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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
Oak Forest Cops Nab Suspects in String of Car Burglaries

Oak Forest Cops Nab Suspects in String of Car Burglaries

The suspects were not from the area, and were targeting unlocked cars.
What the Truck? Military Vehicles at Oak Forest Health Center Spark Concern

What the Truck? Military Vehicles at Oak Forest Health Center Spark Concern

What's with the military vehicles at Oak Forest Health Center?
Oak Forest Cops Net 140 Citations in Fourth of July Crackdown

Oak Forest Cops Net 140 Citations in Fourth of July Crackdown

The traffic campaign focused on seat belt enforcement and drunk driving, especially in late-night hours.
VeggieTales Stars Coming to Southland

VeggieTales Stars Coming to Southland

Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber will appear at a Family Christian store in South Holland on Saturday, August 2.
NWS Encourages Chicago-Area Residents to Limit Activities Outside Today

NWS Encourages Chicago-Area Residents to Limit Activities Outside Today

An air quality alert has been issued for Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Will, Kane, Kendall and Grundy counties through midnight tonight.
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.
Hoarders' Home in Dolton Burns Down

Hoarders' Home in Dolton Burns Down

Everything stuffed inside the house only fed the flames, officials told NBC.
Oak Forest High School 'Out of Space' for Alumni Photos, New Digital Display a Solution

Oak Forest High School 'Out of Space' for Alumni Photos, New Digital Display a Solution

The digital display is a way to maintain the collection of alumni photos, while addressing a lack of space to display physical images.
Student Fights Change to Oak Forest High School's Display of Alumni

Student Fights Change to Oak Forest High School's Display of Alumni

One Oak Forest High School student is outraged at the school's plan to update the display of accomplished alumni, from physical photos to a digital catalog. Do you agree?
Oak Forest Fire Department Undergoes Reorganization

Oak Forest Fire Department Undergoes Reorganization

The City of Oak Forest details administrative changes and decisions in light of charges against former Deputy Chief Charles Sopko.
'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.
Suburban Mayors, Fire and Police Chiefs Face Off on the Field for Charity

Suburban Mayors, Fire and Police Chiefs Face Off on the Field for Charity

The second annual "Battle in the 'Burbs" pits mayors against fire and police chiefs, to benefit the Special Olympics.
District 228 Celebrates Students with First-Ever 'Success Report'

District 228 Celebrates Students with First-Ever 'Success Report'

Browse the report for your teen's name and accomplishments.
Accused Embezzler Sopko Back on Oak Forest Payroll, House Arrest Loosened

Accused Embezzler Sopko Back on Oak Forest Payroll, House Arrest Loosened

Charles Sopko has had his house arrest relaxed, and has been voted back on to paid leave by Oak Forest aldermen.
It's Back! Tinley's Caribbean Block Party Returns July 20 to Downtown

It's Back! Tinley's Caribbean Block Party Returns July 20 to Downtown

This year's event includes the debut of a zipline, along with performances from Jimmy Buffet cover band South of Disorder, in addition to others.
The Most Patriotic House on the Block

The Most Patriotic House on the Block

Check out how one Oak Forest couple decorated their home for the Fourth of July.