It’s the weekend, and that often means you want to take a break from 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.
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of DJ Irizarry, 12, Glenview State Bank vice president David Kreiman is making a surprise donation of keyboards to a music classroom at Gemini Junior High School.
Tucked away in a small pocket of unincorporated Cook County, is a very loud room with 35 large cockatoos. The sound can be startling, but sometimes you might hear a "hello" over the symphony of squawks.
After not receiving mail Monday or Tuesday, I checked with Patch readers who resoundingly reported the same problem. Yet the USPS spokesman said all carriers had been out all week.
Wayne Messmer honored the two firefighters who saved his life after he was shot in the throat during an armed robbery in 1994.