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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.
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
Local Band 'Midlife Crisis' Celebrates 15 Years

Local Band 'Midlife Crisis' Celebrates 15 Years

The band partied with fans July 19 to mark 15 years together—and there's plenty more fun to come this summer.
Mokena Teen Wins $1,000 Kohl's Scholarship

Mokena Teen Wins $1,000 Kohl's Scholarship

Mokena's Ryan Hesslau is one of several in the running for a $10,000 scholarship from Kohl's.
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.
Patrick Major and Samantha Gabrys Are Getting Hitched!

Patrick Major and Samantha Gabrys Are Getting Hitched!

Congratulations go out to the happy couple, from their friends at a local gym.
Woman Suing Will County Humane Society Says Dog Bite Left Her Sick, Sore & Lame

Woman Suing Will County Humane Society Says Dog Bite Left Her Sick, Sore & Lame

The woman was bitten by a "vicious" dog at the Shorewood shelter, according to a lawsuit.
District 210 Former Superintendent Rakes in Highest Pension in State

District 210 Former Superintendent Rakes in Highest Pension in State

Among Illinois' highest pensions, are former public school district superintendents. And topping them all is former D210's own Larry Wyllie, reports Reboot Illinois.
51 Chicago Area Cadets and Leaders Headed to Cadet International Camporee in Canada

51 Chicago Area Cadets and Leaders Headed to Cadet International Camporee in Canada

The group leaves July 22 for the camporee, where they'll earn badges in fire safety, axe-manship and camp cooking.
Mark Ruffalo to Appear at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday

Mark Ruffalo to Appear at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday

"Avengers," "The Normal Heart" actor to serve as grand marshal at Chicagoland Speedway's EnjoyIllinois.com 300.
Underage Driver Charged with DUI after Crashing into Truck, Injuring 1

Underage Driver Charged with DUI after Crashing into Truck, Injuring 1

A passenger in the truck was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Lincoln-Way West Poms to Teach Dance to Area Youngsters

Lincoln-Way West Poms to Teach Dance to Area Youngsters

The camp will be held Monday, August 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., for students from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Lincoln-Way District 210 Honors Standout Community Members

Lincoln-Way District 210 Honors Standout Community Members

Citizens are nominated from each high school area.
'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.
Wear Red on Fridays, Support the Troops

Wear Red on Fridays, Support the Troops

A movement to support the troops is gaining momentum in Mokena. Will you participate?
Road to Be Renamed in Honor of Mokena's Fallen Aaron Toppen

Road to Be Renamed in Honor of Mokena's Fallen Aaron Toppen

Plans are still in the works to dedicate Townline Road in honor of Toppen, 19, killed in friendly fire.
Mokena Elementary Offers Early Start Screening August 12

Mokena Elementary Offers Early Start Screening August 12

The screenings are offered to Mokena residents, free of charge.
Rialto Announces 'Idol' and 'Idol Junior' Finalists

Rialto Announces 'Idol' and 'Idol Junior' Finalists

Finalists from Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Minooka and elsewhere will compete Aug. 2 and 3 for the title of "Rialto Idol."