Monday, April 1, 2013
The lawyer for a former Plainfield North physical education teacher says she is ready to plead guilty next month.
More than two years after she was allegedly caught in a parked car with a teenage boy she'd just had sex with, a former Plainfield North High School teacher will plead guilty, her attorney said Monday. Ashley Blumenshine, 29, was arrested in January 2011 after Plainfield police caught her in the parking lot of the Kohl's on Route 59 with a 16-year-old Plainfield North student. Both Blumenshine and the teen reportedly admitted to the police that they had just had sex and were involved in an ongoing sexual relationship. Blumenshine has been free on bond since the day after her arrest. On Monday morning, her attorney, George Lenard, told Will County Judge Edward Burmila that Blumenshine is ready to make a deal. Blumenshine will be back in …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Bolingbrook’s Adam Dvirgilio earned medalist honors with with a 44.
Andrew High School’s boys golf team was led by Alex Legried and Paul Schouten, each with a 47, as the Thunderbolts defeated Bolingbrook High School 193-201 at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Andrew’s Kevin Kasprzyk shot a 49 and Cody Sabo added a 50 on the par-37 front nine. Bolingbrook’s Adam Dvirgilio earned medalist honors with with a 44.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Cameron Burnett and Josh Little both accept full scholarships from Ashford University, an NAIA school in Clinton, Iowa.
A pair of Bolingbrook High School boys basketball players verbally committed to play for Ashford University Thursday, said BHS coach Rob Brost. Cameron Burnett and Josh Little both accepted full scholarships from the NAIA school in Clinton, Iowa. Burnett, a 5-foot-7 point guard, and Little, a 6-foot-3 forward, will undoubtedly play a vital role in this year's Raider team, Brost said. With their future now decided, Brost said he couldn't be happier. “This is a great fit for both of these young men," Brost said. "They were on campus last week and decided that Ashford is where they wanted to be. I am thrilled for both of these student-athletes. They have and will continue to represent Bolingbrook High School in a positive light.” Ashford is …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Junior figures to play key role for 2011 Raiders football team.
Bolingbrook High School football coaches have been touting Aaron Bailey as a special talent for more than a year. College recruiters have apparently taken notice. Bailey, the 6-foot-2-inch 200-pound junior quarterback who helped lead the Raiders to a 5-5 season last year, is already starting to get college scholarship offers from some of the NCAA's biggest names. According to the Bolingbrook Raider Football Facebook page, Bailey picked up offers from Colorado State, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Purdue over the summer. After a torrid start to the season, Bailey was injured in Bolingbrook's 32-20 victory over Joliet West in the Raiders' fifth game of the 2010 campaign. Bailey, who's father played in the NFL…
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday marked graduation BHS' Class of 2011.
More than 800 graduating seniors bid farewell to Bolingbrook High School on Sunday afternoon as the high school held its graduation ceremony in the school's gymnasium. Have some photos of BHS graduation? Add them to our gallery or send them to email@example.com and we'll post them for you! And we'd be remiss if we didn't send our sincerest well wishes and congratulations to all the seniors that graduated this year.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Each week, we highlight some of the brightest kids our community has to offer.
Each week, Bolingbrook Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Brian Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the following information included below. And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kid is... Thanks to a partnership with Nancy's Pizza, each Weekly Whiz Kid will receive a certificate good for for one free slice of pizza at the restaurant's Bolingbrook or Naperville location. Weekly Whiz Kids may redeem their free slice of…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Moms Talk Q&A is a new forum for mothers (and parents, in general) to get together and discuss some of the most important issues facing you and your children.
Bolingbrook Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Bolingbrook. Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions. Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation. Mom Council members: Kim Garth, Donna Graham, Sherry Jones, Heather Niles and Kelly Yap. Today's topic: This weekend, hundreds of Bolingbrook High …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Start your morning off right and read Bolingbrook Patch's The Daily Dose.
Welcome to The Daily Dose, Bolingbrook Patch's attempt to equate itself to your morning cup of coffee. Recently we unveiled The Daily Dose, version 3.0! This new version is more efficient on how you navigate and read Bolingbrook Patch. We hope you'll make The Daily Dose part of your daily routine. And we'd love to hear from you on how we can make The Daily Dose a more integral part of your morning. Any suggestions can be sent to Local Editor Brian Feldt at email@example.com. Question of the Day Do you think Bolingbrook is an expensive place to live? Bolingbrook Road Report Featured Reader Comment "I guess I am not the only one who gets the worst reception inside my own house in BB." Russ Fletcher commenting on Verizon Customers Could Get …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
District’s future assistant curriculum superintendent for grades 6-12 briefs Valley View board members on first change since 1997.
In 1997 most of us had dial-up Internet, Bill Clinton was beginning his second term in the White House and James Cameron’s Titanic was raking in more money than any other film in history. Things certainly change and educating children is no different. That’s why a group of 43 states, including Illinois, is adopting new standards for what students are taught, how they are taught and how teaching efforts are evaluated. The last set of public school standards were drafted in 1997. Since then, how and what students are taught has shifted toward a global economy and critical thinking. On Monday, Rachel Kinder, the district’s future assistant superintendent for curriculum grades 6-12, briefed the Valley View School Board on those new standards—…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
District heavyweights collide as Bolingbrook (22-2) and Romeoville (21-6) face each other with a regional championship at stake.
It's apparent that both David and Goliath reside in the Valley View School District. The Bolingbrook Lady Raiders (22-2) and Romeoville Spartans (21-6) will square off at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Plainfield East High School with bragging rights—and a regional title—on the line. "We know the pressure's going to come from Bolingbrook and it's not going to let up," Romeoville coach Julio Carrasco said after Tuesday night's win against Lockport. "They're unbelieveable and we're going to have to see what we do." Carrasco's team felt a certain amount of pressure Tuesday as it faced quite a challenge from Lockport. Romeoville jumped out to an early lead, but the Porters shot their way back into the contest thanks in part to Gintare Surdokaite's …