Naperville Now 4-24-18

Neuqua Valley Student Arrested

A Naperville teen is now in custody after he allegedly made an online threat of gun violence against his school. 18-year-old Samuel Rogers was taken in on Sunday night and charged with felony disorderly conduct for the alleged threats. The social media post was allegedly made on Friday, April 20, which threatened gun violence against Neuqua Valley High School and a faculty member there. Rogers is being held on $50,000 bond.

 

OfficeMax Building Bought

After being vacant for nearly four years, the former OfficeMax headquarters in Naperville has been bought by a developer. Franklin Partners, a Naperville-based developer, plans to revamp the 354,000 square-foot building off of Shuman Boulevard. The purchase price of the building has yet to be disclosed, however Franklin and the enlisted architecture firm Wright Heerema plan to redesign the lobby, upgrade lounges, along with other renovations, which will have a downtown Chicago high-rise look. Construction is set to begin on the five-story building later this year, and tenants could start getting ready in 2019.

 

Four Under 40

Yesterday at their luncheon, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce honored the recipients of its third annual Four Under 40 Achievement Awards. This year’s recipients were Kristin Giannini from TopGolf, Raj Patel from The Hari Group, Omar Sandoval from the Naperville Park District, and AdreAnne Tesene from Two Bostons. The awards are given to those who demonstrate leadership and excellence in business, community, and balance in career and life.

 

Neuqua Player in MLB

Congratulations to former Neuqua Valley baseball player Mike Gerber on making his Major League Baseball debut for the Detroit Tigers this weekend. After being selected as an outfielder in the 15th round of the 2014 MLB draft, the former Wildcat worked his way through the minors to achieve his dream. Mike took to the diamond yesterday and will likely see his first significant playing time in the next three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

More Neuqua Baseball

Speaking of Neuqua Valley baseball, the Wildcats continued their undefeated season, blanking Naperville Central yesterday behind the arm of James Kulak. Kulak threw a complete game, one hit shutout as Neuqua topped the Redhawks 6-0. The Wildcats are now 15 and 0 on the season.

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