Should Cherryvale Mall Institute A Similar Policy Fox Valley Mall In Aurora Just Did?
Big changes are coming to the Fox Valley Mall in Aurora. It doesn't involve any shops, but does involve a new policy targeting kids.
As we talked about last week, the day after Christmas was a bad day for the folks at the Fox Valley Mall in Aurora. There was a huge brawl that took place inside the mall, which was captured on video here.
Since then, the mall has taken measures to make sure that never happens again. As of yesterday a new policy was instituted. It is called the v or PEP. Here is what the mall's website says:
"We welcome all ages to Fox Valley Mall, however, on designated days or days with anticipated high volume customer traffic, the mall may institute a Parental Escort Policy (PEP) for guests under the age of 18. This policy will be implemented on 1/2/17 from 4pm – 9pm."
It does go on to say that adults and people between the ages of 18 and 25 will be required to show some sort of identification to prove their age.
Now, you are thinking a college or high school ID would work? Guess again. It has to be a state issued ID that a person has to carry around.
A similar policy has been in effect at a mall in Bloomington. Eastland Mall has not allowed kids under the age of 18 from 6 PM till close for a while now.
With all the violence that has been happening around the Rockford area, should Cherryvale Mall also go the route of Aurora and not allow kids under the age of 18 without an adult? We want to know what you think.