Napervillian wins WNBA championship
Yesterday, Naperville Central High School graduate Candace Parker made history by helping the Chicago Sky host a late comeback rally in a nerve-wracking win over the Phoenix Mercury. The win gave Sky its first WNBA championship in team history. The end result was 80-74, thanks in part to Parker’s 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. The former Redhawk crowned victory and partied with her teammates after grabbing an emotional rebound at the end of the game to clear away the Mercury.
Armed robbery in Naperville
Naperville Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred over the weekend at the Marriott Hotel on 1801 N. Naper Boulevard. On Saturday around 10:52 p.m., three masked men approached some jewelry dealers in the hotel parking lot and took their goods with them. The merchants had left a private performance at the hotel. One fought with the thieves but was unharmed. The thieves then fled in a van with two other men. The three suspects are said to be wearing masks, dark clothing, and gloves, and the two men in the van are said to be wearing dark clothing. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at 630-420-6665.
D204 Protest against border change
Over the weekend, about 100 people protested the proposed border changes to Indian Prairie School District 204. The demonstration, which took place along Route 59, was in response to discussions at border committee meetings where concepts were presented by the district in hopes of addressing projected overcapacity in the schools on the north side and to reduce underutilization in the southern schools. The district has said the concepts are blueprints of what could happen and are subject to change based on updated information or community feedback. The protesters are expected to hold another demonstration on October 22nd.
Pumpkin Festival at Cosley Zoo
The Pumpkin Festival at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton is back this month. The event has everything for the fall with a pumpkin patch, decorative fall products to buy, and rides for kids. You can also stop by and visit the zoo animals. The Pumpkin Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 31
If you have a story idea, we’d like to hear from you!
LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
Get daily news from your hometown and sports to your inbox!