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Patch Roundup: Strip Club Owners Imprisoned, Fire Destroys Home

Also this week: a local basketball star signs with the Knicks, a village deals with fallout from a records scandal and a trainer is accused of sexual abuse.

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

St. Charles—Tax law violations, illegal Internet gambling operation cited in conviction of Anthony and Dominic Buttitta, owners of Blackjacks strip club on Route 25 in Elgin.

Batavia—VIDEO UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home Near Elburn Monday—Geneva, St. Charles and area fire departments put out a fire that engulfs a home on Springwood Lane near Elburn.

Glen Ellyn—John Shurna, a graduate of Glenbard West and Northwestern University, signed a deal Monday with the Knicks.

Darien/Woodridge——The Woodridge man works as a track and triathlon trainer at Life Time Fitness in Warrenville and has been released on conditions that he wear a GPS monitor and have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.

La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs——La Grange Trustee Michael Horvath led a discussion Monday asking for the board's role in reviewing a separation agreement with former Fire Captain Richard Griffin.

Geneva——Tax law violations, illegal Internet gambling operation cited in conviction of Anthony Buttitta of St. Charles and his dad, Dominic Buttitta, owners of Blackjacks strip club on Route 25 in Elgin.

Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge——Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County's high-profile court cases.

Wheaton—Franklin Middle School teacher Jack Erwin served in the National Guard for 21 years. When he saw the sadness and fear of his students on September 12, 2001, he knew what he had to defend as a soldier.

Lisle——Prison-bound Drew Peterson fired arguably the most effective attorney on his defense team.

Elmhurst—Elmhurst police captured the person they believe robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint after they tracked him down in a north Elmhurst neighborhood.

Downers Grove—Downers Grove police arrested four suspects last week in connection with the recent rash of residential burglaries throughout the village.

Oak Park/River Forest——Donations of food and money needed to meet increased demand and rising costs of supplies.

Forest Park—Four of the incidents involving Carl Griffin took place in Forest Park, one in Oak Park, police said.

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