Safe Community - Safe DuPage

Safe DuPage is a community organization founded by Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne in 2020. The aim of Safe DuPage is to promote the public safety and welfare of DuPage County residents through education and advocacy on issues relating to crime and drug abuse.

Reduce incidents of violent crime, with particular emphasis on avoidable gun violence, and which involves repeat criminal offenders.

Address the clear failings of the Cook County criminal justice system and the harm those failures have on the residents of both Cook County and the counties that border Cook County...including DuPage County. Half of all violent crime occurring in DuPage County is committed by an offender that maintains an address in Cook County.

Address social inequity, namely the disproportionate degree to which minorities and the economically disadvantaged are victimized by gun violence and other crime.

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Very suspicious incident in Woodridge involving another female jogger. Details below.🚨News release: Woodridge Police Seek Information on Suspicious Incident 🚨

• A suspicious incident occurred on October 22 at 5 p.m. near Woodridge and Wild Plum Drives
• The suspect touched a teenage girl’s arm while she was jogging and asked if she wanted a ride
• The Woodridge Police Department reminds people to be vigilant and to report crime tips

WOODRIDGE, Ill., October 23, 2020: On Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 5 p.m., the Woodridge Police Department received a report of a suspicious incident that occurred in the area of Woodridge Drive and Wild Plum Drive. While jogging on Woodridge Drive, a teenage girl turned onto Wild Plum Drive. A suspicious man with a skateboard approached her. The man left the skateboard in the roadway as he approached her on the sidewalk. He then touched her arm and asked if she wanted a ride. The girl immediately left the area and reported the incident.

The victim describes the offen¬der as a male, white, 20s or 30s years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 180 lbs. – 200 lbs., short dark hair, possibly wearing jeans and riding a skateboard. She believes that the man followed her onto Wild Plum Drive from Woodridge Drive at the start of the incident.

This incident may or may not be related to the October 11, 2020, case when a man grabbed a woman on the bike path in the 7100 block of Woodridge Drive. In that case, which is still under investigation, the offender fled on a bicycle he stashed near the bike path.

The Woodridge Police Department is actively investigating this incident and is seeking information. Investigators ask anyone in the area to check their video security systems for any video related to the incident. Anyone can report a crime tip to Woodridge detectives by calling 630-960-8998, dialing 911 or emailing crimetips@vil.woodridge.il.us.

“Please be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant – take a mental note of people in the area that appear to have no agenda,” said Brian Cunningham, chief of police, Woodridge Police Department. “For example, are they standing around or walking a bike into the woods? While this activity does not necessarily mean they’re engaging in criminal activity, consider if the behavior is ‘normal’ for the area. Situational awareness and providing crime tips can both contribute to a safer community.”

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Very suspicious incident in Woodridge involving another female jogger. Details below.

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Statement from Lisle police on increasing area auto thefts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our DuPage States Attorney is investigating cases of voter fraud. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dog found in Lisle.The young lady would love to go home. She was found at Main and Lacey this evening. No tags/collar/chip. Let us know if you are the owner or know who is. ... See MoreSee Less

Dog found in Lisle.

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Two men charged with attempted murder in Aurora.#APDNewsRelease AURORA POLICE ARREST AND CHARGE TWO MEN WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY

The Aurora Police have arrested and charged two men as a result of an extensive investigation into a shooting incident that occurred on October 3rd on the city’s southeast side.

On October 3, 2020 at approximately 5:48 p.m. Aurora Police responded to the 1400 block of Farington Lane for the report of a subject that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old Aurora man lying on the side of the roadway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence from the shooting.

Investigators conducted numerous interviews during this investigation and received great cooperation from the neighborhood and witnesses. During the course of this investigation, it was learned that this shooting occurred after two subjects travelled from the Melrose Park area to sell drugs to the 28-year-old victim. After meeting with the males, the victim reported that he was robbed and then shot multiple times.

