Patch Roundup: Dead Body Found Near Lisle, Nail in Halloween Snickers Bar
Also this week: Ogden Avenue spas close after prostitution arrests, a St. Charles school is evacuated after violent threats and fundraisers for slain teenager Kelli O'Laughlin spring up.
Our best Patch stories this week range from scary to heartwarming to a bit comical, and we think it's a pretty good collection.
We've got crime (a man throws a rock through a school and threatens to blow it up, an prison inmate accused of soliciting murders), volunteerism (fundraisers for slain teen Kelli O'Laughlin, a community coming together to support food pantries) and the fascinatingly bizarre (spas running a prostitution ring, nails embedded in Halloween candy.)
Whatever your taste in Patch news, check out any or all of the following:
Lisle—Body Found in Four Lakes, Police Suspect Suicide—A body was found in the Four Lakes area of unincorporated Lisle on Thursday; police believe it was a suicide.
Downers Grove—Endings Not So Happy for Local Spas Caught Participating in Prostitution—Two spas on Ogden Avenue have had their business licenses revoked and are out of business after being arrested for prostitution earlier this year.
Wheaton—Parent Finds Nail in Child's Halloween Candy—A Wheaton resident reported food tampering after finding a one-inch nail in a fun-size Snickers bar in their child's Halloween candy.
Geneva—Geneva Police Seek Suspect After St. Peter Church Lockdown, Bomb Threat—St. Peter School students went on lockdown and were later evacuated when a man threw a rock through a window with an envelope containing white powder and later threatened to "blow up" the school.
Glen Ellyn—Inmate Allegedly Solicited Murder of Two Public Officials—A former Wheaton resident is held without bond for allegedly soliciting the murder of two DuPage County officials and two other private citizens.
Western Springs—Wristband, T-Shirt Sales Benefit O’Laughlin Memorial Fund—Fundraisers organized by the Lyons Township community have sprung up to continue remembrance of Kelli O’Laughlin through memorial apparel.
St. Charles—Judge Hands Down Prison Time for Driver in Crash That Killed St. Charles Man—A Plano man was sentenced on Nov. 15 to three years in prison for a 2008 crash that killed a St. Charles man.
La Grange—La Grange Park Considers iPads for Trustees in Effort to Go Paperless—Nathan Arger, 32, of La Grange Park entered a plea of not guilty today in federal court before Judge Amy St. Eve on allegations that Arger transported and possessed child pornography.
Burr Ridge—Community Members Come Together to Help Needy Families—It took 200 volunteers about six hours to sort, donate, package and transport 850 boxes of food and non-perishable items that would help feed thousands for the holidays.
Elmhurst—Township Assessor: New Elmhurst Hospital is Going On the Tax Rolls—The brand new, half-billion dollar Elmhurst Memorial Hospital will soon be paying millions in taxes, but that may only be until the hospital can establish its tax-exempt status with the state of Illinois.
Hinsdale—DuPage Judge Rules Against Barrett in D86 Records Dispute—A D86 board member's lawsuit against both the D86 superintendant and board president involving school records was dismissed; the board member plans to appeal.
Batavia—UPDATED: More Pictures from NBC 5 Broadcast at Batavia High School This Morning—Batavia football fans gathered more than 5,100 votes this week to win the NBC 5 Prep Destination of the Week Honor; the Batavia football team is 12-0 and will face Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake) in a Saturday semifinal match