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News, Patch's House & Home
A study finds people can commute cheaply to a greater number of jobs if they live near public transit.
The event benefitted the Respiratory Health Association.
The Neighborhood Files
As you head back to work, in the cold, after a month of overeating and overconsumption, here are some things to cheer you.
The Neighborhood Files, Holiday Guide
Here's what you said were the best Christmas carols in the Classic, Religious, Rock and Most Annoying categories. Hint: Alvin & the Chipmunks came in #2 for Most Annoying Carol. Yes, there was one even More Annoying.
Arts, Holiday Guide
We've got not one, but four contests: Best Classic Carol, Best Rock Carol, Best Religious Carol and Most Annoying Carol. Are your favorites on the list?
Because this show takes such an unflinching look at things we fear, and lets the power of love transcend them, it achieves heights that are all the more joyous.
Volunteers in the News
Jen Rubino, 17, a high school senior, has braved two dozen surgeries so far. After one, a kind act inspired her to start a charity that has mushroomed, gained celebrity endorsements and helped children in unimaginable pain.
Part Project Runway and part recyling, tonight's Trashy Fashion Show, sponsored by a recycling agency, will have you oohing and aahing over the inspired designs.
Deer may suddenly bolt onto roadways, because November is their mating season, and they're, well, on the chase. Their behavior killed six Illinoisans in crashes last year. Be a dear, but don't be a deer victim.
Fatalities have occurred due to the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, and damage to property in the storm's path. Check out the photo gallery and videos to see what our east coast counterparts are dealing with, being in the eye of the storm.
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