Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "I Love Lucy" Feb. 13. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area.
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "I Love Lucy" Feb. 13. The show is playing through March 17 at the Broadway Playhouse. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area. Enter to win by registering for the free Patch e-newsletter using the form at the top of this page. If you are already signed up for our newsletter, first, thank you! Second, you can still enter to win. All participants must provide a valid email address. The mailing address must be complete and will only be visible to Patch employees and used solely for the purpose of distributing prizes. Tickets for the show are on sale now and begin at $35. Open to legal residents of the 50 United …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST PAGE Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Bears travel to Minnesota this weekend. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch T-shirt!
The Bears and Vikings met just two weeks ago, and it wasn't a contest. Chicago won 28-10 at home, but can they duplicate that effort in Minnesota? Predict the score prior to Sunday's Bears game. The reader who correctly guesses the score, or comes closest to guessing the score, will get a Patch T-Shirt. At the end of the season, we'll have a random drawing among the weekly winners for a larger prize. • If you’re a Patch reader, simply comment on the bottom of this article with your name and what you think the final score of the next Bears game will be. (Example: Benny Bears Fan, Bears 102, Vikings 0.) • All entries need to be received by the start of the game. Because it starts at noon Sunday (CST), we'll need all entries by then. • To …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
What's this cat thinking as it peeks out from the garland and branches of a Christmas tree?
Patch readers, you're up! We need your wit, creativity and animal psychic abilities to craft the perfect caption for the next edition of our pet photo caption challenge! What's this cat thinking as it hides in a Christmas Tree? Suggest your caption in the Comments section below. Comments will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The winner will be announced Dec. 13. The author of the winning caption and pet owner will receive a Patch-branded version of the photo, with the caption inserted. Congratulations to last week's winner, David Leader, with the winning caption to Caption This! Cat in a Hat If my mom sees this picture, I'm out of the will. Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and your pet …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
This kitten doesn't want its owner to leave without it. What's it thinking?
Patch readers, you're up! We need your wit, creativity and animal psychic abilities to craft the perfect caption for the next edition of our pet photo caption challenge! What's this kitten thinking, as it peeks out of a duffel bag? Suggest your caption in the Comments section below. Comments will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The winner will be announced Thursday, Oct. 11. The author of the winning caption and pet owner will receive a Patch-branded version of the photo, with the caption inserted. Congratulations to last week's winner, Amber, with the winning caption to Sweet Dreams of Kibble. Breakfast in bed? I thought you said bed in breakfast! Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Katherine says Wanderlust falls flat.
Katherine Hunnicutt of Woodridge was chosen to write a review with Dave Wilson last week. Despite the considerable charms of Paul Rudd and enough interesting questions for three movies, Wanderlust never worked up more than a passing desire in this reviewer. In fact, the overabundance of shallowly developed ideas is probably what contributed heavily to its tendency to fall flat. The beginning was catchy enough, with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston playing a couple of professionals in Manhattan whose dream of owning property in the Big Apple is finally fulfilled, and then quickly dashed on the rocks of unemployment. Homeless and jobless, the pair decamps to stay with Rudd's obnoxious brother in Atlanta. The long car ride is filled with …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Bolingbrook's Frohn family is the only Illinois finalist; vote now to help win $100,000 for Valley View schools!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to Valley View School District 365-U. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best-dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Bosak brothers of Shorewood were finalists in a nationwide Halloween costume contest.
Paula Bosak's three sons came in the top 10 of a nationwide Patch Halloween contest. Troy, Brett and Aaron Bosak of Shorewood dressed as the band Kiss and made it all the way to the finals, but apparently were not the favorite of celebrity judge Heidi Klum. Instead, Klum went with this entry from the Wyckoff, NJ, Patch. But the Bosaks still won $1,031 to be donated to the charity of their choice, and they chose the Will County Humane Society in Shorewood. Nearly 2,700 Halloween costume contest entries were submitted. Congratulations to the Bosak brothers for their creativity and generosity.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Village was named “Neighbor of the Day” on ABC TV show.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Linda Ozbolt
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Romeoville residents, put on your thinking caps! Your village was selected as the “Neighbor of the Day” on ABC TV’s “Windy City LIVE!” today. The program airs live from 9 to 10 a.m. weekdays. By participating in the show’s “Know Your Neighbors Game” trivia contest, viewers can win prizes by correctly recalling clues about Chicago neighborhoods or suburban towns, which were mentioned on the show the previous day. During today’s show, hosts Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner and contributor Ji Suk Yi shared two facts about the “Neighbor of the Day,” Romeoville. We won’t give those facts away, but if you were watching, you know what they are. (Hint: a re-broadcast of each morning’s “Windy City LIVE! airs at midnight.) Today’s “Know Your Neighbors…