Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect—and improve—our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com. By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* 2. Energy auditor: When a building is cooled or heated, it uses energy. …
Friday, April 5, 2013
All across the area Patch Facebook sites, our friends are telling stories and sharing condolences in response to the death of Roger Ebert.
As news of Roger Ebert's death spreads, many south suburban residents are now sharing their experiences and interactions with the longtime Chicago icon. Here's a collection of what some of our Patch Facebook friends from across the Southland are saying: Dan L. I watched Siskel and Ebert when I was a really young kid We are talking like under 5. No I can't remember anything specific just them sitting in a movie theatre like room and talking about something. its wierd to think that in my life he "always" existed. Reggie S. Brave man. RIP - you are now with your buddy Gene. Gracie M. He was the best American film critic and writer of the last 30 years. There are very few that had the respect he had from film directors, writers and fans. …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Snowfall of up to 10 inches possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Updated 1:44 p.m. Schools across the Palos area have closed ahead of what could be the year's largest snowfall. District 117, 118, 128, as well as Stagg High School, have announced closings for Tuesday, according to emergencyclosingcenter.com. Shepard High School dismissed students at 1 p.m. and will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Mother McAuley, Brother Rice and St. Ignatius will be closed on Tuesday March 5, according to school officials. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect through midnight Tuesday. Light snow is expected tonight and will become heavier Tuesday morning and throughout the day. Daytime accumulation could be 3-5 inches. We can expect as much as seven to ten inches total through …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Margaret McGann will have the honor at next month's parade
The South Side Irish Parade crowned their first Parade Queen, Margaret McGann, at the pre-parade fundraiser party for this 2013 South Side Irish Parade on Friday, February 15, 2013. McGann, 24, a Palos Heights resident, will ride in a vintage convertible during the South Side Irish Parade along side 2012 Chicago Rose of Tralee Margaret Rose Keating, Miss Heart of Illinois 2013 Marisa Buchheit and Miss Illinois -United States 2012 Nancy To. The reigning Chicago Rose of Tralee Margaret Rose Keating crowned McGann at the recent benefit. “I am so honored to be named Queen of the 2013 South Side Irish Parade,” said Margaret McGann in a news release. “It means so much to be to be able to represent my community and be an ambassador of Irish …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Chicago and its surrounding suburbs are seeing a steady rise in flu cases.
Area health agencies are reporting that this year's flu season is particularly intense. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring "widespread" influenza activity in Illinois this year. According to the Cook County Department of Public Health the number of people experiencing influenza-like symptoms continues to increase in the suburbs. Those suffering from the illness are showing symptoms that are much more severe than in previous years. Drug manufacturers have also been feeling the effects of the increased number of cases. The makers of Tamiflu, which slows down flu symptoms, reported a shortage of the drug, according to Reuters. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
LIVE from McCormick Place: Patch reports live from the Chicago celebration. Comments on this post are set for pre-publication review.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Shooting stars will be flying this weekend in the Chicago area. The Orionids meteor shower promises to be a show worth watching, according to info from the Adler Planetarium.
The offspring of Halley's Comet are about to put on quite a show in the skies around Chicago. Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet beginning Monday, which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower—though you probably won't see much until a bit later. According to Adler Planetarium, the shower is expected to peak in the Chicago area just before midnight Saturday, Oct. 20, and continue until just before dawn Sunday, Oct. 21. The moon sets early that night, which will keep the sky dark enough that—barring cloud cover—you should be able to see about a dozen meteors per hour, according to Adler's information. "Despite not being the most spectacular meteor shower, the Orionids have the most well …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Five new neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago will open later this month as Patch expands its Chicago-area offerings.
Patch is coming to the North Side of Chicago. Residents of Lincoln Park, Lake View, Roscoe Village, North Center, Bucktown, Wicker Park and Lincoln Square will be the first North Siders to get Patch's unique brand of news, conversation and community celebration later this month. Our web sites operate on the philosophy that an informed, engaged community is a better community. In the summer of 2010, Patch Media set up shop in the Chicago suburbs. Today, 62 Patch sites serve communities from the North Shore to the South Suburbs, from McHenry and Lake counties in the north to Kane, Will and Kendall counties in the west and southwest. For two years, Chicagoans have asked us, "When will Patch come to the city?" To meet the demand, in August, we…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Palos Patch editor Dan Lambert is moving on to start up a new Patch site.
I've never been very good at goodbyes, but I'll give it a try. For the past two years it has been my absolute pleasure to serve as the editor of Palos Patch. In some ways it seems like it was just yesterday that I was driving around town taking pictures and preparing the site's directory. Time has flown by and it's time for me to move on. Starting tomorrow I will be shifting my attention over to a new Patch site that will be launching later this month. Beverly-Mt. Greenwood will be the first Patch site in Chicago and I am thrilled to be at the helm. I will also serve as the co-editor of Evergreen Park Patch. This is an exciting new challenge and a sign of Patch's growth and vibrancy. Palos Patch launched in August 2010 as the third …
Friday, August 3, 2012
We are proud to announce the latest addition to the Patch family. Beverly-Mount Greenwood will be the first Patch within Chicago.
It's an exciting time here at Patch as we are proud to announce a new site will soon be a part of the family. Later this month, Beverly-Mount Greenwood will join the roster of Patch sites providing local coverage of their communities and a place to interact and share information with your neighbors. This will be our first Patch in Chicago, and there's not a better place to launch it than the South Side. You can also follow us on social media: We are looking forward to telling stories and interacting with the residents of these true Chicago neighborhoods. It is beyond exciting to start exploring the already vibrant and volunteer-oriented neighborhoods of Beverly and Mount Greenwood. Home to the historic Longwood Drive and the last …