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Bolingbrook family successfully advocates for stronger consequences for distracted drivers

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 3:58 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 5:17 p.m. CDT
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(Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com)
Charlene Sligting (from left) of Elgin tells how she lost her father in a distracted driving accident, while John, Eli and Cheryl Miller of Bolingbrook, who lost their 5-year-old son and brother, Adam, in a distracted driving accident, listen. Community members gathered at Builta School, where Adam was a student, on Aug. 20 to recognize enactment of the Roadside Memorial Act. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com
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(Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com)
Adam Miller's cousin, Anna Miller of Bolingbrook, hangs an ornament on a tree dedicated to Adam. Her uncle and aunt, John and Cheryl Miller of Bolingbrook, lost their 5-year-old son Adam in 2008 after he was killed in a distracted driver. Community members gathered at Builta School, where Adam was a student, on Aug. 20 to recognize enactment of the Roadside Memorial Act. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com

WESTMONT – Children and their families learned the ins and outs of constructing a barn Saturday at the Westmont Public Library.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Kline Creek Farm Heritage Interpreter Denis Buck educated on the importance and function of barns before the kids took the lead and constructed a to-scale model.

Kline led the fun, informative build a barn workshops at 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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More library events

What: Team triviaWhen: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 and Aug. 20Where: The Sweet & Savory Spot, 31 N. Cass Ave.Details: Enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat while imposing brain power and competing for prizes.

What: End of summer carnivalWhen: 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2Where: Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave.Details: Families are invited to play carnival games, conquer the obstacle course, take a ride on a pony and beat the heat with a delicious snow cone.

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For more information on upcoming events at the Westmont Public Library, go to http://westmontlibrary.org.

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