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Man Threatened To Behead Neighbor's Barking Dog With Saw: Cops

Mokena, IL Patch | Joe Vince | Email the Author | April 15, 2011 | Posted 06.17.2011 | Chicago

A Mokena man threatened his Frankfort neighbors and their dog with a circular saw Sunday, claiming the dog's barking was upsetting him, according to a...

Highland Park Native's HBO Series Premieres Sunday

Highland Park, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago

Dan Weiss has been an avid fantasy fan since he was a kid growing up in Highland Park. Now he's sharing his passion for fantasy with people across the...

Lawyer For Man Accused Of Killing Wife, Children Skips Hearing

Shorewood, IL Patch | Joseph Hosey | Email the Author | April 12, 2011 | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

A half-dozen relatives of slain mother Kimberly Vaughn made the five-hour trip from the St. Louis area to Joliet for a crucial hearing in the murder c...

Billionaire Curt Johnson Says He's Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Caledonia, WI Patch | Denise Lockwood and Heather Asiyanbi | Email the Authors | 10:59am | Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

Curt Johnson, heir to the SC Johnson Wax fortune, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault charge in Racin...

Suburban Administrators Cash In As Districts Struggle

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

A Patch investigation has revealed that retired administrators have been landing lucrative contracts as consultants at the same time teachers are figh...

Remains Of 15 More Dogs Found at Muddy Paws Site

Lake in the Hills, IL Patch | Claudia Lenart | Email the Author | 1:04pm | Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

The remains of 15 more dead dogs were found at the Muddy Paws site in Deer Park, Assistant State's Attorney Michael Mermel announced in court today. ...

Holocaust Survivors Recall Death Camp Experiments

Deerfield, IL Patch | Natalie Kaplan | Email the Author | 1:02am | Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

When Eva Kor was 10 her family was forced from a small village in Romania, loaded onto a cattle car and taken to Auschwitz in 1944. Around that sam...

Cops: Online 'Cassanova' Beat, Terrorized Woman He Met Online

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Christopher Paicely | Email the Author | April 7, 2011 | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago

A six-month online courtship ended with two days of torment and terror for an Illinois woman, according to police, when her "Cassanova" from Chicago H...

The Story Of The City's Encased-Meats Mastermind

Skokie, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

When Doug Sohn was working as a cookbook editor in 1998, he and three friends set out to evaluate the city's hot dogs stands. Little did they know wha...

Suburban Apple Store Robbed For The Third Time In Six Months

Naperville, IL Patch | Carrie Frillman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

Burglars seem to love targeting the Apple Store, where $30,000 in computer equipment has been stolen yet again. It was hit around 4:43 a.m. Monday,...

Police Finally Close Case Of 'Honeybee Killer'

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | April 5, 2011 | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

In an announcement Tuesday, the Will County Sheriff's Office ended months of speculation by naming Gary Amaya, who was killed in December during an at...

Cops: Homicide Victim Was Talking To 911 When Throat Slit By Neighbor

Caledonia, WI Patch | Denise Lockwood | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago

The 21-year-old homicide victim from Wind Point was stabbed in the throat while he was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, according to a criminal com...

WATCH: Luol Deng Plays Xbox For Charity

Deerfield, IL Patch | Natalie Kaplan | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago

NBA star Luol Deng stepped off the court and into Deerfield on Sunday for the 2011 "Game and Give" charity tournament at Joy of the Game. Hundreds ...

Inspired By Oprah, Teen Makes Movie On Dangers Of Texting-While-Driving

Palos, IL Patch | Dan Lambert | Email the Author | 5:55am | Posted 06.02.2011 | Chicago

Joseph Schiappa saw an episode of Oprah that dealt with the dangers of texting while driving. A normal teenager might have simply been inspired to put...

Oak Lawn Loses Out On Google

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Lorraine Swanson | Email the Author | March 31, 2011 | Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

Instead of "Google Oak Lawn" it will be "Google Kansas City." The search engine giant announced the winner of its high-speed, fiber network sweepstake...

Carjacking, Police Chase Ends In Fatal Crash

Glenview, IL Patch | Joanna Schneider | Email the Author | 10:58am | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

A carjacking and kidnapping ended in an early morning police chase that left one man dead and a woman injured, according to Glenview Police officials....

In Preparation For Mission Trip, Couple Sell Their Worldly Possessions

Downers Grove, IL Patch | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

While most of our neighbors are intent on saving, buying and in general, accumulating stuff, Downers Grove residents Jeff Wasilevich and Deborah Rissi...

Hazmat Scare Turns Into Pot Bust In South Barrington

Barrington, IL Patch | Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

A hazmat box alarm caused a scare at a South Barrington home on March 25. At 5:18 p.m., South Barrington police officers responded to a burglar al...

Wisconsin Billionaire Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child

Caledonia, WI Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Samuel Curtis Johnson III was formally charged today, March 24, with repeated sexual assault of a child. A judge released him on a $500,000 cash bond ...

Men Call Police Hoping To Get Stolen Marijuana Back

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After they were allegedly robbed of four pounds of marijuana, Glenda Mendez and his partner Daniel Martinez went to police in hopes of getting their p...

Man Attacks Restaurant Manager Over Steep Bill

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Mokena man who sent a restaurant manager to the hospital with broken ribs and a collapsed lung on March 18 faces battery charges, according to a Tin...

Moms Prepare For 198-Mile Run For Charity

Northbrook, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They're raising 19 kids between them, working full-time jobs and now planning to cover 198 miles by foot in roughly 24 hours. That's no problem for...

Shop In Orland Park Mall Hides Its Sex Toys

Orland Park, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Changes to the layout of Spencer's Gifts should be enough to keep the Orland Square Mall novelty store from another fine, according to village staff. ...

Preschoolers Sing To Benefit Japan

Niles, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just hours before officials in Japan released news that the toll of the earthquake and tsunami was worse than thought, some very small Japanese childr...

Need New Furniture? Buy Scottie Pippen's

Highland Park, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The indoor basketball court isn't the only thing Scottie Pippen left behind when he sold his 21-room Highland Park mansion in 1996. The retired Chi...