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——A body was found in the Four Lakes area of unincorporated Lisle on Thursday; police believe it was a suicide.
Downers Grove——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——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——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——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——Fundraisers organized by the Lyons Township community have sprung up to continue remembrance of Kelli O’Laughlin through memorial apparel.
St. Charles——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——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——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——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——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——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