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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's crime-n-shame.
Homewood Police, District 153 to Hold School Shooting Drill

Homewood Police, District 153 to Hold School Shooting Drill

The drill will test first responders on the scene of a staged incident.
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
Have You Seen this Pug?

Have You Seen this Pug?

The dog escaped Tuesday from its home in Olympia Fields.
FBI Releases Photo of Suspect in Bank Robbery

FBI Releases Photo of Suspect in Bank Robbery

The suspect reportedly leapt over a counter and displayed a handgun before demanding the cash from a teller at BMO Harris Bank in Homewood.
More than 100 Pets in 36 Hours Find New Homes

More than 100 Pets in 36 Hours Find New Homes

Many pets found new owners this weekend, as South Suburban Humane Society held a 36-hour, nonstop adopt-athon.
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.
Armed Robbery Reported in Homewood

Armed Robbery Reported in Homewood

Few details are available at this time.
'Run for Freedom' a Holiday Hit in Homewood

'Run for Freedom' a Holiday Hit in Homewood

Check out the top finishers in the July 4 race.
Local Roads Could Close for Menards Expansion

Local Roads Could Close for Menards Expansion

Menards thinks bigger is better—but is that the case for residents if the expansion would mean local roads would close?
South Suburban Humane Society Wins Grant from Purina

South Suburban Humane Society Wins Grant from Purina

The shelter will receive a check from Purina—now find out what they'll do with it.
'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.
Need Help from Flossmoor Fire? Department Charges Some for Its Services

Need Help from Flossmoor Fire? Department Charges Some for Its Services

The Flossmoor Fire Department is one of 15 in the suburbs that charges for its help.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's Summer Music Series Travels 'Bach' in Time

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's Summer Music Series Travels 'Bach' in Time

Series features New Comma Baroque, a Chicago-based ensemble formed by IPO double bassist Phillip Serna.
South Suburban Humane Society to Host Non-Stop Adopt-athon

South Suburban Humane Society to Host Non-Stop Adopt-athon

South Suburban Humane Society wants to place 200 animals in 36 hours—will you stop in?
Flossmoor Offers Storm Cleanup Branch Pickup through July 14

Flossmoor Offers Storm Cleanup Branch Pickup through July 14

The last pickup is scheduled for Monday, July 14.
Thousands Still Without Power, Restoration Expected July 4

Thousands Still Without Power, Restoration Expected July 4

Thousands in Homewood-Flossmoor, Tinley Park and Orland Park are still without power, as crews work to repair toppled and downed lines from brutal storms Monday.
ComEd Offers Safety Tips During 'Multi-Day Restoration Effort'

ComEd Offers Safety Tips During 'Multi-Day Restoration Effort'

Tips for storm safety, what to do during prolonged outages and if your basement floods.
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