Naperville Remembers 9/11:
Dozens gathered at the Commander Dan Shanower Memorial last night for a ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks on our nation 18 years ago. Several speakers discussed how America is still recovering from the events of that day, while featured speaker Charles Johanns told the story of how Naperville rallied to make the Shanower Memorial one of the first 9/11 memorials in the country. Shanower was a Naperville native who died in the attack on the Pentagon. The service also included the laying of a wreath of flowers at the monument by Dan Shanower’s mother, Pat.
Cantigny Displays World Trade Center Beams:
And at Cantigny Park yesterday, hundreds gathered to honor the first responders who put their lives on the line on September 11, 2001. Chicago Fire Battalion Chief Patrick Maloney recalled to the crowd how he assisted in search and rescue missions at Ground Zero. But the “Heroes of 9/11” ceremony also served as a special dedication. The First Division Museum unveiled a new addition – two intertwined beams from the World Trade Center. Visitors were invited to tie ribbons of remembrance to the display, to recognize a day that changed our nation forever.
New Body Scan for DuPage County Jail:
The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool for performing full body scans. The TEK-84 Intercept X-ray imaging system can be used to check suspects for firearms, knives, drugs, or any other security threats, all in just four seconds. It’s meant to help eliminate the need for invasive strip searches as inmates enter the DuPage County Jail. It can also be used to scan mattresses inside inmate cells, to find hidden contraband.
New Restrictions at 95th Street Park-and-Ride:
Naperville City Council will impose tighter restrictions at the 95th Street park-and-ride lot. Vehicles can no longer be parked there between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. any day of the week. Council hopes this move will eliminate cars being abandoned in the lot, or those for sale being left there for long stretches. They’ve also added restrictions to the size of the vehicles that can be kept in the lot, limiting it to those less than seven feet wide or 20 feet in length. Signage with these new changes will be placed at the lot, located at the corner of 91st Street and Wolf’s Crossing Road.
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