Patch Roundup: Grenades Cause McDonald's Evacuation, Body Moved from Grave
Also this week: a woman allegedly shoots at police after threatening suicide, a dermatologist charged with Medicare fraud and a fire guts a motorcycle repair shop.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region.
Lemont—Police Evacuate McDonald's After Finding Live Grenades in Vehicle—George Crocker of New Lenox is being held on $300,000 bond on weapons, drug charges.
Geneva—Human Remains Found in West Chicago Were Excavated From Aurora Cemetery—The remains were discovered on Sunday, Sept. 23, according to police.
Darien/Woodridge—Woman Charged With Attempted Murder for Firing at Police Officers—The Westmont woman was threatening to kill herself when police say she opened fire on officers.
Downers Grove—FBI: Downers Grove Dermatologist Charged in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Takedown—Dr. Robert Kolbusz of the Center for Dermatology and Skin Cancer is accused of defrauding Medicare and private health insurance companies by submitting false claims for hundreds of patients.
Batavia—Update: Fire Causes $120K in Damages At Batavia Motorcycle Repair Shop—Many bikes were damaged in the incident, according to the Fire Department. Here's what happened.
Wheaton—Former Assisted Living Home Employee Charged with Theft From Residents—Former senior living home manager is charged with stealing more than $8,000 from four people between December 2008 to December 2011, officials say.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Customer Hurt in Armed Robbery at Gas Station—About $500 was taken Sept. 24 from the Thorntons at 601 N. Harlem Ave.
St. Charles—POLICE: 2 People Shot in Home Invasion Near Route 25 and Butterfield—A home invasion and shooting occurred in the area Tuesday morning, police said.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Former Hinsdale Resident Gets Prison Time For Ponzi Scheme—John Terzakis, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud clients of Vesta Strategies, was sentenced last week in federal court.
Glen Ellyn—Village Links Golf Course Set to Receive $6.3 Million in Improvements—With the approval of a construction contract and bond sale, the path is cleared to allow renovations to begin at Village Links of Glen Ellyn.
Elmhurst—Junior High in Addison Goes on Hard Lockdown—Sources report a girl was found restrained in a school bathroom.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Elm Park Celebrates Reopening Three Months After Fire—The La Grange park across the street from LTHS North Campus looks good as new after being rebuilt from a July arson.