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Senator Kirk Gives Health Update, Is Walking More

Deerfield, IL Patch | Posted 07.29.2012 | Chicago

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) gave the first update on his health in more than two months Friday thanking Dr. George Hornby and the team at the Reh...

Chicago-Area Native Rapper Signed To Rick Ross' Label

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

How many Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates can say they've taken a ride around New York with a platinum-selling recording artist? Rockie Fre...

Man Allegedly Set Brush Fire That Left Thousands Without Power

Buffalo Grove, IL | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

A brush fire northwest of Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic roads destroyed grass and wiped out power to thousands of residents, but no lives or homes were ...

Police: Former Teacher Sent Student Photo Of Genitals

Des Plaines, IL Patch | Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Former Chippewa Middle School teacher Jack K. Pickup has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child and grooming after texting a photo of his ge...

Judge Bars 'Murder Weapon' Bathtub From Peterson Courtroom

Joliet, IL Patch | Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago

Calling the bathtub in which Drew Peterson's third wife was found drowned a "murder weapon," a prosecutor argued Tuesday to have the tub hauled into c...

A Magical Prom Night For Muggles! (PHOTOS)

patch | Posted 06.28.2012 | Teen

By Lon Cohen Every year for the past 54 years, parents and community members promise to band together to make prom night so magnificent that teens ...

Peterson Lawyers Will Get A Peek At Savio Evidence

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago

Drew Peterson's lawyers convinced a Will County judge to let them look at expunged battery cases brought against the former Bolingbrook cop's slain wi...

Tinley Park Native Bound For Summer Olympic Trials

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Carrie FrillmanEmail the Author | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago

Tinley Park native Christine Magnuson is embarking next week on a life-changing experience--for the second time. The 26-year-old medalist will be v...

5 Men Plead Not Guilty In Suburban Restaurant Mob Attack

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Posted 08.22.2012 | Chicago

After appearing before three different judges in Cook County Court Thursday, five Indiana men each pleaded not guilty to 37 counts related to mob acti...

Evanston Considering Following Chicago's Lead On Speed Cameras

Evanston, IL Patch | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

While the number of car crashes involving pedestrians has decreased steadily in the past several years, the city believes there’s more work to be do...

Pony Dies After Being Struck By Drunk ATV Rider

Yorkville, IL Patch | Posted 06.18.2012 | Chicago

The Shetland pony that sheriff's police said was struck by a drunk ATV rider early Sunday had to be put down due to its injuries. The pony, named D...

Couple 'Takes The Plunge,' Weds At Water Park

Yorkville, IL Patch | Posted 08.17.2012 | Chicago

Samantha Kolar wore a bikini underneath her traditional wedding dress and veil Saturday so she and her better half could properly take the plunge as t...

Birther Lawyer Surges Ahead In High Court Race

Ramona Patch | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Constitutional lawyer Gary George Kreep edged ahead of Deputy District Attorney Garland Peed for a spot on the Superior Court bench in the latest coun...

'Veep' Star, UCB Co-Founder Hosts Chicago-Area Comedy Event

Darien, IL Patch | Posted 08.13.2012 | Chicago

Actor Matt Walsh may live in Los Angeles now, but his roots in the Darien area run deep. Local influences pop up in everything from the Hinsdale So...

Cross-Border Rescue Helps Injured Iranian Cat Find Home In Napa, California

Posted 06.10.2012 | Good News

Here's a heartwarming story of a cross-border animal rescue that'll brighten your weekend. A rescued Iranian cat called Maloos has finally found a hom...

Republicans From Throughout The State Gather For 'Party Time'

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Republicans from far and wide are flooding the Tinley Park Convention Center this weekend. Some are showing to participate in workshops, v...

'Bermuda Triangle Award' Given To Georgia Kindergarten Student For Messy Desk Has Mother Outraged

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

A kindergarten teacher in Georgia has stirred controversy after presenting one of her students with the "Bermuda Triangle Award," honoring the student...

Lawyer: Peterson's Wife Pleaded To Not 'Let Him Get Away' With Murder

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

"He's going to kill me." "He's going to make it look like an accident." "You can't let him get away with it." Wheaton attorney Harry Smith te...

How She Raised Over $18,000

waterford.patch.com | Posted 08.04.2012 | Teen

Waterford's Natalie Anderson, 15, wasn't abused as a child. She has two loving parents, two siblings and probably never came close to needing an emerg...

Polar Explorer Recounts Life On An Ice Cap

Evanston, IL Patch | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago

Dragging a sled over Arctic ice on a 55-day expedition to the North Pole in 2009, explorer John Huston missed guacamole, eggs Benedict and his family....

Identical Twins' BIG Honor At Graduation

Patch | Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

Talk about a proud family at a high school graduation. On June 24, at Peekskill High School’s Parade Field, identical twin sisters, Jennifer and Jen...

Huckabee Issues Response To Dem's Birther Charge

Bedford Patch | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Prior to tonight's 2012 New Hampshire GOP Victory Dinner, where former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee spoke to a crowd of more than 700 Republic...

White Supremacist Jailed In Racist Arson Case

Shorewood, IL Patch | Joseph Hosey | Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

A Joliet white supremacist and disciple of incarcerated hate-monger Matt Hale was arrested today on charges he torched the home of eight black childre...

Emergency Motion Filed in Peterson Murder Case

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Joseph Hosey | Posted 05.24.2012 | Chicago

An emergency motion to "limit electronic communication" was filed Wednesday in the Drew Peterson murder case and could be argued during a hearing Frid...

GOP Sounds Alarm On Nazi Insult

Concord Patch | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

The state Republican Party is condemning an editorial cartoon in today's Concord Monitor that depicts House Speaker William O'Brien with a Hitler-styl...