Naperville Now 12-1-17

December 1, 2017
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Focus 203

Naperville Community School District 203 held its latest Focus 203 discussion with a talk on suicide. District faculty, staff, parents and students were invited to join the “Community Conversation about Suicide” with featured speaker Jonathan Singer, a professor at Loyola University, an author and a suicide intervention expert. This was the largest and most diverse turnout for a Focus 203 discussion since the series began in 2014.

YMCA-Naperville Mayor’s Community Breakfast

This morning the community joined Mayor Steve Chirico for the 13th annual YMCA-Naperville Mayor’s Community Breakfast. A tradition started by George Pradel when he was mayor, the event not only celebrates the holidays but also unites local leaders with prayer, music, and inspirational stories. This year’s keynote speaker was IdaLynn Wenhold, executive director of KidsMatter. Proceeds from the breakfast will help support programming at the YMCA. The entire event will be broadcast tonight at 7 p.m. on our channel and website –

Santa House

And in downtown Naperville, Santa Claus has come to town. Kids can visit jolly old Saint Nick now through December 23 at the Santa House on the Riverwalk. Admission is free and pictures are $8. You can find out more on the Park District’s website.

High School Bowling

The Crosstown Classic hit the lanes last night with the Huskies from Naperville North facing off against Naperville Central at Lisle Lanes. With both programs being brand new, bragging rights were on the line. Jake Kincaide and Patrick Koh from Naperville Central picked up some spares in their games, but Naperville North’s Liam Kujawski landed his highest score of the season, helping the Huskies to a win over the Redhawks. At the end of the match, though, both teams agreed that they had a great time playing against their rivals and look forward to the next time bragging rights are up for grabs.

The girls bowing teams of district 203 had a Crosstown Classic of their own at the Fox Bowl in Wheaton last night. Naperville Central took the first game with a balanced effort from all five bowlers. The Huskies came back and won the second game and cut the RedHawks lead to just four pins. But Central senior Gina Krask rolled a match high 219 in the final game to lead the RedHawks to victory.