Detectives were ultimately able to identify 18-year-old Richard M. Gaston, of Melrose Park, IL, and 19-year-old Dontae W. Parker, of Chicago, IL, as being the offenders in this case. Detectives tracked both men to Appleton, Wisconsin and with the assistance of the Appleton Police Department and the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, both subjects were taken into custody without incident on October 14, 2020.

The case was presented to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized the following charges against both subjects:

Attempted First Degree Murder (Class X Felony)
Armed Robbery (Class X Felony)
Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X Felony)

Both men have waived extradition and were subsequently transported back to Illinois and are currently being held at the Dupage County Jail. Bond for both subjects was set at $500,000/10% by Judge Flemming on October 18th. Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendants listed in this release are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial, at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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#APDNewsRelease AURORA POLICE ARREST AND CHARGE TWO MEN WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY

The Aurora Police have arrested and charged two men as a result of an extensive investigation into a shooting incident that occurred on October 3rd on the city’s southeast side.

On October 3, 2020 at approximately 5:48 p.m. Aurora Police responded to the 1400 block of Farington Lane for the report of a subject that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old Aurora man lying on the side of the roadway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence from the shooting.

Investigators conducted numerous interviews during this investigation and received great cooperation from the neighborhood and witnesses. During the course of this investigation, it was learned that this shooting occurred after two subjects travelled from the Melrose Park area to sell drugs to the 28-year-old victim. After meeting with the males, the victim reported that he was robbed and then shot multiple times.

Detectives were ultimately able to identify 18-year-old Richard M. Gaston, of Melrose Park, IL, and 19-year-old Dontae W. Parker, of Chicago, IL, as being the offenders in this case. Detectives tracked both men to Appleton, Wisconsin and with the assistance of the Appleton Police Department and the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, both subjects were taken into custody without incident on October 14, 2020.

The case was presented to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized the following charges against both subjects:

Attempted First Degree Murder (Class X Felony)
Armed Robbery (Class X Felony)
Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X Felony)

Both men have waived extradition and were subsequently transported back to Illinois and are currently being held at the Dupage County Jail. Bond for both subjects was set at $500,000/10% by Judge Flemming on October 18th. Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendants listed in this release are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial, at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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This Halloween, treat your family and your community to a healthier flu season: get your flu vaccine by Oct 31.

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Timeline Photos#OBFOE for the week of 10/19 will be for Distracted Driving on 31st Street. ... See MoreSee Less

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For the second time in a week, multiple men from Chicago, while out on bond for felonies committed in Cook County, were charged with Armed Robbery here in #DuPageCounty.

Bob Berlin stated, "These are not isolated incidents. With this in mind, the bail bond reforms enacted in 2017 need to be revisited and strengthened to protect not only the citizens of DuPage County, but all of Illinois’ residents."

Story: www.bobberlin.com/news/men-on-bond-armedrobbery
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Latest crime stats for various categories in DuPage County.

Since 2016, burglaries in DuPage County have nearly doubled going from 250 to 488.

Since 2016, car jackings have more than tripled going from just 3 to 10 (and that total of 10 is only through June of this year).

In one year, since 2019, heroin cases in DuPage have gone up by 32 percent.

Overall felonies in DuPage between 2016 and 2019 have increased by 23.6%.

In more than half of all the cases that led to arrest, the arrested party carried a Cook County address ... ie the overwhelming crime Chicago is facing is clearly spilling into DuPage.
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Latest crime stats for various categories in DuPage County.  Since 2016, burglaries in DuPage County have nearly doubled going from 250 to 488.  Since 2016, car jackings have more than tripled going from just 3 to 10 (and that total of 10 is only through June of this year).  In one year, since 2019, heroin cases in DuPage have gone up by 32 percent.  Overall felonies in DuPage between 2016 and 2019 have increased by 23.6%.  In more than half of all the cases that led to arrest, the arrested party carried a Cook County address ... ie the overwhelming crime Chicago is facing is clearly spilling into DuPage.

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Another shooting today in Naperville ... details shown below.PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police Investigate Shots Fired at Modaff Road Apartment Complex

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — On Friday, October 16, 2020, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Naperville Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Modaff Road for a report of a subject with a weapon in an apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers located subjects in the hallway running from an apartment with a handgun. The armed subjects ran from police, back to the apartment, where multiple shots were fired by unknown subjects inside a bedroom. No one was injured.

