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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.
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.
Naperville Quintuplets Turn 18

Naperville Quintuplets Turn 18

Happy Birthday to Padraic, Aidan, Grace, Elizabeth and Clare Collins!
KFC Robber Shot Employees Who Couldn't Open Cash Register: Police

KFC Robber Shot Employees Who Couldn't Open Cash Register: Police

Three men are charged in connection with the Sept. 4 robbery; investigation also led to the arrest of a woman for two other crimes.
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.
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.

Naperville Fire Department Seeks Donations of 'Clunker' Vehicles

The donated vehicles will be used to practice auto extrication techniques.
Mariano's to Open in Naperville

Mariano's to Open in Naperville

Mariano's Fresh Market will open in a former Dominick's location.
A Mariano's for Naperville? Finally!!!

A Mariano's for Naperville? Finally!!!

Roundy's confirms it has a signed a lease for the former Dominick's on Naper Boulevard.