Sunday, February 3, 2013
Don't ruin the big game by getting a DUI. Call a cab if you've had too much to drink.
Many local bars will be hosting parties where you can eat, drink and watch the Super Bowl. So why ruin a great day by getting a DUI on the way home. Here are some numbers for local cab companies eager to get you home safe and sound. Your driver will appreciate your business and the tip. Plug these numbers into your phone before you go out. If the line is busy, try again, or go down the list, but don't risk driving home drunk.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Patch rounded up a list of the best places to watch the big game in Beverly, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Mt. Greenwood.
It's time for the most American of traditions where hours of TV watching and unabashed fried food gluttony is celebrated. While the battle between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens is shaping up to be a great one, it's the food that really makes Super Bowl Sunday memorable. In our unending quest to make your lives just a little bit easier, we here at Patch pulled together a list of some local ideas for game time partying. If we missed one, let us know in the comments. 10240 S Kedzie Ave; (708) 499-0022 Durbin's calls this their "Famous Super Bowl Special" and they sure don't go short on the traditional game day grub. For $35 you will receive appetizers, pizza, drinks and your dinner of choice. Options include barbecue …
Monday, February 6, 2012
While south suburban residents cheered on local products in the Super Bowl, major companies showed off their products in the commercials. Tell us who had the most memorable ad.
From post-apocalyptic Chevy owners to Elton John as a Pepsi-dispensing king, last night's Super Bowl was full of memorable ads. We at Patch weren't that excited by the ads, though. We've seen a lot better. We recap some of the more memorable ones below, but if you liked something better (from past or present) tell us in the comments). Here are a few of our favorites. Pick which one topped your list. Watch all the commercials here. Slow mo Doritos slingshot baby No other way to say it: A grandma used an infant as a human slingshot to steal Doritos from a snotty child. Chevy after the blast In this Silverado ad, Chevy owners mourn those who did not make it because they had the wrong car. Matthew Broderick's career off Matthew Broderick, the …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The leading Republican candidate for president tries to score some points with the poor.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Patch picks the top spots to catch the big game on Feb. 6.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
Starting Feb. 3, Patch will run a new weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Look for Patch Picks every Thursday at 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
A local notable picks the winners in the NFL playoffs.
Former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese who these days makes her home in Evergreen Park and has 1,645 Facebook friends is still trying to wrap her head around the state legislature’s 67-percent tax hike last week. Loren-Maltese was released from a California prison last year after serving a sentence on corruption charges and is waging a court battle to get the conviction overturned. What many don’t also know about her is that she is a football fanatic and used to pen a column for a suburban community newspaper called “A Feminine Glance at Football.” “Pittsburgh just tied, “ Loren-Maltese said when Patch called her for her NFL playoff picks on Saturday. “I’m playing computer scrabble, doing Facebook and watching football.” Talk …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Larry Bergnach spouts off Bears' trivia the way Dick Butkus used to pound flesh.
During baseball season, North Siders and South Siders retreat into their separate camps. But come football season, Chicago is united under one team—da Bears! A onetime Chicago Bears season ticket-holder, Larry Bergnach, 72, regularly gives presentations on the Monsters of the Midway for historical societies, retirement communities, nursing homes, civic groups, libraries, hospitals, men's groups and high schools in the Chicago area. Like many Bears fans, Bergnach is hoping for the best this Sunday when the Bears take on the Seattle Seahawks at Solider Field in the NFL Playoffs—perhaps taking a big step toward the Super Bowl. He’s also a realist. “Of course they have to take one game at a time,” Bergnach says. “Being a Chicago fan, you’re …