Police are questioning multiple persons of interest who were located in the apartment and continue to search for one subject who jumped from a third-floor window and fled the area in a dark-colored sedan. At this point, police do not have a confirmed physical description of the subject.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding these crimes is encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.
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Another shooting today in Naperville ... details shown below.

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Do you have your Smart 911 profile set up? When you call 911 your emergency information is shown to the call taker. It can aid in processing calls and for the first responders. Your profile can include medical information, allergies, key information, etc. Visit smart911.com to set up your secure profile. ... See MoreSee Less

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Video of an explosive being set off inside a downtown Naperville restaurant during the night of the riots. Amazing no one was seriously hurt or killed by it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook Federal prosecutors ...

And I’m sure the libs bailed him out of jail

Looks like the guy who started the riots

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Shooting in Aurora today.#APDIncident: 900 block of Bowditch Avenue | Just after 12:30 a.m., Aurora Police responded to the 900 block of Bowditch Avenue for a person shot. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but is expected to survive. Detectives and Evidence Technicians responded to the scene to begin an investigation. Preliminarily, detectives believe this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community. If you have any information about the shooting, please contact the Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500 or via email at Tips@apd.aurora.il.us. ... See MoreSee Less

Shooting in Aurora today.

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Shooting in Aurora.#APDIncident | APD is investigating a shooting in the 1100 block of Terrace View. Two people are being transported to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Detectives are investigating. Have info about the shooting? Call APD Investigations at (630) 256-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. ... See MoreSee Less

Shooting in Aurora.

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Are you interested in joining the team at the Aurora Police Department? APD is accepting applications and testing for new police officers. See more details and how to apply at www.aurora-il.org/JoinAPD ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to our three new officers who were sworn in last week! Officer Michael Carroll (L), Brian Rolls (C) and Andrew Armitage (R). Welcome to Lisle PD! ... See MoreSee Less

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Woman assaulted in Woodridge. See details in the post below and please contact Woodridge Police with any details.🚨News release: Woodridge Police Working to Identify Man Who Grabbed a Woman 🚨

• Officers responded to the bike path at the 7100 block of Woodridge Drive on October 11 at 11:37 a.m.
• An offender grabbed a woman and then fled on a bicycle
• The victim and witness describe the offender as a male Hispanic between 28-30 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 120 pounds and having spiked black hair

On Sunday, October 11, at 11:37 a.m., Woodridge police officers responded to a call at the bike path located in the 7100 block of Woodridge Drive. A 30-year old woman was walking westbound on the bike path when a man approached her, walking from the opposite direction. After the victim passed the man, he ran up from behind, grabbed the victim’s pants and underwear, and pulled them down. The offender then fled on a bicycle he stashed off the bike path and rode southbound on Woodridge Drive.

A witness approached a responding officer and explained that he saw the offender ride a bicycle 40 feet from the sidewalk into the woods, drop the bike, run south towards 75th street and then run westward into the woods. The witness led officers to the abandoned bicycle, which is now in the Woodridge Police Department’s possession.

The victim and witness describe the offender as a male Hispanic between 28-30-years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, and having spiked black hair. The offender was last seen wearing a facemask, a dark gray or black long-sleeved shirt, and blue jeans. Anyone with information about the incident can report a crime tip to Woodridge detectives by calling 630-960-8998 or emailing crimetips@vil.woodridge.il.us.

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Woman assaulted in Woodridge. See details in  the post below and please contact Woodridge Police with any details.

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Stabbing in Naperville yesterday. Details below.PRESS RELEASE: On Saturday, October 10, 2020, at approximately 7:55p.m., Naperville Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Modaff Road for the report of a subject that had been stabbed. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, male in his 40’s, in the foyer of one of the apartment buildings, bleeding and he was subsequently transported to the hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. The incident occurred outside of the apartment building in the parking lot, near the vehicle garage, following a brief confrontation. Prior to police arrival, two (2) male offenders fled the area.

