Weekly-Wrap Up: Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Thefts, Patch Maps Coyote Sightings

A look back at the Downers Grove headlines, Oct. 8-14.

Monday, Oct. 8

Chicago Marathon: 119 Downers Grove Residents Cross the Finish Line

Participants successfully completed 26.2 miles Sunday at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Man Pretends to Carry Gun to Avoid Fight: Police Blotter

Downers Grove police reports, Sept. 27-29.

Inside the $2 Million Home on Meadow Lane

Every week Downers Grove Patch profiles a luxury home for sale in town.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Four Downers Grove South Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

South High students Emma Chaplin, Marjorie Fera, Ammar Kalimullah and Samarth Malhotra each earned a composite score of 36 on their ACT tests as juniors earlier this year.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Downers Grove Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Thefts

Police are searching for a woman between 55 and 65 years old who is believed to be involved in several thefts and related crimes in Downers Grove.

Parking and traffic changes are on tap as a result of construction at Downers Grove South and the Belmont Road Underpass, as well as the Downtown Parking Study.

Police Department Moves Heroin Forum to Downers Grove North

The department will hold a community panel discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 25 to address the growing problem of heroin addiction in Downers Grove.

DuPage County Sets Early Voting Sites for Nov. 6 General Election

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

The public is invited to a showing of "Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Downers Grove South High School.

Downers Grove police reports, Oct. 2.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Coyotes Spotted in Downers Grove: Where You've Seen Them

We compiled a map of recent coyote sightings in town. Here's what you need to know about the elusive animals.

DuPage Launches Countywide Emergency Dispatch System

The DuPage Radio System will allow all DuPage police, fire and emergency personnel to communicate with new technology.

Friday, Oct. 12

UPDATE: Missing Good Sam Patient Found Safe in Downers Grove

Michael E. Emery, 25, who left Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital on foot around 1:18 a.m. Friday, was located near 41st Street and Fairview Avenue around 3 p.m., police said.

A panel of experts gathered in Woodridge on Wednesday to talk about potential fixes for Illinois' pension woes.

Hundreds Join Downers Grove Firefighters for 'Night at the Firehouse'

The fire department hosted an open house Wednesday night to celebrate Fire Prevention Week. Activities will conclude Friday with the Silent Parade to honor fallen firefighters.

Saturday, Oct. 13

State and local officials will celebrate the completion of the $60 million Belmont Road underpass project with a ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Football: Hinsdale Central Defense Comes Up Big in Win at Downers North

For the second straight week, a Red Devils opponent went for a game-winning two point conversion late, but Friday the Hinsdale Central defense stepped up.

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