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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 crime-n-shame.
Fall Catalog for Palatine Park District Coming Soon

Fall Catalog for Palatine Park District Coming Soon

The catalog for fall programs at the Palatine Park District will be arriving in mailboxes around August 1; registration begins August 4.
Arlington Heights Woman Drowns After Saving Boy Distressed in Wisconsin Lake

Arlington Heights Woman Drowns After Saving Boy Distressed in Wisconsin Lake

An Arlington Heights mother died tragically and heroically Tuesday, after saving the life of a boy in Star Lake near Plum Lake, Wisconsin.
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
NWS Encourages Chicago-Area Residents to Limit Outdoor Activities

NWS Encourages Chicago-Area Residents to Limit Outdoor Activities

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.
Arlington Heights Teen to Appear on

Arlington Heights Teen to Appear on "Jeopardy"

Arlington Heights teenager Selena Groh will appear on a teen "Jeopardy" tournament beginning on July 22.
TIF Revenue Down 2 Percent in Suburban Cook Co.

TIF Revenue Down 2 Percent in Suburban Cook Co.

In an ongoing effort to bring more TIF transparency, the Cook County Clerk released a new online TIF mapping application called “TIF Viewer.” This new tool comes shortly after taxpayers
Palatine Approves Lot, Residents Get Hot

Palatine Approves Lot, Residents Get Hot

Palatine's village council approves controversial parking lot expansion for strip mall on west end of town, the Daily Herald reports.
Weber Grills and Harley-Davidson Announce Big Burger Battle Finalists

Weber Grills and Harley-Davidson Announce Big Burger Battle Finalists

Burger Showdown to Take Place at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
UPDATED: Elderly Arlington Heights Man Found in Southwest Suburb

UPDATED: Elderly Arlington Heights Man Found in Southwest Suburb

An 89-year-old Arlington Heights man who was listed as missing and endangered was located safe on Sunday in Lockport, the Daily Herald reports.