Patch Roundup: White Sox Hall-of-Famer Cornfield DUI, Cops Taser Half-Naked Guy
Also this week: a forum on a west-suburban heroin "epidemic," a police officer's quick action saves a life and questions begin to be answered in a bank robbery.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region.
Lemont—New Lenox Police Arrest Retired White Sox Star Carlton Fisk—Police found the Hall of Famer in a cornfield stupor behind the wheel of his pickup truck near Gougar and Spencer Roads. He was charged with DUI and spent the night in jail.
Wheaton—Police Use Taser on Aggressive Half-Naked Man—Wheaton police used a Taser on a half-naked man after he resisted arrest and took aggressive steps toward officers.
Downers Grove—Forum Sheds Light on Heroin Epidemic in Downers Grove, DuPage County—Parents and community members joined law enforcement officials at Downers Grove North on Thursday for a public discussion on the growing problem of heroin abuse in suburban Chicago.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Officer Saves Patient in Cardiac Arrest After Accident—Officer Tim Lennox used the AED device in his car to help resuscitate a person who is now recovering at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
Glen Ellyn—Details Emerge in Armed Robbery of Glen Ellyn Bank of America Branch—A 72-year-old Schererville, IN, man has been charged in U.S. District Court after authorities said he robbed the Glen Ellyn Bank of America branch Oct. 6.
Geneva—UPDATE: Fire Department Douses Early Wednesday Fire at State Bank of Geneva—An early morning box-alarm fire at the State Bank of Geneva, 22 S. Fourth St., started in a northwest corner office on the first floor, causing extensive damage.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Sex Allegations Prompt Investigation Into Former Concordia Baseball Coach—In a letter from Concordia University's president, the school is investigating possible "inappropriate sexual conduct" by coach Spiro Lempesis.
Elmhurst—Police Nab Pair Suspected in Several Elmhurst Burglaries—Police from multiple agencies worked together to track the suspects.
Darien/Woodridge—Report of Masturbating Man on Beechnut Lane Being Investigated—Darien Police are looking for a white man driving a gold car who was the subject of an indecent exposure report Friday.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—One Year Later: Kelli O'Laughlin's Lasting Legacy—Patch takes a look at the efforts over the past year, inspired by the 14-year-old Lyons Township freshman, who was murdered in her Indian Head Park home.
Batavia—CourtWatch: Mom Who Let Boyfriend Beat Toddler Wants Sentence Cut—Cathleen Koch received an eight-year prison term last month in the 2010 beating of her daughter in a St. Charles motel room.
St. Charles—Multiple Charges in Oct. 14 St. Charles Crash—Luis Pina of Aurora was arrested at Delnor Hospital in Geneva on the third day after the Oct. 14 crash on Route 31 that injured four people.