Naperville Now 10-01-18

October 1, 2018
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House Fires

This morning the Naperville Fire Department responded to a house fire. At 2:45 a.m. firefighters arrived on the scene of a home located on the 800 block of Emerald Drive, after a neighbor reported his elderly neighbor’s house was on fire. No one was injured in the incident but the home was deemed uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage. On Saturday, there was another house fire around 10 p.m., when smoke was reportedly coming from a two-story, single-family home in the 400 block of Massachusetts Avenue. The family evacuated the house safely and no one was injured.


Middle Schools Ranked

Eight Naperville junior highs made the top 20 list of best public middle schools in the state, ranked by District 203’s Kennedy, Madison, Jefferson, and Lincoln junior high schools came in the first four spots on the list, respectively. The top 204 schools were Gordon Gregory at number 14, Scullen at number 16, and Francis Granger at number 18. looked at state test scores, student-teacher ratios, student diversity, teacher quality, and data from the U.S. Department of Education to base their analysis and rankings.


NCC Live Webcast

Tomorrow North Central College President Troy Hammond will appear in two live webcasts to give an update about the college and discuss initiatives both completed and underway since his 2013 appointment. You can go to North Central’s website to view them at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.


Weekend Football

On Friday night Naperville North and Naperville Central met at North Central College for the Wes Spencer Crosstown Classic. The game was all Redhawks as Danny Hughes scored four touchdowns in the 50-21 win, the fourth in a row for Naperville Central.

Neuqua Valley fell to Waubonsie Valley 17-10 back in week three but it was a different story on Friday night. The Wildcats offense broke out in a big way, picking up a 47-16 win to hand the Warriors their first loss of the season.

Metea Valley fell behind 21-7 at Bradley-Bourbonnais at halftime. But the Mustangs battled all game long, scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half for a 28-21 win, their first of the season.

Benet Academy picked up a big road victory over rival Joliet Catholic, scoring the game-winning touchdown with less than 20 seconds to play, 20 to 13 Redwings.


Remembering Angela Adkins

And finally, we remember Angela Adkins, the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of DuPage County. She will be remembered for over a decade of service at NAMI DuPage, bringing leadership and passion toward treatment of mental health. Adkins died due to complications from cancer on September 28.