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Teen Who Reportedly Ran Away To Avoid Arranged Marriage Found Safe

Skokie, IL Patch | Ted Regencia | Email the Author | 11:11am | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

A Skokie teenager who went missing since last month after fleeing from her family has been found early Wednesday. Zaineb S. Chaudary, 16, "was fou...

Police: Man Told Cop 'White Suburban' Kids Like Him Shouldn't Be Arrested

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Jesse Marx | Email the Author | April 18, 2011 | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago

Are white suburban kids above the law? Robert C. McAlister, 21, of the 14400 block of Wooded Path Lane in Orland Park, was charged with battery, re...

Volunteers Come Together, Provide Free Prom Dresses In South Suburbs

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Nicolette Chambers | Email the Author | April 14, 2011 | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

Beams of light filled the Fogelson Theater Lobby at Moraine Valley Community College on April 2, as girls hurriedly moved up and down the rows scourin...

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...

AOL's Patch Becoming 'A Lot More Social'

paidContent | Joseph Tartakoff | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

New details about what AOL (NYSE: AOL) has in store for its Patch network of hyperlocal sites in the wake of its purchase of the Huffington Post: The ...

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...

The Top 10 Most Sought-After High Schools In NYC

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York

Deadlines have long passed for applicants seeking a slot into one of NYC's public high schools. In the complicated high school admissions process t...

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Congresswoman Wants Federal Investigation Of Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the bombshell announcement that a Waukesha County clerk forgot to report thousands of votes in Wisconsin's Supreme Court election,...

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...

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What the Government Shutdown Means On The (Very) Local Level

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. As politicians in Washington fought over proposed cuts to the federal bud...

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...

Local Politicians React To Cathie Black's Resignation

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Email the Author | 5:08pm | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

Area pols reacted swiftly today to the abrupt replacement of the disastrously unpopular Schools Chancellor Cathie Black, with Assemblyman Hakeem Jeff...

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...

After Apparent Overdoses, A Death And Endangerment Charges

Palos, IL Patch | Dan Lambert | Email the Author | March 31, 2011 | Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

A pregnant woman has been charged with three counts of child endangerment in Palos Hills. Jacqueline Stoffey, 25, was one of four adults found unco...

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....