Naperville Closing City Hall at Noon, Suggesting Downtown Businesses Close
(UPDATE, 3 p.m. - The Naperville Police Department continues to monitor social media and rumors of planned protests and potential criminal activity throughout the western suburbs today. We have an increased presence throughout the community and remain in close contact with other area law enforcement agencies to monitor the situation, share information and work together to maintain order and safety. Out of an abundance of caution, City officials have closed City Hall and recommended that downtown businesses close for the day, as well. Residents are asked to pay attention to their surroundings and to call 9-1-1 if they witness any criminal behavior or unusual situations. We support people’s right to assemble and peacefully protest, but we will not hesitate to arrest anyone who engages in criminal activity in our town. We will continue to update the public as necessary throughout this evolving situation. Residents are encouraged to visit the City and Police Department’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts or visit our website, www.naperville.il.us. Residents can also sign up for Naper Notify to receive alerts via email or text by visiting www.napernotify.com. )
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Naperville is closing City Hall to employees and the public at noon and suggesting that downtown Naperville businesses close, as well, due to multiple, unconfirmed reports of protests planned throughout the western suburbs. Residents are advised to avoid the downtown area and to call 9-1-1 immediately if they witness any criminal or unusual activity throughout town.
Residents are asked to look to the City of Naperville and the Naperville Police Department for credible information about this evolving situation. Updates will be posted to the City’s website (www.naperville.il.us) and official social media channels.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.