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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.
Gov. Quinn to Fund Pedestrian Trail in Palos Park, Alsip

Gov. Quinn to Fund Pedestrian Trail in Palos Park, Alsip

The trail will stretch from 86th Avenue to Southwest Highway, and from Ridgeland to Cicero Avenue in Palos Park and Alsip.
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
Sen. Cunningham, Rep. Hurley Seek Exhibitors for Women's Expo

Sen. Cunningham, Rep. Hurley Seek Exhibitors for Women's Expo

The Oct. 24 expo will feature agencies and groups from across the state—and there are still some free slots available.
Palos Hills Man Arrested after Filming Pool-goers: Police

Palos Hills Man Arrested after Filming Pool-goers: Police

Two adults at the pool reported the man filming them. He was escorted off the property.
Man Crashes into Plush Horse Ice Cream Parlor

Man Crashes into Plush Horse Ice Cream Parlor

No one was injured in the incident.
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.
Palos Park Police, ComEd Warn of Phone Scam

Palos Park Police, ComEd Warn of Phone Scam

Phone calls from people purporting to be from ComEd demand immediate payment on accounts, and threaten disconnection of service. The calls aren't real, police say.
'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.
Chicago's National Burger-Eating Champ Loses to a Girl

Chicago's National Burger-Eating Champ Loses to a Girl

Patrick Bertoletti comes up one burger short and loses the crown.
Four Dead in Bridgeview Head-On Collision

Four Dead in Bridgeview Head-On Collision

Victims were from Palos Hills, Worth and Chicago. Witness tells CBS-2 Chicago that Camaro was traveling at speeds up to 100 mph.
Palos Heights Rec Center Revamp Headed to Referendum

Palos Heights Rec Center Revamp Headed to Referendum

Aldermen this week decided to move forward with an ordinance to go to referendum on whether the city should issue general obligation bonds to pay for a new rec center.
BGA Sues Cook County for Refusing to Turn Over Clout Logs

BGA Sues Cook County for Refusing to Turn Over Clout Logs

Cook County government, led by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, won’t release documents showing extent of patronage. So the Better Government Association sues.
Palos Park Police to Crack Down on Drunk, Unbuckled Drivers

Palos Park Police to Crack Down on Drunk, Unbuckled Drivers

Palos Park police remind residents to drive sober and buckle up.
Thousands Still Without Power, Restoration Expected July 4

Thousands Still Without Power, Restoration Expected July 4

Thousands in Homewood-Flossmoor, Tinley Park and Orland Park are still without power, as crews work to repair toppled and downed lines from brutal storms Monday.
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
Find Fireworks for Fourth of July 2014 Around the South Suburbs

Find Fireworks for Fourth of July 2014 Around the South Suburbs

Your guide to fireworks displays and events around the Southland.
Palos Park Police Warn of Suspicious Traveler

Palos Park Police Warn of Suspicious Traveler

Police urge residents to be cautious after one's strange encounter.