Patch Roundup: Strip Club Owners Imprisoned, Fire Destroys Home
Also this week: a local basketball star signs with the Knicks, a village deals with fallout from a records scandal and a trainer is accused of sexual assault.
Here are some of the top stories from Patch's West Chicago region this week:
St. Charles—St. Charles Man, Dad Going to Federal Prison—Tax law violations, illegal Internet gambling operation cited in conviction of Anthony and Dominic Buttitta, owners of Blackjacks strip club on Route 25 in Elgin.
Batavia—VIDEO UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home Near Elburn Monday—Geneva, St. Charles and area fire departments put out a fire that engulfs a home on Springwood Lane near Elburn.
Glen Ellyn—Glenbard West Grad Signs with the New York Knicks—John Shurna, a graduate of Glenbard West and Northwestern University, signed a deal Monday with the Knicks.
Darien/Woodridge—Bond Set at $250,000 for Trainer Accused of Sexually Abusing Athletes—The Woodridge man works as a track and triathlon trainer at Life Time Fitness in Warrenville and has been released on conditions that he wear a GPS monitor and have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Trustees Debate Village Manager's Role in Wake of Fire Department Records Scandal—La Grange Trustee Michael Horvath led a discussion Monday asking for the board's role in reviewing a separation agreement with former Fire Captain Richard Griffin.
Geneva—Geneva Teachers Express Frustration Over Stalled Negotiations—At Geneva's Sept. 10 School Board meeting, teachers pack the room and ask the Board to "rediscover the power of coming to the table with the possibility of a win-win."
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Hinsdale Armed Robbery Case Ends with Guilty Plea: Court Watch—Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County's high-profile court cases.
Wheaton—Wheaton Teacher, Veteran to Run Marathon for Wounded Warriors—Franklin Middle School teacher Jack Erwin served in the National Guard for 21 years. When he saw the sadness and fear of his students on September 12, 2001, he knew what he had to defend as a soldier.
Lisle—Drew Peterson 'Dream Team' Nightmare Continues With Split—Prison-bound Drew Peterson fired arguably the most effective attorney on his defense team.
Elmhurst—Police Capture Armed Robbery Suspect After Search in North Elmhurst Wednesday—Elmhurst police captured the person they believe robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint after they tracked him down in a north Elmhurst neighborhood.
Downers Grove—Four Suspects Arrested in Connection with Home Burglaries in Downers Grove—Downers Grove police arrested four suspects last week in connection with the recent rash of residential burglaries throughout the village.
Oak Park/River Forest—Food Pantries Running Close to Empty on Vital Items—Donations of food and money needed to meet increased demand and rising costs of supplies.
Forest Park—Parolee Charged in Burglaries at Area Stores—Four of the incidents involving Carl Griffin took place in Forest Park, one in Oak Park, police said.