Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Blogging for Patch is quick, easy and fun.
Are you a fan of frogs and snails and puppy-dogs' tails? Bolingbrook Patch is now looking for pet bloggers. Anyone may apply. Parents, grandparents, teens—here’s a chance to share your voice. Don't be shy! Get in touch with us about your blog idea. We want to hear what you have to say. To pitch a blog idea to Bolingbrook Patch, email Editor Erin Sauder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Patch bloggers are not paid and they own the content they produce. So if you are already blogging and want to share with our readers, too, let us know. This is a chance to share your expertise and opinions with a wider audience!
Monday, January 23, 2012
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured right here on Bolingbrook Patch.
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:
Sunday, January 22, 2012
It's always good to be caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened this week.
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Statehouse News that were written by various Illinois Statehouse News reporters. IL lawmakers set to push for school vouchers, again Riding the wave of a victory in school reform last year, education activists are gearing up for another push this spring, this time for school vouchers. Through vouchers, tax dollars are used to help pay for tuition at private schools. Although attempts at instituting a voucher program have been made, the idea has yet to achieve enough support to make it out of the General Assembly. Past plans in Illinois have targeted vouchers at children enrolled in underperforming schools and those who live in economically depressed areas …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Each week we nominate a new restaurant for you to review. That's right, you're the local expert.
When it comes to restaurants, Bolingbrook has it covered. We have some great local places that many would consider community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets. But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. That's where you come in. We're not egotistical enough to tell you what restaurants you do and don't like. It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark. That's why we run The Friday Food Critic, where each week, we put a different restaurant on the chopping block. You tell us how you feel about it, what dishes are good, who …
School district plans to observe “No Name Calling Week” during the last week of this month.
Friday, January 20, 2012
As Valley View School District 365U continues to fine tune the details of what will eventually become a community-wide effort to reduce incidents of bullying, schools throughout the district are making plans to observe “No Name Calling Week” the last week of this month. The week is designed to call attention to the negative impact of bullying on students. Among activities scheduled is a 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 Parent Resource Night gathering at Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville focusing on recognizing the warning signs of bullying and what parents can do to help combat the dangerous behavior. In Bolingbrook, Pioneer Elementary Schoolstudents will create posters with poetry, sayings, or drawings reflecting their desire for a safe school …
Bolingbrook police reports, Jan. 10-11.
Wednesday, Jan. 11 Theft Police were called to the 200 block of Weber Road for the report of a theft. The victim was distracted while shopping and a subject took a wallet from the victim’s purse between 12:15 p.m. and 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 Car burglary A small heater, speaker box and DVDs were taken from a car parked on the 200 block of Bedford Road between 4 p.m. and 9:21 p.m. Stolen bicycle A red racing bicycle was taken from outside a store on the 100 block of North Bolingbrook Drive while the victim was shopping. Loss valued at $200. Retail theft Emily Field, 27, of the 2400 block of Flambeau Drive in Naperville, was charged with retail theft at a business on the 1100 block of West Boughton Road at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The cost of mailing a letter first class will rise to 45 cents this weekend.
If you’ve got a book of 44-cent stamps, you’ll want to use them soon. After two-and-a-half years of steady prices, the cost of mailing a letter first class is set to increase Sunday to 45 cents. Forever stamps purchased before the 1-cent rate hike will still be valid after the weekend. If you have leftover 44-cent stamps, you can purchase a book of 1-cent stamps to make up the difference. Other mail rates are rising as well. Postcard stamps will jump in price to 32 cents from 29 cents. Mail to Mexico and Canada will cost 85 cents per stamp, up 5 cents. Other international mail will see the biggest hike: It will now cost $1.05 to send letters abroad, up from 98 cents. The price increase comes in the midst of significant financial troubles …
Three to five inches of snow, dangerous wind chills predicted for Friday.
More cold, snowy weather is headed Bolingbrook's way, according to the National Weather Service, which is predicting between 3 to 5 inches of snow before the weekend begins. Tonight's temperatures, according to the weather service, could feature wind chill values as low as 3-below-zero. Here's a brief look at the forecast over the next several days: Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm. Friday: Snow. High near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Calm wind becoming east southeast between 5 and 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Friday Night: Snow likely, …
Most foreclosed on homes are on Bolingbrook's east side of town, report shows.
New foreclosure filings are down slightly in Bolingbrook compared to last year, according to a California-based real estate tracking company. RealtyTrac data shows that last month, 132 properties in Bolingbrook received foreclosure filings, compared with 93 in May 2011. Most of those foreclosed on homes are on the village's east side of town, where 106 foreclosure properties are listed compared to 26 on Bolingbrook's west side of town. And, countywide, the number of filings has plummeted even more since the height of the foreclosure crisis. According to the Herald-News, the number of Will County foreclosures dropped 33 percent in 2011, compared to the 2010 high of 11,027. Last year, there were 7,387 foreclosures countywide. New …
New book drop will help accomodate those living on the west side of Bolingbrook.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Fountaindale Public Library announced that a new west side book drop has been installed at the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage, located at 180 N. Weber Road, across from the Meijer. “This book drop will help us accommodate the busy lives of our patrons,” said Paul Mills, executive director of the Fountaindale Public Library. “While they are out shopping or running errands, our patrons can drop their materials off at this external location. The library’s Bookmobile now makes a stop at the church two nights a week, so it was a natural location to place a remote book drop. The First Presbyterian Church has been a wonderful partner to work with in bringing library services closer to our patrons on the west side of town.” Patrons can …