Patch Roundup: Kids Find Human Bones; Swastikas Chalked on Sidewalk

Also this week: a Kennedy draws a crowd, a high-school volleyball player's tragic passing, and a Marine recruiter faces child porn charges.

Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:

WOODRIDGE—Kids Find Human Bones in Woodridge Forest—The remains were discovered last Saturday afternoon near Ide's Grove East Park; police are investigating their origin.

LA GRANGE—Swastika Drawings on South Waiola Prompt Neighbors to Flyer Block—Residents are asking anyone with information about who drew the two symbols to call police.

NAPERVILLE—Caroline Kennedy Draws Crowd During Naperville Visit—Caroline Kennedy shared her love of poetry with a large crowd at North Central College Thursday during a signing tour promoting her new book "Poems to Learn by Heart."

WHEATON—Wheaton-Warrenville South Volleyball Player Dies at 16—Kaelan Mondragon died Thursday, March 28 at home.

ELMHURST——Andrew J. Curran, 28, formerly of Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of identity theft and five counts of unlawful possession of child pornography.

LA GRANGE—Lyons Township School Bus Driver Suspended after Picking Up Strange Man—The man began handing out CDs and advertising materials for a music website to students on the bus, police said.

LEMONT—Cop from Lemont Saves Residents from Burning Apartment BuildingLyons Police Officer Charles Wright, a resident of Lemont, rescued two residents from the blaze, which he spotted around midnight Monday while on patrol.

FOREST PARK—Softball Hall of Fame Museum Construction Nears Completion—The Hall of Fame Museum, at Des Plaines and Harrison streets in Forest Park, is adjacent to the Inductee Park where photos and information on the more than 300 inductees have been on display since 2009.

DOWNERS GROVENew Sushi Restaurant to Open in Downtown Downers Grove—Sushi House will open its seventh location this spring at 950 Warren Ave.

BROOKFIELD—Brookfield Zoo Dinosaurs Alive! Showcases Feathered Evolution (Photos)—The special exhibit, which opened Saturday, features 24 life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

HINSDALENavistar CEO Lists Hinsdale Home at $2.8 Million—After months of renovations the CEO of Navistar and his wife have put their six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home up for sale.

BURR RIDGE—YouTube Sensation Barbara Bellar Wanted to Run for Burr Ridge Village President—The former state senate candidate did not include enough voter signatures in her nominating paperwork to be certified as a village president candidate by the village clerk.

ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Officials Told Little to Do About Newspaper Litter—If you receive unwanted emails, you have the option of directing them to your spam folder. There appears to be no relief, however, for those who receive unwanted newspapers.

GENEVA—Anti-Tax Candidate Battles With 3-Term Mayor of Geneva—This election cycle in Geneva is all about escalating property taxes versus the quality of government service.

NAPERVILLE——Naperville School District 203 officials are mulling the idea of implementing random drug testing for high school athletes.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »