It’s the weekend, and that often means you want to take a break from reading the news of the day. Each week, we’ll compile a list of “good reads” from Patch sites around the area. They’re happy or compelling or otherwise interesting stories for your weekend reading pleasure.
Police received a report of a man who was neither breathing nor had a pulse after an Alabama concert at Ravinia. He was located in a driveway with his wife and another couple, and police were able to revive him.
In an age of Internet dating, Gordon Engle has gone old school. And big. He's bought a gigantic billboard on the Stevenson Expressway in search of his soul mate.
Have a dull knife, sword or shovel? Kris Southerland can sharpen it and polish it up for you, too.
“I had a sickle this morning,” he said recently from his table at the Lake Bluff farmers market.
"Don't be shy," called store employees, as they handed out leis to the new Evanston store's first customers Friday morning. Check out the fun video of kids and even some grownups getting swept up in the festive atmosphere.