The offenders are described as follows:
Offender #1: Male, black, approximately 6’03”-6’05”, 28-30 years of age, slim build, wearing black zippered hoodie, black jeans.
Offender #2: Male, black, approximately 5’06”-5’07”, early 20s, heavy build, burgundy/maroon shirt with long sleeves, black pants.

If anyone has information regarding these crimes, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.
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Stabbing in Naperville yesterday. Details below.

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We are at the Chicago Premium Outlets today answering questions about our hiring process. Our application process is open now until Nov 9th. We will be here at the outlet mall until 3pm and back tomorrow from 11am-3pm #aurorailpolice #applywithus #policecareer ... See MoreSee Less

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Scam going around in Woodridge.SCAM ALERT: We have received information from a resident that they received a call from the “Woodridge Police” regarding some financial issues. Their caller ID came up with our main line number “630-719-4740”. When our resident made inquiries with the caller regarding badge numbers and supervisor’s name, the caller got aggressive and hung up. We learned that our telephone number had been “spoofed”.
If you receive a call from the Woodridge Police, we will always answer any questions you may have about our identity, badge numbers, supervisor’s name, case report numbers, etc. If you feel uncomfortable, simply hang up, and call 911. The dispatcher can have the on-duty supervisor contact you to discuss the validity of the call.
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Scam going around in Woodridge.

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Shooting in Aurora.#APDIncidentUpdate: Officers responded to the 800 block of Oliver Avenue around 9:30 p.m. for reports of a person shot and found a man suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The man was transported to an area hospital.

Just before 1 a.m., a male adult arrived at an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Detectives believe the second man was also shot in the 800 block of Oliver Avenue and later arrived at the hospital.

Preliminarily, detectives believe this incident stemmed from an earlier argument and do not believe this was a random act.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (630) 256-5500.

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#APDIncident: Aurora Police are on the scene of a person shot in the 900 block of Oliver Ave. A man has been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Detectives and Evidence Technicians are en route to the scene. Please avoid the area as we conduct our investigation. Have any info? Call APD Investigations at (630) 256-5500.
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Timeline PhotosKidsMatter's Crisis Text Line Program provides 24/7 confidential mental health texting support.

Life gets stressful, but remember you're never alone. You talk, we listen. 💛

Text REACH to 741-741

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Timeline PhotosCRIME STOPPERS UPDATE: NEW PHOTOS

On Saturday (08/22/2020) at approximately 9 a.m., the above pictured subject entered 300 E 5th Avenue and forced entry into a dental office inside of the building. The subject appears to be dressed as a doctor/healthcare professional; wearing a stethoscope, white coat, and white Croc-like shoes.

The subject was also observed, earlier in 2020, leaving the same location entering a gold/tan GMC SUV (partially pictured above).

In addition, it is believed the same subject repeatedly made attempts to enter offices in the 1700-blk of Park Street in 2018.

If you have any information please contact CRIME STOPPERS AT 630-420-6006 or contact us through our website: www.napervillecrimestoppers.com

Your information is important to Crime Stoppers and all callers may remain anonymous. A cash reward is being offered for the information that leads to an arrest in this incident.
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Comment on Facebook CRIME STOPPERS ...

Naperville Police Department I recall there being a woman that broke into (or tried to break in) some type of medical office near the train line in Downers Grove about a year ago. Have you checked with them?

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Profile PicturesThis month, the Aurora Police Department is going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Around town, you will also see many of our officers wearing pink badges this month to raise awareness about breast cancer and support those that have been affected by this terrible disease. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you interested in joining the team at APD? Starting today, APD is accepting applications and testing for new police officers. See more details and how to apply here: www.aurora-il.org/1539/Police-Officer-Employment ... See MoreSee Less

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Shooting in Aurora last night.#UPDATE***10/07/20 This is still a very active investigation. Our detectives are still following up on leads and conducting interviews. We believe that this was an isolated incident and there is no additional danger to the public at this time. We will release further information about this investigation in the very near future.
#APDIncident: Aurora Police are on the scene of a person shot in the 1400 block of Farington Lane. Male transported to the hospital. Detectives and Evidence Technicians en route to the scene. Have any info? Call APD Investigations at (630) 256-5500.
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Shooting in Aurora last night.

