Thursday, January 10, 2013
Help other readers stay healthy, share your remedies in the comment section below.
Do you wash your hands regularly? You might want to after reading this article. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled the 2013 flu season as one of the worst in the past decade, and the season isn’t even over, Wall Street Journal reported. The Illinois Department of Public Health says almost 150 people were admitted to hospital intensive care units with severe cases of the flu from October through December 2012, ABCLocal.go.com reported. Illinois is reporting widespread flu activity, according to CDC data, and a search on Google flu trends, which tracks flu-related searches, shows Illinois as a solid red, for intense activity. Do you have a special recipe to fight the flu? Share your secrets and help other readers …
Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi and Les Misérables were among the nine films nominated for the 85th Academy Awards.
The Academy Awards announced the 2013 Oscar nominees Thursday morning. Patch wants to know, which movie do you think should win the Oscars for Best Picture? Do you agree with the Oscar nominees? Who would you have included or scratched off the list? Tell us in the comments section below. Can't make up your mind? Watch the movie trailers above. For a full list of the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, visit: Oscar.go.com
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Some politicians have shared their ideas of how to curb gun violence. Now we invite you to jump into the discussion and share your thoughts in the comment section.
As Vice President Joe Biden prepares to meet with the National Rifle Association and other gun-ownership groups for talks at the White House Thursday, many politicians have voiced what they think should be done to curb gun violence. Among those politicians are several North Shore village mayors and presidents who recently joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to call for stronger gun regulation as part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition aimed at cracking down on illegal guns. The coalition recently aired a commercial featuring Roxanna Green, the mother of one of those killed in the 2011 Tucson shootings, urging people to sign a petition on www.DemandAPlan.org. Below is a look at how other state and local leaders are taking action in…
Tell us the worst roads in your community and we’ll map it out.
Help your fellow drivers out and tell us Where do you think the worst road to drive on is in your community? We’ll collect your feedback, map and share which roads to avoid with you!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Want to brag about the businesses you fell in love with in 2012? It's not too late to comment in the article below!
Readers showed their favorite businesses some love on Patch recently after we asked, Which New Business Did You Fall in Love with in 2012? Taco Diablo in Evanston received three shout-outs. Patch user Kathleen Tribble-Strong commented that the Mexican restaurant was a pleasant surprise. “I went there with one of my co-teachers and then took my grown kids there for lunch the next day,” Tribble-Strong wrote. Great food and really wonderful AND personable staff. Plan to go back with more friends and family.” Patch user Harvey Newcomb and Mayre Press both say the restaurant is a great additions to Davis Street. “Great food in cool surroundings. A hip addition to a struggling strip of downtown,” Newcome wrote. Another Evanston business, See…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Many readers say marriage is not strictly a religious institution and there should be a separation of church and state.
We received more than 100 comments in response to an article about Cardinal Francis George’s letter that says same-sex marriage is “against the common good.” In his letter, George urged Catholics to voice their objections, arguing that because same-sex marriages cannot be consummated and are not undertaken for the purpose of conceiving children that government, "has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible." Many readers agreed with the Cardinal commenting that same sex relations are against nature. “Same sex marriage is awfully odd and against common sense and natural order of life,” Patch reader John Godson wrote. “This same sex stunt is unsustainable because of its crudely raw and animalistic instincts…