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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.
L-W Central Science Teachers Partner with Will County Forest Preserve

L-W Central Science Teachers Partner with Will County Forest Preserve

The teachers and students helped remove harmful species from Will County Forest Preserve lands.
New Lenox 'Machete Man' Says He Was Just Worried About His Kid Getting Hit By A Car

New Lenox 'Machete Man' Says He Was Just Worried About His Kid Getting Hit By A Car

The machete man also said he never had a machete, or any other weapon, for that matter.
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
Harvey Cop Attacked Ex-Girlfriend & Her New Guy at Her New Lenox Home: Police

Harvey Cop Attacked Ex-Girlfriend & Her New Guy at Her New Lenox Home: Police

The Harvey detective spent two days in the Will County jail and is now out on bond.
Kid Puts Tough Question to Dwyane Wade at Sports Camp

Kid Puts Tough Question to Dwyane Wade at Sports Camp

A lot of laughs, but no answer from the Miami Heat star.
New Lenox 'Machete Man' in Jail For Allegedly Bothering People Again

New Lenox 'Machete Man' in Jail For Allegedly Bothering People Again

Someone claiming to be the New Lenox "Machete Man" wanted to talk about his arrest but he got locked up in jail before we could call him back.
New Lenox Man Jailed For Stealing Smart Phone Cases From Walmart: Cops

New Lenox Man Jailed For Stealing Smart Phone Cases From Walmart: Cops

The New Lenox man has been in jail since Tuesday.
New Lenox Man Gets 8 Years in Prison For Fiery Crash That Killed Pal

New Lenox Man Gets 8 Years in Prison For Fiery Crash That Killed Pal

Kevin Krohn said the friend who died in the crash was like an older brother to him.
New Lenox Man Arrested After Neighbor Says He Threatened to Skin Her With Machete

New Lenox Man Arrested After Neighbor Says He Threatened to Skin Her With Machete

The New Lenox man was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property, but a neighbor said he was back again soon after he was released from custody.
New Lenox Fire Foundation Selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets at Triple Play Concerts

New Lenox Fire Foundation Selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets at Triple Play Concerts

Proceeds go toward the district's "Save a Life" Program, which purchases equipment for the district.
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.
'No Boating' Signs Stolen, Maybe by Someone Who Really Likes Boating

'No Boating' Signs Stolen, Maybe by Someone Who Really Likes Boating

The "No Boating" signs were stolen from Horizon Meadows subdivision.
Wanted Romeoville Man Captured in New Lenox: Cops

Wanted Romeoville Man Captured in New Lenox: Cops

The wanted Romeoville man was apprehended during a traffic stop, police said.
Backpack Stolen From Car Parked in New Lenox

Backpack Stolen From Car Parked in New Lenox

There was a laptop and some "personal items" in the stolen backpack police said.
New Lenox Boy Falls in Hole & His Mom Sues Village

New Lenox Boy Falls in Hole & His Mom Sues Village

The Village of New Lenox should have covered the hole, the lawsuit said.
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.
New Lenox Police to Get Pay Bump in New Contracts

New Lenox Police to Get Pay Bump in New Contracts

New Lenox Police sergeants and patrol officers will see a 2.5 percent pay increase for the next three years.
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.