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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Two men were found unfit to face criminal charges this week.
Not one, but two men were found unfit to face criminal charges this week. For the second time in a month, Mark Lewis, 53, was deemed unfit to stand trial for the murder of his sister, who was found beaten to death in her Naperville home in June 2011. Lewis wants to act as his own attorney if the murder case ever makes it to trial. Also wanting to act as his own attorney—and deemed unfit to face criminal charges—was 40-year-old Jason Chance of downstate Lewiston. Chance already did prison time for menacing Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow through Facebook. According to a criminal complaint, Chance threatened to rape and kill the county's top prosecutor. After his release, Chance allegedly made harassing telephone calls to a judge…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Jason Chance, who served time in prison for threatening Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, was found unfit to answer new allegations of threatening Silver Cross Hospital and other officials.
A downstate man already convicted of threatening Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow on Facebook was found unfit to face new charges of menacing public officials. Jason Chance, 40, was returned to jail after a Monday morning court hearing but will be transferred to a facility run by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Chance has already taken a two-year prison sentence for making threats against Glasgow in 2010. According to a criminal complaint, Chance made a Facebook post "containing a threat to rape and kill James Glasgow." Chance was also charged with "cyberstalking" Glasgow. On top of the prison sentence, Chance was also hit with 30 months of probation with special conditions. Chance allegedly violated that probation by …
Friday, April 5, 2013
All across the twelve South Suburban Patch Facebook sites, our friends are telling stories and sharing condolences in response to the death of Roger Ebert.
As news of Roger Ebert's death spreads, many south suburban residents are now sharing their experiences and interactions with the longtime Chicago icon. Here's a collection of what some of our Patch Facebook friends from across the Southland are saying: Dan L. I watched Siskel and Ebert when I was a really young kid We are talking like under 5. No I can't remember anything specific just them sitting in a movie theatre like room and talking about something. its wierd to think that in my life he "always" existed. Reggie S. Brave man. RIP - you are now with your buddy Gene. Gracie M. He was the best American film critic and writer of the last 30 years. There are very few that had the respect he had from film directors, writers and fans. …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Check out some of New Lenox's popular pages and add your own suggestions.
Are you planning to shop local on Small Business Saturday? Maybe you'll patronize New Lenox's small businesses all year round? In the comments section below, let New Lenox Patch know which small businesses tickle your fancy. Check out these "must-like" Facebook pages to keep up with the latest news at New Lenox Chamber of Commerce along with New Lenox small businesses: Catering: Hair Care: Arts and Crafts: Fitness: Florists: Restaurants: Internet Marketing: Real Estate: Banking and Financial Services: Add your favorites in the comments section, and we'll update our list with your suggestions. Two Ways to Stay Connected to New Lenox Patch:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
You see a lot of pink on the football field for Breast Cancer Awareness month. But not on the boys who play youth football in Mokena. A clueless call? Or overreaction?
The boys who play tackle football for the Mokena Burros can no longer garb themselves in shades of pink if they want to remain on the gridiron. So says Burros Athletic Director Sal Della Fave. In an e-mail at the onset of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to his players and coaches, Della Fave laid down the law: Only small, pink stickers can be affixed to helmets. "This is the only approved addition to our uniform," he wrote. "No other pink item is to be added to the uniform ie. socks, laces, duct tape etc. I am holding each of you accountable to ensure compliance." Patch's story about the decision and the ensuing displeasure felt by moms prompted much conversation among Patch's south suburban Facebook fans and followers of Patch sites. Here'…
Saturday, June 23, 2012
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Friday, February 24, 2012
An Oak Lawn youth baseball league suspended its president this week for a racist comment he posted on his personal Facebook page about the late singer Whitney Houston. Is it a fair punishment? Join the debate in the comments.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Parents who fear vaccines use social networking to infect their children with chicken pox and other infectious diseases.
It's one thing not to have your children vaccinated. But it's a truly different story when parents go in search of bodily fluids from total strangers in an effort to infect their children with chicken pox or a myriad of other infectious diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. A story broke this week about a Facebook group, "Find a Pox Party in Your Area," in which parents can locate children with the disease and expose their children in an effort to gain natural immunity. What makes this disturbing is that parents on the site are offering to mail bodily fluids from their sick child to other parents across the United States and Canada. One mother announced on the site that her children had come down with pox. Within 48 hours, lollipops …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
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