Naperville Now 10-26-17

October 26, 2017
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Plea Deal Possible:

Prosecutors say a plea deal is in the works for James Povolo, the 73-year-old Naperville man accused of setting fire to the vacant tent of a well-known Naperville squatter. The fire was set on July 18th of last year, destroying Scott Huber’s makeshift home and belongings. The plea deal being crafted could involve replacement of those items, along with a sentence of second-chance probation. It will be presented to a judge on November 1.

Suspect Sought:

Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering up to $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man responsible for the battery and attempted robbery of a female mail carrier. The incident occurred October 4th around 11:15 a.m. on the 1000 block of North Main Street. After punching the mail carrier in the face, the suspect fled in a black Nissan sedan, driven by the female pictured here. If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 630-420-6006.

Equal Means Equal:

Last night the League of Women Voters Naperville and Will County NOW hosted a screening of the documentary ‘Equal Means Equal’ to raise awareness about equality for women under federal law. About 40 people turned out to the event at the Municipal Center. Conversation during a Q&A with the former vice president of the National Organization for Women and the president of Illinois NOW centered around the Equal Rights Amendment.

High Honor for McBride:

Congratulations to Neuqua Valley High School Principal Robert McBride! He’s received the Terrel H. Bell Award for outstanding school leadership. Only eight educators nationwide receive this special honor, which recognizes recipients for their role in guiding students and schools to excellence. He’ll head to Washington D.C. in November for a special awards ceremony.

Girls Volleyball City Championships:

The Junior High girls volleyball city championships were held at Fischer Middle School last night. Lincoln beat Kennedy in the 7th grade game, while Granger took on Jefferson in the 8th grade game. The Grizzlies of Granger came into the match looking to go undefeated for the 2nd year in a row. The Patriots did what they could to swing momentum back to their side, fighting until the last point. However the Granger girls showed why they haven’t lost in two years, winning the conference championship in straight sets for the 2nd year in a row. Coincidently, Granger Middle School feeds into Metea Valley while Jefferson Jr. High feeds into Naperville North and tonight Metea and North square off at Metea at 6:00pm for the regional championship.