Naperville Now 02-08-19

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NPD Dashcam Footage

The Naperville Police Department has released dashcam footage of the January 23 incident, in which an officer shot a man pointed a gun at a group of officers. The incident occured at a strip mall on the 1200 block of west Ogden Avenue. Police Chief Bob Marshall introduces the video, cautioning that it may be difficult to watch. The footage contains video shot from two different police vehicles. Viewer discretion is advised but the video can be viewed in full on the NPD’s YouTube channel.


Large Event Payment Changes

The liquor code rule requiring ticket sales at large scale events in town has changed to allow for other forms of non-cash payment. Modernized options like RFID wristbands have created new possibilities for large events. Last year, Ribest tried out the RFID wristbands with up to 20 percent of guests using them. The change in the liquor code applies to events of 2000 people or more and any new non-cash system will have to be approved before application.


Valentine’s Day Balloons

This Valentine’s Day you can lift seniors’ spirits with the simple gift of a balloon. The DuPage Care Center is asking the public to consider a $3 donation, which would allow them to buy a heart shaped balloon for one of the residents, delivered on Valentine’s Day. Last year, more than 800 balloons were purchased to fill the center’s halls. You can donate through February 13 at the DuPage Care Center Foundation website.


Astronaut Coming to COD

Astronaut and retired Navy Captain Mark Kelly is coming to College of DuPage on February 19. The best-selling author will speak about his extensive career and share some of his experiences as an astronaut. Tickets for the 4 p.m. event are available on the COD website.