Tuesday, February 19, 2013
CNN Money reported Monday the average price for a gallon of gasoline in America is $3.73. Gas prices are 26 to 66 cents higher in the La Grange/Western Springs area.
Most motorists have noticed the price of gasoline has risen dramatically over the past month. CNN Money reported Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in America has increased more than 13 percent over the past 32 days, to $3.73. As of Tuesday morning, gas prices in the La Grange/Western Springs area ranged from $3.99 at the SuperSonic in Countryside at La Grange Road and 53rd Street, to $4.39 at Mobil in Western Springs at 5500 Wolf Road and 55th Street, according to GasBuddy.com. CNN Money is crediting the price increase to a combination of factors, including rising crude oil prices, production cuts and refinery closings. The Chicago Tribune reported last week a number of refinery issues in the area have …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A request for a local pet-sitter turned into one of the most popular posts on the La Grange Patch and Western Springs Patch Facebook pages.
We at La Grange Patch and Western Springs Patch were rather taken by surprise when our Facebook call-out for at-home pet-sitters in the area got a bucketload of responses. All we were looking for was a sitter for Emily Logue, whose beagle really doesn't care for kennels, but we got so many responses that it made sense to compile them into an article! If you're heading out of town and need someone to look after your pooch, kitty or other furry/feathered/fishy/other friend, try any of the following: Did we miss yours, or your favorites? Tell us in the comments! Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See who's hiring in the La Grange / Western Springs area.
Need a job? La Grange Patch and Western Springs Patch are here to help. We’ve rounded up a sampling of local job ads (zip codes 60525, 60558 and 60525) to aid you in your search. If you’re the one doing the hiring, post an ad here, or write about the position in the comments below. Most job ads provided by Indeed. This is part of a series. Find all Job Central articles here.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Detectives believe that the 23-year-old woman was murdered by her estranged husband and another man in Countryside; her body was later found in Robbins.
Two men are being held without bond in connection with the slaying of a 23-year-old Cicero woman who who was strangled, suffocated and left inside of a truck of a car in the summer of 2005, the Cook County Sheriff's Office announced on Saturday. The body of Nayely Murry was found in the trunk of a Dodge Intrepid in Robbins two days after Nayely’s family reported her missing in August 2005. Detectives believed she was killed in Countryside before her body was placed in the trunk and left in Robbins. James Murry, 35, the estranged husband of the victim, Nayely Murry, and a friend, Travon McDonald, 29, were charged with murder, according to the Sheriff's Office. Cook County law enforcement and Cicero police arrested Murry at his home in …
Monday, October 29, 2012
As we approach Halloween, if you didn't see this before, here's the residences of locals in the Lyons Township area convicted of sex crimes, plus the details of their offenses.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The BiOM, a powered prosthetic device that gives amputees are more realistic feeling of walking was recently fitted to two patients in Oak Park.
When Randy Earl returns to work today as a volunteer at the Shedd Aquarium, he'll have a little added support. Earl, 64, is a 25-year amputee from Joliet. Doctors removed part of his right arm below the elbow and part of his right leg below the knee following an accident on the job. Earl was electrocuted while working on a power line for ComEd, which required the amputations. Since then, he's tried a number of prosthetics, and so, he said he was skeptical about his doctor's latest idea for him to try a new product, and become the first man in the Chicago area to wear a BiOM—a new powered prosthetic device by iWalk. "I've been kind of the guinea pig around here," Earl said recently at Scheck and Siress in Oak Park where he was getting his …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The former Flame restaurant's parking lot was filled with trailers as crews filmed inside for the Chicago-set 2012-2013 series.
The former Flame restaurant in Countryside (803 Joliet Rd.) was busy throughout Wednesday with trailers and film crews as the building served as a location for the filming of scenes from the FOX network’s fall TV show “The Mob Doctor.” Filming was scheduled from 6:00 a.m. up through midnight. Countryside police were on hand to ensure security and safety. Organizations involved included Woodridge Productions, Inc. (of Chicago) and Sony Pictures Television. The Flame closed at the beginning of 2012 due to the passing of its operator, Nanci Makris of Indian Head Park. “The Mob Doctor” is set in Chicago and is about a young thoracic surgeon named Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) who works at a respected Windy City hospital while being forced to …