- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A sculpture of the crime-solving comic strip character Dick Tracy has been moved back outdoors in downtown Naperville, a Chicago suburb.

The Naperville Sun reports (https://trib.in/2gnKRKj ) that a crane placed the 9-foot-tall bronze statue Thursday morning on land between the Naperville Township building and the DuPage River.

River flooding often has left parts of the statue underwater.

The newspaper says the statue had been in a warehouse after being removed from its original location on the south bank of the river in the Naperville Riverwalk to protect it from Water Street District construction.

Naperville resident Dick Locher was a Dick Tracy comic-strip artist. He collaborated with Don Reed on the sculpture.

It will be enclosed in a wooden box as crews install a brick plaza behind the township offices.

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Information from: Naperville Sun, https://napervillesun.chicagotribune.com/

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