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School Bus Brawl, Team Rivalries, And Pokémon: This Week's Juiciest High School News

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

Santorum Concerned Gay Marriage Will Be Taught In Schools

Patch.com | By Alison Gowans | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he is concerned about legalized gay marriage spilling over into lessons in the classroom, during ...

Bleeding Heart Bakery Robbed, Sketch Of Suspect Released

Oak Park-River Forest, IL Patch | Casey Cora | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Police say a man walked into Oak Park's Bleeding Heart Bakery around 7:15 p.m. Monday, approached the cashier and demanded cash from the store's regis...

Battling Robots; Bullies Back Off; Party Scandal!

| Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

Police: Man Beat Mother Nearly To Death With Bat

Plainfield, IL Patch | Karen SorensenEmail the Author | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

A 20-year-old man was arrested this morning for beating his mother into unconsciousness with a baseball bat in the home they shared near Caton Farm an...

Suburban Man Charged In Mother's Murder

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

A Bolingbrook woman found dead in her bathroom Friday afternoon is believed to have been killed in a domestic dispute, police said. Shirley Marzo, ...

Town Will Use Beet Juice To Prevent Icy Roads This Winter

Niles, IL Patch | Kelly GustafsonEmail the Author | Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

It's Dec. 1. Can snow be far away? The Village of Niles is planning to combat it with a powerful arsenal of salt brine, calcium chloride and...beet...

Urbandale, IA: Food Pantry Grows as Families Struggle

urbandale.patch.com | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

"It's just neighbors helping neighbors. That's our philosophy."...

Northfield, MN: Community Exchange Brings Barter Into The 21st Century

northfield.patch.com | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home

"You shouldn't need money to fill the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, water--that's what community is for."...

Cartersville, GA: Art Helps Foster Children Feel At Home

cartersville.patch.com | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home

"She gives away some of her stuff. She just lets us have it to decorate our rooms. I think that’s very giving and loving of her."...

Towson, MD: Families Line Up For Assistance Center Thanksgiving Distribution

towson.patch.com | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home

"I guess they're passing me by because I've been out of work the whole time."...

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Seal Beach Salon Massacre

losalamitos.patch.com | Posted 11.29.2011 | Crime

Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty this morning in the shooting deaths of eight people at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach last month. Dekraai appe...

PHOTOS: Teen LEGO Enthusiast

| Megan Horst Hatch | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

In the Buttliere family’s Buffalo Grove home, the Eiffel Tower shares a table with the World Trade Center complex, Toronto’s CN Tower, and Dubai...

Teens Use Sweet 16 To Raise Money For Suicide Prevention

Patch | Bill Gilman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

Traditionally, a "Sweet 16" party is a chance for a young girl to bask in the spotlight and for friends and family to recognize her passage into young...

Spiderman Comic Found In Attic Worth Over $10,000

La Grange, IL Patch | Matthew HendricksonEmail the Author | Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago

Little did a young George Toman know when he bought an Amazing Fantasy comic book for about a dime in the late '60s that it would end up being worth o...

All-Clear Issued Over Suspicious Package At Lake Zurich High School

Lake Zurich, IL Patch | Korrina GromEmail the Author | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

The all-clear has been issued at Lake Zurich High School following an investigation into a suspicious package found outside the main entrance. Jean...

Editing for Patch in the Wake of Pepper Spray

Justin Cox | Posted 01.28.2012 | Media
Justin Cox

I'm the editor of Davis Patch, and although I was not on the receiving end of Lt. Pike's now-famous pepper spraying, the maneuver has made things pretty busy in this town.

Same Woman Arrested Three Times In Five Days In Chicago Suburb

Western Springs, IL Patch | Darren McRoy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

Anna H. Metodieva, 45, of 907 Williams St., Westmont, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from DuPage County after being noticed by an officer "beh...

Scott Walker Recall Effort May Be Sabotaged

Patch.com | By Denise Lockwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Residents who signed legitimate recall petitions may never have them counted by the Government Accountability Board....

Protesters Rally At Scott Walkers Home

Patch.com | By Jim Price | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A crowd that eventually grew to about 1,000 descended Tuesday evening on the block where Gov. Scott Walker and his family live in Wauwatosa, kicking o...

Metra Passenger Allegedly Sprayed Conductor With Mace

Wheaton, IL Patch | Wheaton, IL Patch | Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

A woman was arrested Monday after she sprayed a Metra conductor in the face with mace at the College Avenue train depot around 8:40 a.m. The woman ...

Group Organizing Walker Recall Gets Cyberattacked

Patch.com | By Mark Maley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Just hours before the official start of the drive to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office, the group spearheading the effort said that its w...

The High School Sports Epidemic Nobody's Talking About

Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

It's a common story: the quarterback of the high school football team gets body-slammed during the game, ends up with a concussion, and, much to his d...

Maryland Soccer Team: Best Victory Dance Ever?

Patch | Emily Kimball | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

Perry Hall High School students protested the early cancellation of the boys varsity soccer season after players were disciplined for performing a vic...

Police Called On Dancing Mime In Chicago Suburb

Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

A mime dancing at an intersection in a Chicago suburb alarmed residents enough for police to be called to the scene Tuesday. Police say a Buffalo G...