Sunday, November 11, 2012
Harley, a 4-year-old black labrador retriever, is available for adoption from Humane Haven Animal Shelter in Bolingbrook.
Name: Harley Breed: Black Labrador Retriever Sex: Male Age: 4.5 years Kids: Children need to be 7 and up. Personality: He is 78 pounds of energy and sweetness who loves to be around people and snuggle. He'll offer you a paw (or two) in exchange for a pet on the head, a toy, or of course, a treat! For exercise, he loves his daily walks, play and training time. He will be a very loyal companion and a great family dog. More info: In his current foster home, he is crate trained, and has good home manners. For his safety, a fenced-in yard is required. He will also be required to attend obedience training to get even better manners and gain more confidence with his new family. He is up-to-date with shots and is neutered. Interested? …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Men from Lemont, Joliet, New Lenox and Orland Hills were among 43 charged in state and federal drug trafficking investigations that targeted distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana in Chicago and the south suburbs.
Men from Lemont, Joliet, New Lenox and Orland Hills are among 43 suspected members or associates of the Latin Kings gang charged Sept. 13 in relation to a two-year-old federal narcotics investigation initiated by the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad together with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Those charged for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking included residents of Joliet, Lemont, Orland Hills, Chicago, Burbank, South Holland, Berwyn, Cicero and Summit along with one from St. Paul, MN, and another from Mexico. Police say the gang was operating in Chicago and numerous south suburbs, including Bolingbrook, Lemont, Brookfield, Joliet, New Lenox and Orland Hills. New Lenox resident Andres Garcia, …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Officials of the Illinois American Water and the Northern Will County Water Agency clashed, again, at a meeting of the water agency Monday.
illinois American Water vs. the Northern Will County Water Agency. The two sides clashed, again, at a Northern Will County Water Agency meeting Monday. Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley asked those with a tie to IAW in the audience to identify themselves. He cut off an IAW rep during the "Questions from the Public" section, saying "this was not a commercial" and "we've heard this all before." Both sides accused the other of misinforming the public. Bolingbrook Mayor Claar said the IAW had been furthering its "lies" and "falsehoods" for years. Prior to the meeting, IAW distributed flyers urging residents in Homer Glen to attend the meeting to "ask for answers." The IAW said the water agency would more likely raise water rates than lower them and …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Last year's event brought more than 15,000 attendees.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a skydiver! All three will be in the sky this weekend during the 13th annual Cavalcade of Planes at Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport. Attendees can catch a glimpse of the action from the ground during the family-friendly event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More than 15,000 people attended last year, said Bolingbrook Trustee Mike Lawler, also a coordinator of the event. “Last year was the largest crowd ever,” he said. “The event has grown in popularity each year. (This year) with good weather, we expect a few thousand more.” During the Cavalcade of Planes, pilots will show off their planes, and representatives from a variety of airplane manufacturers will showcase the…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Intersections in Naperville, Bolingbrook among municipalities with most crashes in 2010.
The Chicago Sun-Times on Monday released the 20 worst intersection in Chicagoland based on the number of crashes in 2010. Though none were in Woodridge, two were close by. Ogden Avenue and Route 59 in Naperville was named the fifth worst, with 48 crashes in 2010. Bolingbrook Drive at the I-55 southbound ramp was 12th with 45 crashes. See the full list below and read more at Chicago Sun-Times.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. What did you think?
Now's not the time to awkwardly deny you watch Lifetime movies, not when the channel's most recent flick was about Bolingbrook's own, Drew Peterson. Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. The film stars Rob Lowe as Peterson, the disgraced ex-Bolingbrook cop who is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004. The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson. Patch movie critic Dave Wilson said the movie "remains true to the real-life saga, which is a relief." He goes on: After all, you can’t get much weirder than what we can only imagine really happened to Drew’s third and fourth wives. Rob …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Vote for your favorite prep sports athlete in the southwest suburbs or write in an athlete you think deserves recognition.
Be heard by picking our Patch Athlete of the Week of the southwest for the week ending Jan. 8. Vote for one of the following (or write in your own candidate in the comments): Bolingbrook High School: Alec Boyd, senior guard on the boys basketball team. Boyd scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter during an overtime victory over Glenbard West. The loss was Glenbard West's first of the season. Boyd scored four quick points to spark an 8-0 run that forced overtime. He also made all four free throws in OT to help clinch the win. Boyd finished the game with 13 points total. Downers Grove South: Jerron Wilbut, who earned all-tournament honors at the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament. He averaged 19 pts. per game. Wilbut started Monday's game…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Your vote could help make a world of difference for students in Bolingbrook's Valley View School District.
It was Benjamin Franklin who once said, "If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately." I know you're not from Bolingbrook, but Bolingbrook sure needs your help. The Frohns, longtime residents of Bolingbrook, are among 24 national finalists for Patch's Deck the House contest. What's at stake? A lot, actually. If the Frohns receive the most votes by Sunday, Jan. 8, the Valley View School District will get $100,000 for local students. Now we know your kids don't attend any of Valley View's schools. But the Frohns are the only Illinois candidate. And during these cash-strapped times we live in, anyone can realize the enormous effect $100,000 can have on a child's education. Please take a moment to vote for the Frohns and help…
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Frohns could win $100,000 for Valley View schools.
Jack and Laura Frohn could be giving one heck of a late Christmas present to the Valley View School District this holiday season. The Bolingbrook couple is one of 24 finalists for Patch's nationwide Deck the House contest. If they win—and their success depends the number of votes they get—the village's public schools will be in line for a $100,000 prize! Patch.com launched the nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities on Dec. 8. Each finalist has already secured $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. The Grand Prize Winner will be determined by your votes, and the public schools in the winner's town will receive $100,000! So vote once a day, every day though Jan. 8 for your favorite entry…
Help out the environment and recycle your holiday trees or lights by following these easy tips.
The holidays are officially over and as the new year begins, residents across Bolingbrook are taking down their festive decorations. Each year, millions of trees and lights are sent to landfills when they could be recycled. Here are a few ways to make your holiday trees and lights keep on giving. To recycle live holiday trees: To recycle artificial holiday trees: String lights: