On Saturday, February 29, State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) will partner with several DuPage County officials for a frank discussion on crime in DuPage communities and how public safety can be improved.
The free public event, hosted by Safe DuPage, will be moderated by Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne. In addition to Wehrli, panelists will include Lisle Mayor Chris Pecak, DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin, and Judge Jim McCluskey.
The forum will be held at 10:00 AM on February 29 in Room 321 in the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business on the campus of Benedictine University in. The building is located at 5700 College Road in Lisle.
“We are seeing an uptick in crime in DuPage County, and I am glad to have this opportunity to discuss the problem and potential solutions with community leaders,” said Wehrli. “At a time when Governor Pritzker is recommending the complete elimination of cash bail for those arrested for crimes, this forum is very timely.”
According to Wehrli, topics will include discussion on crime trends and causes, preventative measures for the public, current crime rates, and pending legislation that pertains to crime. Time will be allotted for audience questions.
“While Saturday’s event will be held in Lisle, the information is pertinent for all of DuPage County,” added Wehrli. “I invite all residents, including those from the 41st House District that I represent, to attend this forum and learn more about how we can work together to keep our communities safe.”