Thursday, January 5, 2012
Lizzy Garreau, 15, recently cut her hair for donation to Locks of Love for the fifth time.
Lizzy Garreau, 15, of La Grange Park is nonchalant about her dedication to volunteering in the community. When talking with the Lyons Township High School sophomore about her list of charitable undertakings, it's almost as if she's listing off classes she wants to take, or the events of a trip to the movie theatre with friends in downtown La Grange—the pretty ordinary undertakings of a local teen. But Garreau's achievements are anything but ordinary, even as she downplays them in her humble, youthful voice. Every two years since she was in second grade, Garreau has cut her hair and donated it to Locks of Love—a charity that provides hairpieces for children under 21 who cannot otherwise afford them. "My hair has to grow 10 inches [to donate…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
La Grange area supporters lined the street in front of Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Misiewicz home in La Grange to welcome home a hero.
Supporters from all over the western suburbs lined Spring Avenue in La Grange today to welcome home a local hero. Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Misiewicz was greeted by a chorus of "welcome home Josh" and shouts of "hero" as the car that picked him up from O'Hare Airport arrived in front of his home in La Grange. Residents made signs and waved flags to welcome home the wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan, who looked great today as he walked from the car to the porch of his home. Misiewicz is a La Grange resident and former Lyons Township High School student and hockey player. In July, Misiewicz was seriously injured while serving in Afghanistan when he stepped on a bomb while out on patrol, which resulted in the loss of both legs and …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Nathan Arger, 32, pleaded not guilty today to charges of transportation and possession of child pornography. Arger will remain on home confinement and electronic monitoring. La Grange Park Police say they will keep up patrols in the area.
Nathan Arger, 32, of La Grange Park entered a plea of not guilty today in federal court before Judge Amy St. Eve on allegations that Arger transported and possessed child pornography. If convicted Arger could face a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison with a maximum fine of $250,000. Arger remains in La Grange Park on home confinement and electronic monitoring. He was released to his father who resides at 538 N. Spring Ave. in September on a $100,000 bond. "We are going to continue to vigilantly patrol the area," said La Grange Park Police Chief Daniel McCollum. Arger was arrested on Sept. 23 after federal agents found pornographic images via a peer-to-peer file sharing network. The discovery led FBI agents to…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The place where parents talk.
When I was in high school, I'd get up late each morning. Generally that meant enough time for a fast shower, gathering my things and packing a lunch. When I was in school, half my friends would bring a brown bag lunch and half would end up buying food from the cafeterria—grilled cheese and bosco sticks were probably the most popular. So, when it comes to your kid's lunch, what's a parent to do? As a parent, do you know what the cafeteria options at your kid's school are? Are you satisfied with the school's offerings, or are there some items you would prefer to see over others? This is not to say that brown bag lunches are necessarily healthier options for kids. For some of the kids I went to school with, packing a lunch meant not a …
Monday, July 18, 2011
A heatwave is sweeping the nation, and especially has Chicagoland in its grip.
Remeber that chilly, wet spring? Yeah, we can't, either. With record temperatures and heat indexes pounding the nation—even apparently killing people in Tennessee—combined with over two weeks of drought, it really does look like the weather was just saving up all spring for a deadly dry heat in summer. And here's the worse news: it's not going anywhere anytime soon. This whole week is scheduled to be a scorcher, with daytime highs in the 90s every day, and Wednesday and Thursday looking particularly murderous. But, if we get lucky, we just might get some Monday showers to save our lawns and golf courses... otherwise, come next weekend, Chicago and Western Springs could look a lot more like New Mexico. Stay cool! Monday: 50 percent chance …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The place where moms—and dads too—talk.
Every parent needs a night out once in awhile. But when it comes to leaving the kids at home, sometimes it's easier said than done. A lucky few might have a grandparent or longtime friend nearby who is available to watch the kiddies, but for many parents, a night out means hiring a babysitter. So, today, we're talking about babysitters on Moms Talk: For those parents who are long past needing a sitter to watch the kids, tell our other parents your best practices, tips and experiences. Got any funny, scary, or strange stories to share? Tell us in comments.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for March 8.
Here's a look at the news happening around you: — Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Groups Face Off at Rally Over Federal Funding — Loyola Medical Center Opens in Burr Ridge — Glock Handgun, 500 Rounds of Ammunition Seized in La Grange — Customers Line Up for Paczkis at the Busy Bee *Please note: The police car pictured in the third story is of a La Grange police car, but it was La Grange Park police that made the arrest. Patch regrets the mistake.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Lions shoot the "round of their lives" to take second place. LT heads to state as a team for the first time since 2005.
Lyons Township junior Katie Ellis went downstate as an individual last fall. She enjoyed the experience, but she recalls seeing teams that qualified for the tourney sitting together at dinner and having fun. Ellis imagined what it would be like to have all her teammates there, too. Well, on Monday, that dream turned into reality. Playing what coach Brad Anderson said was the "round of their lives" at the Nazareth sectional, the Lions surprised a field loaded with perennial prep golf heavyweights such as New Trier, Loyola Academy and Wheaton Warrenville South by taking second and qualifying as a team for this weekend's Class AA state tourney in Decatur. The Lions' 324 edged third-place Loyola (326) by two strokes. New Trier won the …