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The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

If you don’t think 16 is good enough, don’t worry, because one Illinois high school ranked No. 3 overall in the country!
Pullman Cars Back on the Rails Between Chicago and Wisconsin

Pullman Cars Back on the Rails Between Chicago and Wisconsin

For a limited time you can step back in time and experience mid-20th century Pullman railcar travel in a restored Pullman car.
Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Swatting a YouTube celeb, communion juice thievery and a punch-drunk flirter this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.
Your House Could've Been a Meth Lab If ...

Your House Could've Been a Meth Lab If ...

It smells of urine, the windows are covered in paint and the yard has brown spots. Check the national register of meth labs before you buy.
Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

President Obama commits the nation to military action in the Middle East to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIL. Where do you stand?
Solar Storm: Internet May Flare Up, But So May Northern Lights (Video)

Solar Storm: Internet May Flare Up, But So May Northern Lights (Video)

A major solar flare launched off the Sun Wednesday, potentially unleashing a geomagnetic storm that could interrupt communications.
Lake Co. Police Issue 247 Citations During Labor Day Enforcement Effort

Lake Co. Police Issue 247 Citations During Labor Day Enforcement Effort

The Lake County Sheriff's Office also made 12 impaired driving arrests.
Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

The governor candidates sit side by side for first time. We learn one is as corrupt as Rod Blagojevich and the other profits off misery.
Which Football Teams are Illinoisans Rooting For?

Which Football Teams are Illinoisans Rooting For?

Illinois' favorite NFL team might be obvious, but what about its favorite college team? Or favorite NFL team from a different state?
Your Weekend Chicagoland Weather Forecast

Your Weekend Chicagoland Weather Forecast

Humidity swept away by cold front. What to expect in the coming days.
Join Us, Walk 'Out of the Darkness' for Suicide Prevention

Join Us, Walk 'Out of the Darkness' for Suicide Prevention

Patch teams up with crisis services group Hope and Friendship Foundation to raise money for suicide awareness and prevention.
Looking for a Fright? Check Out These 8 Creepy Illinois Sites

Looking for a Fright? Check Out These 8 Creepy Illinois Sites

Illinois has its share of creepy roads. But it also has some downright eerie places. We offer eight from around the state. Check them out.
How Many Concealed Carry Gun Permits Were Issued in Your County?

How Many Concealed Carry Gun Permits Were Issued in Your County?

Breaking down the number of concealed carry permits issued in each Illinois county.
CVS Changes Name and Ends Tobacco Sales

CVS Changes Name and Ends Tobacco Sales

The pharmacy chain will now be known as “CVS Health.” Sales of tobacco and related products was halted on Wednesday.
Grayslake Bakery Nominated as Martha Stewart American Made Finalist

Grayslake Bakery Nominated as Martha Stewart American Made Finalist

Congrats to Cacao Sweets and Treats and owner Candice Hunsinger! Cacao fans can vote for the local bakery online starting on Sept. 15.
Top Lake Co. Festivals for Labor Day Weekend

Top Lake Co. Festivals for Labor Day Weekend

Buffalo Grove Days, Long Grove Irish Days and the 66th Annual Jubilee Days Festival are among the popular festivals happening this weekend.
15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

Make this your best year ever at college with these 15 helpful college hacks. Ramen not included.
July 2014 Home Sale Prices Up Almost 6 Percent Over 2013

July 2014 Home Sale Prices Up Almost 6 Percent Over 2013

Arlington Heights, Park Ridge, Crystal Lake and Huntley narrowly beat suburban average. Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, Grayslake declined.