Wednesday, February 13, 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 Alex Bradley, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Snowman cartoon: So this is what happens when you take Frosty's Hat.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A Lockport woman claims her lungs were injured when a pump at a Homer Glen service station malfunctioned.
A malfunctioning gas pump spewed fuel into a Lockport woman's lungs and landed her in the hospital for a week, said the lawyer suing an oil company on her behalf. "The way she described it to me, it was like her lungs were on fire and she couldn't catch her breath," attorney Frank Cservenyak said of his client, 64-year-old Martha Farmer. Farmer was pumping gas into her car at the 12007 159th St. Speedway station in Homer Glen in January 2011 when the pump failed to shut off, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in Will County court. The pump kept running and continued "to spray gasoline upon patrons," the suit says. "You take it for granted that it's going to turn off," said Cservenyak, telling how gasoline "mist and vapor" got into …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We can weed out jerk doctors one mom at a time.
Sometimes doctors who are condescending just need a smack. When Grace was born, I met a pediatrician who deserved one. Come to find out, the hospital gave it to him. Link here to read the original story. Dr. Arrogant came into our lives when he didn't come into our room. That is to say that he was supposed to see Grace within 24 hours of birth. She was jaundiced, and I was naturally worried. When he finally did show up a day late, he said he was too busy. Then to prove he was indeed arrogant and not just having a bad day, when I asked him medical questions, he told me that was not for me to worry about. Rude words, several containing the letter F, remained unsaid. Instead, I complained to my obstetrician, who filed a complaint with the …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The 1.5-pound Bolingbrook baby, whose grandparents hail from Lemont, was born early Tuesday morning at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora.
At 1.5 pounds and 12.5 inches long, newborn Ryan Edward Dwyer is living proof that miracles sometimes come in very tiny packages. Bolingbrook couple Una and Bryon Dwyer welcomed baby Ryan to the world around 3 a.m. Tuesday—15 weeks before his April 20 due date. He was delivered in an emergency Cesarean-section at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he now is in stable condition. "It's been a scary couple of days, but so far every test he's had has been good," Bryon Dwyer said Wednesday. Doctors in the Rush Copley neonatal intensive care unit are monitoring Ryan's vital organs, particularly his brain, liver and heart, Bryon said. The baby was switched from an oscillator to a regular ventilator Wednesday morning, and he is being …