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2012 Year in Review: Editor's Picks

Check out the story streams that got a ton of attention in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Burr Ridge, and helped to define the year.

Here are a few of the stories in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Burr Ridge that got a ton of attention and defined 2012 on Patch.

First, we give the the intial story. Then, the stories that followed.

Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments!

The initial story: 'Highly Controversial' Movies Being Shown in Class Have D86 Parent Concerned

The next stories:

  • Complaints About Sex-Heavy Films in School Prompt Cops to Review District Emails
  • D86 Parent on Objection to Racy Movies: 'Maybe Mine Will Open the Door'
  • D86 Board Decision on Racy Movies Not What Most Audience Members Wanted
  • READ: How Does a Curriculum Objection Work in District 86?
  • READ: D86 Parent Appealing Superintendent's Ruling on Objection to Sex-Heavy Movies
  • D86 Movie Controversy: Parent's Appeal Goes Before Board Monday
  • Dad Who Fought Sex-Heavy Movies in School Running for D86 Board

The initial story: Election Results: Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso Among DuPage County Board Winners

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The initial story: 18-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Unincorporated Willowbrook

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  • D181 Changes Course on ACE Program Transition Plan
  • D181 Board OKs Elementary ACE Transition Plan
  • D181 Board Member Plans Motion to Terminate Middle School ACE Program
  • D181 Board Member Does Not Make Motion to Eliminate ACE Program
  • Former D181 Admin on Transition Year: 'Our Children Deserve Better Than This'

The initial story: Teacher from Unincorporated Hinsdale Charged with Sexually Abusing Student

The next stories:

  • Teacher from Hinsdale Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Abusing Student
  • Substitute Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse Back in Court
  • Substitute Teacher Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Criminal Sexual Abuse

The initial story: Man to Recite Gettysburg Address at 50 State Capitols in 50 Days

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