Wednesday, May 8, 2013
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Tommy O, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Dog Interview cartoon: So you admit your reason for leaving previous employment was because you put …
Monday, October 29, 2012
When the stars need legal help in Will County, they seem to head for the same lawyer.
One caused a scene in a courtroom, the other woke up in a cornfield. One of them cursed out two-sport star Neon Deion Sanders, the other one cursed out four-woman marrier Drew Peterson. They’re both Hall-of-Famers, they have legal trouble in Will County, and they're each looking to the same man—Stephen White, Joliet’s lawyer-to-the-stars—to get him out of a jam. White, a retired Will County judge now in private practice, represents both Cooperstown catcher Carlton Fisk, up on a drunken driving charge, and T-bone tycoon Jeff Ruby, who has a contempt of court case going in Joliet. White, an Army veteran, downplayed his involvement in the two cases. But he has two bonafide stars among his clients, and true celebrities don’t often find …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Is the White Sox broadcaster's pooch as confused as the rest of us? Put it on the board … YES!
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Deadspin feature highlighted yet another umpire with local ties. Kind of.
Last week we told you about the Deadspin feature Better Know an Umpire because it profiled former Shorewood resident (and Shorewood Patch blogger) Mark Carlson. Today Deadspin turned its spotlight on Laz Diaz, who may be from Miami, but is best know for his run-in with Bolingbrook's own Eric Dybas. Deadspin backs us up on this too: "Diaz was attacked by a drunken fan during a game at US Cellular Field on April 15, 2003. Diaz, who was not hurt, later said, 'We spoke about it in the locker room, this is where Tom Gamboa got attacked. We thought nothing was going to happen, but it was a full moon out there.' Eric Dybas later pled guilty and got six months in jail." Deadspin calls this Diaz's "claim to fame," and we have to agree.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your southwest suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Cheryl Hansen, who provided the winning punchline to last week's dogs and squirrel comic: Remember when we had a pair like that?
Friday, August 12, 2011
The Chicago White Sox manager will be available for autographs on Saturday.
The Chicago White Sox's feisty manager Ozzie Guillen will be at Bolingbrook's Binny's Beverage Depot Saturday. Guillen will be available for autographs at the store from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will benefit Heart Haven Outreach. "Ozzie Guillen to make appearance, sign autographs at Binny's in Bolingbrook: Aug 13," Binny's Twitter feed said. In the past, Binny's has brought in other Chicago celebrities such as former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka and actor Dan Akroyd. Both made an appearance to promote their own brand of liquor. For more information on the event, call 630-972-1187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Looking for things to do? Stuff to know? People to meet? We've got it all in our "Five Things" feature.
1. Join the Bolingbrook Park District's New Running Club From the Bolingbrook Park District's Facebook page: Get into top form for Parkie's 5K, or just learn more about the joys of the simple sport of running with our new Running Club. Brought to you by LifeStyles, this free club will meet Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15 am at the Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex. First meeting, June 25, is informational purposes. Program is geared toward beginners, but may split into groups to support more advanced runners. Questions? Call (630) 739-1700. 2. Free Hard Cider Tasting at Branmor's Head over to Branmor's American Grill for the restaurant's first hard cider tasting event of the year The event will take place on tonight from 5:30 p.m…
Monday, June 20, 2011
Looking for things to do? Stuff to know? People to meet? We've got it all in our "5 Things" feature.
1. Read Some Books, Get Free Cinni-Sticks Nancy's Pizza locations in Bolingbrook and Naperville encourages summer reading and has partnered with the Fountaindale Public Library, Naperville Public Library and Des Plaines Public Library to award free cinni-sticks certificates to youngsters completing their respective library Summer Readinig Programs. A total of over 4700 certificates will be distributed. 2. Sign Up for the Chamber of Commerce's Golf Extravaganza The Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce will holds its annual Golf Extravanganza on Wednesday at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. The event is sponsored by American Family Insurance and will follow a scramble-style format. After your round, you'll be invited to a networking reception …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Start your morning off right and read Bolingbrook Patch's The Daily Dose.
Welcome to The Daily Dose, Bolingbrook Patch's attempt to equate itself to your morning cup of coffee. Recently, we unveiled The Daily Dose, version 2.0! This new version includes even more essential information you need to start your day off right. We hope you'll make The Daily Dose part of your daily routine. And we'd love to hear from you on how we can make The Daily Dose a more integral part of your morning. Any suggestions can be sent to Local Editor Brian Feldt at email@example.com. The Weather From the National Weather Service: Mostly sunny today, with a high near 48 degrees. Tonight, a slight chance of rain or snow after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32 degrees. Looking ahead to the weekend, a slight chance …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Look no further than one of Chicago's famed pitchers if you're searching for a Hall of Fame snub.
The further Lee Smith slides down Major League Baseball's all-time saves list, the farther he moves from a Hall of Fame induction. Not to take anything away from Burt Blyleven, whose longevity and productivity in the MLB should have put him in a long time ago, or Roberto Alomar, who can make a case for being the best second baseman in baseball history, but Cooperstown induction announcement day is about who got left out as much as who will be put in. Smith spent eight years with the Cubs. And from 1980 to 1987, he was able to convert 180 saves. It was just the start of an 18-year career that picked up a grand total of 478 saves. Smith took sole possession of the saves record in 1993 and walked away from baseball after the 1997 season with …