Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.
A couple of weeks ago, we asked parents if they had any rules for their new teen drivers. Of course, before those teens can be drivers, they need something to drive! Having your own car is one of the ultimate teenage status symbols (as Marty in Grease sang in "Summer Nights," "Like does he have a car?), but every parent has his or her own rules on how their rapidly growing-up bundle of joy should obtain that coveted set of wheels. Which brings us to this week's Hey Mom & Dad question: Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the comments section. Sharon Crowder: "They should buy the car on their own—or do as my wise husband told our kids. He told them that he would buy them a used car when they could pay for their…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Two recent car burglaries at Hinsdale South are being investigated by Darien Police.
Sometime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on July 5, someone broke into a car that was parked in the Hinsdale South High School parking lot. The driver came back to find the drivers side window shattered. The burglar had stolen a purse which had cash and credit cards, gift cards, a wallet and a bluetooth earpiece. The estimated value of what was stolen was about $850. The victim told police that more than $1,000 was then charged to the stolen credit cards for purchases made in Willowbrook, Markham and Harvey. On July 6, sometime between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., a car parked on the roadway near Hinsdale South had its drivers side window broken. A purse was containing credit cards, checkbooks, cash, a wallet and a set of keys was stolen. The estimated…
Monday, May 9, 2011
Seven patients are sent to area hospitals following a crash Sunday.
A six-car accident and vehicle fire on the northbound lane of I-55 at Madison Street sent seven patients to area hospitals Sunday, according to Tri-State Fire Protection District Fire Chief Michelle Gibson. Of the injured, two were transported on basic life support and five were transported on advanced life support, said Gibson. Police are investigating the cause of the accident which called on crews from 8 fire departments. Gibson added that a pregnant woman not involved in the crash approached crews saying that her water broke. She was also transported to an area hospital.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Students from 14 schools in the Chicago area put their skills to the test at Case New Holland Manufacturing on Saturday.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Fourteen middle schools from all over the Chicago area came to Burr Ridge-based manufacturer Case New Holland over the weekend in order to compete in Argonne National Labs' 20th model fuel cell car competition. Twenty-nine teams designed and built a model car that would turn hydrogen and oxygen from the air into electricity to power its motor. "Competitions like this are really important, because it gives kids a hands-on experience with science and technology in a fun and exciting way," said Eleanor Taylor, spokesperson for Argonne National Labs, which sponsored the competition along with CNH. "We really need kids to want to be scientists and engineers. We have huge challenges to solve in energy, in our environment in national security…