Patch Roundup: High-Speed Chase from Indiana to Elburn, Hudson Family Murder Trial Beginning
Also this week: update on woman accused of trying to kill her son, the passing of the mayor of West Chicago and mystery choppers circling over Forest Park.
According to a quick Google maps search, it takes about two and a half hours to travel the 125 miles from LaPorte, IN to Elburn, IL. Although it might go a little faster if you've just robbed a bank in the former location and are travelling home via high-speed car chase. Although something about that overall idea seems ill-conceived...
In other news, tragic news connected to a celebrity, the man accused of murdering three members of the family of Oscar winner and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson will face trial in Cook County starting Monday. (Hudson previously had plans to purchase a home in Burr Ridge, which later fell through.)
Check out any or all of the following:
Batavia—POLICE: Robbery, Then High-Speed Chase Ends in Elburn—An Elburn man was taken into custody Friday afternoon following a high-speed chase that reportedly started in Indiana and ended inside the man's garage at home, police said.
Burr Ridge—Trial of Man Charged With Murder of Jennifer Hudson Family To Begin—The trial of the man charged with murdering three members of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's family is set to begin next week. A spectator signup with rules have been released for anyone who wishes to sit in on the trial.
Elmhurst—Elmhurst Woman Accused of Trying to Kill Her Son Poses 'Grave Risk' if Released, Prosecutors Say—In addition to violating an order of protection by calling her ex-husband multiple times demanding to speak to her son, she has been disciplined for multiple incidents.
Wheaton—City Mourns Death of West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman—Kwasman was surrounded by his family after he had a heart attack on Saturday. He was 65.
Glen Ellyn—Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect—A man with a handgun walked into Glen Ellyn Pharmacy demanding prescription drugs at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills—Convicted Murderer Gets 60 Years for 2010 Oak Brook Slaying—Jerry Hudson was convicted of murdering his ex-wife in February; his sentence was handed down by a DuPage judge Tuesday.
Western Springs—From a Western Springs Office, Helping the World Feed Itself—The Foods Resource Bank is a $4 million charity running programs in over 30 countries around the globe—and it operates out of a basement in Old Town South.
Geneva—Boys of Summer Mourn Death of Fallen Friend—Tony Pronenko, a Geneva U12 baseball parent, tells about the April 17 game between Geneva and Oswego—the first game played after the death of 12-year-old Eric Lederman of Oswego, who was hit by a baseball.
Oak Park/River Forest—Low-Flying Choppers in Forest Park?—The loud rumblings began around 9 p.m. Wednesday, drawing dozens of residents out from their homes. Police officials have confirmed it was a training exercise.
Lisle—Alleged Drunk Driver Causes After School Fender Bender—A Naperville woman was charged with driving under the influence after she struck a traffic control sign and a parked car in the Kennedy Junior High School parking lot in Lisle shortly after classes dismissed on Thursday afternoon.
St. Charles—UPDATE: DuPage State's Attorney Won't Pursue Charges in Police Shooting at Fermilab—The DuPage County State's Attorney will not pursue criminal charges against a police officer involved in a Feb. 18 off-duty shooting on the Fermilab campus, officials announced this Friday afternoon.
Downers Grove—Woman Business Owners Find Strength in Numbers—Four local business owners have teamed up to cross-promote each other's businesses and grow their client base.
La Grange/La Grange Park—Kids Helping Kids—Local elementary students are out in the community raising big money for kids with cancer.