Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
RIVER FOREST—Man Charged With Murdering Girlfriend, Leaving Body in Thatcher Woods—A 19-year-old Chicago man is charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death Thursday.
RIVER FOREST—Family of Pregnant Murder Victim Speaks Out—Jasmin Salas was trying to move past her abusive relationship with Justino Correa, who is accused of stabbing her to death.
NAPERVILLE—Naperville Man Sentenced for Child Porn—Renzo Barduagni, 50, was sentenced to jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to one count of child pornography
WHEATON—Plea Deal Taken in DUI Crash That Killed Wheaton-Warrenville South Senior—Stephanie Pickett died of massive head injuries after the accident near Mack and Schaffner roads in Winfield.
GENEVA—Former Geneva Man's Lavish Lifestyle Leads FBI to $74 Million Fraud Scheme—Russell S. Ott lives a lavish lifestyle that eventually leads to the FBI investigation that revealed the mind-boggling scale of the scam.
OAK BROOK—Kevin Trudeau, TV Pitchman from Oak Brook, Ordered to Jail—Trudeau has failed to pay any of his $38 million fine for misleading buyers of his diet book, "The Weight-Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know About."
WESTERN SPRINGS—Driver Arrested for Fleeing Police 'Just Wanted to Go Home,' Didn't Want to Wait—The 44-year-old Western Springs woman drove away from police at a gas station, blew through multiple stop signs and almost hit two cars before she was stopped on Wolf Road.
WHEATON—Wheaton City Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensing Operations—The city council gave preliminary approval of limiting the operations to the city's manufacturing district.
GLEN ELLYN—California Woman Sentenced in Elaborate ID Theft in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton Area—Smiling Pamela Keane sentenced to nine years for stealing from more than a dozen victims.
ELMHURST—Police Say Man Racked Up His Sixth DUI in Elmhurst Sunday—Carlos Gonzalez is being held on $25,000.
ELMHURST—Hospital and Pinball Pioneer Alvin J. Gottlieb, Formerly of Elmhurst, Dies at 86—Pinball discussion boards were filled with condolences for Gottlieb’s family.
BATAVIA—Friends Host Auction to Save Family From Bankruptcy—The Jones family has four children, two of whom are autistic—and needed $4,000 to keep their home.
GLEN ELLYN—More than 100 Glen Ellyn Residents Run the Chicago Marathon—Glen Ellyn residents ages 18 to 69 crossed the sun-splashed finish line.