NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) — Naperville is considering a mandate to make masks mandatory in public places to fight rising COVID-19 cases.

Naperville resident Ken Jacobs says a local citywide mask mandate is just a bad idea for the town he calls home.

“This is Naperville. You walk down the street, people are going to wear a mask just out of courtesy,” Jacobs said. “A mandate on top of it I think is maybe kind of frivolous. I’d rather see signs and reminders, and maybe some free masks out here.”

His objections come as city officials in the western suburb look to respond to a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in Illinois by considering whether to localize the state’s existing mask mandate.

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