Friday, December 21, 2012
Your local Patch site will go dark during national observance for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Patch sites around America, including yours, will take part in a National Moment of Silence at 8:30 a.m. Central time on Friday. At that hour, the website will go blank for 5 minutes. The page will be replaced by a message noting the National Moment of Silence, and a link will direct viewers to a website that explains ways you can join the campaign to help the people of Sandy Hook. The Moment of Silence coincides with one across social media sites. Over 100,000 people have pledged not to tweet or post to Facebook, reports TechCrunch, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana. After 5 minutes, the website operation will return to normal. Looking for ways to help the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Former high school teacher Ryan Gardner faces a felony in connection with threats against Lincoln-Way school officials.
A former Lincoln-Way Central High School teacher who checked himself into a Chicago hospital for psychiatric care faces a felony charge of telephone harassment in connection with alleged threats against school district officials. A warrant for the arrest of Ryan Gardner, 40, was secured late Tuesday afternoon. Gardner, who reportedly lives with his parents in downstate Danville, headed north and voluntarily checked himself into University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, said Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Even though he is receiving psychiatric care, Gardner would have been able to leave the hospital of his own volition, Glasgow said. Officials hit Gardner with the felony charge, accusing him of calling Lincoln-Way School …
District 122 board president Nick DiSandro added that the school board will discuss safety in schools at its meeting this Wednesday.
After a group of young children who were honored for their football accomplishments left Village Hall last night, Mayor Tim Baldermann asked everyone to share a moment of silence for the lives lost in the Newtown, CT school shootings last week. "I wanted to wait until the kids left, because families handle things differently with talking about the tragedy," he said at the village board meeting Certainly, children and parents across the country are asking now whether they will be safe at school in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 young students in Connecticut. "That may have happened a long distance away from here ... but it touches us all," Baldermann said following the moment of silence. He commended the …