Naperville Now 05-09-18

Tipped Semi Snarls Traffic:

A rolled over semi tied up traffic yesterday at the intersection of Washington and 75th streets. The semi tipped over around 2:40 p.m. as it was making a turn, according to an eyewitness. The driver sustained minor injuries, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. There is no word yet on what caused the rollover.

 

Riverwalk Planter Toppled:

Sometime last night, a 1,200 pound planter was rolled off the top level of the Riverwalk, leading it to smash into the lower level and fall into the river. The planter is completely destroyed, and the lower level of the Riverwalk has been damaged. The Naperville Park District Police are currently investigating; please contact them if you have any information.

 

Rt. 59 Safety Initiative:

Naperville police are out today for a regional Route 59 traffic safety initiative. Our local law enforcement, along with those in neighboring towns, will be keeping a closer eye on the Route 59 corridor, in an effort to stop speeders, distracted drivers, and folks not wearing their seatbelts. Patrols will be out from Will County to Cook County as part of the initiative.

 

High Schools Make US News List:

Our area public high schools have all made it onto U.S. News & World Reports’ 2018 Best High Schools list. After studying more than 20,000 public high schools across our country, District 204’s Neuqua Valley has landed at 646, Metea Valley at 854, and Waubonsie Valley at 1,143. District 203 also made the grade, with Naperville Central coming in at 1,210, and Naperville North at 1,234. Statewide, Neuqua came in at 16, Metea at 19, and Waubonsie at 24, with Central at 28, and North at 29. Rankings were based on state assessments, graduation rates, and college preparedness.

 

NCC to add Women’s Wrestling:

Yesterday North Central College announced the addition of a 27th varsity sport to their athletic program. In 2019, Women’s Wrestling will make its debut at NCC. North Central is the fourth college in Illinois to add Women’s Wrestling into the fold. Men’s head wrestling coach, Joe Norton will take the helm of the women’s program as well, which will compete in ten weight classes from October through February.

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