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Prayers 😢Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of South Holland Firefighter Dylan Cunningham and members of South Holland Local 4109. God Bless all of you during this difficult time. Rest in eternal peace.

[Image description: FF Cunningham's coat draped over the front of the engine.]
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Prayers 😢

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Tips & Guidance for Trick-Or-Treating on Halloween

With Halloween approaching, the Village of Lisle is offering some helpful guidance on having a healthy and safe holiday. Though this year’s activities may look a little different, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released Halloween Health and Safety Tips (bit.ly/30kXGcN) which includes ideas for at-home, virtual and physically-distanced alternatives. Should any additional guidance become available through the Illinois Department of Public Health, or DuPage County Health Department, the Village will share that on its website and social media accounts as well.

Trick-or-treating takes place in Lisle on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC, participants are asked to follow these trick-or-treating guidelines:

• Homes participating in trick-or-treating should turn ON their front porch/outdoor lights. If your home will not be handing out candy, please turn OFF your lights.

• Display a sign indicating whether you are participating in trick-or-treating. For your convenience, the Village has downloadable signs (bit.ly/2Ghy89r) that can be printed and displayed in windows, doors or other visible areas that will let trick-or-treaters know whether you are participating. Signs can also be picked up at Village Hall, 925 Burlington Avenue.

• Do not participate in trick-or-treating if you, or a member of your group, feels unwell, is awaiting COVID-19 test results, or have been exposed to COVID-19.

• Trick-or-treating groups should be kept small and individuals are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times. A costume mask, such as those worn for Halloween, is not a substitute for a face covering.

• Participants should take extra precautions to maintain social distance, ensure masks are properly fit, avoid touching of the face (mouth/nose/eyes), and use hand sanitizer often.

• Maintain a safe distance from other groups and wait to approach a house until the previous group has left.

• If you are handing out candy, wear a face mask and gloves and only hand out prepackaged treats.

• Considering using a table at the end of your driveway to hand out candy or have goodie bags available as this will help create some physical distance between you and trick-or-treaters.

• Pass out candy individually instead of inviting children to take a treat from a bowl.

Not everyone will feel comfortable with trick-or-treating this year. Please keep in mind that, due to the nature of the pandemic, guidelines are subject to change as the State of Illinois or DuPage County may issue more restrictive guidelines. Updates to guidelines will be communicated through the Village’s website and social media accounts. The Village wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween!
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I am proud to be endorsed by the DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association. #DuPageCounty has some of the best law enforcement agencies in our state and nation as a result of their leadership. Thank you for your support and commitment to #PublicSafety. ... See MoreSee Less

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NEW COVID TESTING SITE TO REOPEN IN AURORA TOMORROW

The City of Aurora and the Illinois Department of Public Health are proud to announce the reopening and relocation of the COVID-19 Community Based Testing Site in Aurora, just one day after the State discontinued operations at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall.

The Aurora COVID-19 Community Based Test Site testing site has been relocated to 2450 N. Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora, directly across from the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall.

Beginning Wednesday, September 30, the site will be open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is free and available to all regardless of age, COVID-19 symptoms, or insurance status. A parent or guardian must be present and able to provide consent for individuals under the age of 18.

“I thank Governor Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health, our state legislators, the Aurora City Council for quickly approving an agreement to relocate this vital Aurora test site,” said Mayor Irvin.

Aurora was home to the first COVID-19 Community Based Test Site opened by the State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Health outside of the City of Chicago shortly after the pandemic began. The test site at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall allowed for anyone in Aurora and the Western suburbs to have easy and convenient access to free drive-thru testing for COVID-19. The test site administered approximately 70,000 tests in five months.

“As the second-largest city in the state, early in the pandemic, I made it our mission to advocate for the State of Illinois to locate a free and accessible testing site for COVID-19 in Aurora for our community and the region as a whole,” Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said. “Simon Property Group and the staff at Chicago Premium Outlet Mall were stalwart partners who provided generous access to their campus and amenities.”

