Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Bob Laird for the winning punchline to last week's Snowman cartoon: I don't know how he could stand it. Would you scratch my nose for me?
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A Lockport woman claims her lungs were injured when a pump at a Homer Glen service station malfunctioned.
A malfunctioning gas pump spewed fuel into a Lockport woman's lungs and landed her in the hospital for a week, said the lawyer suing an oil company on her behalf. "The way she described it to me, it was like her lungs were on fire and she couldn't catch her breath," attorney Frank Cservenyak said of his client, 64-year-old Martha Farmer. Farmer was pumping gas into her car at the 12007 159th St. Speedway station in Homer Glen in January 2011 when the pump failed to shut off, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in Will County court. The pump kept running and continued "to spray gasoline upon patrons," the suit says. "You take it for granted that it's going to turn off," said Cservenyak, telling how gasoline "mist and vapor" got into …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
As the Joliet hospital shuttled its final patients to the new location in New Lenox, employees and neighbors shared their memories.
Gwen Ulmer started as a certified nursing assistant at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet when she was 18, fresh out of high school. That was 43 years ago. "We're a dying breed that people do not begin and end their career in the same place," said Ulmer, now community relations coordinator. Sunday was the last day for Silver Cross in Joliet. As workers peeled the markings off the building, a series of ambulances started shuttling the final 129 patients down the road to a new Silver Cross in New Lenox. Read "Silver Cross Hospital Wows Patients, Families in Transition to New Lenox" to see what awaited the patients. Ulmer is not the longest-lasting employee of the Joliet facility, which moved to a new site in New Lenox on Sunday. That honor …