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, April 1, 2013
Depth in the starting rotation and power arms in the bullpen lend credence to the belief the Sox can contend in the AL Central. Patch Editor Ron Kremer outlines three reasons to keep your eyes on the Sox this summer.
The Sox open at home Monday (3:10 p.m.) vs. the Kansas City Royals. The game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet. The forecast calls for temperatures in the upper-30s. Snow flurries are possible.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The civil case against a Naperville man who allegedly ran down a young woman from Joliet and then fled, leaving her to die, has a settlement agreement on the table.
The family of a 20-year-old Joliet woman left for dead on the side of McDonough Street has offered to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for $250,000. The settlement deal calls for attorneys representing the estate of University of Illinois student Melissa Lech to get $84,325.09 of the settlement. Half of the remaining $165,674.91 will go to Lech's mother, Maria Lech. Melissa Lech's two sisters, Monica and Michelle Lech, would split $82,837.45, according to court papers. Melissa Lech, a Plainfield South High School graduate, was run down on McDonough Street in August 2008. On the night of her death, she drank on the way up to a White Sox game, continued drinking at the game and on the way back to Joliet, and then headed to the Jefferson …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The lawyer for White Sox legend Carlton Fisk filed motions to have evidence thrown out in the Hall of Famer's drunken driving case.
The lawyer for White Sox immortal Carlton Fisk is fighting to get the Hall of Famer's driver's license back and to have evidence ejected from his drunken driving case. Fisk, 64, lost his license when he allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test during his arrest Oct. 22 on charges of driving under the influence, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol. But the Sox star had actually volunteered to take the blood-alcohol test, according to a petition filed Thursday by his attorney, Stephen White. White also filed a motion claiming the New Lenox police illegally arrested Fisk since there was "no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity" to give them cause to pull him over in the first place. Only Fisk wasn't pulled over…
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.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It looks like it's going to be a long summer.
When they've been after you for the millions you allegedly got your hands on through your connections with a Ponzi schemer, you're probably going to have a tough time scraping together enough cash to pay for the upper echelon of baseball talent. The same goes if recent "spending sprees have ravaged the front office's financial flexibility" or if you're just cursed for eternity. But as bad as things look, anything's possible. At least until the losses start piling up. It's a glass-half-full way of seeing things, for as long as the glass has anything in it. But not everybody's walking on the sunny side of the street. Like, for example, Chicago Magazine, via Deadspin: "Chicago Magazine makes the case that, new managers Dale Sveum and Robin …
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?
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been the center of controversy and speculation — more than usual. His contract expires at the end of this season. Not out of character, he opened his mouth and voiced his opinion publically saying he wanted to stay for another 20 years. Problem is, his relationship with General Manager Kenny Williams has been rocky. Then Guillen's comment called Williams on the carpet. Will Williams take the bait? Will Guillen's contract get renewed? To voice your opinion, click here. While you are on Shorewood Patch's Facebook page, be sure to click "like."