Written by Darren McRoy
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
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.