Naperville Now 11-30-18

Three Thanksgiving DUIs

Naperville police made three DUI arrests during the week of Thanksgiving. The 10-day crackdown was part of the nationwide Click or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. The additional traffic enforcement resulted in a total of 75 tickets being issued, 38 of which were for seat belt violations. The NPD wants to remind residents of the importance of seat belts and that all vehicle occupants should to buckle up.

 

Laughing Lincoln is Here

Abe Lincoln has landed in Naperville. The “Laughing Lincoln” statue arrived at Central Park this morning, where he’ll sit on a limestone cornerstone not far from the first DuPage County Courthouse. The statue also represents Lincoln’s connection to Joseph Naper. “Laughing Lincoln” be dedicated and unveiled on Sunday as part of Illinois’ Bicentennial celebration, beginning at 2 p.m.

 

Cantigny’s Community Trees

The Community Trees program at Cantigny’s McCormick House is underway. For the ninth consecutive year, the McCormick Foundation has invited nonprofits from the area to decorate a Christmas tree that fits with the theme of their organization. Every charity that participates received $2500, and the favorite voted tree will receive an additional $2500. There are also donation boxes for each charity. This year Naperville’s own Unity Partnership and Operation Welcome You Home created trees, and you can check them out, along with five other community trees now through December 30.

 

Local Ninja Warrior

Sienna McEneaney, a sixth grader at Scullen Middle School was chosen to compete on the first season of American Ninja Warrior Junior. Sienna trained at the Ultimate Ninjas gym in Naperville in preparation for American Ninja Warrior Junior. Her episode will air on Saturday, December 8 on the Universal Kids Network. And for a more in depth look at Sienna’s American Ninja Warrior journey, check out our Sports Story Sunday on December 9 on nctv17.com.

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