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Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
JCA's Hall of Champions Induction, Alumni Golf Event Slated For August

JCA's Hall of Champions Induction, Alumni Golf Event Slated For August

All five members of the inaugural Hall of Fame class will attend some part of the festivities.
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
Channahon Teen Died in Sunday-Night Crash

Channahon Teen Died in Sunday-Night Crash

SUV rolled over into a field near Morris, according to authorities.
Shorewood Woman Charged With Hickory St. Nightmare Murders Now Looking At August Trial

Shorewood Woman Charged With Hickory St. Nightmare Murders Now Looking At August Trial

A woman charged with the strangulation deaths of two young men was scheduled to get a trial date on Wednesday.
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.
Minooka High School Principal Resigns

Minooka High School Principal Resigns

The board also hired an interim superintendent.

Homeless Man Tells How Joliet Cops Drove Him Out to Channahon & Left Him Stranded in the Freezing Cold

Homeless man Brian Davidson told Patch how the Joliet police have tried to run him out of town.
Girl Severely Burned While Washing Hands in Shorewood Bathroom: Lawsuit

Girl Severely Burned While Washing Hands in Shorewood Bathroom: Lawsuit

The girl suffered "severe and permanent third-degree burns" while washing her hands, according to the lawsuit.
Woman Suing Will County Humane Society Says Dog Bite Left Her Sick, Sore & Lame

Woman Suing Will County Humane Society Says Dog Bite Left Her Sick, Sore & Lame

The woman was bitten by a "vicious" dog at the Shorewood shelter, according to a lawsuit.
Judge Upholds Search Warrant Cops Used to Raid Shorewood Woman's Home For Piddling Pot Arrest

Judge Upholds Search Warrant Cops Used to Raid Shorewood Woman's Home For Piddling Pot Arrest

The complaint for the search warrant "describes wholly innocent conduct," the judge said, but he still found it to be legit.
Plainfield Teen Killed While Walking on I-55 Identified

Plainfield Teen Killed While Walking on I-55 Identified

The young man was hit by "multiple" vehicles, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.
Plainfield Teen Killed While Walking on I-55 Near Shorewood

Plainfield Teen Killed While Walking on I-55 Near Shorewood

The driver stopped after hitting the teen, police said, and was not charged in connection with the fatal accident.
Minooka Police Seeking Stabbing Suspect

Minooka Police Seeking Stabbing Suspect

Victim stabbed at warehouse.
'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.
Jumpmen: Thugs Beat & Rob Teen of His Air Jordans in Channahon

Jumpmen: Thugs Beat & Rob Teen of His Air Jordans in Channahon

Three creeps jumped out of a minivan to waylay and rob a teenage boy.
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