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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build 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.
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.
National Weather Service Confirms 5 Tornadoes Hit Illinois Monday

National Weather Service Confirms 5 Tornadoes Hit Illinois Monday

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-I tornado hit Romeoville/Plainfield on Monday.
Aurora, St. Charles Police Investigating Pre-Paid Card Scams

Aurora, St. Charles Police Investigating Pre-Paid Card Scams

Similar incidents involving fraudsters trying to use Green Dot cards to swindle people have been reported by police in Oswego, Joliet.
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.
Keep Your Pet Safe This Fourth of July: Lost Dogs Illinois

Keep Your Pet Safe This Fourth of July: Lost Dogs Illinois

Tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy during the summer celebration season — plus what to do if you lose your pet.
Vivian Maier EXPOSED In Suburbia

Vivian Maier EXPOSED In Suburbia

College of DuPage's summer-long exhibit features posthumous, unseen Chicago street images by the reclusive street photographer from the collection of Jeffrey Goldstein.
Kane County Moves Morgue To DuPage After Mold is Found

Kane County Moves Morgue To DuPage After Mold is Found

Kane County will relocate autopsy operations to DuPage County coroner's office after black mold was discovered at Geneva facility.
Kane County Moves Morgue To DuPage After Mold is Found

Kane County Moves Morgue To DuPage After Mold is Found

Kane County will relocate autopsy operations to DuPage County coroner's office after black mold was discovered at Geneva facility.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.