Week In Review: Bank Robbery, Grenade Scare and Boston Thoughts

In the past week, you may have missed stories about a door handle grabber, an Alsip man charged with murder, using animation to teach a chemistry and others in the Palos area and nearby.



Local Yankee Runners Not Hurt in Boston Marathon Explosions

Runners from Orland Park, Palos Heights, Lemont, Tinley Park, Homer Township, Chicago and other nearby areas were not near the finish line when explosions tore through the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

Locals Offer Thoughts and Prayers for Boston Marathon Victims

In the aftermath of an attack that claimed three lives and caused over 130 injuries, people from the Orland Park and Palos area send their prayers to Boston.

Orland Park Runner Wants Justice After Boston Marathon Explosions

Anthony Catalano ran in the Boston Marathon Monday and was about six blocks away from the finish line when two explosions tore through the area, killing three people and injuring over 130 others.


South Suburban Death Notices April 16

South Suburban obituaries and available visitation information.


Stagg Chemistry Teacher Uses Animation to Explain Moles (Not the Animals)

With a combination of quick images, engaging voice over and moments of light humor, Stagg chemistry instructor Dan Dulek's mole lesson is brought to life as a TedEducation video.

24-Year-Old Alsip Man Charged With Murder

What began as an argument in a south Chicago neighborhood home turned into a deadly shootout.


Images of Flooding in Orland Park and Palos Areas

People in Orland Park and Palos can share their flood pictures here in our gallery.

Palos Heights Woman Harassed Man Since 1998: Police

Taghreed Abusharif, 48, is charged with stalking. She was arrested on Tuesday after an investigation by Palos Heights police.

Police Search for Door Handle Grabber

A man was spotted checking car door handles in unincorporated Palos Park. Anyone with information can call the Cook County Sheriff's Office at 708-865-4896.


Police Searching for Armed Robber of Palos Hills Bank

A man robbed a Palos Hills bank Friday afternoon and is believed to have fled the scene in a checkered taxi cab.

Replica Grenade Found on Bus Forces Sandburg Evacuation

Police on the scene late Friday afternoon determined that the replica found by a student was inert and not a threat.


Amazing Photos of April's Floods in the Chicago Area

Hopefully you're beginning to recover from the massive flooding of recent days. Here's a collection of the gee-whizziest photos on Patch from across the Chicago area.

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