Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
LYONS—Vet Accidentally Shoots, Kills Self in Gun Shop—A 49-year-old Riverside man died Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself in the head at a gun shop firing range in Lyons.
DOWNERS GROVE—Downers Grove Man Charged with Burglarizing Home of Murder-Suicide Victims—Kenneth Harry, 43, of the 6200 block of Park Avenue, was charged with residential burglary and theft for stealing several items from the home of his deceased neighbors, Thomas and Jennifer Smith.
RIVER FOREST—River Forest Priest Not Guilty of Sex Abuse at Midway Airport—After a six-day bench trial of the 79-year-old man, a Cook County judge finds the Rev. Bede Jagoe not guilty of sexually abusing a traveler at Midway Airport.
GENEVA—Nightclub Fined, License Suspended for Hosting Jenny McCarthy Celebrity Bash After-Party—After “Dancing With the Stars” celebs are cited for public drunkenness, owners promise it won’t happen again.
OAKBROOK TERRACE—Officers From Multiple Jurisdictions Respond to “Shots Fired’ Call at 2 Lincoln Center—Massive police action, evacuation, result of a misunderstanding, Oakbrook Terrace Police Chief Wayne Holakovsky said.
WHEATON—Anonymous Note on Car Draws a Tear, and a Smile—Wheaton man finds note tucked under wiper blade with instructions to have a ‘FANTASTIC’ day and to ‘SMILE.’
DOWNERS GROVE—Downers Grove Police Search for Suspect in Attempted Armed Robbery—A Hispanic male in his teens or 20s allegedly tried to rob someone using a firearm Tuesday morning near Saratoga and Franklin streets.
LEMONT—CITGO Fined for Clean Air Act Violations at Lemont Refinery—CITGO Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay $737,000 in fines and take steps to reduce pollution to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at its refineries in Lemont and Lake Charles, LA.
LISLE—Ground Broken on New Building for Flood-Ravaged Raymes Steakhouse—Lisle’s Raymes Steak and Fish House was destroyed in the April 18 flood; the restaurant is now building a new, larger $1.1 million home next door.
HINSDALE—Watch Freshman Pop Homecoming Question—Patch happened upon a Hinsdale Central Homecoming proposal in progress Wednesday afternoon.
OAK PARK—Oak Park’s Cecily Strong to Co-Anchor SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’—Oak Park native Cecily Strong named new co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update" with Seth Meyers, and could become the sole anchor when he starts as host of the Late Night show.
NAPERVILLE—Naperville Police Provide New Details on Rash of Burglaries—Police continue to investigate residential burglaries throughout Naperville where thieves have targeted jewelry, cash and electronics.
OAK BROOK—Beanie Babies Creator Ty Warner Charged With Tax Evasion—The U.S. Attorney's Office alleges the owner of Westmont-based TY Inc. failed to report more than $3 million in income he earned in a secret offshore account. Warner lives in Oak Brook.
WOODRIDGE—Center for Headache Medicine Opens in Woodridge—The lead doctor was among the first doctors in the world to use Botox to treat headaches in 1998.
WESTERN SPRINGS—Could Katy Perry Be Coming to LTHS?—Lyons Township students are putting together a lip-dub video for Good Morning America's "Roar With Katy Perry" contest.
ELMHURST—Elmhurst Man Arrested for Punching Cab Driver, Stealing Cab in Urbana—21-year-old faces a slew of charges after incident at U. of I.
ELMHURST—He's Spent Decades in Elmhurst Sharing Smiles and Inspiring Others—Elmhurst residents who remember Bobby Scheiding’s strength, resilience and, most of all, his kindness, plan to shower him with well wishes now that he’s confined to a nursing home due to the long-term effects of polio.
BATAVIA—Will Electric Rates Go Up Due to City’s Investment in Coal?—The city of Batavia made a big investment in Prairie State coal-fired power. Now it’s paying 50 percent more than other towns for wholesale electricity.
ST. CHARLES—Red-Light Camera at 2nd and West Main Likely Out—St. Charles aldermen support an end to St. Charles’ only red-light camera.
WHEATON—Wheaton Man Dies in I-94 Crash in Gurnee—Andrew Wilcox was pronounced dead after the Sunday evening crash.