Patch Roundup: Bank Robber Sought, Mailman Accused of Stealing Donations
Also this week: the story of a one-pound baby's incredible survival, West Nile case confirmed in Downers Grove and a health care agency owner faces kickback charges.
Check out any or all of the following of our top Patch stories from the West Chicago region this past week:
Geneva—Police Seek Suspect in Tuesday Bank Heist in West Chicago—Man who robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Tuesday morning may be the same man who robbed a Bloomingdale bank on Aug. 9
Oak Park/River Forest—Feds: Berwyn Mailman Stole Charity Donations—Former mail carrier swiped nearly $275,00 worth of donations mailed to a local charity, authorities say.
Lisle—Born at Edward Hospital Weighing Just One Pound, Preemie is Now Thriving—Baby Emily Kaczanko is home after 142 days in the Edward Hospital NICU. On Thursday, she reunited with some of her lifesavers.
Elmhurst—Elmhurst Resident Indicted in Medicare Kickback Scheme—Home healthcare agency owner Junjee Arroyo of Elmhurst faces a total of 17 counts: one for conspiracy and 16 for anti-kickback statute violations. Each carries a penalty of five years and $250,000.
Downers Grove—Downers Grove Woman is First Local Human Case of West Nile Virus This Year—The DuPage County Health Department reports today that the woman is in her 50s. People older than 50 are at greater risk to contract the virus.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills—Fallen Crane Causes Five-Hour BNSF Metra Halt—Metra service on the BNSF railway was stopped Wednesday from 11:51 a.m. to about 4:45 p.m. after a movable crane being used by railroad workers to install a new signal bridge fell onto the tracks.
Burr Ridge—2 Plead Guilty in Burr Ridge Prostitution Case—Carlo Woolfolk and Jessica Asbury were arrested on May 3 after a woman claimed the two were holding her against her will at the Extended Stay America hotel in Burr Ridge.
St. Charles—1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Campton Twp. Crash—Authorities say the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway and struck a tree on Empire Road near Kings Wood Road.
La Grange/La Grange Park—La Grange Park Farmers Market Closes Early: Will It Return Next Year?—Only a single farmer was left at the La Grange Park Farmers Market on Aug. 7. La Grange Patch discusses what went wrong and if it will be back next year.
Batavia—UPDATE: Man Dies After Motorcycle vs. Semi Crash in Kane County—Eric Mondragon, 27, of Elgin died Wednesday morning after his motorcycle collided with the side of a semi on Kirk Road in Geneva Township, police said.
Wheaton—Remembering Samuel T. Watts on His 21st Birthday—A Wheaton soldier who died of injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan would have celebrated his 21st birthday Tuesday, Aug. 14. More than 2,500 people honored Spc. Sam Watts by toasting to him for his 21st birthday on Facebook.
Western Springs—Illinois Speaker Michael Madigan Gets Some Advice From a 6-Year-Old—A Western Springs girl gives Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan some advice on a recent field trip to Springfield.
Glen Ellyn—Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. Seeks Alliance with 4 Area Departments—To expedite responses to fire and emergency calls and operate during lean times, the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company is hoping to join a local alliance of four area fire departments.