Week in Review: Cross Causes Stir in Alsip, 'Ellen Show' Visits Orland and More

See what big headlines you missed from last week.


Alsip Drops Holiday Cross Over Lawsuit Threat

A Wisconsin-based foundation threatened to sue the village over the display of a cross used in Christmas decorations. The Freedom from Religion Foundation said the village's Holiday Cross is "unconstitutional."

ARREST WARRANTS: Wanted in Palos

There are warrants out for the arrest of accused criminals who were last known to be in Palos Heights, Palos Park or Palos Hills. Patch highlights a few of them today.


Stay Heathy While Cooking for Thanksgiving

ATI Physical Therapy offers tips to stay healthy while cooking that big meal.

'Nobody Ever Complained' About Cross: Alsip Mayor

No residents have complained to the village about the holiday decoration on a municipal water tower, says Mayor Patrick Kitching.


Fake DEA Agent Scamming Palos Park Residents

Don't give out your personal information over the phone.

Pipeline in Palos Park Was Corroded: Company Rep

Buckeye Partners told the Village of Palos Park that the pipe had external corrosion, according to a report.


Lionel Railroad Club Draws a Crowd with Polar Express and Thomas the Train

The New Lenox-based Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club brings generations of train lovers together.

Burnt Headlight Leads to Drug Charges for Oak Lawn Driver: Blotter

Palos Heights police reports, Nov. 12-15.


'The Ellen Show' Delights with Southland Surprise

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' popped into the Best Buy in Orland Park on Thanksgiving, surprising one lucky family from the South Side with a shopping spree and thousands of dollars in Best Buy goodies—and handing out $50,000 in gift cards to others.

Black Friday 2012: Strange Things You Saw While Shopping

A woman wading in a mall fountain? A cow in line at Best Buy? Patch hit the local shopping scene Thanksgiving night and Black Friday to talk to shoppers about the craziest, funniest or weirdest stories from the day.

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