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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Lake County in 2014

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Lake County in 2014

A 48-year-old male resident of Gurnee tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

If you don’t think 16 is good enough, don’t worry, because one Illinois high school ranked No. 3 overall in the country!
Pullman Cars Back on the Rails Between Chicago and Wisconsin

Pullman Cars Back on the Rails Between Chicago and Wisconsin

For a limited time you can step back in time and experience mid-20th century Pullman railcar travel in a restored Pullman car.

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The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

If you don’t think 16 is good enough, don’t worry, because one Illinois high school ranked No. 3 overall in the country!
Pullman Cars Back on the Rails Between Chicago and Wisconsin

Pullman Cars Back on the Rails Between Chicago and Wisconsin

For a limited time you can step back in time and experience mid-20th century Pullman railcar travel in a restored Pullman car.
Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Swatting a YouTube celeb, communion juice thievery and a punch-drunk flirter this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.
Your House Could've Been a Meth Lab If ...

Your House Could've Been a Meth Lab If ...

It smells of urine, the windows are covered in paint and the yard has brown spots. Check the national register of meth labs before you buy.
Apple Orchards Open for Fall Season in Chicago Suburbs

Apple Orchards Open for Fall Season in Chicago Suburbs

Apple picking season is here! And we've compiled a list of some of the best orchards for pick-your-own apples and plenty of fall fun.
Solar Storm: Internet May Flare Up, But So May Northern Lights (Video)

Solar Storm: Internet May Flare Up, But So May Northern Lights (Video)

A major solar flare launched off the Sun Wednesday, potentially unleashing a geomagnetic storm that could interrupt communications.
Lake Co. Police Issue 247 Citations During Labor Day Enforcement Effort

Lake Co. Police Issue 247 Citations During Labor Day Enforcement Effort

The Lake County Sheriff's Office also made 12 impaired driving arrests.
Grayslake North Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Grayslake North Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
Flash Flood Watch Issued for Chicago Suburbs

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Chicago Suburbs

The flash flood watch will take effect on Sept. 10 from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

The governor candidates sit side by side for first time. We learn one is as corrupt as Rod Blagojevich and the other profits off misery.
Grayslake North Teacher is Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Grayslake North Teacher is Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to Grayslake North High School teacher Emily Weiss, who has been nominated as a finalist for the Teacher of the Year award.
Rare Respiratory Illness Sickens Children Across Illinois, Midwest

Rare Respiratory Illness Sickens Children Across Illinois, Midwest

Enterovirus D68 has sent hundreds of kids to the hospital in recent weeks.
Which Football Teams are Illinoisans Rooting For?

Which Football Teams are Illinoisans Rooting For?

Illinois' favorite NFL team might be obvious, but what about its favorite college team? Or favorite NFL team from a different state?
Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Homeless man steals a Corvette, a mama protects her jailbird son and the peek-from-behind-the-curtain crew this week in crime-n-shame.
Who Wins? Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field Sunday

Who Wins? Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field Sunday

Lodge your prediction in our Patch Bears poll.
Your Weekend Chicagoland Weather Forecast

Your Weekend Chicagoland Weather Forecast

Humidity swept away by cold front. What to expect in the coming days.
Join Us, Walk 'Out of the Darkness' for Suicide Prevention

Join Us, Walk 'Out of the Darkness' for Suicide Prevention

Patch teams up with crisis services group Hope and Friendship Foundation to raise money for suicide awareness and prevention.
Former Forest Preserve Headquarters Destroyed by Blaze

Former Forest Preserve Headquarters Destroyed by Blaze

Firefighters were called to the headquarters, located at 2000 North Milwaukee Avenue, Thursday afternoon.