A former Plainfield North gym teacher pleaded guilty to meeting a teen for sex. And that was just one of the things going on in court this week.
More than two years after the police caught her in a car with a half-dressed student from the high school where she was a teacher, Ashley Blumenshine copped a plea. Blumenshine, a 30-year-old former Plainfield North gym teacher, will have to do 11 days in jail. She will also spend two years on sex offender probation and 10 yeas on the Illinois sex offender registry. She tearfully apologized before she was taken into custody to start doing her time. Let's look at what else was going on in the area's courthouses this past week: Check out all these stories and more on our Facebook page.
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People do stupid things. And sometimes those stupid things lead to felony charges, as was the case with these incidents from the Patch files. Ferris Bueller's Evil Twin? A 20-year-old man arrested in the New Lenox Village Commons in August and cited for underage drinking was stopped again later in the evening after an officer spotted him walking in the middle of the street. The cop rolled down his window and told Jerome Dudko to get on the sidewalk, but Dudko decided to grab the officer's eyeglasses, scream profanities and run away. Police said Dudko scratched the officer's eyes, which required treatment at the hospital. Other officers arrived at Dudko's house and took the young man, kicking and screaming, into custody. The officer's …