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Naperville Now 08-04-17

DUIs On The Decline

DUIs are on the decline in Naperville. In 2016, there were a total of 295 DUIs, averaging about 24 and a half per month. So far this year there have been 123, averaging about 17 and a half per month. At yesterday’s Liquor Commission meeting, Mayor Steve Chirico and other commissioners attributed some of this decline to the increased use of ridesharing programs and city regulations.

Pam Davis Sworn In

Also at yesterday’s Liquor Commission meeting, Pam Davis was sworn in as the newest liquor commissioner. Davis recently retired from Edward-Elmhurst Health after 28 years of leading the organization. Her appointment brings the total number of liquor commissioners up to eight.

Emergency Vehicle Show

The National Night Out celebrations will conclude this weekend in Naperville with an Emergency Vehicle Show on Sunday. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jackson Avenue in Downtown Naperville, and will feature more than 50 new and vintage emergency vehicles. There will also be a Kids Cycle Mania course focusing on bike safety and kids are encouraged to bring their bikes.

Cordes at World Championship

Olympic gold medalist and Neuqua Valley alum Kevin Cordes has continued his success at the world championships.  After winning the silver medal in the 100 breaststroke early last week, Cordes finished fifth in the 50-meter and sixth in the 200-meter. He was the only swimmer in the world to make the finals in all three events. Cordes was also part of more American dominance in the relays. He picked up golds in the 4×100-meter medley and the 4×100 mixed medley. Cordes now has 11 career medals in major world competitions.


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