Thursday, May 16, 2013
It's been a long week. You need a pick-me-up.
Friday's here. Thank goodness. One more day of work, and that's it. Here's a little inspiration to get you through to Saturday. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors, neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough week. Pit Bull …
The Chicago Police Department is hunting for a suspect in yesterday's shooting on the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway and have released his name and picture.
Police are currently searching for the man they believe to be the gunman in yesterday's shooting on the 9900 block of Walden Parkway. The suspect has been identified as David Twine, 29, of Matteson. Police say he was seen driving a black 2012 Cadillac SRX with a Illinois license plate number P24450. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous, according to police. The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. in the foyer of an apartment building on the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway in Beverly, police said. A man in his 30s was shot multiple times and transported to Advocate Christ Hospital. He was in critical, but stable condition as of last night, according to Ald. Matt O'Shea. It is believed that the shooting was not a random act …
Someone looks pretty spiffy. What's this pup thinking?
Patch readers, you're up! We need your wit, creativity and animal psychic abilities to craft the perfect caption for the next edition of our pet photo caption challenge! Suggest your caption in the Comments section below. Comments will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. The winner will be announced Thursday, May 23. The author of the winning caption and pet owner can find a Patch-branded version of the photo, with the caption inserted included in the next week's edition. Congratulations to James, who won last week's edition, Caption This: A Pup Cools Off. I'm busy. Go fetch it yourself. Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and your pet will be featured in weeks to come! Remember:
The Chicago Police Department announced that they will be cracking down on drunken drivers this weekend in the 22nd District.
Drunks beware, the Chicago Police Department has announced that the DUI Strike Force will be out patrolling the 22nd District this weekend. The program is designed to saturate a particular area with roving police officers who will monitor vehicles for signs that drivers are impaired, according to a news release. In addition to DUI efforts, officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, alcohol-related and seat belt violations. The mobile Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) unit might also be making an appearance in Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood. The unit allows officers to expedite the time it takes to charge an offender with DUI. The mobile unit lets officers issue I-Bonds on site, according to police. The operation will take …
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The annual award honors an outstanding faculty member.
Marist High School teacher and alum Don Richardson ’77 is this year’s winner of the Champagnat Award, an honor given to faculty members who demonstrate the example set by St. Marcellin Champagnat in their teaching. Don will also be celebrating his 25 anniversary at Marist next year.
Orland Park native Bridget Evans and her service dog Hero have become an Internet sensation, after she shared a photo of the two in cap and gown for graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A graduate student who has filed a $1.5 million civil suit against Oak Lawn is leading a protest against allegations of racial profiling by Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments.
A protest over alleged racial profiling by area police departments is expected to march through Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn this weekend. Erica Chriswell, a graduate student and hip hop artist, has filed a $1.5 million civil lawsuit against the Village of Oak Lawn and the Oak Lawn Police Department, alleging she was the victim of assault and racial slurs during an arrest. Chriswell, who goes by the artist name Eryka Kane, is organizing Saturday's protest. The march is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. near the intersection of 95th Street and Western Avenue and head toward Cicero along 95th Street. Protesters will be marching on the sidewalks. Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Oak Lawn Police Division Chief …
A man was shot in the 9900 block of S. Walden Parkway, according to police.
A man is in critical condition after a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Beverly. The man who is in his 30s was shot multiple times in the foyer of a building on the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said. The shooting occurred at about 12:30 p.m. The suspect immediately fled and has not been apprehended by police, O'Brien said. A description was not immediately available. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital where he is in critical condition, O'Brien said. Ald. Matt O'Shea says police have told him that the shooting is not a random act and that the suspect was known by the victim. Police have identified a suspect and are working with surrounding law enforcement agencies …
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…