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Naperville Now 09-27-17

Closing Arguments in Murder Trial:

Closing arguments begin this afternoon in the trial of Elzbieta Plackowska. The 45-year-old Naperville woman has mounted an insanity defense after being charged with the October 2012 murders of her 7-year-old son Justin, and 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski, whom she had been babysitting. Prosecutors have argued Plackowska knew what she was doing when she stabbed the children to death, while the defense claims she had suffered a psychotic break. The bench trial has been underway for two weeks.

DuPage County Budget:

The newly proposed DuPage County budget would keep property taxes where they are, but asks for cuts throughout all departments to make up for a $2.7 million drop in projected revenue from the state. DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin presented the $439.6 million dollar spending plan yesterday to county board members, and the public can view it online at the DuPage County website at County board members have until November 30 to approve the new 2018 budget.

DVC Golf Tournaments:

Yesterday both the boys and girls DVC golf tournaments were held with the girls playing at Phillip’s Park in Aurora and the boys at Bartlett Hills in West Chicago. On the girls’ side, Naperville North continued its dominating season, winning the tournament championship with a score of 309 and securing the regular season title. Lauren Nay was the top finisher for the Huskies with a one under, 71. Waubonsie Valley’s Arushi Singh also shot a 71 for the 4th place Warriors. Defending state champion Wheaton Warrenville South finished 2nd thanks to Sarah Hauenstein’s top score of four under 68. Neuqua Valley finished in third.

The boys’ tourney went right down to the wire. Neuqua Valley led Wheaton Warrenville South by a single stroke, but Wildcat senior Jack Vercautren came up clutch once again, sinking the long birdie putt on the final hole, winning the DVC title for his team with a low score of 301, just ahead of Wheaton South’s 302. Naperville Central senior Tommy Dunsire was outstanding, ending the day as the only golfer to shoot under par with a three under, 69.




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