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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Plenty of Fun (and Free) Festivals Happening This Weekend in Suburbs

Plenty of Fun (and Free) Festivals Happening This Weekend in Suburbs

We have information on GreekFest, Glendale Heights Fest, Jazz in Glen Ellyn, Windmill City Festival, Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest, Taste of Chicago and more.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Elgin Boy Recovering After Car Plunges Into Kane Co. Sinkhole

Elgin Boy Recovering After Car Plunges Into Kane Co. Sinkhole

Storms washed out a portion of roadway on Thomas Road near McDonald Road in Burlington leaving behind a 10-foot wide sinkhole, according to media reports.
National Weather Service Confirms 5 Tornadoes Hit Illinois Monday

National Weather Service Confirms 5 Tornadoes Hit Illinois Monday

EF-I tornadoes were confirmed in Earlville, Plainfield/Romeoville and far southwest Kendall County. Two tornadoes were also confirmed near Grant Park in Kankakee County.
Strong Storms Could Hit Suburbs This Afternoon, Evening

Strong Storms Could Hit Suburbs This Afternoon, Evening

The storms could produce hail up to two inches in diameter, wind gusts in excess of 70 mph, torrential rainfall and localized flooding, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and the possibility
Gurnee Woman Shot, Killed at Kenosha Bar

Gurnee Woman Shot, Killed at Kenosha Bar

The shooting occurred in Kenosha, Wis., early Saturday morning.
Mobile Tickets, Ventra Payment Coming to Metra by Jan. 1

Mobile Tickets, Ventra Payment Coming to Metra by Jan. 1

Riders will soon be able to buy their tickets on their smartphones or with their Ventra cards.
Suburb Makes Snobbiest Cities List

Suburb Makes Snobbiest Cities List

Naperville has made Movoto's top ten list of the snobbiest mid-sized cities in the U.S.
Police: Scammers Pose as Fundraisers for Local Cancer Charity, Collect 'Donations'

Police: Scammers Pose as Fundraisers for Local Cancer Charity, Collect 'Donations'

The scammers went so far as to use a photo of a teen who lost her battle with cancer in 2007 on fliers they handed out as they went door-to-door in a Fox River Grove neighborhood.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
The Black Bear is Back: Sightings Reported in DeKalb County

The Black Bear is Back: Sightings Reported in DeKalb County

Animal could be headed to Kendall County: "While these animals once roamed the Illinois landscape 150 years ago, seeing one today can be, at the very least, a startling sight," IDNR director
Get Ready for a Rare Friday the 13th Full Moon

Get Ready for a Rare Friday the 13th Full Moon

For the first time in more than 13 years, there will be a full moon on Friday the 13th.
Huntley Shooting Claims Life of Second Brother

Huntley Shooting Claims Life of Second Brother

Three brothers from the Grundei family have died in recent weeks: two following a shooting that occurred in Huntley and one in a drowning in Deerfield.