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Racist Texts By Mom Get Boy's Winning Hospital Gown Design Nixed

A hospital gown designed by a Homer Glen boy, 6, won't be produced, and his mother has been fired by two companies.

Brazilian Rainbow Boa Missing In Downers Grove

The 4- or 5-foot long snake went missing Monday near the corner of Fairview and Maple, its owner told Patch.

Volunteer Group Celebrates Woman's 100th Birthday With Cake

The Tinley Park Citizens Volunteer committee celebrated the milestone age for resident Ann Herbach.

Fight For Black Lives Organizers Address City Council

A group of recent high school graduates told aldermen to work toward "defunding" the police department to better address racial disparities.

Storm Drain Rescue Results In Honors

Six Hinsdale paramedics recognized for saving a man from a deep hole.

Over 300 Looters Headed To Mall Was 'Credible Threat': Police

Specially equipped officers defended Old Orchard shopping center on the night of May 30 after intelligence suggested looters were on their way, police said.

Sheriff Details Use-Of-Force Policy, Backs Reform

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain signalled his support Tuesday for criminal justice reform and reducing the number of people held in jail.

Water Reclamation District: 'Sensitive Matters'

Board's layoff decision is under investigation by the attorney general.

Catholic Schools Will Reopen In Fall: Cupich

Cardinal Blase Cupich made the announcement Monday by video. All schools have been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds Protest For Blacks To be Seen As 'Equal Human Beings'

One of the protesters, Sonja Richards said it was a liberating, emotional experience, and she is "tired of the subtle racism" everywhere.

Car Catches Fire Near Home Following Lightning Strike

A video from shows a fire in Arlington Heights that broke out during Tuesday's storm.

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