Weekly-Wrap Up: Downers Grove Bank Robbed at Gunpoint, Top Stories of 2012

A look back at the Downers Grove headlines, Dec. 31 - Jan. 6.

Monday, Dec. 31

The Top 12 of 2012: Downers Grove Patch's Most-Read Stories of the Year

A look back at the year that was in Downers Grove.

Downers Grove Year in Review: Local Businesses in the Spotlight

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Here are some websites and applications that may help you keep your resolutions a little longer into 2013.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Villa Park Couple Welcomes First Good Sam Baby of 2013

Jason and Heather Gonzalez welcomed baby Sofia at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Thursday, Jan. 3

United Central Bank in Downers Grove Robbed by Masked Gunman

Police are still searching for a white man wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, who allegedly robbed the bank at gunpoint around 11:09 a.m. Thursday.

April 2013 Consolidated Election: Downers Grove Voter Guide

Here's the final list of candidates who filed for village, township, park district and school boards in the April 9 election.

The Downers Grove school district joined the National PTA last month to create a winter wonderland for students in Newtown, CT.

The Grove Players, Community Adult Day Care and Senior Suburban Orchestra were each awarded grants during the foundation's Dec. 5 meeting.

Friday, Jan. 4

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Reports Busiest Flu Season Since 2009

Illinois is considered to be experiencing one of the greatest flu outbreaks in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Police: Downers Grove Teen Drove Drunk Into Woodridge Home

Police said Ryan Kujawa struck a vehicle, garage, traffic sign, street sign and two trees before overturning his car at 75th Street and Janes Avenue Dec. 21.

Think the Cost of Everything is Going Up? Add Mailing Costs to the List

While it will only cost a penny more to mail a letter, shipping is a different story.

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