Remembering Hunter Himes, DGN Alum Heads to Presidential Inauguration: Weekly Wrap-Up
A look back at the Downers Grove headlines, Jan. 14-20.
Monday, Jan. 14
Services will be held Tuesday and Wednesday for Himes, a Downers Grove teen who died Sunday from injuries sustained during a bicycle accident in Darien.
Terra Ihde gives an intimate look into how life has changed since her 14-year-old son, Hunter Himes, was critically injured in a February car accident. Hunter died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
Teresa's Boutique owner Teresa Lester says she hopes to attract women and couples with her selection of lingerie and adult novelties.
Downers Grove police reports, Jan. 11.
Several schools in Grade School District 58 recently held fundraisers to aid American Red Cross relief efforts.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Yashesh Desai, 22, was found not guilty of the August 2011 murder of his father by reason of insanity.
The ensemble will participate it the eighth annual Swing Central Jazz High School Jazz Band Competition and Workshop in Savannah, GA, in March.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
A “One School, One Book” reading program, iPads and a middle school initiative called "Rachel’s Challenge" were among the nearly two dozen grant requests funded by the foundation for 2012-13.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Incumbent Board President Bill White announced Thursday that he has filed paperwork to formally remove his name from the April 9 consolidated election ballot.
A forum will be held with Downers Grove police and fire officials Feb. 6 to discuss extra security measures implemented after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
No criminal charges will be filed in the death of 15-year-old Hunter Himes, who died Sunday from brain injuries sustained when his bicycle was hit by a car in Darien.
The 38 detached, single-family homes sold in Downers Grove during November 2012 represented a 137.5 percent increase over November 2011, the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors reports.
Peter Freischlag will be recognized later this month by the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association.
Friday, Jan. 18
Darien Native Mariah Pulice touched judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj with her beautiful voice and moving story.
Technical Sgt. Kristin A. King, the principal clarinetist in the U.S. Air Force Concert Band, will march in the inaugural parade and play the first dance of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday.
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