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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.
Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

President Obama commits the nation to military action in the Middle East to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIL. Where do you stand?
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.
Chicago Restaurant Apologizes for Ray Rice 'Knockout Deal' Tweet

Chicago Restaurant Apologizes for Ray Rice 'Knockout Deal' Tweet

Cheesie's finds out the hard way that changing your social media password is good for business.
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.
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.
American Girl Store in Chicago Vies for Best Restroom in America

American Girl Store in Chicago Vies for Best Restroom in America

See the top 10 commode accommodations in America at BestRestroom.com.
Severe Weather Alert: Storms Likely

Severe Weather Alert: Storms Likely

Cold front hits Chicago area, bringing storms and cooler temps.
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.
Looking for a Fright? Check Out These 8 Creepy Illinois Sites

Looking for a Fright? Check Out These 8 Creepy Illinois Sites

Illinois has its share of creepy roads. But it also has some downright eerie places. We offer eight from around the state. Check them out.
How Many Concealed Carry Gun Permits Were Issued in Your County?

How Many Concealed Carry Gun Permits Were Issued in Your County?

Breaking down the number of concealed carry permits issued in each Illinois county.
CVS Changes Name and Ends Tobacco Sales

CVS Changes Name and Ends Tobacco Sales

The pharmacy chain will now be known as “CVS Health.” Sales of tobacco and related products was halted on Wednesday.
Should Chicago Cops Wear Body Cameras?

Should Chicago Cops Wear Body Cameras?

What do you think? Some say it's inevitable but Chicago PD doesn't have a formal plan to add them.
Woman Tries to Snatch 2-Year-Old at O'Hare Baggage Claim: Cops

Woman Tries to Snatch 2-Year-Old at O'Hare Baggage Claim: Cops

Mom thwarts the attempt and now the North Side Chicago woman is charged with aggravated kidnapping.