Weekly Wrap-Up: Tap House Grill to Open in Lemont, Police Chief Considers Run for Sheriff

A look back at the headlines from June 18-24.

Monday, June 18

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Interim Superintendent Robert Madonia told Patch on Friday that all applicants—entry-level and those with experience—were considered, despite parents' claims to the contrary.

Tuesday, June 19

Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, , Romeoville and Woodridge have joined together to control water rate increases and explore the feasibility of purchasing an Illinois American Water pipeline.

Krystal Sokolis, a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, was honored with the 2012 Independent Handbag Design Award on June 13 in New York City.

Wednesday, June 20

The restaurant chain will open its seventh suburban location in September, replacing Slammers Pub and Grill in Lemont Village Square, 1243 State St.

Chief Kevin Shaughnessy, who has been with Lemont since 2004, is interested in running for the position in two years.

The board decided against cutting two routes, freeing up money the police department had originally designated for crossing guards.

Thursday, June 21

The 36-year-old cyclist is one of nine riders who will compete June 30 - July 22 for Team Garmin-Barracuda.

Briarcliffe Townhomes, located at the northeast corner of 127th Street and Thornberry Drive, will include 34 townhomes on 4.76 acres.

The second annual fundraiser to honor the fallen Chicago firefighter was held Wednesday at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont.

Friday, June 22

Shaughnessy said he will move on at the end of next year after 10 years of service, opening the possibility of a run for Will County Sheriff in 2014.

The park would be located just east of Safety Village in downtown Lemont, and would serve as a trailhead to the I&M Canal and quarry recreation area.

Illinois American Water awarded $1,500 to the district to purchase replacement batteries for portable radios.

Help 16-year-old Conor Matthews win the railroad company's 150th anniversary contest by voting for his rendition of "Great Big Rollin' Railroad."

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