Monday, December 31, 2012
From social media privacy in the workplace to a ban on shark fins (no, really) and stricter rules for firearms card applicants, more than 150 new laws will take effect in Illinois on New Year’s Day.
As we ring in the New Year here in Illinois, more than 150 new laws will hit the books, including legislation aimed at increasing employee privacy, a new law that cracks down on parents of underage drinkers and more. Here’s a roundup of just some of 2013’s new rules and regulations. Patch Editor Shannon Antinori contributed to this report. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
In the spirit of New Year's, we look back at the statistically superior stories from Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills in 2011.
Let's cut right to the chase. The following were the most read Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch stories of 2011, based on page views. Click on the links for full stories. Check back on Friday for the Editor's Choice list, which will highlight important stories this year that might not have enjoyed quite the popularity of these ones. Enjoy! 1. Hinsdale Resident Wins HGTV Dream Home, $500,000 and a New SUV (March 10) Hinsdale resident Eric Makstenieks was named in March the winner of the 2011 Home and Garden Television Dream Home. The home (pictured above) is nestled among the ski slopes of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. Makstenieks and his wife were at home with their children when HGTV’s Monica Pedersen knocked on the door to surprise him with…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Clarendon Hills restaurant, which opened on Prospect Avenue in 2007, will hold a New Year's Eve dinner service on its final night in business.
For one Clarendon Hills restaurant, dinner service on New Year’s Eve won’t just be its last of 2011; it will be its last, period. Maijean is closing Jan. 1 after serving French-inspired comfort food for more than four years at 30 S. Prospect Ave. The restaurant’s voicemail message system and Facebook page both say Saturday will be Maijean’s last day of service. "We would like to thank you for your continued support and loyalty throughout these difficult economic times," a Tuesday Facebook message from Maijean to its customers reads. "It is with great sorrow and regret to inform you that we will be shutting our doors." An email to Patch from the restaurant said the closing is a “misfortune.” “The only reason we have for our closing is … …
Area restaurants have something for everyone as we ring in 2012, even kids.
If you're still without a New Year's Eve party for Saturday night, fear not. Patch has rounded up the plans of restaurants in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills for the special night so you can ring in 2012 right. If we missed anything or anyone, tell us in the comments. Maijean 30 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills 630-794-8900 On its final night of service before closing its doors Jan. 1, Maijean will serve a five-course New Year's dinner Saturday night, complete with champagne, for $75 per person. (Read about the restaurant's closing here.) Among the first-course options will be a smoked salmon ravioli with dill crème fraich and a bacon-wrapped breast of quail with quail egg, crisp potato, and apple-celery root salad and thyme jus. Asparagus …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Meet baby Isabelle.
At 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, Dr. Kimberly Bruneau of Hinsdale Adventist Hospital delivered Isabelle Mary Lancor, the first child to be born in Hinsdale in 2011. Isabelle weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 ½ inches long. The proud parents are Jessica Bulger and her fiancé, Paul Lancor of Westmont. It was no surprise that baby Isabelle arrived on New Year's Day. She arrived right on time, as Bulger's due date was Jan. 1. Isabelle is the couple's first child. *Jessica and Isabelle were discharged and are now home from the hospital. This article has been updated with the information that the family is now home from the hospital. Also: The original headline referred to the hospital as "Hinsdale Adventist Hospital" instead of "…