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Week in Review: Winter Arrives; Fatal Crash; Person of the Year

A look back at some of the top stories and other stories of local interest from the past week.

Local Interest

Thursday's weather rollercoaster gives way to chilly Friday.

Blackberry Market Expected to Open Thursday

After months of construction and planning, the owners of the new restaurant and market closed in on planned opening.

Vote: 2012 Glen Ellyn Person of the Year

The nominations were made and now we want to know who you think should be our Glen Ellyn Person of the Year. Vote in our poll. Voting ends Dec. 27.

Glen Ellyn: November Home Sales

In November, the median home price in Glen Ellyn went up and the number of homes sold increased significantly compared with November 2011, according to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to Benefit from Nicor Gas Food Drive

Employees at Nicor Gas locations around northern Illinois, including Glen Ellyn, collected food and monetary donations for area food pantries.

Officials Investigate Death of Fetus Found in Dumpster at Yorktown Mall

An investigation has been launched to try and determine the circumstances of the death of a fetus found recently in a dumpster, officials said.

Police

Glen Ellyn Police reports from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15.

Glen Ellyn Man Takes Battery Plea in Store Incidents

Nicholas Muniz was arrested after reports he inappropriately touched teen girls at Target store in St. Charles.

Sheriff Investigating Fatal Accident Near Glen Ellyn

A man died after hitting a tree early Wednesday morning on Park Boulevard.

Education

Worry and Fear Grips Schools and Parents in Wake of Newtown Shooting and Local Threats

Random and disturbing threats in the Chicago area followed the Newtown school killings, underscoring vulnerabilities and prompting discussions of gun control and guns for teachers.

The Glen Ellyn Police Department has recently received reports of a man acting suspiciously near Lincoln Elementary School.

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