Patch Roundup: Double Stabbing in Home, Teachers Prepare to Strike
Also this week: a cross-country comeback story, and a man named Jesse Jackson, Jr. (really; no relation) allegedly drunkenly beats an old man with a chair at a Long John Silver.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
Batavia—Police Find 2 Men With Stab Wounds in Batavia Home on Sunday—A 38-year-old Batavia woman faces three felony and three misdemeanor charges in relation to the incident.
Geneva—UPDATE: Geneva Teachers Set to Strike on Monday; GEA Issues Press Release—The Geneva Education Association says Geneva teachers will go on strike Monday.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Police: Senior Citizen Beaten With Chair at Long John Silver—Police said Jessie Jackson Jr. (no relation to Congressman) appeared to be drunk when he hit a man trying to come to his aid with a chair.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Comeback: Fastest in Illinois, La Grange Park Runner Wins XC Championship—A year after a crushing slip at a sectional qualifier ended his junior season, Jack Keelan ran the fastest time in Illinois to claim Saturday’s 3A state championship.
St. Charles—St. Charles Man Charged After 15 Pounds of Cannabis Seized—Sheriff's deputies arrest Frank Brunke, confiscate $15,000 in low-grade cannabis and $1,600 in cash.
Naperville—Snapshot: Smashing Pumpkins Founder Talks to Students from School of Rock—Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan speaks to local students.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Hinsdale ManorCare Employee Charged With Theft from Dementia Patient—Myra Gordon, a certified nursing assistant, stole the credit card of a patient and made $580 worth of unauthorized purchases, the DuPage State's Attorney said.
Wheaton—Teen Charged With Arranging to Meet Girl, 12, for Sex at Library to Undergo Sex Offender Evaluation—Eric Pence, charged with child pornography, grooming and traveling to meet a minor will undergo a sex offender evaluation.
Downers Grove—Chicago Bears Defensive End Corey Wootton Visits Downers Grove North—Wootton, 25, stopped by North High School with his agent Monday to visit with students in sports and entertainment marketing classes
Glen Ellyn—Glenbard West's Perez, Glenbard South's Wold Capture Cross Country State Titles—Glenbard West junior Madeline Perez set a course record in the Class 3A girls race and Glenbard South junior John Wold won the Class 2A boys race at Saturday's state finals in Peoria.
Elmhurst—York Boys Cross Country Seniors Leave Forever Mark With 28th State Title—The York boys cross country team captured an unprecedented 28th state championship at the Class 3A state meet Saturday—all of them coming after legendary Joe Newton took over as head coach in 1960.
Darien/Woodridge—Fire Destroys Home in Bittersweet Court Last Week—The home was full of thick smoke and the second floor was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. According to police, no one was in the home.
Lemont—Patch and AOL Send Hurricane Sandy Relief Trucks to Long Island, N.J.—Employees help out, and you can too.