Friday, September 7, 2012
Have you been frustrated with the lack of resources to help you find rentals in the Southland? Patch is here to help.
-Data courtesy of RE/MAX Are you a landlord? Add your listing direcly by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button under the photo viewer. Please provide a price and description of the rental. Are you a potential renter? Just "google" the address you're interested in along with the realty company name (listed as the credit under the photo description).
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Also, a former city attorney from Oak Forest set to be in court this week on sexual assaults charges was found dead in his home by apparent suicide.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. EVERGREEN PARK - Woman Accused of Elderly Neglect, Abuse Will Be Back in Court This Month Kathy Reed, 47, of Elgin, who allegedly left four disabled men in a hot van in the parking lot of Walmart on a 99-degree day, appeared briefly in court Monday. She is scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 16. OAK FOREST - Former City Attorney Found Dead in His Home of Apparent Suicide, Authorities Say The former Oak Forest city attorney that was scheduled to appear in court Monday on sexual assault charges found dead in his home on July 24 apparently committed suicide, according to authorities. David Baitman, 60, had pleaded not guilty by reason of …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Curious about the number of crimes reported in your Patch town in 2010? We've got the FBI tally.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The FBI released its 2010 Uniform Crime Report Monday. The south and southwest suburbs served by the Patch network in Cook and Will counties are listed below in charts for violent crimes and property crimes. The data reflect communities that reported crime statistics for all 12 months of 2010. Due to a change in state reporting methods, Illinois statistics from 2010 cannot be compared to 2009 statistics, according to the FBI. Chicago Heights and Orland Hills were not included in the FBI's release of data. Town The FBI cautions against using this data to rank police departments and community crime rates. When the FBI determines an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with national UCR guidelines, that agency’s information …
Friday, May 6, 2011
This week featuring events on the South Side, Chicago Heights, Frankfort, Joliet, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Park Forest, South Holland and University Park.
Beverly Theatre Guild presents Leading Ladies, a Ken Ludwig farce about two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors who read a newspaper story about an elderly and ailing woman who has been unable to find her daughter's sons, Max and Steve. The wealthy woman wants to locate her grandsons so she can bequeath each a very healthy sum in her will. As in millions. And that's where it starts. The actors put on their best performances pretending to be be Max and Steve, and of course, romantic complications add additional layers of wackiness to this wacky play. When: 8 p.m., May 6-7; 2 p.m., May 8 Where: Baer Theatre, Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th St., Chicago Cost: $20 Tickets and information: 773-284-8497 and by e-mail to …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Patch features 2 days of stories about how local people reacted to the latest victory in the war on terror.
Almost 10 years have passed since the attacks of Sept. 11. In that time, the United States has gone to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thousands of troops have lost their lives, including many from the south suburbs. Late Sunday night, the news of Osama bin Laden's death began to spread. Americans turned on their televisions, or sat in front of their computers as information began to trickle in. Patch spoke with dozens of locals about their thoughts on this abrupt ending to a chapter in American history. Yet for many, it is hardly an ending. New Lenox resident Bernadine Lowell's son Jacob died nearly four years ago while serving in Afghanistan. "I think about him every day, so there’s not going to be closure no matter who they capture," …
Monday, April 18, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories.
New Lenox Resident Teaches the Teachers in Sierra Leone VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Lincoln-Way Rugby Club Hits a Milestone Police: Watch Out for Gypsy Burglars as Weather Warms Photo Gallery: Palos Park Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Homeless in Oak Lawn Palos Hills Police Investigating Student Sex Abuse at Stagg High School Which 'Burb is the Best? Oak Forest Needs You, Patch Fans! Is Frankfort Ready for the Big Dance? A Local Radio Station Thinks So in its Online Bracket H-F Fencing Club "En Garde" for 10 Years Running
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We visit four of the local paczki hot spots for the lowdown on this delicious Fat Tuesday tradition.
The sign on the case of pastries tells customers that this traditional Oak Park Avenue bakery will be closed Wednesday for two reasons: to celebrate Ash Wednesday and to recuperate from Paczki Day. The line was streaming out the door of the traditional bakery at 11 a.m., with workers doling out several varieties of the donut-like treat. Raspberry, strawberry, cheese and prune were among the classic flavors served. Has it been like this all day? "Since 4:30 a.m.," said owner Dee Zettlmeier, taking a brief moment away from the throng. "And I got here at 8:30 last night to get ready." But why the rush at this small Tinley Park store? Surely there are dozens of places to pick up paczki (or if you just want one, a paczek)? "But they have the …
Friday, March 4, 2011
This week with events in Chicago Heights, Frankfort, Joliet, Mokena, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Park Forest, Tinley Park and University Park.
Union Street Gallery unveils a new, national juried exhibit, Word and Numbers, with a “smart, city gallery feel," according to gallery information. Union Street Gallery exhibits always are free. When: A reception is 6-9 p.m. March 4. Show runs March 2 through April 2. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Where: Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd. Cost: Free More info: Call 708-754-2601. Under the direction of celebrated guest conductor Victor Yampolsky, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra continues its performance season with Famous Fives, a program of Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D-minor. Read our preview story by…
Friday, February 18, 2011
Chicago Heights Jazz Fest, Battlefield Balladeers, sex in Palos and much turn South Suburbs into huge stage.
It’s hot. Maybe it’s way cool. Definitely it’s phenomenal. The Prairie State College Annual Jazz Fest Concert returns this month for its 23rd year. In addition to the superb PSC Jazz Band directed by Valerie Nicholson, this jazzapalooza brings five mega jazz stars to the intimate PSC auditorium. Chicago’s legendary Orbert Davis on trumpet, stand-up bass player extraordinaire Larry Gray (passionate about and with his double bass), PSC’s pianist-professor- jazz celebrity Nicholson, New Orleans sax star Ed Petersen and Chicagoland’s Joel Spencer on killer drums come together for this once-a-year performance on a stage so close you can almost touch it. I’m not exaggerating, and only death would keep me away from this event. If you enjoy jazz, …