Patch Roundup: Phelps Meets Jordan for Ryder Cup, Teen Killed in Drive-By
Also this week: a robber holds a family at gunpoint in their home, a coyote kills a puppy in Wheaton, and a man is discovered with 60 dead cats in his van.
Here are some of the top stories from Patch's West Chicago region this week:
Downers Grove—Michael Phelps Meets Idol, Michael Jordan While Taping Ryder Cup Show in Downers Grove—The Olympic swimmer had a surprise meeting with the Chicago Bulls legend Monday during a taping of the Golf Channel's "Feherty Live" at the Tivoli Theater.
Darien/Woodridge—Police Charge Willowbrook Man With Murder of Hinsdale South Grad—Police say Juan M. Cuellar shot and killed 18-year-old Joshua Holmes Monday near Willowbrook.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Man Arrested After Holding Victim and Three Children at Gunpoint During Home Invasion—Richard D. Woods, 25, has been charged with home invasion after police said he held a River Forest family at gunpoint during a burglary.
Wheaton—Puppy Dies of Coyote Attack in Wheaton—A 15-month-old terrier died after a coyote attack in its backyard Thursday. The pack of coyotes also attacked a 12-year-old terrier, which survived with severe injuries.
Geneva—60 Dead Cats + 1 Dog Found in Van, Man Faces Charges—The cats and dog were found in a van Wednesday in northern Kane County. A 60-year-old man is headed to court in connection to this case.
Glen Ellyn—20 Glenbard South Students Caught Drinking, Temporarily Suspended from Sports—District 87 confirmed Thursday that 20 student athletes were among those at an underage party held at a student's home.
Elmhurst—'Wicked' Mother Gets 20 Years in Prison For Drugging Son—Judge calls Cheryl Luchetta's actions "inconceivable."
Lisle—FBI: Naperville Husband, Wife Sentenced for O'Hare Airport Contract Fraud—Aurora Venegas, 63, and Thomas Masen, 67, both of Naperville, were sentenced to time in federal prison Tuesday in connection with public contract fraud involving projects at O'Hare International Airport and in Orland Park.
St. Charles—St. Charles Mom Headed to Prison for Failing to Stop Toddler’s Beating—Cathleen A. Koch refused to protect her toddler from a boyfriend who severely beat her in 2010. He already is serving a 15-year term.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Second Trial Date Set for Accused Darien Murderer Borizov: Court Watch—Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County's high-profile court cases.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Local 'Legacy Guild' Founded to Help Kids Who Have Lost Parents—The brand-new organization will hold its first fundraiser, a charity golf outing, on Oct. 19 to help provide college scholarships for D204 students burdened by the death of a parent.
Batavia—Aliano's Feels The Love, Defends Its Food After Investigation—The owners of the Italian restaurant in downtown Batavia thanked all their fans and customers over the weekend.