Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:
HINSDALE—Body Found in Salt Creek at Graue Mill—The discovery was made Thursday. DuPage County officials are trying to identify the body.
WESTMONT—Westmont Aldi Robbed at Gunpoint on Monday—The suspect was wearing a ski mask and got away with $3,000 to $4,000 in cash.
OAK PARK——Sagal, an avid marathoner, was guiding a blind runner along the route and crossed the finish line minutes before the explosions.
ELMHURST—'Sights You Don't Want to See'Elmhurst Resident Shares His Chilling Experience at Boston Marathon—Strat Matsas will forever be grateful that he made a casual decision to find a better vantage point.
WESTERN SPRINGS—Local Boston Marathon Runners Describe 'Mad Rush' in Bombing Aftermath Boston—Marathon runners Geof Brown, of La Grange Park, and Matt Villacana, of Western Springs, share their stories of the aftermath of Monday's bombings.
WHEATON—POLICE: Teens Tried to Lure Boy With Candy in Danada Area—Wheaton police are in search of two people who offered a boy candy on April 16 in the Danada area.
RIVER FOREST——St. Luke Church in River Forest was packed with friends and family who mourned the death of the 25-year-old. She was killed in a car-bombing April 6 in Afghanistan.
LISLE——From Snow Valley to Four Lakes, the Village of Lisle became "like a war zone" on Thursday as emergency crews worked to ensure residents' safety.
ELMHURST—Gov. Quinn Visits Flood-Ravaged Elmhurst [VIDEO]—"We have to do better at water management and flood control. We need to invest public money to protect property," Quinn said.
BURR RIDGE—Burr Ridge Man Charged in Medicare Kickback Scheme—The 64-year-old is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sacred Heart Hospital. Here's what happened.
GENEVA——An urgent plea for volunteers at The Herrington results in an outpouring of help.
BATAVIA——Despite protests and a call back to the table, the city moves forward with grand plans for its downtown.
GLEN ELLYN—Flooding Closes Glen Ellyn Library Until April 29—No books have been damaged, but the library experienced significant flooding.
LA GRANGE—Lightning Strike Ignites Stone Avenue Home—A teenager was home at the time of the strike and told fire officials it shook the entire house.
BROOKFIELD——The Brookfield Zoo closed for the third time in its history after flood waters submerged parts of the park.