Patch Roundup: Peterson Fights for New Trial; Foster Dad Guilty in Sex Abuse
Also this week: a mansion listed at $25 million sells for just over $3 million, a fatal car crash and police presence increases at a Geneva school after an angry letter.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
Naperville—Drew Peterson Gets Date to Fight For New Murder Trial—A two-day hearing was set to determine whether wife-killer Drew Peterson will get another murder trial.
Batavia—Foster Parent Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault of Boy in North Aurora Home—This 46-year-old man had sexual contact with a boy while he was a foster parent to him, officials said.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Villa Taj Mansion in Burr Ridge Finally Sold for $3.1 Million—The 30,000-square-foot home near the intersection of Plainfield and County Line roads was sold to a bank trust for a lot less than the original $25 million asking price.
St. Charles—Driver Killed in Route 25 Crash Was St. Charles Man—The 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Here is his identity and how the crash happened.
Geneva—Dad's Dispute Over School Pledge Prompts Police Presence at Mill Creek Elementary in Geneva—Colin M. McGroarty sends message to School District 304, saying, "I've shed blood for this Country and will do so again if necessary."
Wheaton—Man Jailed for Arranging Sex With Cop Posing as Wheaton Teen—A downstate man will serve six months' jail time for soliciting sex with a police officer posing as a 14-year-old in Wheaton.
Elmhurst—Area Flu Cases Reach 'Intense' Levels—Flu season hits hard, but Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare fights back.
Glen Ellyn—Judge Orders Psychiatric Evaluation for Glen Ellyn Man Charged in Numerous Incidents—A DuPage County Judge held two hearings in the last week related to arrests involving Glen Ellyn resident Christopher Shukin.
Lemont—Missing Lockport Teen Last Seen in Worth—Family turns to social media for help in finding 15-year-old daughter.
Darien/Woodridge—Car Stolen From Darien, Found in Joliet—Police recovered a car in Joliet after it was stolen from a Darien home last month.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—OPRF Grad Killed on Southside Related to Rapper Chief Keef—Ulysses "Chris" Gissendanner III, a graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, was killed on Chicago's Southside early this month.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Davanti Enoteca Restaurant Coming to Downtown Western Springs—Replacing 800 West, the location will be the fifth nationwide for a wine bar franchise launched in 2010 in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood.
Downers Grove—Downers Grove Citizen Group Recognized for Walgreens Opposition—The Downers Grove Citizen Group of 63rd and Woodward was given the Citizen Initiative Award last month by the Citizen Advocacy Center.