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Amanda Luevano
Amanda came to Patch in June 2010 after graduating from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She launched Lemont Patch in 2010, and covered the community for two years before moving to Downers Grove in August 2012.
Prior to Patch, Amanda wrote for her college newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, covering city council and education. In 2009, Amanda spent three months interning at the Orange County Register in California. Despite the large market, it was here that she learned the ins and outs of community reporting. After returning to Illinois in June 2009, Amanda immediately started working as an editorial intern in the DuPage County office of the Daily Herald. During her senior year at Northwestern, she spent six months investigating a possible wrongful conviction case with the Medill Innocence Project.
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Back to School
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Key school calendar dates, the latest staff and teacher changes, safe walking routes,More and everything else you need to get ready for the new school year. Plus, share your first day of school photos in our all-town photo gallery.
Summer
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From parades to festivals to car washes and more, stay in the know about what'sMore happening this summer in your neighborhood.
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Your source for up-to-date information and events about breast cancer awareness.
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The most interesting posts every day from every group.
Babies!
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When there's an addition to the family
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From high school rivalries to youth leagues, stay updated on our local sports news.
Obituaries
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Thoughts and memories of our community members who have passed. Share your tributesMore in our Obituaries Group.
Holidays
163 Posts, 157 Followers
Need the lowdown on the local parade? Planning your holiday menu? This is the spaceMore to get all the information you need to make the holidays extra special.
Entertainment
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From performing arts to painting to music and more, this is the place for your artsMore and entertainment news.
Food & Drink
241 Posts, 157 Followers
All the best food and drink events around town. Like to wine and dine? ThisMore group's for you.
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Amanda Luevano reposted in Top News October 15, 2013 at 06:19 pm

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Amanda Luevano reposted in Top News October 15, 2013 at 06:19 pm

Amanda Luevano posted in Around Town October 15, 2013 at 06:19 pm

Amanda Luevano posted in Around Town October 15, 2013 at 04:52 pm

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Amanda Luevano commented on article "Lemont Patch Editor Bids Farewell—Again" in Opinion October 15, 2013 at 03:15 pm

Amanda Luevano posted in Today in Downers Grove October 15, 2013 at 01:40 pm

Amanda Luevano reposted in Top News October 15, 2013 at 01:40 pm

Amanda Luevano posted in Schools October 15, 2013 at 01:07 pm