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The Week in Review: Back to School Time, City/Bank Close Deal, New Police Strategy

Here's your chance to catch up on stories from Darien Patch Aug. 6-10, in case you missed them the first time around!

Seven people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI on Sunday morning.

Sales are expected to jump this year for back-to-school spending, according to the National Retail Federation.

Get a jump on school shopping by finding out what supplies your child needs on the first day of school, which is Thursday, Aug. 23 for students in Darien Public School District 61.

Avoid the last-minute rush by finding out what supplies your child needs on the first day of school, which is Thursday, Aug. 23 for students in Darien Public School District 61.

Start school shopping now with a list the supplies your student needs on the first day of school -- Thursday, Aug. 23, for students in Darien Public School District 61.

The Neverly Brothers will rock the night away at the Indian Prairie Library.

A Darien resident since 1969, Ed was alderman of Ward 4 from 1977 to 1985 and served as the fire and police commissioner for three years. He was named Darien Citizen of the Year in 2000.

Start school shopping now with a list the supplies your student needs on the first day of school – Friday, Aug. 24, for students in grades K-8 in Cass School District 63.

Get the jump on school shopping by finding out what supplies your child needs to start classes . In Cass School District 63, the first day of school is Friday, Aug. 24 for students in grades K-8 and Tuesday, Sept. 4 for students in blended preschool.

Historical society's pictorial history of the area being published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its “Images of America” series.

Members of the Illinois Sikh Community Center in Wheaton gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday night to grieve the victims of the shooting in Oak Creek, WI.

Increased police presence a result of new initiative at Darien Community Park.

If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.

Traffic will be jammed because lanes are closed.

City Council approves new stone signs at eight locations.

Tragedies fill headlines as Americans set new records.

The FBI has joined an investigation of contracts that allegedly benefited two former DuPage Forest Preserve District employees, the Better Government Association and Daily Herald report.

A Downers Grove police officer used pepper spray at a home in unincorporated Darien to combat what he called "bizarre" behavior, reports said.

Patch reader was inspired to pitch in – and hopes the community will be, too.

Deal for parcel at 75th Street and Cass Avenue has been in the works since February 2011.

The DuPage County Health Department offers safety tips related to bats.

We've rounded up a few ads from area businesses that are hiring.

City offers free brush pickup for residents Aug. 27 through 31.

Department-wide goals focus on crime analysis, citizen expectations.

Prosecutors have brought more aggravated DUI charges against Sam Cafi, 28.

Local club gave back to the community to the tune of $26,550.

This week, we are shining our business spotlight on Blue Diamond Wealth Management, which joined the Patch community by claiming its listing in our Directory.

 

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