Patch Roundup: Bank Robbery in Elmhurst, Fatal Shooting in Oak Park
Also this week: fires in Downers Grove and the Tri Cities, and celebrity news from Western Springs, Lisle and Geneva.
We're reshuffling some of our content here at Patch, and so Patch Roundup, which used to run at the beginning of the weekend, is moving to the end. Don't worry, though: we'll still be here to bring you the highlights (and, sadly, often the lowlights) of the western Chicago suburbs each week.
It's lowlights that lead this week, with the FBI saying that guy seen to your right is likely responsible for two bank robberies since April, the latest in Elmhurst last Monday. And just from Sunday, on the eastern side of our roundup range, a young man was shot to death in the street for reasons still under investigation.
Check out any or all of the following:
Elmhurst—Inland Bank on Spring Road Held Up Monday By Robber Who Claimed to Have a Gun—FBI says robber is the same man who robbed a bank in Bensenville April 2.
Oak Park/River Forest—UPDATE: Fatal Shooting in Oak Park—A 25-year-old Chicago man was found shot to death near the Oak Park-Chicago border. No arrests have been made.
Downers Grove—Early Morning House Fire Near Hummer Park Causes $175,000 in Damage—An early morning house fire on Saturday in the 4700 block of Florence Avenue caused an estimated $175,000 in damage, fire officials said.
Batavia—Geneva Police Seek Missing Man—David Erickson—A 60-year-old man was last seen on June 12. He told his family he was headed to Chicago for a meeting.
Lisle—PGA Hall of Famer Tom Watson Helps Benedictine Raise Scholarship Funds—The six-time PGA Tour Player of the Year will play at an outing hosted by the university at Cantigny Golf on June 25.
Wheaton—Plainfield Man Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Ogden Avenue—Police charge Plainfield man with driving under the influence of drugs following Wednesday evening incident involving Lombard motorcyclist.
Western Springs—Tony Winner Brian Dennehy Visits Theatre of Western Springs—A star of movies like "Rambo: First Blood" and "Tommy Boy," and a veteran stage actor currently in the Goodman’s "The Iceman Cometh," Dennehy spoke to a crowd of over 350.
After Patch ran a story about a plaque being commissioned in honor of a late Hinsdale South swim club coach, several of his former students shared their memories of Bryan "Beanie" Bateman. An Olympic trial qualifier was taught how to swim by Bateman and his mother.
Glen Ellyn—Wheaton Man Has Brush with Law 3 Times in 1 Week—The 56-year-old resident faces criminal trespass and criminal damage to property charges.
St. Charles—Charlestowne Mall Report Disappoints Some Council Members—St. Charles officials criticized a market report outlining the issues facing a stagnant Charlestowne Mall, complaining the information presented contained no new information.
Geneva—Are Jenny McCarthy, Brian Urlacher Temporary Genevans?—Sightings, Twitter posts and Facebook testimonials say one of America's hottest couples might be renting in sleepy, enchanting Geneva for a few months.
La Grange/La Grange Park—Village Considers Adding Tax to Tickets at the La Grange Theatre—Trustees in La Grange have asked village staff to get them more information about adding an amusement tax onto tickets sold by the La Grange Theatre.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills—U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert Hosts Service Academy Students: PHOTOS—Honored by the Congresswoman at her Hinsdale home Tuesday night were current and future cadets, as well as two recent graduates, of the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine academies.