Patch Roundup: Terror Suspect Unfit for Trial, Missing Mom Found in Georgia

Also this week: a $250,000 local lottery winner, a gay athletic legend's personal struggle and a $120 million grant to Argonne to help end foreign oil dependence.

Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's west Chicago region:

Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—River Forest Terror Suspect 'Mentally Unfit'—A federal judge has ruled that Ronald Haddad, Jr., a River Forest resident and accused domestic terrorist suspect, mentally unfit for trial.

Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—Missing Mom Linda Fellenbaum Found in Georgia Jail—Update!—The Hinsdale and Joliet resident was arrested in Fulton County, Ga., and used a fake name but was identified through fingerprints, police said.

Wheaton——Robert Kolbe of Wheaton won in the Illinois Mega Millions drawing earlier this month, collecting $250,000 from the Nov. 16 drawing.

Geneva——Geneva Hall of Fame and Fighting Illini football player Todd Searcy led a life of success and secrecy.

Darien/Woodridge—Cut Foreign Oil Dependence? Argonne Gets Grant That Could Help—Argonne National Laboratory received a $120 million federal grant to create revolutionary battery technology that could help promote American energy independence.

Downers Grove—Downers Grove Man Faces Up to 3 Years in Prison for Impersonating Cop—John C. Campbell, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to false personation of a peace officer, court records show.

Naperville—Lisle Woman Arrested in Connection with Two Naperville Armed Robberies—Ana M. Barajas, 22, of the 4000 block of Blackhawk Lane in Lisle, was charged with aggravated robbery after allegedly holding up a Philips 66 in Naperville on Thursday.

Batavia—Human Remains Found in Northwest Kane County—Officials do not suspect foul play in the death of a 52-year-old woman reported missing earlier this year.

St. Charles——Walgreens pharmacy hit Monday night after caller said a gunman was in the store and to place a bag full of medication into the pharmacy pickup window.

Glen Ellyn—State Champs! Glenbard West 'D' stops L-W East Cold—Henry Haeffner's first-half passing and Hayden Carlson's ferocious defense powered the Hilltoppers to a heart-stopping victory in the Class 7A state championship game in Champaign.

La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Two Illinoisans Win $1 Million Each in Wednesday's Powerball Drawing—Two jackpot-winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, but two Illinois winners also received a lovely holiday gift.

Elmhurst—Elmhurst Turkey Trot Breaks Record for Number of Participants; Here are the Winners—The first-place winners in the mens' and women's categories are both Elmhurst residents. More than 8,250 runners participated.

Lemont—Village Amends Contract for Village Hall Renovation—Change orders for plumbing, sewer and roof issues have bumped project cost from $1.75 million to $2.2 million.


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