Saturday, April 20, 2013
Across Patch's network of 900 sites, people felt the effect of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
On mobile? You can see a scrollable, full-screen view of the map here. Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts. The Boston Marathon is a national and international event, drawing participants and spectators from far away. When the bombs went off, they reverberated among families, friends and people who joined vigils honoring the victims. To illustrate the reach of this story, we've created this interactive map which displays every Patch site that wrote a story about local people touched by the attack. Each marker on the map is clickable and includes the name of the local person connected to the story and a link to their story. The 400+ markers on …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Drop by the public works garage just east of downtown Hinsdale and get all sorts of Patch goodies!
The Patch table is going to be up and running throughout the morning and afternoon Saturday at the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce's Merchants Garage Sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Village of Hinsdale public works garage at 225 Symonds St. We're going to be giving out Patch goodies, including t-shirts, water bottles, and frisbees, in exchange for email newsletter signups and Facebook likes! Already signed up for the newsletter and getting our Facebook updates? Then drop by and say hi and I'm sure we can work something out for you. Hope to see you at the sale!
Monday, May 21, 2012
We can help you get the word out to your neighbors, and it's free.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Garage sale season is shifting into high gear, and Patch is a great place to publicize your sale. It's easy and it's free. Here's how to do it: On the bottom right part of the page, under "Contribute," click on "Put an event on the calendar." (If you're not one already, you will be prompted to become a registered user on Patch.) Next, add your garage sale to our calendar of events. Fill out the information in the form. Give your sale a name, fill out the date and time, provide the address, give a short description of what you're selling and under "Categories" check off the "Garage Sales" box. Those are all the basics you need. But you can also upload photos of the cool things you're selling. If the sale goes for more than one day, click …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
A tiebreaker to see which restaurant gets our Readers' Choice Award. Whichever gets the most votes by 5 p.m. Sunday wins.
The heat was on to see which restaurant in the area got our Readers' Choice Award for best breakfast place this week. Two restaurants were neck and neck in our poll of more than 15 local restaurants. When the polls closed on Friday, Moondance Diner in Burr Ridge and Egg Harbor Cafe in Hinsdale tied for first place, each receiving 23 percent of the vote. Page's Restaurant came in second with 17 percent of the vote, and Ciazza Grill at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge came in third with 16 percent of the vote. We are now holding a tiebreaker—a breakfast place lightning round, winner-take-all poll to find out which restaurant can get the most votes by 5 p.m. on Sunday. The winner will be announced Monday morning. So if you didn't …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Which local breakfast place really sizzles? Tell us what you think!
We know there are a lot of ingredients that go into what makes a restaurant your favorite for breakfast, and we're hungry to know what they are. Is it a special dish? Friendly servers? Healthy menu options? Great atmosphere? From the Crabby Benny (crabcake benedict) at the Moondance Diner, to the Banana Bread French Toast at Egg Harbor, to the country biscuits and gravy at Page's, the heat is on to find out which breakfast place is going to come out on top for this poll. So which restaurant comes to mind the most when someone says to you, "Where do you feel like going for breakfast?" And why? Cast your vote for your number one breakfast spot, and tell us in the comments why it deserves our Readers' Choice Award. Polls close at noon on …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Missy is a beagle/lab mix waiting for a home at Angel4CauseRescue in Burr Ridge.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sabrina Wu
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Name: Missy Breed: The shelter believes she is a beagle/lab mix. Age: The shelter believes she is 1 - 1 1/2 years old Background: Missy was brought to the shelter as a stray. She has been fully vetted and is ready for adoption this week. Personality: Sweet and loves people. To Adopt: Visit www.Angel4CauseRescue.com and fill out an application.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The move comes after the board was accused of bond fraud by member Dianne Barrett.
The District 86 school board is moving forward to censure one of its members. This after member Dianne Barrett sent an email to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Feb. 14, requesting an investigation into the district's issuing approximately $15.4 million in bonds to pay for, among other things, air conditioning at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South. Barrett's email said it was her "firm belief that a fraud is being knowingly and intentionally perpetrated" by the five board members who voted in favor of finalizing the bonds at the board's Feb. 6 meeting, as well as by District 86 Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Wahl; business manager Jeff Eagan; Chapman and Cutler, LLP, the district's …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
You may notice a few changes to how our site looks today – we've done a little 'nip and tuck' to make it more user-friendly. What do you think?
Thursday, March 29, 2012
No, you're not losing it! Patch looks different today. We did a quick visual nip-and-tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our mission. We hope you'll let us know what you think of our tweaks. It's important to us that your experience with the site is as clear and easy as possible. Drop me a line at email@example.com, 331-222-6034, or offer a comment below!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Which bathroom should get our readers choice award? Tell us what you think!
Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale have some pretty terrific restaurants—each with its own special dishes and unique ambiance. Sometimes all it takes is one ingredient to put a dish over the top and one detail to put a restaurant over the top. So we decided to take look at one detail that might not be on the menu. Which restaurant do you think has the best bathroom and why? Is it the spacious stalls? Nice hand soap? Subdued decor? Dyson Hand Dryer? Vote for your favorite below and tell us in the comments why you think it deserves our Readers Choice Award. Polls close at noon on Friday, March 30, when we announce the winner. Burr Ridge Cooper's Hawk Winery, 510 Village Center Dr., Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Dao Sushi and Thai, 200 Burr …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Which local spot really 'nails' it? Tell us what you think!
Whether it's a guilty pleasure or a beauty maintenance must, customers say not all nail salons are created equal. So what makes or breaks the experience for you? Is it a friendly manicurist? A pedicure chair that gives a good shiatsu? Or the ability to go to a one-stop-shop to get all glammed up? We want to know why you get your nails done where you do, and which local business you would recommend to your best friend. So show your favorite spot below some love, and let us know about any hidden treasures we might've missed. The one with the most votes gets our Reader's Choice Award. Polls close at noon on Friday, March 9, when we announce the winner. Burr Ridge: Alexa Day Spa 106 Burr Ridge Pkwy, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, 630-455-9211 Aveda-…