Patch Roundup: Teen Drives SUV into Home, Peterson Taken to Dead Mother in Chains
Also this week: a woman robs an Oak Park bank, a gunman killed by police in Addison and a video camera full of vacation memories is returned to its rightful owner.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region.
Glen Ellyn—Glen Ellyn Teen Charged with DUI After Driving SUV Into Park Boulevard Home—Police have charged Anne Page with driving under the influence after she drove into a Park Boulevard home Monday night. The owners of the home were uninjured.
Darien/Woodridge—Shackled Drew Peterson Taken to See Dead Mother at Funeral Home—Will County Sheriff's deputies escorted a shackled Drew Peterson to a Darien funeral home to see his mother's body for a last time.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—FBI: Woman Robs Charter One Bank in Oak Park—A woman robbed the Charter One bank branch on Oak Park Avenue on Thursday after failing to rob bank in Chicago, the FBI says.
Elmhurst—Updated: Man Shot Dead by Police in Unincorporated Addison—Gunman fired numerous times on police, who were investigating a hit-and-run.
St. Charles—St. Charles Man Pays It Forward on Camcorder Reward—Bryan Ketter found a Woodridge couple’s camcorder, with their memories from Disney World, in downtown St. Charles during Scarecrow Fest.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Man Killed by Freight Train in La Grange Park—A 23-year-old man was struck at the Harding Avenue crossing after walking into the tracks and was killed at the scene, according to La Grange Park police.
Batavia—Coroner: Circus Worker’s Death Ruled Drug-Related—A North Carolina man had cocaine, heroin and alcohol in his system when he died at the Kane County Fairgrounds in August, according to toxicology test results.
Wheaton—VIDEO: Watch Wheaton Resident Carve 883-Pound Pumpkin—Wheaton resident shows off his 883-pound pumpkin on WGN News.
Geneva—Reports: GEA Members Authorize Strike; Nov. 9 Earliest Possible Strike Date—The Kane County Chronicle reports that Geneva teachers have authorized a strike. Meanwhile, School District 304 issues an e-blast saying the soonest a strike could happen is Nov. 9. Both sides say they hope a strike won't happen.
Downers Grove—Aston Martin to Open Second Illinois Dealership in Downers Grove—Village officials will consider a sales tax rebate agreement with the high-end dealership, 217 Ogden Ave., which is expected to generate an additional $185,000 in revenue for the village each year.
Lemont—Burros Ban on Pink Has a Lot of People Talking—You see a lot of pink on the football field for Breast Cancer Awareness month. But not on the boys who play youth football in Mokena. A clueless call? Or overreaction?
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—State Seeks Immunity for Witnesses of Hinsdale South Grad's Murder: Court Watch—Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County's high-profile court cases.