Naperville Now 07-27-17

Ride Closed at Fair

The “Freak Out” ride at the DuPage County Fair will not be in operation today. The ride, which is similar to the “Fire Ball,” was closed in light of the deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair yesterday. The closure was done under the orders of the Illinois Department of Labor, who requested inspectors cease operations on any such rides until further notice.

McCormick Day

Today Cantigny Park is celebrating what would be the 137th birthday of its benefactor, Colonel Robert R. McCormick. The park will have free admission all day, with special activities like crafts, history presentations and a “pop up” of the First Division Museum, which is currently under construction.

Mammals & More

Over 100 kids came to the Naperville Public Library’s Mammals and More program last night. Those in attendance got to learn more about several exotic and endangered animals from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund. They then got the chance to touch several of the critters, like an African straw-colored fruit bat, kinkajou and even a sloth.

Cordes in Budapest

Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Cordes is continuing to make a splash at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest. The Neuqua Valley graduate won the silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday, while breaking his own U.S record with a time of 58.79 seconds. World Record holder Adam Peaty from the U.K took the gold. Cordes also finished 5th in the 50 meter breaststroke yesterday, and will be competing in the 200 meter breaststroke tomorrow.

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