Patch Roundup: Coroner Says IU Freshman Died of Overdose, Man Charged with Stalking Judge

Also, petition calls for no more delays in O'Laughlin murder trial, norovirus sweeps through middle school sickening hundreds and woman accosted on Prairie Path.

There was an outpouring of support for the Bott family after Abbey Bott's death last month. (File photo)
There was an outpouring of support for the Bott family after Abbey Bott's death last month. (File photo)

CLARENDON HILLS—IU Freshman Died of 'Accidental Overdose,' Coroner Says—Abbey Bott of Clarendon Hills was found dead in her Bloomington dorm room last month.

WESTERN SPRINGS—Western Springs Man Charged With Stalking Judge—The DuPage County judge who presided over John Euwema’s court case earlier this year was sent a book, a letter and cash by the man.

WESTERN SPRINGS—Petition Seeks Trial in Kelli O'Laughlin Case—Kelli O'Laughlin was murdered in her Indian Head Park home in October 2011, when she was 14 years old. An online petition is demanding the trial get underway without further manipulation by her accused killer, John L. Wilson.

WHEATON—Two-thirds of students at Wheaton Middle School Out Sick—DuPage County Health Department has determined norovirus is the cause.

WHEATON—Woman Accosted by Man on Prairie Path—Man began fondling himself after she backed up when he approached her.

BATAVIA—Second Adult Charged With Hosting Underage Drinking Party—The 40-year-old boyfriend of the homeowner is the second adult to be charged for hosting as many as 75 teens at a backyard bonfire.

ELMHURST—Woman Charged With Endangering the Life of a Child—She allegedly told police the child was alone in the car for “less than an hour.”

ELMHURST—Elmhurst Resident Gives First-hand Account to CNN from Philippines After Typhoon Hayian—"We've seen a lot of flooding, there's reports of landslides, a lot of houses that have been damaged and so many temporary shelters have been blown away in the wind."—Mark Dyer

DARIEN—Thief Swipes Charity Cash from Hinsdale South Desk—About $600 in T-shirt sales money raised by Hinsdale South volleyball players was reported stolen.

ST. CHARLES—Sale Complete: Charlestowne Mall Becomes The Quad—New name accompanies sale executed by Geneva-based Sperry Van Ness. Look for a groundbreaking on renovation in April 2014.

ST. CHARLES—Wind Fans Cornfield Fire West of St. Charles—Authorities say a farm machinery malfunction sprayed burning lubricant on a cornfield, causing Sunday afternoon fire west of St. Charles; authorities urge residents to be aware of dry conditions, be careful when burning leaves.

GENEVA—Geneva Goes for Solar Power—It’s not easy going green, and it’s more costly, but city officials are poised to pull the switch on a 25-year deal for solar panels.

ELMHURST—30th Gibbons Turkey Trot Changes Route to Address Huge Crowds—New route designed to accommodate nearly 10,000 runners and feed more hungry people.

OAK BROOK—TV Pitchman from Oak Brook Guilty of Criminal Contempt—Kevin Trudeau was convicted in federal court Tuesday after jurors deliberated for approximately one hour.

ELMHURST—Chicago Bear James Anderson Brightens Kids' Day in Elmhurst—The linebacker signed autographs for some of his youngest fans at the Verizon store.


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