It’s the weekend, and you may want to take a break from reading the news of the day. Each week, we’ll compile a list of “good reads” from Patch sites around the area. They’re happy or compelling or otherwise interesting stories for your weekend reading pleasure.
Babies are booming at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Meet the newest, adorable member of the family via photos and video.
More than a month after Lucia Ruiz, a Caruso Middle School sixth grader, survived a train crash in Spain which killed 79 people and injured more than 100, her condition continues to improve but she remains in a Spanish hospital.
Owner Roger Carlson is selling the last 15,000 volumes at his beloved used bookstore in downtown Evanston, which is closing at the end of September.
Four local musicians rock out with a creative, quick-fire video featuring iconic Morton Grove places you'll probably recognize. 4,000 views and counting in a week.
Jack is a unique member of the Northbrook Police Department. In the last two years, he has uncovered more than 30 kilograms of illegal drugs. He doesn't even get paid. Jack is a dog, a Belgian Malinois and the Northbrook Police Department's only K9 officer.
About a year ago, Glenview's Brian Brehart, 41, published his first children's book, When Naughty Was Nice. The short story about a well-behaved boy who suddenly starts acting out was written and illustrated by Brehart, with some editing help from his wife.
"The irony is, my kids will not let me read it to them," Brehart said.