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Herman Cain Continues Climb To The Top

Patch.com | By B.A. Morelli | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Weeks ago, former Godfather's chief executive Herman Cain was just another face in the crowd, an also-ran in the GOP field of presidential hopefuls....

Who Won The GOP Debate?

portsmouth-nh.patch.com | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain's rivals were calling 911 over his 999 plan in tax-free New Hampshire. Rick Santorum blasted it during the Republican presidential deba...

Highland Park's State Senate Candidates Switch Parties

Highland Park, IL Patch | Steve Sadin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

An ideological evolution for West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison and Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman came close to a direct col...

PHOTOS: 'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Stops In Chicago Suburb

Skokie, IL Patch | Philip DownieEmail the Author | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester of FOX's "Glee," signed copies of her new memoir Saturday afternoon at the Barnes and Nobles in Skokie. The book d...

Man Charged With Using Weed Wacker To Killing Father Allegedly Assaults Jail Guard

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

A 21-year-old charged with killing his father with a weed trimmer now faces charges of aggravated battery after authorities say he bit and punched a p...

White Lake, Mi: Kettle Corn Business Pops

whitelake.patch.com | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

"I never worked this hard at any job in my life, but I really love it because we're working for ourselves," said Mike Heary, who left his manufacturin...

Cheese Laced With Nails In Chicago Dog Parks Called A Hoax

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Lauren TrautEmail the Author | Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Chicago area dog owners might be alarmed by the possibility of nail-laced cheese cubes at dog parks--but there's no need to be. The Facebook-based ...

North Baltimore, MD: Wal-mart Is Poison For Neighborhood Pharmacy

northbaltimore.patch.com | Adam Bednar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

“The bottom line is that even if they don’t kill you, they hurt you enough." ...

Herman Cain Wins Illinois Tea Party Straw Poll

Palatine Patch | Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

Presidential candidate Herman Cain told a supportive crowd to stay informed and inspired during the 2012 election season. Cain was the only candida...

Fair Lawn, NJ: Former Analyst Casts Sopranos Actor To Pitch Deli

fairlawn.patch.com | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

"I may not be making as much money. Yet. But I'm coming to work with a smile on my face every day. I'm happier."...

TeaCon Organizer Steve Stevlic Absent Amid Prostitute-Related Arrest Report

Palatine, IL Patch | Brian SlupskiEmail the Author | Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

TEACON 2011 organizer Steve Stevlic did not attend the second day of the conference he helped organize amid a report on Gawker that he was arrested fo...

Police: Carnival Worker Sent Teen A Picture Of His Penis

Evergreen Park, IL Patch | Lorraine SwansonEmail the Author | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

A carnival worker and his girlfriend have been accused of sending sexually explicit photos and text messages to a 16-year-old high school student. ...

Woman Allegedly Stabbed Someone At Youth Football Practice

Evanston, IL Patch | Jessica Rudis | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

Evanston police say they arrested a 36-year-old woman and charged her in connection with a stabbing that occurred at Evanston Township High School dur...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses HuffPost-Patch GOP Outsiders Poll

Huff TV | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the results of the latest HuffPost-Patch GOP power outs...

Ryan Grim

GOP Rep Smiles For Camera, Cuts Ribbon On Project He Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ardent opponent of the federal stimulus plan showed up Monday in Winnetka, Ill., to smile and cut the ribbon at a ceremony unveiling ...

With 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Gone, Gay Sailor's Mother Can Rest

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Mary ComptonEmail the Author | Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

A small American flag with the words "God Bless America" is taped to the front window Dorothy Hajdys-Clausen's home. In November of 1992 that American...

St. Clair Shores, Mi.: An End For The Record Store That Survived iTunes

stclairshores.patch.com | Nico Rubello | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

“Obviously I’ve been here a long time. I’m approaching 70, " said Bob Setlik, the owner of Car City Records, in St. Clair Shores, Mi. He has dec...

Paul Needham

On The Road: The 'Donut Man' Keeps His Work Fresh

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

GLENDORA, Calif. -- You might think that, after nearly 40 years in the donut business, Jim Nakano would be out of new ideas. But Nakano, who founde...

Citing Mental Illness, Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Triple Murder

Darien, IL Patch | Dan Campana Email the Author | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

In an emotion-filled courtroom, Jacob Nodarse sat quietly off to the side by himself. He occasionally looked over toward his family and supporters ...

Northfield Fire Crews Save Cats, Eel And Exotic Fish From Blaze

Glencoe, IL Patch | Carrie Porter Email the Author | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

A basement fire in Northfield required creative rescue work by fire crews on Monday evening, including medical attention for two cats. While the fo...

Va. Drivers Greeted With 'Zombies' Warning In Lorton

Patch | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

Lorton drivers got quite a surprise when an electronic road sign was hacked recently. On Lorton Road by Route 123, the road is closed, but where the s...

Fresh Eyes On America: Announcing "Patch: The Road Trip"

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted to announce the kickoff of an exciting new feature jointly produced by Patch and the Huffington Post. We're calling it "Patch: The Road Trip." In search of fresh perspectives on America, our culture reporter Paul Needham -- who joined HuffPost this year after being editor of the Yale Daily News and graduating with a degree in History -- will travel by car, visiting Patch locations all across America. We hope the resulting dispatches will offer a ground-level look at our nation that's utterly local but, taken together, will create a national snapshot. READ MORE For Voters to Believe Obama's Second Term Will Bring About Change, He Needs to Acknowledge What Needs to Change in Himself

Paul Needham

On The Road: A Border Crossing That Pits Fence Against Friendship

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- Pat Nixon, the former first lady, would be disappointed if she came to see the border between the United States and Mexico i...

Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy, Includes Plainfield Shoutout In Speech

Plainfield, IL Patch | Cari Barcas Email the Author | Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy included a hometown shoutout in her Emmys acceptance speech Sunday night after winning best lead actress in a comed...

Suburban Teen Fatally Struck While Running In Forest Preserves

Palos, IL Patch | Palos, IL Patch | Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

A teen boy was running through the forest preserves when he was struck by a car and killed Thursday evening. The accident occurred on 104th Avenue ...