Saturday, January 28, 2012
A solid warm-up before a workout can mean better results and less chance for injury
We all know it’s really cold outside this time of year. But that’s no reason to jump right into your workout cold. Get a solid warm-up before your workout and you’ll see better results and less chance for injury. Today’s exercise video is a great full body warm-up. This sequence will get the entire body moving and prepare you for the workout ahead.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Bolingbrook Patch will begin polling its readers on a weekly basis to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them.
Last week, Rick Perry ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and said he is endoring Newt Gingrich. The Florida primary will be held on Jan. 31. Illinois' primary is set for March 20. Bolingbrook Patch is polling its readers to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them. This poll will be published each week until the end of the election season. And at the end of the Illinois primary (March 20) and general election (Nov. 8), we hope these numbers will provide insight into how attitudes and ideologies shifted throughout what seems sure to be a cutthroat political atmosphere. For more on the candidates, CLICK HERE.
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
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 …
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 …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Resource Fair is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Child care will be available for $1 per child from 9 a.m. to noon.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
With more than 150 service providers from throughout Will, DuPage and Cook Counties present, the Tuesday, Feb. 21 free Community Resource Fair at the Romeoville Recreation Center promises to be an information-filled event for local residents. Sponsored annually by Plainfield Community Unit District 202 and Valley View School District 365U, the Resource Fair is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Child care will be available for $1 per child from 9 a.m. to noon. “It’s important for everyone to learn about, and understand, the great services this area offers,” said Plainfield High School Central Campus social worker Alan Bank, one of the Fair’s co-chairs. “Whether it’s health issues or financial issues or summer fun, there will be people at this …
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 …
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, …