August to Feature Conclusion of Teacher Sex Abuse Case, Start of Football Season
As the calendar turns from July to August, Patch fills you in on what to expect over the next 31 days.
August is underway and Patch is looking ahead and giving readers a quick guide on what they should know about and look for during the month ahead.
Did we miss any August happenings below? Tell us in the comment section at the end of the story.
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Steven Reynolds, the substitute teacher from unincorporated Hinsdale charged with criminal sexual abuse of a 17-year-old Carl Sandburg High School student, returns to court on Aug. 20 for a pre-sentencing report in front of Judge George Bakalis. It was announced at Reynolds' July 9 hearing that the prosecution had reached an agreement with Reynolds' lawyers and that Bakalis had given his approval. The details of the agreement, however, will not be released until after the pre-sentencing report. The two counts against Reynolds are Class 2 felonies, which can carry a sentence of three to seven years in prison.
The Hinsdale Central High School football team opens its 2012 regular season schedule on Aug. 24 at home against St. Charles North (2-7 in 2011), and plays its first road game of the season on Aug. 31 at Leyden (3-6). Both of those games begin at 7:30 p.m. The Red Devils finished 6-4 in 2011 and qualified for the 8A playoffs. They lost to Mount Carmel in the first round.
The arrival of August means it's back-to-school time for District 181 and District 86 families in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills. District 86 high schools open up for the first day of school on Aug. 22; District 181's first day is Aug. 23. During the run-up to your kids' first day, Patch will keep a running Back to School Guide that will keep you up to date on stories and events related to summer's final act.
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August Public Meeting Schedule
- Board of Trustees meeting, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Memorial Hall
For a full Village of Hinsdale meeting calendar, click here.
- Village Board meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Village Hall
- Village Board meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Village Hall
For a full Village of Clarendon Hills meeting calendar, click here.
District 181 Board of Education
- Committee of the Whole meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 13, Elm School
- Regular Business meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Elm School
District 86 Board of Education
- Committee of the Whole meeting, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Hinsdale South High School
- Regular Action meeting, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Hinsdale South High School
As we say goodbye to July, here's a look back at the five most-read stories from the month:
5. Police Blotter: 3 DUIs Given Out in One Day (July 12)