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Man Killed While Changing Tire, Lake Forest Named Area's Best High School

Man Killed While Changing Tire, Lake Forest Named Area's Best High School

Also, Illinois' wealthiest town is named and three men are arrested for stealing 400 iPads from a school.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Former Smashing Pumpkins Drummer's Mansion on Market

Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Former Smashing Pumpkins Drummer's Mansion on Market

A roundup of recent real estate stories from Chicago-area Patch sites.
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.
NorthShore, Advocate Hospital Systems to Merge

NorthShore, Advocate Hospital Systems to Merge

The new Advocate NorthShore system would be one of the largest in the country.
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?
Which North Shore Town is the Wealthiest in IL?

Which North Shore Town is the Wealthiest in IL?

Business Insider compiled a list of the wealthiest community in each state. Can you guess what Illinois’ is?
Road Closures in Wilmette, Winnetka and Kenilworth Sunday for Triathlon

Road Closures in Wilmette, Winnetka and Kenilworth Sunday for Triathlon

The swimming, biking and running portions of the race will prompt different closures. Here are the details.
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.
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.
Rare Respiratory Illness Sickens Children Across Illinois, Midwest

Rare Respiratory Illness Sickens Children Across Illinois, Midwest

Enterovirus D68 has sent hundreds of kids to the hospital in recent weeks.
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?
Kenilworth Obituary: Nancy Roberts, 85

Kenilworth Obituary: Nancy Roberts, 85

A memorial mass will be held Tuesday.
Wilmette Obituary: Mary Kincaid Kissinger, 81

Wilmette Obituary: Mary Kincaid Kissinger, 81

Visitation will be Wednesday and a funeral mass on Thursday.
Actress Killed by Falling Tree, Rabbi Quits Over Views on Palestinians

Actress Killed by Falling Tree, Rabbi Quits Over Views on Palestinians

Also, a local nurse jumped into action on a flight to help a woman having a heart attack, and the Daily Beast ranks IL's best high schools.
In Memoriam: Recent North Shore Obituaries

In Memoriam: Recent North Shore Obituaries

A look at those from the area who have passed away.
Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Homeless man steals a Corvette, a mama protects her jailbird son and the peek-from-behind-the-curtain crew this week in crime-n-shame.