Saturday, April 20, 2013
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.
Whether you’ve spent Friday at the mercy of an inordinately long rerouted commute or you’ve been down in the basement trepidatiously wading through murky liquid of questionable origins, you might want to see how others fared in this week's rains and floods. Here's a gallery of some of the most remarkable flood photos across the greater Chicago region. And remember, in most cases, it could be worse. Unless you were caught in the now-viral Oak Park-River Forest High School sewage geyser (that's the PG name). Those folks get a free pass to be as bitter as they want.
Monday, December 31, 2012
From elusive cougars to a happy ending for a lost dog, here are the animal stories that most captivated readers in 2012.
It's hard to resist a story about a cute pet, and we had several this year that were particularly popular. We also had less happy stories, such as one about a family accused of hoarding dogs, and an animal mystery — whether or not there really is a cougar roaming the North Shore. (No, not the human kind, the feline kind. But go ahead, make your jokes.) Here are our top animal stories from the North Shore Patch sites in 2012. Is there a cougar out there? By far the biggest animal story of the year has been the hunt for a possible cougar on the North Shore. With repeated possible sightings, there have still been no confirmed cougars in the area. Reports of a cougar peaked this summer, but there was one as recently as late November in …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Winnetka bicycle store won by a landslide, capturing 68 percent of the vote.
This week's Readers' Choice poll for best bike store was one of our most popular polls, with nearly 600 votes cast. The winner, with 395 votes, was Green Bay Cycles, 999 Green Bay Rd., in Winnetka. Check out the poll yourself: What is the Best Bike Shop in New Trier Township? "Green Bay Cycles is an awesome bike shop," said Mary Wangler in its business listing review. "Larry and Sam are extremely knowledgable...and the shop covers everything from kids bikes to higher end road bikes. Everyone is very fun and friendly." The runner up, Higher Gear, 1515 N. Sheridan Rd., in Wilmette, received 112 votes. We'll be running reader's choice polls every Monday through Friday so that you can help advise your neighbors on the best places to check out…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
You've got one day left to vote. Have you weighed in yet?
Monday, April 9, 2012
Let Patch know your choice so we can pick the best in town.
Where is the best place in New Trier Township for all things related to biking? Patch wants to know. The best bike shop is the latest installment of our Readers’ Choice series. And we're open to suggestions — if there's a Readers' Choice you want to see, let us know. Here are this week's contenders. In addition to voting for them in the poll below, please click on their names to leave a review in our extensive business directory. Reviews will give future readers the benefit of your wisdom when they're in the market to buy a bike or need a tune-up. If you are a loyal devotee of a shop in New Trier Township not listed with Patch, let us know that too. You can still vote for them and we will contact them to get listing information. A listing …