Excerpts from nctv17.com:

The cities of Naperville and Aurora were recently awarded a nearly $1.4 million grant, the largest in the state, to prepare for possible terror attacks by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The cities will use the funds for training on how to respond in the case of a complex coordinated terrorist attack such as those that occurred in Paris and Boston. They will be conducting exercises, including full-scale simulated attacks, to hone their skills.

Emergency managers from both cities said the grant will not only prepare for terrorist attacks, but also will improve response to other events.

The grant will be disbursed over a three-year period.

thanks Dan