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Westboro Targeted Again

Patch | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Without fanfare Monday, Creve Coeur City Council members gave final passage to an ordinance to ban protests knowingly taking place within 300 feet of ...

Construction Begins At Boystown LGBT Senior Home

Lake View (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago

Construction crews began piecing together metal scaffolding around the former police station in Lake View Monday in preparation to construct one of th...

Shelter Dog Offers Grieving Family 'Pet Therapy'

Homewood-Flossmoor, IL Patch | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

Tragedy struck the household of Flossmoor resident Vicki Burke in late October when her 40-year-old husband, Steve, died unexpectedly. The sudden p...

Couple Dedicated To Feeding The Hungry For The Holidays

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Posted 12.08.2012 | Chicago

Stepping into Big Pappa’s Gyros in Oak Lawn is like stepping into a little bit of Christmas, with delectable smells in the background. The Christ...

Restaurant Giving Away 10,000 Twinkies Wednesday

Orland Park, IL Patch | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Creativity has been part of Baby’s Steak and Lemonade’s whole approach since it first opened six years ago. Owners Hani and MJ Sughayer needed ...

Community Reacts To Rejected Nativity Scene

Arlington Heights, IL Patch | Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago

As residents and visitors walked through North School Park this weekend, many focused on what was included in the holiday display rather than what was...

5-Story South Side Condo Building Gutted By Fire

Beverly-Mt. Greenwood (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago

No injuries have been reported in a fire that left the interior of a 32-unit Morgan Park condo building partially collapsed. The fire broke out ar...

Judge: Jenna Jameson Owes Naperville Theater Big Time

Naperville, IL Patch | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

A DuPage County judge ordered adult film star Jenna Jameson to pay $92,000 for not showing up at two heavily promoted events last year at a Naperville...

Iconic Giraffe Sculptures Removed In Lakeview

Lake View (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago

After almost three decades, Lake View neighbors are saying "Goodbye" to three iconic statues on Elaine Street. Two huge giraffe sculptures and one ...

Artist Depicts Woman And Cat's Special Bond

Lincoln Square (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 11.09.2012 | Chicago

Greg Pittsley took a photo on his cell phone of his mother Charlotte sitting with her cat. Three weeks later, on Dec. 11, she died. Just after his ...

Thousands Gather To Remember Fallen Firefighter

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Posted 11.08.2012 | Chicago

Two ladders stand tall and an American flag hangs in between. Below, the line of firefighters in uniform, neighbors and friends stretches around the S...

AOL Taps Patch to Organize Hurricane Sandy Relief

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York
Andy Plesser

Using Patch, its network of local digital publications,  AOL organized some 500 employees to purchase and deliver needed supplies to towns in...

Drew Peterson Breaks Up With Brodsky

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Posted 10.30.2012 | Chicago

A teary-eyed Joel Brodsky denied he had been crying, then repeatedly insisted he was not fired from wife-killer Drew Peterson's defense team. "I'm ...

Jackson Jr. To Constituents, Via Suburban Pastor: 'Pray For Me'

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 10.30.2012 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. wants his constituents to know that he loves them to death, according to a Matteson pastor. In his Sunday sermon at Victory Apost...

Is This Proof That Suburban Cemetery Is Haunted?

Oswego, IL Patch | Posted 10.24.2012 | Chicago

As Halloween approaches, many start to get the tingle to tell ghost stories to scare their friends. But what if the ghost story was real? Ron Re...

Inside The Illinois Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'

Chicago, IL Patch | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

What do an elementary schoolteacher, a voodoo cultist, a shipping clerk and a prison guard have in common? Each has a "perversion file" kept by the...

Poll: Jackson Jr. Still Favored By Solid Majority

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. shows a commanding lead over his two challengers, with 58 percent of likely voters saying they would send the beleaguered congressma...

PHOTOS: Open-Air LGBT Museum Unveiled In Lakeview

Chicago (Lake View) Patch | Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Along with Oct. 11 being the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, let it be known that from this day forward, it will also be remembered as so...

Youth Football Team Bans Pink

Mokena, IL Patch | Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

For years, Mokena Burros youth football players have worn pink athletic gear during October games to honor breast cancer survivors. And in the NFL,...

The Most Inspiring Video You'll See Today

patch | Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen

By Ted Schnell Eighth-grader Jack McGraw has dreamed of scoring a touchdown for his football team at Haines Middle School in St. Charles. His was ...

More Lawyer Drama For Drew Peterson

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

A Naperville lawyer filed court papers blaming Drew Peterson's lead attorney Joel Brodsky for blowing the Drew Peterson case. John Paul Carroll's m...

Student Fabricated Story About School Intruder

Elmhurst, IL Patch | Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago

The student who had reportedly been restrained by an intruder in a bathroom at Indian Trail Junior High School on Friday has admitted to fabricating t...

Will Drew Peterson Bounce His Lead Attorney?

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Posted 10.05.2012 | Chicago

The nasty bickering between Drew Peterson's lawyers took a suprise twist Thursday when an attorney he supposedly fired managed to stick around. And...

School District Cancels Halloween Citing Religious Concerns

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 10.25.2012 | Chicago

SKOKIE – District 69 won’t be providing any ‘treats’ to their students for Halloween moving forward. The school district has decided to ban th...

Animal Shelter Owner Sentenced To Probation, Fines

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Posted 10.03.2012 | Chicago

In a move that a defense attorney called unexpectedly harsh, a Cook County judge sentenced the owner of a Tinley Park animal shelter Tuesday, Oct. 2, ...