Patch Roundup: Body Found in Porta-Potty, Teens Charged in Shooting Windows
Also: a woman in Hinsdale seeks unique help for her medical treatment, a suspicious Geneva church fire merits federal attention and a Lyons Township swimmer with Olympic aspirations.
After one week of experimentation, Patch Roundup has returned to its ordinary time slot.
We lead with two unfortunate stories this week, but if you're looking for something that doesn't make you sad for the youth of West Chicago, how about a Hinsdale mom in a particularly unique situation: her medical condition is forcing her out of her home for a week and a half, and she will happily take care of your place for a week and a half (perhaps your vacation?) in return for providing her a haven. Can anyone step up?
Check out any or all of the following:
Downers Grove—Body Discovered in Portable Toilet at Hillcrest School—The body of 24-year-old Ryan Smigla of Downers Grove was found on June 18 around 5 a.m. inside of a portable toilet at Hillcrest School.
Glen Ellyn—Two Teens Face Felony Charges for Shooting Out Windows in 3 Towns—The DuPage County Sheriff's office arrested and charged two Glen Ellyn men who allegedly shot out multiple vehicle windows and one residential window with a pellet gun.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills—Housesitting Opportunity Would Give Hinsdale Mom a Chance to Start Medical Treatment—Karen Kindt needs place to stay while house, body system are being scrubbed of toxins.
Geneva—First Baptist Church Fire Turned Over to Feds—If there's anything suspicious about a church fire, the investigation is turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That's what's happened with the First Baptist Church fire in Geneva.
Western Springs—Swim Club Rallies for Olympic Trials Rep Donatelli—Brian Donatelli will be the first swimmer ever to represent the Lyons Swim Club at an Olympic trials when he competes in the 50 freestyle in Omaha next Saturday.
Oak Park/River Forest—Tsk Tsk...Oak Park Lands on List for Most Married Cheaters—Adult website ranks Oak Park among Chicago area's most infidelity-friendly neighborhoods.
Elmhurst—Elmhurst Teens Ready to Take the Stage at Second City—"My Life's Insane," a comedic look at real life, runs Fridays, July 27 through Aug. 24.
Wheaton—ESPN to Recognize Wheaton Warrenville South State Champs—ESPN will honor the Wheaton Warrenville South Varsity Boys Volleyball team with a national championship trophy and banner to be presented at the school.
La Grange/La Grange Park—La Grange Theatre Owners Say Ticket Tax Would Hurt Business in Village—Owners of the La Grange Theatre said a tax on movie tickets would hurt their business—and business in the village.
Lisle—Hot Air Balloon Will Kick Off Lisle Library's Summer Reading Program—The RE/MAX balloon will assist kids in kicking off this year's summer reading program. Participants barreled through more than 17,000 books last summer!
Burr Ridge—Savoy Club Grand Opening Bittersweet Event for Former Burr Ridge Area Business—The landscape architect responsible for work on the original development on 79th Street in Burr Ridge is out of business due to lack of payment.
St. Charles—St. Charles Tightens Ordinance on Charitable Donation Boxes—On Monday night the city council approved an ordinance allowing the placement of donation boxes only at shopping centers, and no more than three boxes per complex.
Batavia—Batavia City Council Approves Closer Outdoor Burning—Here's a look at what your aldermen and women addressed at Monday night's meeting.