Patch Roundup: Woman Charged in Husband's Murder; Peterson Sentenced to 38 Years
Also this week: a missing Downers Grove man is found dead, a local teacher is a Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions finalist and a killing trial proceeds in Wheaton.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Westmont Woman Charged With Husband's Stabbing Murder—Lisa Davis allegedly stabbed David Davis to death on Feb. 15 in the couple's Westmont home.
Naperville—Drew Peterson Sentenced to 38 Years in Prison for Murder of Kathleen Savio—Drew Peterson was sentenced Thursday in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, after a judge denied a motion for a new murder trial.
Downers Grove—Downers Grove Man Bill Foley Found Dead After More Than A Week Missing—The Downers Grove Police Department said Monday that resident William Foley was found dead Sunday in Pope County.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Fenwick Teacher Going for $250K Prize on Jeopardy!—AP World History teacher Colby Burnett won the teacher's tournament on the show in November, and this week he made the finals in the Tournament of Champions.
Wheaton—'No Question Michael Delaney Killed Michael Scalzo': Public Defender—Michael Delaney, of Wheaton, argues self defense as he stands trial for the June 2009 murder of neighbor Michael Scalzo.
Darien/Woodridge—Woodridge Drug Ring Leader Sentenced to 20 Years—Dorian Luzaj, 29, pleaded guilty to cannabis trafficking Thursday morning.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Former Western Springs Bank Chair Regas Sentenced to Prison—James A. Regas has admitted to signing false documents concealing his personal interest in loans, defrauding the now-defunct Western Springs National of more than $650,000.
Batavia—'Suspicious Package' at Batavia Post Office Was Just Weights—Postal workers pulled the package when they thought they heard a ticking sound, officials said.
Lemont—Lemont Residents Hope to Take Village’s Sports Complex Project Off the 'Fast Track'—Citizens’ Group says it has gathered 600 signatures on petitions to place the village’s sports complex on the ballot in March 2014.
Geneva—Kane Sheriff Releases Possible Cause of Death for Body Found Near Creek—A 56-year-old Aurora man was found Friday at about 6:20 a.m.
Elmhurst—Squirrels Now Less Likely to Turn Out Your Lights, But Don't Expect Smart Meters Until 2015—In an update to aldermen, a ComEd rep laments the slow-down of the Smart Grid program but explains other "tools" the utility is using now to improve electricity reliability in Elmhurst.
Glen Ellyn—Real Estate Trends: Buyers Seeking Walkable Communities; Vibrant Downtowns—According to RE/MAX walkable communities with vibrant downtowns are drawing more homebuyers who have lived in the city.
St. Charles—13 St. Charles-Area Bridges Rated 'Structurally Deficient'—Click here for an interactive map that will show you the deficient bridges in our area as well as the status of the bridges we cross every day.