Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover? Just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below — we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Here's a sampling of a few lawn-care services companies in Cook County: This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again. - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up with the news:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
See which mom won some great prizes.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
April showers brought flood of problems to an already troubled state.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Constituents can get up close and personal with the congressman, ask questions, and get help with federal programs.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Many Patch Facebook readers are shaking their heads at a new product that tweets mom and dad every time baby makes a tinkle.
Yes, even baby diapers have joined the digital revolution thanks to the new Huggies TweetPee app. The Brazilian-launched product includes an electronic device with moisture sensor which is affixed to the front of an baby’s diaper. When the baby urinates, mom or dad gets a tweet on their smartphones. They can also choose to order more diapers directly from the phone. Although the device is not currently availabe in America, we shared the news with our Facebook friends. So far, the responses have been pretty incredulous. Here’s a sample of what we heard: “... It obviously uses wifi, I'm not about to strap a radio emitting device onto my infant.” Dave J. on New Lenox Patch Facebook “Or.....you could be a parent and get off your duff and check…
Looks like more than just humans can enjoy a dip in the pool. 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 15. The winner will be announced Thursday, May 16. 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 Bob Laird, the winner of last week's edition, Caption This: Pup Who's Had Enough. You took my chalupa. Fine. You touch my tequilla, I'll mess you up. Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and your pet will be …
Wednesday, May 8, 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 Lady Eagles #1 Fan with the winning caption to last week's Dog Interview cartoon: I appreciate you allowing me to interview again. I hope you …
Baseball and softball season is in full swing. Upload photos of your favorite players and teams so we can celebrate our little sluggers.
It's baseball and softball season and we want to celebrate our neighborhood teams and leagues. Upload photos of all your neighborhood sluggers to our photo gallery. We will featured the pics throughout the season. It's a great way to show everyone how great our local programs are. (And kids always get a kick out of seeing their picture on the site.) It's easy to upload a photo. Just click on the big "Upload" button above or below the pictures. You can also give a shout-out to your team in the comments section below. Happy posting!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Upload a photo to this article and it could be "Pic of the Day"! How would you describe your neighborhood in a single picture — or even a dozen?
Monday, May 6, 2013
Each week, the Lincoln Park Zoo releases a photo showcasing a beautiful animal in its local habitat. Peruse our accompanying gallery of the past several snapshots to make the cut.