Saturday, May 19, 2012
Another Batavia police officer suspension and a controversial St. Charles development gets approval from P&D committee.
The Batavia Police Department might want to consider requiring their officers to take a driver’s ed class, as a second officer is suspended for involvement in a car crash. And one Geneva mom gets national attention from MSNBC with her blog criticizing her daughter’s school for forcing her to expose her Facebook page. What follow is a lot of discussion on just how far school officials should go and are legally entitled to go in questioning kids and checking cell phones. More news from around the ‘burbs this week: Batavia —Second Batavia Police Officer Suspended for Separate Crash — An officer was suspended for two days following his collision with a police vehicle in April. Another officer received a suspension for an unrelated crash on…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and a lot to do, with all those relatives coming over the river and through the woods. What could go wrong? Take our Patch poll.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Let's face it, moms get the brunt of Thanksgiving. While the men folk watch football and await their annual, carefully prepared sumptuous feast, moms are—still too often—the ones stuck with the cooking and cleaning and happy hosting. Yes, there are men folk, lumpier than your worst mashed potatoes. Yes, there are noisy children. Yes, there are siblings and in-laws. They are company—and with company, there is angst. What could possibly go wrong? Right? Take our Patch poll or share your pet peeves, anecdotes and legendary family tales in the comments field.
Friday, September 2, 2011
George Orwell was right!
All that whooping and hollering you just heard was me! I couldn’t help but get a little excited over Houston, TX, removing every last one of its 70 red-light cameras. Despite a despicable legal attack and being outspent 10-to-1, a citizen’s group started by two brothers got the removal measure on the ballot and then prevailed. Not one to admit defeat, the camera company tried a last-ditch legal end run and, when the city council wouldn’t buckle, sued Houston for $25 million. It’s all about safety, isn’t it! That second round of loud applause you heard was also me. After calling every single West Suburban Patch police department, I was astonished to find that only four cities—Geneva, St. Charles, Lisle and Western Springs—employ the heinous…
Friday, March 11, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for March 11.
Here's a look at the news happening around you: — Stacy Peterson's Brother Charged With Assault After Altercation in Downers Grove Parking Lot — Hinsdale Resident Wins HGTV Dream Home — Batavia Whiz Kid Goes Above And Beyond For His Brother — Western Springs Kids Kneading for the Needy
Friday, March 4, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for March 4.
Here's a look at the news happening in Patch sites in your area: — Western Springs Man Killed in Fall Down Elevator Shaft — Hinsdale Police Use the Jaws of Life — Mayor Richard M. Daley Visits Wheaton — Batavia Residents Question Another Senior Housing Plan — Burr Ridge Honors Health Club Hero
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Wheaton Warrenville South boys soccer team posted its first shutout of the year in a 1-0 victory over Batavia.
After surrendering five goals Saturday, the Wheaton Warrenville South boys varsity team shutout Batavia 1-0 yesterday, Monday, Sept. 27 at home. The Tigers victory was their first shutout this season. Wheaton South coach Guy Callipari said part of the reason why his team did not have one previously was his players made the two defenders and goalkeeper provide most of the defense. "You can't do that when our opponents are sending numbers and midfielders through," Callipari said. "We have to track back and we were doing a better job at that—especially in the second half. In the first half, there was definitely a learning curve there and we got exposed a couple times." The Tigers (6-7-1) held strong and prevented the Bulldogs (6-5-2) from …
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The Wheaton Warrenville South boys soccer team gave up four goals in the second half to Blazers in 5-4 defeat
ADDISON—The Wheaton Warrenville South boys varsity soccer team lost to Addison Trail, 5-4 yesterday, Saturday, Sept. 25 at Addison Trail. Tigers coach Guy Callipari said the team fell to Addison Trail because of missed chances. "We didn't finish enough opportunities," he said. "In the first 10 minutes, we could've had two goals there. We don't do a good job pressuring on the ball." In the first six minutes of the game, Wheaton South junior midfielder Dan Burns was open twice, but he kicked wide of the goal each attempt. Junior forward Alec Brazeau and junior midfielder Nick Smith also narrowly missed goals that Addison Trail senior goalie Jonathan Garcia saved early. Brazeau said improving Wheaton South's scoring efficiency is doable…