Home Invasion, LT Gunshot Scare, Armed Robbery: Big Stories in 2013

Patch recaps the most-read stories from the second half of 2013 on La Grange Patch.

Credit: Joe Rossetti, LION Newspaper
Credit: Joe Rossetti, LION Newspaper

As a new editor in the La Grange area, I've seen a few pretty major stories play out since May. Looking back on my short time here, there was a home invasion in La Grange Park, a gunshot scare at LT, an armed robbery at a La Grange jewelry store and a man who posted a personal ad on a billboard in search of love. 

Here are the top news stories in La Grange and La Grange Park from May through December 2013: 

  1. Home Invasion Reported in LG Park
  2. Pedestrian Struck by Train Near La Grange Stone Avenue Station
  3. UPDATE: Westmont Woman Identified in Train Death
  4. 'Nothing to Substantiate' Report of Gunshots at LT
  5. Pedestrian Killed by Freight Train Was La Grange Man, 22
  6. USGS: Tremor Near La Grange Was Quarry Blast 
  7. Armed Robbery Reported in La Grange
  8. Police Ask Sex Offender to Move Away From La Grange Schools 
  9. Man Buys Billboard in Search of Love 
  10. Teacher Suicide, Home-Invasion Forgiveness, Library Porn Jokes
  11. Sex Offender Watch: A Map of Homes to Keep on Your Radar This Halloween 
  12. Business Owners Accuse Each Other of Threats, Vandalism 
  13. Gun Shop Shooting Death Believed to be Accidental: Report 
  14. Former LT Employee Sentenced in Child Porn Case 
  15. LT Student Brings Weapon to School: Police 
  16. La Grange Woman Causes Scene at Walgreens
  17. New Homes For Sale in La Grange, LG Park This Week 
  18. Man Dies After Shooting Accident in Lyons Gun Shop
  19. Sale Of Former Rich Port YMCA Site in La Grange Approved 
  20. La Grange Man Dies After Saving Grandson From Drowning


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