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5 Stories to Keep an Eye on in 2012

These are the stories we'll be keeping an eye on in the next year, from electricity aggregation on the March ballot to the continuing prosecution of Scott Webb.

1. The murder of Gregory Holden 

The investigation continues in the murder of a Woodridge resident in his Emerald Court apartment Dec. 8. Authorities say , peddled heroin with six others on Chicago's west side. He was indicted Dec. 6 on federal drug charges in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois. No charges have been made in relation to the homicide. 

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Webb was indicted May 23 on two counts of theft. Authorities say Webb took $30,000 from a charity benefitting the loved ones of police officers killed in the line of duty. Webb disappeared in May and was discovered in October. Webb remains in custody. 

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Woodridge residents can vote March 12 whether the village should switch energy suppliers. The switch would save residents $200 a year while small businesses could save $500 to $600 a year. Nearby towns like Darien and Lisle will have the same referendum on their March ballots. 

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The food service equipment distributor broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in October. Construction is set to be complete in summer 2012. Woodridge will be on the look-out for other businesses to fill its otherwise-empty near business park along Woodward Avenue. 

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Crews are already at work expanding a retention pond near the Village Greens Golf Course and addressing other storm sewer projects in preparation for the project. Work to widen and resurface the street will begin in the spring and continue through the rest of the year. 

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