Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
NAPERVILLE—Naperville Day Care Centers Hit During Rash of Burglaries—A total of six burglaries have been reported in Naperville during the month of August, police said.
LISLE—Lisle’s Kingston Park Playground Burned Down, Arson Suspected—The Park District and DuPage County Sheriff are looking for whoever caused damage that may cost up to $30,000 to repair.
GLEN ELLYN—Glen Ellyn Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 9-Year-Old Girl—The 55-year-old resident of the 500 block of Geneva Road is also accused of possessing half a dozen images of child pornography.
WHEATON—Man Who Hit Wheaton Home Faces Multiple Charges—Michael Kohs, 22, fled the crash scene barefoot and resisted police, according to a report. The family at the home was displaced due to the damages.
WHEATON—Wheaton Tries to Move On After Department Bullying Exposé—City officials are defending their handling of workplace harassment after a Chicago Tribune expose claimed that it was "tolerated and ignored for years."
BURR RIDGE—Man Accidentally Shot By Antique Gun in Burr Ridge Home—The unregistered owner of the gun was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
DARIEN—Bill Gates is Probably Not Calling You to Check on Your Computer Problems—A man claiming to be a rep from Microsoft Windows called several Darien residents last week and asked if they were experiencing any computer issues. Police reported it was a scam.
HINSDALE—Hinsdale Man Charged With Intent to Deliver Ecstasy, Cannabis—The 23-year-old was also found with LSD and mushrooms.
ELMHURST—Lilu the Dog, Missing for Seven Days, Has Been Found—Her owner believes she may have been taken for ransom, or “flipping.”
ELMHURST—School Year Begins in Sadness Following Untimely Deaths of York Student, Parent and 2013 Grad—Students and staff observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have died.
ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Police Arrest Geneva Man After Knife Threat—The Geneva man also was wanted on a handful of warrants for failure to appear in court on prior charges.
ST. CHARLES—Spike in Booze-Fueled Problems Echoes August 2012—A year ago, the St. Charles City Council launched a crackdown and threatened to cut back bar hours after street brawls, public drunkenness jumped dramatically.
LISLE—Scam with Little Boy Reported Near Lisle Tuesday—A man asked a woman questions while a 10-year-old boy stole her purse near Route 53 and Maple Avenue, police said.
WHEATON—Wheaton Kids Trace Garage-Sale Medal to 1924 Hero’s Story—The family found the Carnegie Hero Fund medal at a garage sale in Florida and, after uncovering its story, is returning the artifact to its commission.
DOWNERS GROVE—Personal Information of 4 Million Advocate Medical Patients Could Get Exposed—At risk information could include social security numbers and patient names and addresses.
GENEVA—Geneva High School Evacuated After Fan Overheats—An overheated fan motor causes some excitement during the first week of school, setting off smoke alarms and causing the school to be evacuated. No one is hurt.
BATAVIA—Another Home Burglarized After 4 Arrested—A Batavia home is burglarized days after police arrested four in connection with a series of home break-ins that took place while residents were sleeping.