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Teen Intern Takes Aim At Koch Brothers, Citizens United Case

Buffalo Grove, IL Patch | Steve Sadin | Email the Author | June 21, 2011 | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

When a member of Rep. Robert Dold's (R-Kenilworth) staff asked for "two more questions" toward the end of an Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Town Hall ...

Man Kayaks On Five Great Lakes In Five Days

Lakewood, OH Patch | John Deike | Email the Author | June 17, 2011 | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Henry Dorfman, 62, a Cincinnati outdoor recreation enthusiast, decided it was time to do something that's never been done before -- paddle all five Gr...

Explosive Device Found At Suburban Police Station

Evanston, IL Patch | Jessica Rudis | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Evanston police said an explosive device was found in back of their Howard Street outpost on Saturday. A person of interest in the case has been taken...

Cops: After Son's Arrest, Irate Mother Drives Car At Officers

Orland Park, IL Patch | Ben Feldheim | Email the Author | 5:51am | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

After Hasan A. Hadid, 18, was placed in a squad car, officers saw a black sports utility vehicle quickly back out of a driveway on Lahinch Drive and t...

Police: Man Tried To Lure Teen Into Porn Truck

Flossmoor, IL Patch | Leslie Fuller Knox | Email the Author | June 15, 2011 | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

A 48-year-old Homewood man was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he attempted to lure a teenage girl into his pickup truck, which was ...

LISTEN: Man Tells 911 Operator He Killed His Own Father

Palatine, IL Patch | Brian Slupski | Email the Author | June 15, 2011 | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

Arlington Heights Police charged Steven M. Cole, 41, with killing his father late Monday night. Police said that Cole "viciously" attacked his fath...

Man Accused Of Killing Father Had A History Of Violence, Police Say

Palatine, IL Patch | Brian Slupski | Email the Author | 2:13pm | Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

Arlington Heights Police Cmdr. Kenneth Galinski said 66-year-old Stuart Cole and his son had a past history of violence. Cole was beaten to death M...

Suburban Teen Competing For Spot On 'The Glee Project'

Grayslake, IL Patch | Marcia Sagendorph | Email the Author | June 13, 2011 | Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

Ellis Wylie of Grayslake is singing to land the opportunity of a lifetime on the new competition series, The Glee Project. She is one of 12 contest...

Palatine Pro-Life Group Kicked Out Of Parade Over Fetus Banner

Palatine, IL Patch | Brian Slupski | Email the Author | 3:27pm | Posted 08.13.2011 | Chicago

A pro-life group is out of the Hometown Fest July 2 parade after refusing to drop a banner that included a picture of a live fetus. "They decided t...

Facebook Helps Reunite Missing Parrot With Owner

Barrington, IL Patch | Morgan Delack | Email the Author | 12:00pm | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

The powers of Facebook reunited a lost parrot with its owner on June 9. A Lake Zurich pet parrot named Kasha decided to take off from its home on J...

Elderly Couple, Invader All Dead After McHenry County Home Invasion

Lake in the Hills, IL Patch | Amie Schaenzer | Email the Author | 1:00pm | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

A Marengo couple in their 80s and the Marengo man accused of stabbing them are all dead after an attack in the couple's home Tuesday night. John G....

Suburban Fire Department To Get Steel From 9/11 Wreckage

Darien, IL Patch | Lauren Williamson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

It was a powerful moment when Tri-State Fire Protection District Chief Michelle Gibson got the call this week that Tri-State would be receiving an 8-f...

Illinois Rep. Mark Beaubien Dies Suddenly

Barrington, IL Patch | Morgan Delack | Email the Author | June 5, 2011 | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Rep. Mark Beaubien, Jr. of the 52nd District died suddenly of a heart attack June 5 at Arlington Park race track, according to the Chicago Tr...

Kevorkian Patient Hailed From Suburban Skokie

Skokie, IL Patch | Carrie Porter | Email the Author | June 3, 2011 | Posted 08.04.2011 | Chicago

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday, leaving behind an uncertain legacy. Known by some as "Dr. Death," the controversial pathologist helped about 130 peopl...

Unemployment Is Lower In North Chicago Suburbs

Morton Grove, IL Patch | Carrie Miller | Email the Author | June 1, 2011 | Posted 08.03.2011 | Chicago

While unemployment gradually inches downward in Illinois, jobless rates are lower in Chicago's northern suburbs. Niles' unemployment rate is 6.7 pe...

Suburban Theaters Sue Jenna Jameson For Skipping Appearances

Naperville, IL Patch | Dan Campana | Email the Author | 1:08pm | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

The owner of two local movie theaters--Hollywood Palms in Naperville and Hollywood Boulevard in Woodridge--has sued adult film star Jenna Jameson for ...

Drunk Driver Convicted In Crash That Killed Child Could Get New Trial

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Joseph Hosey | Email the Author | 12:21pm | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

In the year he spent in jail after drunkenly careening into a tree in a wreck that killed his girlfriend's young son, Cecil Conner made nearly 2,000 c...

Gay Couples In Kane, McHenry Counties Celebrate Civil Unions Law

Huntley, IL Patch | Gloria Casas | Email the Author | May 27, 2011 | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

For John Dalton, June 1 will be a happy day. It is a day he has been waiting years for, the Elgin man said. At the stroke of midnight, his Californ...

Wearing Nun Masks, Armed Robbers Hold Up Palos Heights Bank

Palos, IL Patch | Dan Lambert | Email the Author | May 30, 2011 | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

Wearing nun masks and habits, armed bank robbers staged a brazen Sunday afternoon bank robbery in Palos Heights in a scene reminiscent of a recent Hol...

Two Soldiers Reflect On What Memorial Day Means To Them (VIDEO)

Skokie, IL Patch | Philip Downie and George Slefo | Email the Authors | 6:09am | Posted 07.30.2011 | Chicago

Two soldiers -- each from different eras -- reflect on their time spent with the military. Skokie resident Don Nilles enlisted in the military w...

Woman Chases Burglar Off By Beating Him With Broom

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Lorraine Swanson | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

The woman began beating the burglar with a broom until he asked her to stop hitting him so he could leave. The man couldn't get the front door open, s...

School District Won't Let Homeschoolers Join Extracurriculars

Mokena, IL Patch | Michael Sewall | Email the Author | 5:55am | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

When Lincoln-Way North put on a performance of The Sound of Music this spring, freshman David Woods really would have liked to be in it. Heck, he'd ha...

With Cure In Reach, Local Mother Gives Voice To Silent Victims Of Genetic Disease

Darien, IL Patch | Lauren Williamson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Chicago

Ainsley's got a lot of love to share with the world, but she also has a powerful story that her mother, Paula Evans, hopes will soon reach a wider aud...

Get Ready To Pay More: ComEd Rate Hike Approved

Romeoville, IL Patch | Brian Feldt | Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Commerce Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $155.6 million rate increase by ComEd. That means area residents will be...

Wisconsin Man Loses $30,000 In Romanian Computer Scam

Caledonia, WI Patch | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

David Lloyd, of Caledonia, thought he was buying a Porsche Cayman from autotrader.com and was using Amzaonpayments.com to make the transaction, accord...