Man Gets 63 Years for Sexually Assaulting Child Hundreds of Times

Quick Clicks: First baby of the new year • Frigid forecast could prolong winter break for local schools • More Plainfield Park District controversy • CrossFit crowned top gym in the 'burbs

Jason Hagerstrom. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Jason Hagerstrom. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
News from throughout the suburbs in recent days:

Man Sentenced After Sexually Assaulting Child More Than 400 Times

A Joliet man who sexually touched and assaulted a young girl hundreds of times over the course of a decade, starting when the victim was just 6 years old, has been sentenced to 63 years in prison. Joliet Patch

First Baby of the New Year Born at St. Joe's

The first baby of 2014 born at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, was a beautiful baby girl. Krystal Renee Kelley was born at 10:09 a.m. on January 1, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. and 20 inches long. Joliet Patch

Plainfield Park District Axes Planning Dept, According to Board Member

After a tumultuous year, there was more upheaval at the Plainfield Park District this week. Seven months after essentially being demoted to make way for new Executive Director Garrett Peck, Assistant Executive Director and Superintendent of Planning Cameron Bettin is reportedly no longer with the park district. The park district has no plans to replace Bettin or landscape architect James Less, who reportedly resigned. Plainfield Patch

Frigid Forecast Could Delay Students' Return to Valley View Schools

A predicted high of -9 Monday could mean a longer winter break for students in nearby Valley View School District, officials said Thursday. Plainfield School District could not immediately say whether school would be closed Monday, which is scheduled to be students' first day back from winter break. Bolingbrook Patch

CrossFit: Best Gym in the 'Burbs, According to Patch Readers

Just a year after opening, the high-intensity training gym was rated No. 1 in Patch's "Best Of" poll. Plainfield Patch


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