Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
BURR RIDGE — Man Accused of Murdering Mom Faces Dept. of Homeland Security Investigation — Michael Bassaly of Downers Grove is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother. He told a 911 dispatcher that he shot her in the head, according to prosecutors.
WHEATON — Wheaton Man Killed by Train Thursday — The man’s body was found near the Wheaton College campus early Thursday morning, police said.
NAPERVILLE — Burglars Hit Naperville Homes While Owners Slept: Police — Police said thieves targeted a number of residences during the overnight hours on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
ELMHURST — York High Prankster Distributes Phony Story About 'Abducted Student’ — District 205 administrators are not amused.
LA GRANGE — Business Owners Accuse Each Other of Threats, Vandalism — The owners of vintage home decor shops Painted Rubbish and Nest Vintage Modern in La Grange were advised to stop communicating with each other, according to police.
ELMHURST — Elmhurst Woman Charged With Dealing Drugs Near Middle School — Police say it’s not the first drug-dealing arrest for 45-year-old Angela Keane.
LEMONT — Police: Man Dead After Jumping From I-355 Bridge in Lemont — A man was pronounced dead around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday near the Des Plaines River and Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, police said.
GLEN ELLYN — Major Fire at Marston and Maple Lane — All occupants were safely evacuated, but the home and attached garage were heavily damaged.
GENEVA — Jenny McCarthy's Sister, Celebrities Cited for Public Intoxication in Geneva — A "Dancing With the Stars" winner, a professional dancer, a Hollywood actor/writer/producer and the sister of Genevan Jenny McCarthy among the group cited at Third and State streets.
BATAVIA — Residents Protest $13 Million Athletics Field Plan — With the economy still on the ropes, homeowners are saying it’s not the right time for bells an whistles.
HINSDALE — $48 Million Adventist Cancer Institute Planned for Hinsdale — The facility’s site plan and exterior appearance got the unanimous support of the Hinsdale Zoning and Public Safety Committee last week.
WOODRIDGE — 350K Square Foot Facility Breaking Ground Soon in Woodridge — Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, a leading supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions, will bring about 300 jobs to Woodridge after moving from Bolingbrook and Lisle.
DOWNERS GROVE — Downers Grove CPA Announces Run for State Treasurer — DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan announced his candidacy Tuesday afternoon at the Du Quoin State Fair.
DARIEN — Concussions in High School Sports: Expert Says They're Serious but Recoverable — Darien resident Tim Rylander discusses his concussion management program at Accelerated Physical Therapy, including the recovery process, how to prevent them and when to call it quits.
NAPERVILLE — Naperville Among Worst Driving Cities: Report — Naperville residents are some of the worst drivers in the U.S., according to Allstate Insurance Company.
ST. CHARLES — All Four Lanes of East Main/Route 64 Open from 7th Ave. to Kirk — St. Charles Chamber of Commerce sets ribbon-cutting for Sept. 12 as the reconstruction project nears completion.
LA GRANGE — Power Outage Closes Both Lyons Township High School Campuses — Although power has been restored, students were sent home around 12:45 p.m. and all after-school activities Tuesday were canceled.