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Woodridge Begins Smoke Testing in Sewer System

Woodridge Begins Smoke Testing in Sewer System

Testing aims to find openings in pipes that allow storm water into sanitary system.
Woodridge Rotary Club Announces Charitable Giving by Mini Triathlon

Woodridge Rotary Club Announces Charitable Giving by Mini Triathlon

Followup information on the successful Woodridge Rotary Club Mini Triathlon August 17
Police Ask Public's Help In Locating Missing Downers Grove Teen -- UPDATED

Police Ask Public's Help In Locating Missing Downers Grove Teen -- UPDATED

Fifteen-year-old Amanda Backman reported missing on Saturday morning, has been located.
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.

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Woodridge Begins Smoke Testing in Sewer System

Woodridge Begins Smoke Testing in Sewer System

Testing aims to find openings in pipes that allow storm water into sanitary system.
Woodridge Rotary Club Announces Charitable Giving by Mini Triathlon

Woodridge Rotary Club Announces Charitable Giving by Mini Triathlon

Followup information on the successful Woodridge Rotary Club Mini Triathlon August 17
Police Ask Public's Help In Locating Missing Downers Grove Teen -- UPDATED

Police Ask Public's Help In Locating Missing Downers Grove Teen -- UPDATED

Fifteen-year-old Amanda Backman reported missing on Saturday morning, has been located.
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.
Apple Orchards Open for Fall Season in Chicago Suburbs

Apple Orchards Open for Fall Season in Chicago Suburbs

Apple picking season is here! And we've compiled a list of some of the best orchards for pick-your-own apples and plenty of fall fun.
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.
Six Alumni To Be Inducted In South High School Hall of Fame

Six Alumni To Be Inducted In South High School Hall of Fame

Inaugural hall of fame inductees to correspond with South High's 50th anniversary Sept. 25.
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?
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.
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.
Chamber630 Honors Businesses for Excellence, Community Impact

Chamber630 Honors Businesses for Excellence, Community Impact

The newly merged Chamber640 will host inaugural awards ceremony for Downers Grove and Woodridge businesses on Sept. 10.
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.