Week in Review: Threat Heightens School Security, Fatal Accident and More

Patch recaps top headlines from the week of Dec. 12-16.

Wheaton North High School was under heightened security Friday after a threatening note was found written on a student bathroom wall. The note was the second found this week, according to District 200 spokeswoman Erica Loiacono. The nature of the threat has not been disclosed. Police are following a lead to identify who is responsible, Loiacono said.

Shawn Somerville, 49 of Wheaton was killed Friday morning after he was hit by a car near the intersection of Geneva Road and Knollwood Drive around 12:15 a.m, according to a press release from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin is accepting applications after former board member Debra Olson's resignation Dec. 15.

Patch's Deck the House contest is underway and the winner's local school district will win $100,000.


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