Parking deck toilet use urged when ‘going’ downtown
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com October 12, 2012 9:42PM
Updated: November 15, 2012 6:42AM
When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go to one of downtown Naperville’s two public parking decks.
In an effort to end a surging scourge of people urinating in public, Naperville police are urging patrons of the city’s downtown to head to the toilets provided in the municipal parking decks at 75 E. Chicago Ave. and 43 W. Van Buren Ave., both just off the main drag of Washington Street.
“Between Oct. 4-8 of this year, a total of 10 visitors in the downtown area have been cited for public urination,” police Sgt. Louis Cammiso said Friday. Fines for that offensive offense range from $100 to $500, not including court costs, he said.
Police records indicated public urination tends to occur in downtown alleyways and seemingly secluded portions of parking lots and strip malls. Three people were ticketed between 2 a.m. and 11:55 p.m. Oct. 6 in separate incidents on the 0-99 block of East Chicago Avenue, records showed.
Cammiso said police “would like to remind the public a ‘Port-a-Potty’ is in place” on the ground floor of the Chicago Avenue parking deck. Public bathrooms can also be found on the ground floor of the Van Buren deck.
“On behalf of the Naperville Police Department, we welcome and encourage patronage of the city’s many businesses and sights located in the downtown area,” Cammiso said. “But we ask that everyone ‘Keep It Clean.’”