Weekly-Wrap Up: Man Denies Soliciting Downers Grove Teen, Village Annouces ComEd Meeting
A look back at the Downers Grove headlines, Sept. 3-9.
Monday, Sept. 3
Laura Neiberg, vice president of ancillary services and community health at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, was named the winner of the 2012 Enterprise Award.
Comcast offers low-cost monthly Internet access and a computer for under $150 to families with children enrolled in a free or reduced-price lunch program.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Cindy Johnson is one of three finalists eligible to win a one-week loan of an all-new vehicle, a full tank of gas and $500 in gift cards through the "Our Town, Our Heroes" program. Voting is open online through Sept. 18.
Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County's high-profile court cases.
Kara Kastenholz and Kaitlyn Lapen, both members of Girl Scout Troop 50653, received Girl Scout Gold Awards after completing a complex series of requirements, including the implementation of a significant community service project.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Two former DuPage County Forest Preserve District employees are charged with plans to bilk a government entity of more than $100,000.
Officials across the state are encouraging residents to create emergency response plans as part of National Preparedness Month
Thursday, Sept. 6
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Park District Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road, to discuss the need for improvements to the reliability of electricity service within the village.
The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics is in the running for $250,000 in the Chase Community Giving program, but they need your Facebook votes to take the top prize.
The Tollway announced Thursday that it will begin filing lawsuits against chronic toll violators in order to recover more than $300 million in unpaid tolls and initial fines.
Friday, Sept. 7
Allison Smolinski, 23, will return to prison for charges related to a January crash into a Wheaton home, injuring one, the Naperville Sun reports.
The school board has begun discussing the need for several facility upgrades, including the roof at Longfellow Center and the overcrowding issues at Lester and Pierce Downer.
Twenty homeless students received brand new backpacks at the beginning of the school year thanks to a generous donation from the Roadrunners youth soccer club.
Providence Catholic stomps St. Laurence, Wheaton North tops Naperville North and more scores. Get all of the high school football scores this weekend on Patch.
Saturday, Sept. 8
The number of cases of West Nile virus continue to rise and more cases are expected to be confirmed, according to the DuPage County Health Department.
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