By Darren McRoy
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
HINSDALE — Appraiser Suspected in Theft of $20K in Jewelry — The known suspect was invited to a Hinsdale home back in February, but the victim wasn’t aware of the theft until recently.
DOWNERS GROVE — Giordano's Pizza Sues Downers Grove Deli Over Name — The trademark-infringement lawsuit was filed Aug. 28 against the recently opened Giordano Fresh and Crispy Pizza Co., located at 2021 W. Ogden Ave.
BURR RIDGE — Burr Ridge Attorney Kathleen Niew Charged With Fraud — The well-known former radio host pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges in court Thursday and posted $50,000 bond.
DARIEN — Darien Native Andrew Salgado a Finalist for Top Country Star Contest — The winner gets to open for Toby Keith and gets a record deal.
ST. CHARLES — Walsh's Controversial Remarks About Blacks — Again — Raise Eyebrows in St. Charles — "Big daddy and big mommy government has replaced the black family," Walsh said at the Black Conservative Summit in St. Charles.
DOWNERS GROVE — Patients Sue Advocate Medical Group Over Stolen Records — A class-action lawsuit filed in Cook County on Thursday claims the Downers Grove-based company did not do enough to protect patient privacy.
GENEVA — Back Yard 'Weeds' Turn Out to Be 'Weed' — A Geneva man is charged with growing more than 50 pot plants.
BATAVIA — Trending in Batavia: Batavia Neighborhood Libraries Catching On — Have you heard about this great way to share books and a love of literacy?
WHEATON — Wheaton Coffee Company Giving Ex-Cons a Second Chance — I Have a Bean founder Pete Leonard says that at his company, “people who society commonly views as lowest of the low produce the best of the best.”
ELMHURST — Man Buys Billboard in Search of Love — The billboard high above the Stevenson lets commuters know that Gordon Engle, originally from Elmhurst, is looking for a date.
LISLE — Lisle Teen Charged With Child Porn Possession — A 17-year-old is being tried as an adult after police found at least two images of child pornography on a computer, according to records.
GENEVA — 'Defaulted' Geneva Commons Is Sold for $120 Million — The Geneva Commons “lifestyle mall” has been sold in default for $120 million — a price that's less than what it sold for eight years ago.