Weekly-Wrap Up: Heroin in Downers Grove, Boy Scout Perversion Files

A look back at the Downers Grove headlines, Oct. 22-28.

Monday, Oct. 22

Downers Grove Police Still Searching for Man Who Attempted to Lure Teen to His SUV

Police released a sketch Thursday of a Hispanic man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, who allegedly tried to lure a 15-year-old girl to his vehicle while she was walking to school.

Man Charged With Stabbing Mother Deemed Fit to Stand Trial: Court Watch

Patch recaps news from high-profile court cases in DuPage and Kane counties.

Early Voting Begins Monday for Nov. 6 General Election

Downers Grove Village Hall is one of 12 sites designated for early voting Oct. 22 through Nov. 3.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Downers Grove Man's Love of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Inspires Live-Action Short Film

Northern Illinois alum Taylor Jacobs is the writer and star of "Reaching Autumn," a film that explores what would happen if the comic strip's characters reunited as adults.

Inside the 'Perversion Files' of the Illinois Boy Scouts

Scouts were stripped naked and rubbed with ice cubes, forced to have oral sex with their troop leaders and molested on camping trips. These and other sex crimes are detailed in files the Boy Scouts of America kept secret for decades.

Police: Downers Grove Woman Lost $13K in Lottery Scam

The victim mailed cash and numerous checks to a foreign man last week who told her she won a $2.5 million lottery jackpot.

Neighborhood dads create a new Halloween tradition in Downers Grove.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Former Downers Grove Scoutmaster Named in Boy Scouts' Perversion Files

A 36-year-old man was expelled from the organization in 1967 after he admitted to molesting and hitting a boy during a camping trip, according to files released by the Boy Scouts of America.

Gary L. Harris, 51, of St. Charles, is facing multiple child pornography and drug charges following a search of his home last month, authorities announced Wednesday.

Downers Grove South Alumni Open Third Massage Franchise

Patch chatted with Bruce Krajewski, who now owns three Massage Envy stores in the western suburbs with his wife, Laura.

107 District 99 Students Selected to Perform at Illinois Music Educators Association Festival

Students will perform alongside the state's top high school musicians in November.

Thursday, Oct. 25

A weekend packed with Halloween activities kicks off Friday night in downtown Downers Grove.

Students at 18 schools in DuPage County participated in mock elections earlier this month. Of the 18 schools, only three voted Mitt Romney ahead of Barack Obama.

Report: Indie Director Ben Coccio in Talks for Film Adaptation of 'Downers Grove'

The movie, based on the thriller novel by Michael Hornburg, has been on hold since it was first announced by Myriad Pictures in 2010, when actresses Nikki Reed and Hayden Panettiere were attached to the film.

Friday, Oct. 26

Parents and community members joined law enforcement officials at Downers Grove North on Thursday for a public discussion on the growing problem of heroin abuse in suburban Chicago.

Halloween is a week away and we share some safety tips to make it a fun night. Find out the suggested trick-or-treating hours.

Downers Grove Sara Lee Outlet to Close Saturday

The store, located at 2223 Ogden Ave., will close its doors Saturday after 41 years in business.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Football: Downers North Upsets Top-Seeded Batavia

Reviving memories of its stunning win over Wheaton Warrenville South four years ago, Downers North drops a bombshell on the Class 7A state football playoffs with its 38-26 win over No. 1 seed Batavia Friday night.

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