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Was Suburban Student Bullied Before Suicide?

Orland Park, IL Patch | Ben Feldheim Email the Author | Posted 07.07.2012 | Chicago

Close friends and family began sharing their grief on Twitter about suddenly losing a loved one Sunday night. Within a few hours, thousands of people ...

Doctor Faces More Sex Abuse Charges After Second Woman Steps Forward

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Lorraine SwansonEmail the Author | Posted 07.05.2012 | Chicago

Oak Lawn Police announced Friday afternoon that more charges have been filed against an Advocate Christ Medical Center doctor who has already been acc...

Secret Service Hero Dubs Prostitution Scandal 'Incredibly Stupid'

Orland Park, IL Patch | Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago

Thirty-one years ago, people around the world watched as the U.S. Secret Service fulfilled its most important duty. As a 31-year-old special agent,...

After Being Shushed At The Movies, Cell-Phone Talker Calls Cops

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Christopher PaicelyEmail the Author | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

A Flossmoor woman may have learned a harsh lesson in movie etiquette over the weekend. But probably not. On Saturday, April 28, the 58-year-old ...

Student Fights For Backyard Chickens

Wilmette-Kenilworth, IL Patch | Chi | Posted 06.30.2012 | Chicago

What started out as a school project is now turning into civic action for New Trier High School junior Zan Fisher. The Wilmette resident requested ...

Mayor Tells Residents To Buy Gas Elsewhere To Protest High Prices

New Lenox, IL Patch | Michael Sewall Email the Author | Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

New Lenox residents have taken exception to higher local gas prices than neighboring communities, and Mayor Tim Baldermann is urging them to boycott s...

Man Dies After Electrocution While Trimming Tree

Lemont, IL Patch | Cari Barcas | Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago

A man from the Lemont area died Friday after being electrocuted while trimming a tree in DuPage County near the village, according to a Chicago Tribun...

12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Baseball Accident

Oswego, IL Patch | Steven Jack | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

A 12-year-old Oswego boy has died from injuries suffered Wednesday while playing baseball for the Oswego Panthers 12U Orange traveling team. Accord...

Court OKs Hearsay Evidence In Drew Peterson Murder Case

| Joseph Hosey | Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

By Joseph Hosey The 14 statements supposedly spoken by Drew Peterson's dead third wife and missing fourth wife can be used against him at his murde...

99-Year-Old Woman Hit In The Head, Duct-Taped During Home Invasion

Romeoville, IL Patch | Shannon Antinori Email the Author | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

An elderly woman was knocked to the floor before having her mouth duct-taped during a home invasion Wednesday in the 700 block of Washington Avenue, p...

Basketball Star's Ex-wife Charged After Allegedly Beating Boy With Belt

Mokena, IL Patch | Jesse MarxEmail the Author | Posted 06.09.2012 | Chicago

Bail was set at $25,000 on Thursday for a Mokena woman accused of beating a 10-year-old boy with a belt, sending him to the hospital later with bruise...

Man's Search For Birth Mother Comes With A Joyful Ending

Oswego, IL Patch | Natalie StevensEmail the Author | Posted 06.08.2012 | Chicago

Matt Fyda never knew his birth mother. The 31-year-old Oswego man was given up for adoption shortly after he was born in 1980 at Lutheran General H...

Grayslake Police Chief Charged With DUI

Grayslake, IL Patch | Marcia Sagendorph Email the Author | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

An investigation is being conducted regarding an accident involving Grayslake Police Chief Matt McCutcheon in Kenosha County were he was reportedly ch...

Local Catholics Discuss Birth Control, Religious Freedom

Northbrook, IL Patch | Jennifer FisherEmail the Author | Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago

As the Supreme Court discussed the legality of the Affordable Care Act this week, Catholics gathered in Northbrook to discuss its ramifications to the...

Three Students Struck By Suburban Metra Train In Three Months

Lake Forest- Lake Bluff, IL Patch | Jim PowersEmail the Author | Posted 05.26.2012 | Chicago

In an email sent out to the Lake Forest College community by Dean Flot, dean of students at Lake Forest College, confirmed the president's son was the...

Romney In Illinois: Teachers Should Be Paid More

Deerfield, IL Patch | Steve Sadin Email the Author | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to increase the pay of new teachers and give parents more choice in ways to educate their children...

Gingrich: Package Tracking Could Be Used To Locate Undocumented Immigrants

Des Plaines Patch | Christopher Brinckerhoff Email the Author | Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich rallied support from a crowd of about a hundred at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Wednesday af...

Domestic Abuse Cases In North Shore Increase In Bad Economy

Glencoe, IL Patch | Carrie PorterEmail the Author | Posted 05.12.2012 | Chicago

Judy didn't think she was in an abusive relationship. Her husband didn't hit her and, to most outward appearances, the couple looked happy. Judy d...

Lawyers For Ditka's Son Claim Police Bias

Deerfield, IL Patch | Deborah Kadin Email the Author | Posted 05.08.2012 | Chicago

Charging bias by a particular Deerfield Police officer, lawyers for Mark Ditka plan to return to court in two weeks and present evidence that they say...

Gay Republican Presidential Hopeful Wants To Modernize The GOP

Glencoe, IL Patch | Carrie Porter and Pat HitchensEmail the Authors | Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

Fred Karger may be the most intriguing Presidential candidate you have never heard of. As a Glencoe teenager, his favorite pastime was hopping the tra...

Building Bike Culture In The Suburbs

Kenilworth, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson Email the Author | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

Evanston resident Tony Bustamante grew up in a bike shop. When he was a little kid, the Highland Park native would go to work with his father, Alberto...

PHOTOS: North Shore Mansion Boasts Colonial Luxury

Glenview, IL Patch | Joanna Schneider Email the Author | Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally-friendly abodes, The North Shore is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes. Each week, Patc...

Youth Baseball League President Suspended For Racist Facebook Comment

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Lorraine Swanson Email the Author | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

An Oak Lawn youth baseball league board suspended its president during a special meeting on Monday for a racist comment he posted on his personal Face...

Sketch Released As Police Seek Shooter In Lemont Road Rage Incident

Lemont, IL Patch | Amanda LuevanoEmail the Author | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

The Cook County Sheriff's Office released a sketch Tuesday night of the man believed to have shot a 58-year-old motorist during an road rage incident ...

Naperville's Heroin Problem

Naperville, IL Patch | Mary Ann Lopez Email the Author | Posted 04.15.2012 | Chicago

The recent arrest of a 17-year-old Naperville teen charged with dealing heroin, coupled with e-mails sent by both of the city's school districts, led ...