There's an unfortunate but all-too-common occurrence in this business—the bad news headline. Such is the case this week with one Wheaton resident, who was found dead Thursday in Chicago with a gunshot wound to the face. A Cook County medical examiner is saying 51-year-old Lionel Lane was murdered.
We try to always bring some good news with the bad, though. Generous souls can help a Downers Grove family affected by a fire that caused about $300,000 to their home this week. And now there's new hope for those bothered by cyber bullies. A new state law creates serious repercussions for Internet thugs.
Check out any or all of the following:
Wheaton—Shot to Face Killed Wheaton Man—Lionel Lane, 51, of Wheaton was killed by a gunshot wound to the face, according to media reports. The Cook County medical examiner's office has ruled the death a homicide.
Elmhurst——A Chicago man led police from multiple jurisdictions on a nearly 10-mile chase and left at least six wrecked cars in his wake.
St. Charles—Police Await Inquest into New Year's Eve Crash that Killed a St. Charles Woman—A funeral for a 22-year-old woman killed in a single car crash on Dec. 31 was Friday.
Glen Ellyn——Students could face consequences for what they say online.
Lisle——A Benedictine University student was cited for failure to yield following the Halloween crash that killed a Lisle man.
Downers Grove——Donation information is available to help a family affected by a fire that caused about $300,000 in damage to their home.
La Grange——A La Grange Park teenager recently cut her hair for Locks of Love for the fifth time—and that's not all she's up to.
Batavia——A group of about 10 people were kicked out of a Batavia restaurant and left without paying their $400-plus bill on New Year's Eve.
Hinsdale——Twelve gift cards distributed as Christmas gifts were taken from employee mailboxes between Dec. 21 and Dec. 25. A $200 smart phone was also taken.
Geneva——When the No. 1 sales-tax business leaves town and closes, that's par for the course in this economy. When it returns, it's something close to a miracle. Call this the anti-recession-depression story: the joyful, family-business comeback of the new year.
Burr Ridge——A stalled million dollar development in the western suburbs may be getting a second chance with a new owner. Pulte Group, Inc. has announced plans to buy lots from the foreclosed Savoy Club project in Burr Ridge and sell the luxury homes for significantly less than originally planned.
Western Springs——The five-minute spot is shot nearly entirely in Western Springs, includes terrifying footage of a near-miss collision, promotes the train-safety message of Operation Lifesaver and is narrated by Metra CEO Alex Clifford.