Week in Review: Fake Bomb Threat, Murder Plea and Police Brutality
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured right here on Bolingbrook Patch.
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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the last few days:
- A federal lawsuit filed by a former Bolingbrook resident against the village and four of its police officers alleges the officers used excessive force during a false arrest in 2009.
- A bomb threat to Walgreens, located at 680 E. Boughton Rd., forced customers and employees to evacuate the building for a brief period of time.
- Patricia DeBusk Mack, a 48-yea-old Bolingbrook woman died after a car crash in Shabbona.
- Marco Rodriguez, 33, of Bolingbrook, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder after prosecutors said he attacked Roberto Cortez with a kitchen knife in the 100 block of Campbell Drive on the morning of Dec. 26, 2009, the Herald-News reported.
- Bolingbrook High School student Angelica Payton was awarded the National Achievement Program's "Outstanding Participant" award, which is given to roughly 3,000 students nationwide.
- Bolingbrook celebrated its 46th birthday. And it was through foresight, dedication, hard work, bake sales, and White Elephant auctions that the Village of Bolingbrook rose from the muddy, unpaved streets to the community we see today.
- The Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital donated more than $1,500 in supplies to Hubert Humphrey Middle School.
- Hospital employees also created a YouTube video to raise awareness for annual mammograms during October, the 25th annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- The woman married to Drew Peterson's Oak Brook cop son told the state police what she thought about the missing mom but did not shed any light on where she went.
- IKEA donated two Lincoln White Oaks to Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
- Bolingbrook High School freshman basketball player Prentiss Nixon, who lit it up at the Fab Frosh Camp in Atlanta this summer, recently made an unofficial trip to the University of Illinois, HoopsIllini.com reported.
- Alyssia Benford was appointed to the DuPage Township Board of Trustees.
- More than 120 golfers and 50 dinner guests helped raise more than $40,000 toward the Breast Cancer Center at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital during the hospital's golf outing.
- The Promenade's popular holiday light show, Symphony in Lights, is slated to begin Nov. 12, Promenade officials announced