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Betty White Stops In Skokie

Skokie, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of people of all ages packed into Skokie's Barnes & Noble bookstore for the chance to see Betty White on May 7. The star of The Golden Gi...

Experiencing the Gowanus Canal...From a Canoe

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral and Kristen v. Brown | Email the Authors | May 6, 2011 | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York

The editors of Carroll Gardens and Park Slope Patch take a canoe trip down the canal with the Gowanus Dredgers....

Saki Knafo

Jobs Increase In April, But The Employment Picture Isn't All Bright

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

This story was reported and written in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. If you're among the millions of Americans who don't have a job...

Motorola Headquarters To Remain In Libertyville

Libertyville, IL Patch | Korrina Grom | Email the Author | 2:30pm | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

Motorola will keep its headquarters in the Village of Libertyville, Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha announced Friday dur...

Police Use DNA Evidence To Find Bike Thief

River Forest, IL Patch | Casey Cora | Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

A Berwyn man has been charged in connection with a River Forest garage burglary after DNA evidence from a bloody drape linked him to the crime, author...

Pacific Standard Unveils Its Robotic Bartender, The Barbot

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Doug Bauman | Email the Author | 11:58am | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York

NYC Resistor's barbot, a robot made from a Japanese slot machine that serves patrons a mixed drink randomly selected from its database, was installed ...

Saki Knafo

Americans React To Osama Bin Laden's Death: In Towns And Cities Across The United States, A Range Of Emotions

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

This story was written and reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. Rosemary Cain awoke late Sunday to a phone call. “Osama ...

Police: Former Miss Teen Illinois Caught Stealing

Orland Park, IL Patch | Ben Feldheim | Email the Author | April 29, 2011 | Posted 06.30.2011 | Chicago

Back in December, Stacie Juris said she was looking forward to competing again in the Miss Illinois Pageant later this year, after she placed first ru...

Park Slope Heroin Ring Busted

Park Slope, NY Patch | Kristen v. Brown | Email the Author | April 29, 2011 | Posted 06.30.2011 | New York

The serene, tree-lined streets of Park Slope were apparently the perfect backdrop for a Brownstone Brooklyn drug ring dealing in heroin and cocaine. ...

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Dem Congressman Sours On Afghanistan War: 'I'm Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As public frustration with the war in Afghanistan grows, Rep. Jim Himes has reached a tipping point. The Connecticut Democrat has conclu...

Homeless Veterans Getting Fresh Start

Crystal Lake, IL Patch | C. M. Schmidlkofer | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.29.2011 | Chicago

Don Andrews was a man with a plan. He joined the U. S. Marine Corps as soon as he turned 18 in 1987, planning to take advantage of the G.I. Bill to at...

Organ Donor Honored At Loyola University Medical Center

Montgomery, IL Patch | Andre Salles | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

Cynthia Blakemore did it in her father's memory. Blakemore's father died seven years ago after spending two years on dialysis. She spent many hours...

Evanston Considers Taxing Or Outright Banning Plastic Bags

Evanston, IL Patch | Patch Staff | Email the Author | April 26, 2011 | Posted 06.27.2011 | Chicago

Choosing plastic at the check-out line could potentially cost Evanston residents an extra five cents if a bag tax ordinance passes....

Parents Intend To Sue Bloomberg For $100 Million Over Cathie Black Appointment

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Email the Author | 4:05pm | Posted 06.27.2011 | New York

Cathie Black may be gone, but parents, students and teachers are still suffering from the damage she caused during her brief tenure as schools chancel...

Suffolk County Bans Bath Salts

Riverhead, NY Patch | Joseph Pinciaro | Email the Author | 1:18pm | Posted 06.27.2011 | New York

The Suffolk County Legislature banned the sale of bath salts on Tuesday, a product it determined was "powdered synthetic cocaine" and has been ingeste...

PHOTO: State Sign Fail On Route 59 In Plainfield

Plainfield Patch | Karen Sorensen | Email the Author | April 25, 2011 | Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

At first glance, you think it's your mistake. At second, you know it's not. Someone in the state sign department doesn't know how to spell Illinois...

Barclays Bar Will Bring Drunk Nets Fans To Hood: Slopers

Park Slope, NY Patch | Stephen Brown | Email the Author | 1:15pm | Posted 06.26.2011 | New York

Prime 6 was only the tip of the iceberg. Hot off the heels of a fight over one sports bar near the Barclays Center, a new showdown is brewing betwe...

Body Of Missing Mom Found In Van

Grayslake, IL Patch | Marcia Sagendorph | Email the Author | 12:24pm | Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

The search for a missing mother of two from Round Lake Park ended tragically last night as police officers discovered the body of Melissa Best in the ...

NapervilleWorks Finds Jobs For Youths With Different Abilities

Naperville, IL Patch | Mary Ann Lopez | Email the Author | April 22, 2011 | Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

Business owners and managers Margie Sillery and Kathe Foxen want to grab your attention. The women, co-coordinators for NapervilleWorks, have a poo...

Evanston Residents Say No To The Tilted Kilt

Evanston, IL Patch | Jessica Rudis | Email the Author | April 21, 2011 | Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

A group of Evanston residents has launched a grassroots movement in opposition to the Tilted Kilt, a Hooters-like Celtic themed restaurant and bar tha...

Drunk Man Fakes Suburban Hostage Situation

Oak Forest, IL Patch | Lauren Traut and Bob Bong | Email the Authors | April 21, 2011 | Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

After five hours of what was purported to be a hostage situation, police blasted 5544 Babette Court with tear gas and stormed in, but the man believed...

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Gold Hits Records High, Americans Sell Their Treasures

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. It was a rainy afternoon in January of 1848 when a builder named James Mar...

Vick's Troubled Kennels Could Be Turned Into Animal Rehab Facility

Grayslake, IL Patch | Marcia Sagendorph | Email the Author | 5:30am | Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

$30,000. That is the amount a non-profit organization named Dogs Deserve Better needs to raise by next week to transform what had been Michael Vick...

E. Hampton Della Femina To Close, Owner Blames Obama

East Hampton, NY Patch | Taylor K. Vecsey | Email the Author | April 20, 2011 | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York

Jerry Della Femina has sold the restaurant that bear's his last name and has become a staple East Hampton restaurant for almost two decades. Mei Li...

Inside Park Slope's School Of Rock

Park Slope, NY Patch | Alyssa Bereznak | Email the Author | April 19, 2011 | Posted 06.20.2011 | New York

It's a Saturday afternoon at Complete Music Studios on St. Marks Avenue and the members of The Messed Up Hobos have a problem. There are just 24 ho...