Friday, January 4, 2013
In today's Patch Talk, Chris and Ryan discuss your suggestions for how to improve Chicago Heights and Homewood. We also talk a little about the 2nd District special election.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
When we asked how you would improve Chicago Heights in 2013, a few readers said education was the root cause to many of the city's other struggles.
It's no secret that poverty and crime are two of the most prominent issues in the city of Chicago Heights, and a question posed to Patch readers two days ago allowed residents to voice their opinions on how to solve those problems. We asked readers to tell us how they would like to see the city improved in 2013. Many of the responses involved removing Section 8 and bringing in major retailers, but one of the larger issues talked about was education. One reader, Edward Husker, said some of the city's other problems could perhaps be traced back to a flawed public school system. "How about the city trying to help the local public schools?" Husker asked. "If the problems can be fixed there, maybe other criminal problems could disappear from …
From social media privacy in the workplace to a ban on shark fins (no, really) and stricter rules for firearms card applicants, more than 150 new laws will take effect in Illinois on New Year’s Day.
Wednesday, January 2
As we ring in the New Year here in Illinois, more than 150 new laws will hit the books, including legislation aimed at increasing employee privacy, a new law that cracks down on parents of underage drinkers and more. Here’s a roundup of just some of 2013’s new rules and regulations. By Amanda Luevano
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 Christy for the winning punchline to last week's Dog Gift Return cartoon: I asked for a warm fluffy hat not a hat named "Fluffy"
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Chicago Heights, what would it be?