Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hundreds still enamored of Da Coach wait hours in line at Binny's in Niles to buy his line of wines and present helmets, footballs and posters to be autographed.
People came from as far away as McHenry County, and waited as long as four and a half hours in line, to meet former Bears Coach and Hall of Famer Mike Ditka Wednesday evening. Iron Mike, as some in the crowd fondly called him, sat at a long table at Binny's Beverage Depot in Niles autographing bottles from his new line of wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Fans patiently waited in a long line that snaked through the gigantic store. "People started arriving at 1:30, and that's when the line began forming," said Chuck Campagna, general manager of the Binny's Beverage Depot Niles location. Like Patch on Facebook for news, conversation Rick Parenti, operations manager for Binny's Beverage Depot's stores, had the unenviable task of standing outside to …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Chicagoland news to talk about: Illinois legislators among best paid in the country.
The Illinois state Senate voted on Tuesday to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary drivers licenses, and sent to the House the measure that would make Illinois the most populous U.S. state to allow such licenses. Only Washington state and New Mexico allow drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, while Utah allows driving permits. Republican leaders in the Illinois state legislature earlier on Tuesday announced their support for the proposal, after Hispanics voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in the November election. Illinois has some 2 million Hispanics, according to the 2010 Census, and lawmakers said there are an estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants in the state. Illinois’ legislators are among the highest paid …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Each Friday Patch will highlight the area's biggest news headlines in the Weekly PatchCast. Tune in to watch at noon.
Here's what happened in Patch sites around you this week: UPDATE: Man Killed by Metra Train in Des Plaines. Mike Ditka’s Son Charged with DUI. Video, Pictures of Armed Robbery Suspect Released. Empire Carpet Man, Evanston Resident, Dead at 89. Niles Man Makes Finalist For TV Gig, Asks For Votes. Glencoe's Drinking Water Named Tastiest In Illinois.