events this week, starting with Women’s Founders Night. It featured Dawn Hershik, the managing director of a Supporting Strategies franchise, Suzy Chang, who started a photo booth company, Kandice Henning, the founder of the Alive Center. Entrepreneur’s Week continues tonight at the Nichols Library at 6:30, which will focus on producing marketing video for your business, and then tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. the workshop will focus on starting a not-for-profit.
Boys & Girls Golf
The first DVC Championships of the year were decided yesterday in boys and girls golf. On the boys side there were few surprises as regular season champ Waubonsie Valley won the tournament behind a +2 74 from top golfer Will Troy. Metea Valley senior Scott Boyajian finished second while Neuqua Valley took second as a team.
At Phillip’s Park for the girls tournament Mara Flaherty of Naperville North stole the show with a hole in one on the second hole en route to a -3 69 score. She still had to hold off Naperville Central junior Emma Lim, who also shot -3. Flaherty capped an unforgettable day with a birdie to win the one hole playoff and the individual championship. Naperville North also won the team championship with Naperville Central finishing second.
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