Week in Review, March 14-20: Village Wins Billboard Battle, District 113A Races Heats Up
A look back at the headlines from the past seven days.
Monday, March 14
Officials weighed in on the possibility of statewide school consolidation after Gov. Pat Quinn and several state representatives began discussing the possible savings associated with having fewer districts.
Missed the St. Patrick's Day in downtown Lemont? Patch was there, and we've got some great photos and video to share.
Tuesday, March 15
The village had a record sales tax month in December, bringing in more than $216,000 in revenue.
Lemont Police Officer Joe Kurzawa took part in the Lake Manteno Polar Plunge on March 5, raising more than $1,000 for Special Olympics Illinois.
All nine District 113A candidates discussed issues related to school finances during a forum hosted by the Lemont Tea Party last week. Patch live-blogged from the event, providing minute-by-minute updates.
The village of Lemont celebrated a major victory last week after a Cook County judge shot down a request to install two electronic billboards along the Veterans Memorial Tollway.
Wednesday, March 16
Village and Lemont school officials gathered last week for Mayor Brian Reaves's town hall meeting on public education. Follow the action with our live blog, and be sure to watch the forum online.
In need of a smile? Check out this week's adorable Whiz Kid, 20-month-old Brady Christopher Collins. Trust us, he's a doll.
Village officials weighed in on their victory in the four-year dispute over digital billboards along Interstate 355.
Thursday, March 17
Two football players, three softball players and one volleyball standout were among the six Lemont High School seniors honored last week as they formally committed to various collegiate athletic programs.
Friday, March 18
In the first of our series of issue-based questions, District 113A candidates weighed in on the $20 million bond referendum.
Saturday, March 19
Last month, Lemont Township Trustee Kathy Henrikson was honored by the Lemont Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2011 Citizen of the Year. She leads by example, and what an example she sets.