Naperville Now 12-13-17

Attempted Abduction:

Naperville police say a man in a maroon van approached an 11-year-old girl yesterday after she got off the school bus. The incident occurred around 3:20 p.m., in the 2700 block of Showplace Drive. The driver of the car asked the girl if she needed a ride, at which point she ran away and told an adult, who then notified the police. The driver who is still at large is described as an approximately 60-year-old white male with a long black beard, wearing a red North Face jacket. If you have any information contact the police at (630) 420-6666. This is the second reported incident of this nature here in Naperville within a week.

Boundary Change Discussion:

A group of Brookdale parents are asking District 204 to create a long-term boundary adjustment and to make changes to the short-term plans proposed by the administration on November 27. Several parents representing the group One Brookdale spoke at the latest board meeting, proposing a temporary plan for the next year that would keep 49 students who live within walking distance of that school in place. The district wants to make changes to boundaries not just for Brookdale, but also Brooks and Peterson, because of overcrowding issues. The board is holding a workshop January 8th before their regular meeting to discuss boundary changes – the public is welcome to attend.

Ice Menorah Unveiled:

Last night Naperville lit up their very first ice menorah. Ice sculptor Dan Rebholz completed the sculpture of the menorah at the amphitheater on the Riverwalk, and dozens turned out to watch as the first candle was lit to celebrate the eight day Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. The event was sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville.

Girls Basketball:

It was a DVC match up at Naperville Central last night as the Mustangs from Metea Valley came to play. Mia Lakstigala and the Redhawks are fighting to stay undefeated in the DVC as the young Metea group looks to defeat the infamous Redhawks at home. Tess Thompson had some nice moves down at the basket to help push the Mustangs in to battle but Central Junior Lucy Schmid was on fire helping the team with a 21-1 run and ultimately defeating Metea 54-32.

Boys Bowling:

Naperville Central and Naperville North Boys Bowling met for the second time yesterday at the Fox Bowl in Wheaton. The Huskies won the first matchup, and the team’s impressive depth allowed them to repeat as the match winners 2754 to 2606. Six different Huskie bowlers had at least one game over 200, led by Adam Rodriguez who rolled a team best 574 series. But Naperville Central’s Zak Knusel stole the show in the third game. The Redhawk knocked down 9 straight strikes to start the game, entering the 10th frame with a chance for a 300 game. He picked up a strike on his 10th ball, putting him two strikes from perfection. But his 11th ball was just a few inches off, and Knusel ended with an impressive score of 287, receiving a hearty ovation from his teammates and opponents.

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