Naperville Now 03-28-18

Election Cards Not Tested:

The DuPage County Election Commission says its election kits were not fully tested before the primary election last week, which led to technical problems resulting in an hours-long delay of results. Election Commission Executive Director Joe Sobecki told the county board yesterday that a sample kit was tested and sent to the printer to be recreated. But the actual paper ender cards that are run through vote tabulation machines to end voting were printed on paper that was too thick to fit through the machine. These issues come in the same election in which voters approved a proposal to merge the election commission with the DuPage County Clerk’s Office. County Board Chairman Dan Cronin plans to go to Springfield on April 11 for a hearing on a bill that would allow the two offices to combine.

Drive Sober Campaign Results:

The Naperville Police Department made three DUI arrests and issued five seat belt citations during their St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign. The effort was part of a statewide initiative to reduce traffic fatalities over the holiday. With Easter coming up this weekend, and roughly six million vehicles expected to be on the tollways, officials are again reminding drivers to obey speed limits, drive sober, and keep their eyes off their phones and on the roads.

Gun Violence Panel:

Congressman Bill Foster is hosting a gun violence prevention panel this Monday at Yellow Box Community Christian Church. The forum will be a discussion about gun violence and its impact on our community. The event will be held from 6:30p.m. until 8:30p.m. and is free and open to the public – you can register for the forum on Congressman Foster’s website: https://foster.house.gov/gunviolence.

NCC Softball Home Opener:

Yesterday was the home opener for North Central College softball. The Cardinals came into the doubleheader with an impressive 9 and 1 record. Franklin College came in just as hot with a record of 11 and 1. It was an offensive slugfest in the first game, and despite a massive three run home run from Taylor Clugston, NCC fell in game one 8 to 5. In the second game, Cardinals pitcher Jennifer Yager held the Grizzlies in check, as North Central came from behind for a 2 to 1 victory. The 10 and 2 Cardinals will take on Dominican tomorrow afternoon.

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