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New Year's 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Say goodbye to 2011 and ring in the New Year with your choice of these local bar and restaurants special deals and packages.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Do you want to get in shape? Break a bad habit? Or is there something else altogether on your New Year's list?
When the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, 2011 will come to a close and 2012 — a brand-new year, full of possibility — will begin. If you're like a lot of people, it's a time to take stock of the year that was, and look ahead at what's to come. And maybe you've got a goal in mind — like that tried-and-true vow to get in shape once and for all. Or maybe it's a bad habit you'd like to break, like quitting smoking. Or maybe you're aiming for something else, like a career milestone or some other achievement. Whatever it is, we want to hear about it. Share your New Year's resolution in the comments, and take our reader poll.
The articles that had readers clicking: A look back at the year in news
It's always fun to look back on the year that was. And the news industry is no different. Here at Romeoville Patch, we posted more than 2,500 articles this year, ranging from police and fire news to intimate features and a look at the most important issues facing Romeoville. So what stories generated the most interest? Here's a look back on the most read stories of the year, based on our internal metrics. 10. Romeoville Man Gets Ride of a Lifetime Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Regan captured readers’ hearts when Patch profiled his efforts to fulfill his “bucket list,” including a July 17 ride in the sidecar of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The Romeoville man is dying of a condition known as degenerative cerebellum, a disease that will …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Illinois Tollway will partner with McDonald's and 7-Eleven to provide customers with a free small cup of coffee on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. at each of the seven Oases to help keep drivers safe and alert while traveling.
If you're heading out for the holidays, you might want to allow a little more time for travel. The Illinois Tollway expects 15.4 million vehicles will use the Tollway system during the Christmas and New Year's holidays between Friday, December 23, and Tuesday, January 3, 2012 — a 3 percent increase over the same period in 2010. Tollway officials were predicting the heaviest travel on Dec. 23, with a projected 1.6 million vehicles on the road. On an average day, about 1.4 million vehicles use the Tollway, according to a press release. To ease congestion and accommodate increased holiday travel, the Tollway will suspend all maintenance and construction lane closures starting at noon Friday, Dec. 23, until 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26. Lane …