Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
St. Charles—St. Charles 8th-Grader With Cerebral Palsy Scores His First Touchdown—The actions of the coaches, players and opposing team bring tears to more than one eye as a 13-year-old achieves his dream in scoring his first touchdown.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs——A Palatine granddaughter was caught stealing more than $200,000 from her 98-year-old grandmother, an Indian Head Park resident, the Cook County Sheriff's Department said.
Elmhurst—Indian Trail Student Fabricated Story About Being Restrained By Intruder—Incident led to a response that "overwhelmed the community," police said.
Lemont——Vande Velde was among 11 formers teammates of Lance Armstrong who admitted to using banned substances during an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Oak Park Actress Talks About Working With Christopher Walken—Oak Park actress Linda Bright Clay talks about playing Christopher Walken's wife in 'Seven Psychopaths,' opening in theaters this weekend.
Downers Grove—Downers Grove Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Thefts—Police are searching for a woman between 55 and 65 years old who is believed to be involved in several thefts and related crimes in Downers Grove.
Batavia—Police: Shooting Suspects Never Found Item During Home Invasion—Investigators are looking for two men in connection to the Oct. 2 incident on Route 25.
Wheaton—Coyote Kills Small Dog in Winfield—A Yorkshire terrier died of injures after a coyote attack last Tuesday night.
Geneva——The signs of Geneva Education Association solidarity continue, with teachers meeting en masse before school Thursday to walk in wearing green United We Teach shirts.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Eric Ferguson of 'The Eric and Kathy Show' Pays $3 Million for Hinsdale Home—The Chicago Tribune reported Monday morning that the purchase of the "two-story, French country-style home" took place in August.
Glen Ellyn—Court Watch: Bond Reduced for Man Charged in Glen Ellyn Home Invasion—A look at court cases in DuPage and Kane counties and their recent dispositions.
Darien/Woodridge—D86 Parent Appealing Superintendent's Ruling on Objection to Sex-Heavy Movies—Superintendent Nick Wahl's decision supported the Hinsdale South English department.