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2 Dead After Murder-Suicide In Oswego

Oswego, IL Patch | Erin Sauder Email the Author | Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Two people are dead in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 300 block of Fox Ch...

Naperville Man Charged With Abducting, Licking Children

Naperville, IL Patch | Naperville, IL Patch | Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

A Naperville man was arrested and charged with child abduction and battery after police said he lured two children into his apartment on Sunday. Jo...

Woodridge Man Allegedly Murdered Father With Weed Trimmer

Woodridge, IL Patch | Woodridge, IL Patch | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

A 21-year-old Woodridge man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his father, Woodridge police and DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin...

Evanston Woman Bakes Her Way Through Unemployment

Evanston, IL Patch | Kimberly Elsham Email the Author | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

A brunette woman in a light yellow t-shirt sits on a folding chair under a Katz Cookies sign at an Evanston farmers market. She's smiling as visitors ...

Driver In Fatal Crash Has History Of Drunk Driving

Naperville, IL Patch | Dan Campana Email the Author | Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

In early November 2010, a Naperville police officer stopped the driver of a red 2006 Porsche for a seat belt violation. The officer issued a second...

Boehner Heading To Chicago Suburb For Anti-Redistricting Fundraiser

Clarendon Hills, IL Patch | Joe O'Donnell Email the Author | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

The Hinsdale Police Department is in the process of formulating a security plan for a visit to Hinsdale by U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-O...

Elmhurst Man Accused Of Stealing Hundreds Of Cemetery Vases Is Behind Bars

Elmhurst, IL Patch | Elmhurst, IL Patch | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

A man believed to have stolen hundreds of brass vases worth more than $100,000 from several area cemeteries is in DuPage County Jail. Elmhurst poli...

'Failing' Schools In Suburb Still Among Nation's Best

Glenview, IL Patch | Carrie Miller Email the Author | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

By most measures, Cathy Freidinger is living the public school American dream. Her four kids walk or bike to neighborhood schools ranked among the ...

Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Of Two Lake Zurich Students

Lake Zurich, IL Patch | Victoria Remback Email the Author | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Former Lake Zurich High School teacher Ronald D. Culver, 52, was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of probation Aug. 9 after pleading gui...

WATCH: Flash Mob For Charity At Suburban Festival

Northbrook, IL Patch | Nate Daugherty Email the Author | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Part of the crowd at Northbrook Days Saturday suddenly broke into dance, choreographed in a "flash mob" to raise money for a local nonprofit. Led b...

Suburban Youth Baseball Association Helps Chicago Team After Theft

Oak Forest, IL Patch | Ross Jacobson Email the Author | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

Mike Staunton had seen the impact Oak Forest Baseball Association (OFBA) could make on young kids. His two sons--ages 12 and 10--had both been playing...

Mosque Leader Explains Ramadan: 'You Feel What Hunger Means'

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Jesse Marx Email the Author | Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

Oussama Jammal: Muslims believe that fasting was prescribed on those before them. In Christianity and Judaism, people also fasted, and it is part of t...

Body Of Missing Man Found In Lemont Retention Pond

Lemont, IL Patch | Amanda Luevano Email the Author | Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

Search crews recovered Thursday morning the body of a 25-year-old man who has been missing since his canoe capsized earlier this week in a Lemont rete...

Underemployed Under The Radar On The North Shore

Glenview, IL Patch | Carrie Miller Email the Author | Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Less than a year ago, Tim Hendricks was a vice president and stock trader 21 years into a career at Merrill Lynch in downtown Chicago. These days Hend...

Man Bikes 12,000 Miles To Raise Money For The Disabled

Northbrook, IL Patch | Eleni Demertzis Email the Author | Posted 10.01.2011 | Chicago

What is it like to pedal 12,000 miles, all the way from the West Coast to Washington, D.C.? Ethan Collins knows. The Glenbrook North High School (G...

Evanston Grocery Store Will Soon House Police Station

Evanston, IL Patch | Jordan Graham Email the Author | Posted 09.29.2011 | Chicago

The Evanston Police Department outpost currently being constructed within the Evanston Plaza Dominick's grocery store was the topic of a heated debate...

Oak Parkers Near Top Of Civil Union Registration List

Oak Park - River Forest, IL Patch | Casey Cora Email the Author | Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

More than 1,000 civil unions have been issued by the Cook County Clerk's Office since June 1, the first day civil unions became legal in Illinois. ...

Doctor Gets Married In Children's Hospital, Donates Wedding Cash

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Christopher Paicely Email the Author | Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Heights native Dr. Taryn Bragg loves her job. In fact, she loves it so much, she decided to have her wedding there. Bragg, who is a pediatr...

As A Community Remembers Former Teacher, His Daughters Face Criminal Neglect Charges

Northbrook, IL Patch | Jennifer Fisher Email the Author | Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

If you worked at Glenbrook North High School between 1953 and 1997, you probably knew Bernie. "Whenever someone came to Glenbrook North from somewh...

Skokie Man Rakes In Big Money At World Series Of Poker

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At the ripe age of 20, Tom Koral looked 16. That was 2004, when Koral was trying to get into casinos to play poker. Like many college students, Kor...

Driver Of Car In Fatal Oak Forest Metra Crash Left Note

Oak Forest, IL Patch | Lauren Traut and Carrie Frillman Email the Authors | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

The driver of the car hit by a Metra train Thursday may have left what could be a "goodbye note," NBC reported Friday. But Tinley resident Gayle La...

Man Requests 'Penis Stretch' At Suburban Salon

Niles, IL Patch | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

The 41-year-old female owner of a salon in the 7600 block of Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, told police that a 35-year-old Des Plaines man who had been a re...

Former Oswego Teacher Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Student

Oswego, IL Patch | Steven Jack Email the Author | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

A former Oswego High School language arts teacher was found guilty Thursday on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of crimina...

Family, Friends Say Active Oak Park Parent Is Missing

Oak Park-River Forest, IL Patch | Casey Cora Email the Author | Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

An Oak Park parent and former PTO president has gone missing, according to postings on various news and social media outlets, including Patch. Lao...

Homesharing Lets Suburban Renter Get Back On Her Feet

Deerfield, IL Patch | Natalie Kaplan Email the Author | Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

When Dina Hagl moved back to the U.S. from Germany, she needed a place to live that wouldn't break the bank. "I was looking for something really inex...