Klein in Court:
A judge will soon decide if Edward Klein, the 79-year-old Wisconsin man charged with shooting an Amtrak conductor in Naperville on May 16, is fit to stand trial. Klein appeared in court today where a judge read over a statement from a doctor who says she believes Klein is suffering from a major neurocognitive disorder, possibly Alzheimer’s disease, and would be unable to recall details in a defense. The judge set a discharge hearing for December 18, where Klein could be acquitted, declared not guilty by reason of insanity, or declared not not guilty due to being mentally unfit for trial.
At today’s Riverwalk Commission meeting, the group discussed the possibility of a “harmony park” on the Riverwalk. The park would contain percussion instruments, like drums and xylophones, for people of all ages to play with. The idea came from Naperville’s Rotary Clubs, who offered to help pay for the project. The commission’s job will be to decide if such a park would be appropriate for the Riverwalk, and any development would also need to be approved by the Park District and City Council.
Walk To School Day:
A rainy day didn’t dampen the spirits of these kids, taking part in Walk to School Day at Scott Elementary. A rain delay had already pushed the event back by a week – but today they weathered the misty conditions to promote healthy habits and incorporate physical activity into their day. October just happens to be Walk to School Month.
Girls Golf Sectional:
While the boys golf sectional had summertime conditions, the girls had to deal with heavy wind and rain at Springbrook Golf Course. Waubonsie Valley will be sending two girls to state, Arushi Singh will be going for her 4th straight year after shooting a 75, while Kerrigan Boose will be going back down state for the first time since 2014.
Naperville Central sophomore Emma Lin punched her first ever state ticket, thanks to an 81 on the day.
Naperville North is bringing the whole team to state for the 2nd straight season after the Huskies finished in 2nd place. North’s Lauren Nay and Mara Flaherty each shot 74, which tied for the best individual scores in the sectional.
Lincoln Way-Central won the sectional championship by three strokes with a score of 323. Hinsdale Central earned the other team spot after finishing third.