The Naperville Police Department issued 61 seat belt citations during their ten-day Thanksgiving Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign. During that time efforts were stepped up to remind motorists to buckle up and not drive while impaired. In addition to the seat belt violations, there were 32 speeding citations, eight uninsured motorist citations, one suspended/revoked license citation, four DUIs, and two drug arrests. The campaign was part of a nationwide effort.
School Poll Site Reimbursement:
School district officials are hoping to put legislation in place that would require local election agencies to reimburse them for any costs incurred when a school is used as a polling place. The Illinois Association of School Boards recently voted to seek sponsorship of a bill that would do just that. Officials from District 204 say they spend about $10,000 each election to cover security when their schools are used as voting sites while students are present.
Dan Rather in Town:
Legendary journalist Dan Rather was at Pfeiffer Hall last night, discussing his book, “What Unites Us.” The former CBS Evening News anchor spoke in front of a packed house at North Central College, discussing his book with Becky Anderson and taking questions from the audience. A portion of the proceeds from the event was donated to our station.
Fumagalli Up for Honor:
It’s been an exciting week for Waubonsie Valley alum Troy Fumagalli: the former Warriors football star was recently named one of three John Mackey Award finalists, an honor for the best tight end in the nation. A preseason All-American for the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers, Fumagalli was also named to the All-Big Ten first team by the conference coaches earlier this week. He is the first Naperville area player to be named first team All-Big Ten since Benet Academy alum Steve Baumgartner was a first team defensive end for Purdue in 1973. Fumagalli and Wisconsin take on Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday at 7pm.