Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We put together a map of tick encounters from across the Southland so that you and poochie can stay aware and safe outdoors.
Without a doubt, ticks are out. And many Patch readers have already reported local encounters. Human and canine alike are subject to these pestilent parasites—often times during a casual walk or trip to the park. We put together a map of user-submitted tick spottings. Hopefully, it'll serve as a reminder to stay vigilant, especially when out in natural areas. And for anybody who's starting to feel a little itchy after looking at this, here are some friendly tips for dog owners to protect your pooch.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Find out what streets to avoid and when with Patch's roadwork map.
Construction season is upon us, which means the possible return of the three Ds: delays, detours and disturbances. READ: City Council OKs $766K Contract for 2013 Road Program But it doesn't have to be that bad if you plan ahead. That's why Patch, along with the City of Oak Forest, will keep you updated on where and when roadwork will be happening and what you should expect. We've even mapped out the areas for you. What is it: The annual construction done on roads the city deems need the most work. When it begins: Monday, May 20 What roads are first: Work will begin on El Morro Lane, from Ridgeland Avenue to Boca Rio Drive (marked in red on the map). After that is finished, construction will move to Cedar Road, from Spruce Lane to Ridgeland…
Friday, May 3, 2013
We asked our readers to share their favorite farmers markets in the south ‘burbs and complied a map based on your submissions.
All around the south suburbs, farmers markets are starting to open up for the season. With the help of our readers, we put together a handy map so that you can find the best local offerings of the region. Click on each icon for more details on the particular farmers market. Don’t see your favorite farmers market? Check over here to add it for next week’s map.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A storm is headed towards the south suburbs. Check out its progress towards us with our interactive weather map.
As you likely know by now, the heaviest snow of the year so far is on the way for the Oak Forest area, starting on Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's app for following the storm, including radar animations of the progress. Keep checking back, and be safe! Get news alerts and Facebook updates from Patch: