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Herbicide Fume Inhalation Hospitalizes 6 At Suburban High School

Hinsdale Patch | Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Three Hinsdale South High School students were transported to Hinsdale Adventist Hospital in good condition Thursday morning after inhaling an herbici...

LISTEN: Teen Charged In Murder Of Parents Calls 911

Palos, IL Patch | Dan Lambert Email the Author | Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

John Granat, 17, called 911 on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7:11 a.m. to report that his parents were dead in their bedroom and that their home on the 12700 b...

Cities, Counties Need to Create 'Town Journalist' Job to Make up for Decline in Local News Coverage

Jeff Burbank | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media
Jeff Burbank

Cities and counties in America should hire journalists to watch and write about them. Use a modest amount of public money to employ a full-time, professional news writer in a government position, perhaps called the "Town Journalist."

Social Worker Who Donated Kidney Meeting With Rahm, Fears Termination

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Instead of giving Jewel cashier Myra de la Vega his Preferred Card, Evanston resident Dan Coyne gave her a kidney. Now, he may lose his job because...

Smoke From Minnesota Wild Fire Makes It To Chicago

Lake in the Hills, IL Patch | Claudia Lenart Email the Author | Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

The National Weather Service (NWS) Chicago has issued a special weather statement due to smoke from a Minnesota forest fire. According to NWS, the smo...

Early Voters Cite Spending, Social Security As Big Issues In NY-9

Forest Hills, NY Patch | Matthew Hampton Email the Author | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

Polls have been open in the Ninth District and across Forest Hills since 6 a.m., and already, thousands of people have visited their local polling pla...

WATCH: Surveillance Video Of Suburban Mall Shooting Suspect Released

Orland Park, IL Patch | Orland Park, IL Patch | Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

Police released surveillance footage of a woman accused of shooting another woman in the arm after a failed robbery attempt. Footage shows the woma...

Anthony Weiner's Congressional Seat To Be Filled Tuesday

Patch.com | By Matthew Hampton | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Since former Congressman Anthony Weiner stepped down, head slung low in a self-flagellating press conference on June 16, the question on the minds of ...

Mystery Student Death At Beverly HIlls High

Beverly Hills, CA Patch | Laurie Lande and Sherri Levin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles

A sophomore at Beverly Hills High School collapsed on campus Friday morning and died shortly afterward. Elena Natanzadeh, who graduated from Bev...

Couple Found Dead in Southwest Suburban Home

Palos, IL Patch | Palos, IL Patch | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune is reporting a man and woman were found dead in their home in unincorporated Palos Park on the 12700 block of 81st Court. Accor...

Woman Shot In Robbery At Orland Square Mall

Orland Park, IL Patch | Paul Dailing Email the Author | Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

Orland Park Police and the Cook County Sheriff's Office have surrounded Orland Square Mall looking for a woman who fled into JC Penney after a parking...

Woman Vomits At Animal Cruelty Trial In Chicago Suburb

Barrington, IL Patch | Claudia Lenart Email the Author | Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

An audience member left the room vomiting at the animal cruelty trial during testimony of witnesses who observed the dead dogs at the Muddy Paws facil...

Protesters Arrested At Paul Ryan Event

Paige Lavender | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

A Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) luncheon on Tuesday was disrupted by demonstrators, including several who were arrested while protesting the Wisconsin congressma...

WATCH: Local Muslims Discuss Unshaken Faith

Skokie, IL Patch | Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Ten years after 9/11, Mohammed Saiduzzaman is still getting used to the looks some non-Muslims give him -- the raised eyebrows, the suspicious stares....

Raccoons Bunk In Suburban Woman's Dining Room

Wilmette, IL Patch | Wilmette, IL Patch | Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

With both children and grandchildren in the area, family dropping in is a constant for Sylvia Flinn at her Wilmette home. However, when Flinn played h...

Manhunt Underway In North Suburban Bank Robbery

Highland Park, IL Patch | Highland Park, IL Patch | Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

A robbery took place Thursday morning at the Chase Bank at 513 Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park. According to a news release issued by the ...

PHOTOS: Inside One World Trade Center

Patch | Zach Haberman Email the Author | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

The 9/11 Memorial Plaza is just days from being unveiled, but there is still plenty of work to be done in the skies above. Take a virtual tour inside...

Drew Peterson Case Heading To Supreme Court

Naperville, IL Patch | Joseph Hosey Email the Author | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

A Will County Judge kicked out eight of 14 damning hearsay statements prosecutors want to use against accused wife-killer Drew Peterson. The appellate...

Still No Deal For 82-Yr-Old Great Grandma; Another Protest Planned

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris Email the Author | Posted 10.29.2011 | New York

Negotiations faltered again last Wednesday for Ms. Mary Ward, the Brooklyn great-grandmother whose home was sold following a predatory lending scheme....

'Tough Sheriff' Draws Applause, Protests At Republican Picnic

Oswego, IL Patch | Steven Jack and Andre Salles Email the Authors | Posted 10.28.2011 | Chicago

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America," has his critics. But you'd have been hard-pressed to find any inside the Kendal...

'Extremely Dangerous' Murder Suspect On The Loose

Oak Forest, IL Patch | Bridgette Outten Email the Author | Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Oak Forest police are searching for a man they said shot two Markham women, leaving one in in critical condition. Terrell Randall, 32, of an unknow...

Turnpike Bus Accident Injures Three

South Brunswick, NJ Patch | Davy James Email the Author | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York

New Jersey State Police are now reporting that the bus driver who had earlier been reported as being killed in this afternoon's accident on the New Je...

Armed Burglars Tie Up, Rob Elderly Suburban Couple

Glenview, IL Patch | Glenview, IL Patch | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Just before 9 p.m. Monday night, two men, one wearing a mask and armed with a handgun, broke into a condominium in The Cloisters, 1625 Waukegan Road, ...

PHOTOS: Divers Plunge From Museum Into Boston Harbor

Charlestown, MA Patch | Courtney Sacco | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts

The Red Bull World Cliff Diving Series visited Boston on Saturday, and participating divers got a different flavor of competition -- they jumped from ...

Mother Accused Of Fracturing Baby's Legs, Skull

Palatine, IL Patch | Brian Slupski Email the Author | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

An Arlington Heights woman faces criminal charges after fracturing the legs and skull of a 2-month old baby boy, police said. Rubi Cabrera, 19, has...