Wednesday, August 10, 2011
We asked readers to vote on a name for Woodridge's fake alligator.
After almost a week of voting and a close head-to-head final round between AlliFaker and Shoes, the name of Woodridge's fake gator, as voted on by you is: Congratulations to Lemont Patch Local Editor Amanda Luevano, who dreamed up the name after learning the alligator was, indeed, a fake placed by the bridge in Summerhill Park. Thank you for all of your votes! Here's the breakdown: AlliFaker: 12 (6 from the site, 6 from Facebook) Shoes: 8 (8 from the site)
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We need your votes! Help us decide what the name of Woodridge's infamous, fake, alligator will be.
We asked for your votes for the name of Woodridge's fake alligator, and it's come down to a tie. Both AlliFaker and Shoes garnered four votes. We need you to tell us which should be the winner. The person who suggested each name will receive a $20 gift card to the Woodridge business of her choice. So, AlliFaker? Or Shoes? Vote in the comment section of this article or on Facebook and Twitter. Voting ends Wednesday at 5 p.m. Good luck to both! Here's how the votes broke down: Read more about Woodridge's alligator here.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Catching up on the week's news? Here are our top five stories from the last week.
Catching up on the week's news in Woodridge? Here are the five stories that garnered the most interest from our readers in the past week.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Vote for your favorite name. The winner gets a $20 gift card!
The contest is now open. Vote for your favorite name for Woodridge's fake gator. The winner gets a $20 gift card to a Woodridge business. To vote, just type your favorite gator name into the comment section. You can also vote on Facebook and Twitter by tagging @PatchWoodridge on Twitter or writing on our Facebook page at facebook.com/WoodridgePatch. Voting will open until 5 p.m. Friday. We'll announce the winner Monday! Here are your options (in alphabetical order):
The Woodridge Police Department used reverse 911 to notify certain residents near Summerhill Park July 27 of an alligator spotted in the area.
After an alligator was sighted in Summerhill Park July 27, police sent out an alert to nearby residents via Reverse 911. But some residents near the park have questioned the system used to do so and how it was decided which homes should be contacted and which should not. The alligator turned out to be fake, turned into the police department on Sunday. However, at the time of the alert, the alligator was believed to be real and moving through the area. The Woodridge Police Department activated the automatic call system, telling residents the alligator had been spotted but not yet caught. While some residents near the park received notice, others did not, according to Woodridge Resident Debbie Howe. Her neighbor received a call. She did …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The alligator spotted by a jogger on Wednesday was not a real alligator but one made of synthetic material.
The gator who caught Woodridge's attention last week was not real but a fake, according to Woodridge police. A jogger spotted an alligator, said to be about two feet in length, early Wednesday morning in Summerhill Park. Police searched the area and alerted residents through Reverse 911. The Woodridge Park District was alerted to the gater spotting on Friday and conducted its own search that afternoon. Neither police nor the park district could find the critter, which officials guessed had already moved on from the area. The fake alligator was spotted by a resident Sunday, who bravely appraoched the faux-gator, put it in a box and brought it to police. Woodridge Patch will post a photo of the gator later this afternoon.
We know you're busy. Catch up on the top news in Woodridge from the last week.
Woodridge was the site of both a gator sighting and the sale of $300,000 worth of cocaine last week. Here are those and more of the top stories in Woodridge from July 25 to July 31. Gator spotted Police: Alligator Spotted in Summerhill Park $300,000 worth of cocaine seized DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Seizes $300,000 in Cocaine Following Undercover Investigation Woodridge man dies in motorcycle accident Investigation Continues into Tuesday's Fatal Motorcycle Crash Village board discusses senior housing Village Board Moves Forward with Pine Ridge Senior Housing Development Village Considers 2nd Site for Senior Housing DGS alum playing pro basketball in France Mullins Lives His Pro Basketball Dream Overseas Goodwill welcomes 'American …
Suggest a name. If it gets the most votes, you win $20! (Sweet deal, right?)
Read the full story about the search for the alligator here. Yeah, yeah, the gator is fake. But our naming game will go on. Have a name you'd like to enter? Just leave it in the comment section. We'll have readers vote Tuesday. The winner gets a $20 gift card. Here are the names already suggested for the gator: From Facebook: Kevin Murphy namer it 'Global Warming'. This is prooof were heating up.. LOL Yvette Davis Garro shoes Kevin Christman Woody Laura Kuhn Hobson Marilyn Redeker Patch From Twitter: @stephktussing: @PatchWoodridge #latergator because he's peaced, o'course!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Current location of reptile is not known.
Updated: 4:40 p.m. There have been no further signs of the alligator in searches by police and the Woodridge Park District, according to a park district release. "Because there is a creek that transects the park property, it is possible the small reptile has moved on," the release said. The alligator had been spotted near Prestiss Creek in the park. --- An alligator was spotted early Wednesday in Summerhill Park, according to police. The alligator is 2 feet in length, according to Gina Grady, deputy chief for the Woodridge Police Department. A jogger spotted the gator around 7 a.m Wednesday. The jogger took a photo of the alligator and sent it to his mom, said Mike Adams, executive director of the Woodridge Park District. The mother …