Weekly Wrap-Up: May 14-18

We know you’re busy, so here’s what you might have missed this week on Romeoville Patch.


Romeoville readers chose as the Readers’ Choice award winner for their favorite Mexican restaurant.

Linda Ozbolt began as at Romeoville Patch, replacing departing editor Shannon Antinori, who assumed her new duties as editor at Plainfield Patch.


Valley View teachers and administrators presented the board of education detailed information on several . If approved by the board, the changes will reflect Superintendent James Mitchem’s “New View,” a district-wide effort to put all Valley View students on track for college and careers.

A veteran administrator with 25 years of experience in the field of education will be the of . Michael D. White, currently the principal of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., will assume his duties July 2.


The community who drowned in a pond near early Tuesday evening. Jordan Oliver, a student at , was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m., nearly three hours after , officials said.

, a member of the Board of Education since 1997, was  elected to serve as Central region director for The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) National Black Caucus of School Board Members (NBC).

In “,” Patch contributor Erin Gallagher weighed in on the controversial topic of breastfeeding: how old is too old?

, a 2-year-old Brittany spaniel mix who in March, has been spotted in Romeoville and parts beyond as he continues on his journey.

and high school students who will attend  (STEP) in the fall got a glimpse of what they will experience during STEP’s “.


Bolingbrook dad Jamal Oliver held a , pleading for an end to speculation about the drowning death of his 11-year-old daughter, Jordan, a fifth-grade student at Valley View’s Pioneer Elementary School.

A Kickstarter.com fundraiser to bring a to Romeoville is live now through Friday, June 15. Steve Buresh of Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake Store hopes to bring a to the Romeoville area, providing a venue for entrepreneurs who need a certified, commercial kitchen to create their products.

A Wheaton lawyer willing to tell how 's missing wife Stacy made a damning statement about her husband won't get to talk about it at the former Bolingbrook cop's murder trial.

A designed to specifically serve the needs of military veterans was created in Will County.

Commonwealth Edison hosted a pep rally for three area students who will represent DuPage, Will and suburban Cook counties at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. Among those honored was Valley View student Kimberly Belser, who attends Humphrey Middle School.


have been set for the 11-year-old Bolingbrook girl who drowned Tuesday in a pond near . 's funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at , 660 Royce Road in Bolingbrook. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

The Village of Romeoville, in conjunction with The Conservation Foundation, will host a free workshop on at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Village Hall, 1050 West Romeo Road.

Patch shared a story from Huffington Post about the RHS Prom King who made national news. RHS students crowned classmate Maurice Booker III, who has Down syndrome, as their king.

Congratulations are in order for students, who were inducted into the May 16.

Patch shared tips to help commuters survive the in Chicago over the weekend.


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