Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around Bolingbrook? Not to worry. Patch has your back.
In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the last few days:
- A Bolingbrook man was killed in a car accident after he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle at the intersection of Beaconridge Drive and Route 53.
- The village trustees voted to proceed with a lawsuit against Illinois American Water. Mayor Roger Claar said the suit involves breach of contract, particularly with the "service they are providing and how it is charged."
- A 61-year-old Bolingbrook man successfully completed the Chicago Marathon. He was the oldest competitor to represent the village.
- The Bolingbrook Police Department issued an alert notifying the public of a string of burglaries targeting senior citizens.
- Facing a projected $9.77 million budget deficit, the Valley View School District took steps to track down delinquent parents. The district's board voted to pay a collections agency $77,500 to go after unpaid fees, which officials said could include more than 10,000 delinquent accounts.
- The Will County Board's finance committee scheduled a hearing for Oct. 27 for members of the public to discuss, analyze and ask questions about the $173 million proposed budget.
- Bolingbrook High School golfer David Cooke finished in a three-way tie for sixth place at the IHSA boys golf state championship tournament.
- The Bolingbrook High School football team dropped a few notches in Patch's weekly power rankings.
- The Raiders football team then failed to qualify for the playoffs in a 25-7 loss to Sandburg. Bolingbrook now has one more chance to secure a postseason spot.
- A local ghost hunter talked about her experiences with the spirits.
- It had been 14 months since construction began on the new Fountaindale Public Library and more than two years since voters passed the referendum that allowed the district to forge ahead with the new building. As of Saturday, the drywall was up and paint was on the walls, when the library's board of trustees took a tour of the new facility.
- Our weekly health columnist explained how you can lose weight in your sleep. Getting enough sleep, typically seven to nine hours each night, contributes to helping your body rebuild itself and get stronger, he said.
- Sharri Grise, a pumpkin carver extraordinaire, showed off her skills and gave readers an introduction into carving for the Halloween season.