Week in Review: Molitor Named District 113A President, Local Broker Announces New Businesses

A look back at the headlines from April 30 - May 6.

Monday, April 30

The Stanford tight end and 34th overall pick in the NFL draft will remain at Stanford until June before reporting to the Colts.

Theresa Schulz, managing broker for Schulz Properties in Downers Grove, said an upswing in the market has resulted in one of her busiest springs to date.

The team will compete Friday in Bloomington, Ill., after winning both its regional and sectional competitions.

The proposal, announced Monday by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, recommends the annexation of all unincorporated areas into existing municipalities.

Tuesday, May 1

Kevin Doherty was named vice president, while Cindy Kelly retained her position as secretary.

Police and fire vehicles were reported on Ashbury Drive near 127th Street around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Foul play is not expected, police said.

The national laboratory recently installed an underground geothermal heating and cooling system to control temperatures in its visitors center.

The Lemont Police Department increased patrols last month using a Commercial Motor Vehicle Speed Enforcement Program (CMV-SEP) Grant awarded by the Ilinois Department of Transportation.

Owner Viviana Grasso is tops in Lemont when it comes to beautiful floral arrangements, according to reader votes and reviews.

Balisalisa, a senior, won the state championship in info graphics, while senior Maddy George took fourth in feature photography.

Wednesday, May 2

Staff who oversees Illinois teacher pensions spoke to about 1,000 teachers at Carl Sandburg High School Thursday night about how the state might change retirements, Sun Times Media reports.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed 23-month-old Jada Akyela, of Oswego, died Sunday night. The bus involved in the accident was driven by Ronald Zabilka, 56, of Lemont.

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Thursday, May 3

Aileen Russo, a student at the Chamberlain College of Nursing, was selected to sing at Wrigley Field during the third annual "Nurses Night at the Ballpark" after winning a talent competition in April.

Katie Wegner Barto will rappel 27 stories down theWit Hotel on Sunday in memory of her mother, grandfather and grandmother.

The musical will run Thursday, May 17, through Saturday, May 19, at the school's Performing Arts Center.

Friday, May 4

Dave Molitor was elected president of the Board of Education on Tuesday.

Lemont was named top band in Class 3A at the 2012 State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Contest, which was held April 27-28 at Illinois State University.

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