Patch Roundup: Pastor Charged with Sex Assault on 9-Year-Old, Local Teacher Wins $250K on 'Jeopardy!'
Also this week: a second pastor also in hot water over an underage girl, a woman is saved from a burning home and two burglars invade a home and shoot the dog.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—La Grange Pastor Accused in Sex Assault on 9-Year-Old Jailed on $750,000 Bail—The reverend at Second Baptist Church denies the charges but told police he raped the child's mother when she was 10 years old, said prosecutors.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Fenwick's Colby Burnett Wins $250K on 'Jeopardy!'—The world history teacher won $100,000 last year in the show's Teacher's Tournament and even more in its Tournament of Champions.
Elmhurst—Congregation Rocked by Former Associate Pastor's Letter of Confession and Apology—Former associate pastor at West Suburban Church admits to inappropriate relationship with a young girl. Darin Evans also was a member of Elmhurst Youth Commission and a Young Life volunteer.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Elderly Woman Rescued from Burning House in Hinsdale—The woman was revived on the scene by Hinsdale firefighters and was transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital with one other victim.
Batavia—Home Invasion, Shooting Reported in North Aurora Friday Afternoon—Two men ran off with a safe and shot a dog. Here are the suspect descriptions.
Naperville—Man Accused of Driving 142 MPH Gets Community Service, Supervision—Police charged Dean A. Suominen of Shorewood with driving under the influence of alcohol after he drove his car off the road and into a billboard post and fence in Naperville last year.
Downers Grove—Drug Ring Members Brought Heroin from Chicago to West Suburbs: Police—Eleven area men face drug conspiracy charges following a two-month long investigation.
Wheaton—Woman Dies in West Chicago Fire—Stacey Mittman, 41, of West Chicago died in a fire at her West Chicago home last Friday.
Geneva—Geneva Grad Raymond Kaligian III Dies in Tragic Accident in Houston—A memorial service in Geneva was Thursday following the death of the 2003 Geneva High School graduate, golf and baseball player and "rising star" in Phillips 66.
St. Charles—Friends Share Memories and Grief After Death of St. Charles Teen—Friends of Michael Fairbanks voiced grief, love and fond memories on Twitter this week, after the 19-year-old Tri-Cities resident and Elgin Community College student was found dead Tuesday.
Darien/Woodridge—Woodridge Drug Ring Leader Sentenced to 20 Years—Dorian Luzaj, 29, pleaded guilty to cannabis trafficking Thursday morning.
Glen Ellyn—Glen Ellyn Woman's New Book Finds the Humor in Motherhood—Longtime Glen Ellyn resident, Carrie Jo Howe, celebrated the publication of her first book at a book signing at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Bookstore.
Lemont—Lacrosse is Catching Fire in Lemont, Across the Nation—Local coach says growth has exceeded expectations for Lemont Indians Youth Lacrosse.