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Patch Roundup: $4.85 Million Lottery Ticket Found in Jar; Man Guilty in Triple-Murder

Also this week: an infant's body is found in the river near Brookfield Zoo, a bank-robbery spree hits Willowbrook and a baseball coach is accused of filming sex acts with a player.

Here are some of the top stories from Patch's West Chicago region last week:

GENEVA—SWEET! Genevan Finds $4.85 Million Lottery Ticket in His Cookie Jar—Winning ticket stashed away for more than three months.

DARIEN—Jury Finds Johnny Borizov Guilty in Darien Family Murders—The trial comes to a close nearly one month after it began, and more than three years after three Kramer family members were killed.

BROOKFIELD—Body Found in Des Plaines River Believed to be Missing 1-Year-Old—The 1-year-old boy's mother and her boyfriend have been charged with the murder of Bryeon Hunter, who was first reported missing in April. The body was found near the Brookfield Zoo.

WILLOWBROOK—Willowbrook Bank of America Robbed on Monday Morning—The alleged robber is thought to be a Chicago man connected to two other robberies in Palos Hills and Norridge; the FBI are seeing the suspect.

RIVER FOREST—Former Concordia Baseball Coach Filmed Sex Acts with Player: Lawsuit—The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims that Spiro Lempesis promised the player major league baseball connections in exchange for sex.

NAPERVILLE——The original Captain Kirk will host screenings of 'Star Trek into Darkness' and 1982's 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.'

WESTERN SPRINGS—Same-Sex Marriage Bill Ignites Dueling Protests in Western Springs—Protesters on both sides of the marriage equality debate gathered before State Rep. Jim Durkin's office Saturday over a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

DOWNERS GROVE—State Rep. Ron Sandack Withdraws from GOP Chairman Race—Sandack (R-Downers Grove) withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday morning, citing his controversial decision to support same-sex marriage.

ELMHURST—Elmhurst Woman Admits $400k Theft from Low-Income Housing Vouchers—The former head of the Maywood Housing Authority pleaded guilty to two felonies and has been sentenced to six years in prison.

VILLA PARK—Teen Reports She Was Sexually Abused by Man She Met Online—Charges are pending against 36-year-old Joliet man.

ST. CHARLES—Reward Offered After Man Grabs Woman in St. Charles— Police announced on May 13 that an unspecified reward is being offered after a man accosted a woman jogger on a bike path on St. Charles’ South Side on May 10.

NAPERVILLE—BlackFinn Brawl Leads to 6 Arrests; Investigation Ongoing: Police—Police currently investigating fight that broke out at popular downtown Naperville bar early Sunday morning. 

BURR RIDGE—Burr Ridge Doctor Accused of Taking Kickbacks for Referrals—Nalini Ahluwalia was one of dozens of medical professionals charged this week as part of a nationwide crackdown on health care fraud.

GLEN ELLYN—Ellen Degeneres Surprises Glen Ellyn Couple—Ellen Degeneres gives expecting couple more than $6,000 in gifts that will be useful when their first child arrives in June.

HINSDALE—State Senator Kirk Dillard's Hinsdale Home Hit in String of Recent Burglaries—Dillard said Friday he's pushing for state regulations that would help police investigate residential burglaries in the Chicago suburbs that involve jewelry theft.

ELMHURST—Feds Charge Elmhurst Woman with Healthcare Fraud—Ellyse Lamon, 35, could face 10 years for allegedly falsifying records, forging physicians' signatures and submitting false claims totaling more than $350,000, federal officials say.

DARIEN—Truck Crashes into Fruitful Yield Store in Darien—No one was injured in the crash, which occurred late Wednesday morning in Market Place Plaza on 75th Street, police said.

OAK PARK— VIDEO: Oak Park's Iman Shumpert has Dunk of the Playoffs—The OPRF grad and New York Knick slammed home a put-back dunk in the playoffs against the Indiana Pacers.

LEMONT—Lemont Village Administrator Leaving for Position in Wisconsin—Village Administrator Ben Wehmeier confirmed Thursday that he will leave Lemont at the end of June to become the administrator of Jefferson County, WI.

 

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