The new Aurora testing site will continue to serve the state’s second-largest city and the outer suburbs of Chicago, being the third-most active site in the Northeast region. Allowing for even greater accessibility to the Farnsworth Avenue corridor, the site could test up to 1,000 people per day at peak capacity.

“Our goal is to make testing more readily available and easier to access,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Testing is essential to identifying the prevalence of virus circulating in our communities. Through widespread testing, we can make science-based decisions that will help us safely reopen the state.”

Ten community-based testing sites are open daily throughout Illinois, providing an average of 25,000 free tests throughout the state. To date, more than 5.5 million COVID-19 tests have been reported in Illinois.

Mayor Irvin plans for the new site to not only serve as a testing center for the region but also a vaccination center in the future.

“As we all continue to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, we know the next critical step is finding and administering a vaccine,” Irvin said. “With the newly relocated site, Aurora stands at the ready to do both,"
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Armed Robbery in Naperville yesterday. Details below. Please contact NPD with any information.PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police Respond to Report of Robbery on East Bailey Road

At approximately 7:29 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2020, Naperville Police officers responded to the 100 block of East Bailey Road for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim was a pizza delivery driver and had just completed his delivery in the area.

It was reported that the suspect approached the victim, implied he had a gun, and stole and undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from him.

The offender is described as follows:

Male black, early 20’s, 5’9”-5’10”, athletic build, short braids, missing front left tooth, dark hoodie, dark jeans and gym shoes.

The offender was last seen leaving the area on foot through the parking lot.

If anyone has information regarding this crime, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.
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Armed Robbery in Naperville yesterday. Details below. Please contact NPD with any information.

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Terrible news out of Aurora tonight.#APDNewsRelease: AURORA POLICE INVESTIGATING APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE

The Aurora Police Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide on the city’s east side Monday evening.

Just before 4:30 p.m., Aurora’s 911 Telecommunications Center received a call requesting officers to check the welfare of a family member inside of an apartment in the 1600 block of McClure Road. They told officers that they had been trying to get in touch with an adult female who resides at the residence all day without any response.

Officers responded to the condominium complex and met with the landlord who gave them access to the unit. When officers entered the unit, they found an adult male and an adult female inside deceased from gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide.

Detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence from the shooting.

As investigators began speaking to neighbors and collecting preliminary statements, they learned that a man had heard gunshots in the area at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, but the man did not call police to report them.

The Kane County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and to take possession of the deceased individuals. The coroner’s office will perform an autopsy and determine the exact cause and manner of death in the coming days.

Detectives are still investigating the incident, but preliminarily information leads them to believe that this a domestic-related incident.

If you have any information, please call the Aurora Police Department’s Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500. You can also call the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 to report information regarding the incident anonymously.

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#APDIncident: APD is currently on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in the 1600 block of McClure Ave. An investigation is underway and more details will be released shortly.
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Terrible news out of Aurora tonight.

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Naperville police investigating fatal car crash. Details below.PRESSS RELEASE: Investigation Continues into Fatal Traffic Crash on Naper Boulevard

On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at approximately 3:26 p.m., the Naperville Police Department and the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department responded to the area of Naper Boulevard south of Plank Road for the report of a vehicle crash involving injuries. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a 2008 Silver Volkswagen Rabbit, driven by a 23-year-old male out of Naperville, collided with a 28-year-old male pedestrian, from Naperville, in the southbound, curbed lane of Naper Boulevard. The initial investigation indicated that the Volkswagen struck the pedestrian, who was changing a flat tire.

The pedestrian was transported to Edward Hospital with life threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased soon after arriving at the hospital. Due to the nature of the incident, members of the Naperville Traffic Unit trained in accident investigation and reconstruction responded to the scene. Naper Boulevard was closed from Plank Road to Chicago Avenue, and traffic was rerouted until the roadway was reopened at approximately 7:16 p.m.

The crash investigation is still on-going. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5477.
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