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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.
McHenry Co. Beaches Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

McHenry Co. Beaches Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

The McHenry County Department of Health has also issued an advisory for four McHenry County beaches while four others are closed due to the elevated bacteria levels.
Police: Teen Suffers Gunshot Wound After Brother Accidentally Shoots Him

Police: Teen Suffers Gunshot Wound After Brother Accidentally Shoots Him

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is investigating accidental shooting that occurred Tuesday in the 9700 block of Wright Road in unincorporated Harvard.
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.
Lakeside Festival Returns to Crystal Lake: Fireworks, Parade, Head East to Perform

Lakeside Festival Returns to Crystal Lake: Fireworks, Parade, Head East to Perform

The Fourth of July festivities will return with this year's Lakeside Festival, which kicks off on Thursday, July 3, and continues through the weekend.
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
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.
Man Injured in Motorcycle, Dump Truck Crash in Crystal Lake

Man Injured in Motorcycle, Dump Truck Crash in Crystal Lake

The accident occurred at Route 31 and Route 176 in Crystal Lake Monday afternoon.
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.