Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "I Love Lucy" Feb. 13. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area.
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "I Love Lucy" Feb. 13. The show is playing through March 17 at the Broadway Playhouse. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area. Enter to win by registering for the free Patch e-newsletter using the form at the top of this page. If you are already signed up for our newsletter, first, thank you! Second, you can still enter to win. All participants must provide a valid email address. The mailing address must be complete and will only be visible to Patch employees and used solely for the purpose of distributing prizes. Tickets for the show are on sale now and begin at $35. Open to legal residents of the 50 United …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST PAGE Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Agency’s new online service helps customers contest violations for which they are not responsible, usually when a vehicle is stolen or sold, officials said.
Vehicle owners who seek to contest tollway violations and fines for which they believe they are not responsible will no longer have to call customer service or travel to the Illinois Tollway headquarters in Downers Grove, officials announced. The Illinois Tollway launched Monday a new online service for contesting violations for which drivers are not responsible, usually in situations where vehicles have been sold or stolen prior to the violation date. Now, customers can contest toll violations at illinoistollway.com, where they will download a form, attach the required documentation and return it to the Tollway for review. Prior to this new process, customers would need to call the Tollway or visit a customer service center to make their …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
This kitten doesn't want its owner to leave without it. What's it thinking?
Patch readers, you're up! We need your wit, creativity and animal psychic abilities to craft the perfect caption for the next edition of our pet photo caption challenge! What's this kitten thinking, as it peeks out of a duffel bag? Suggest your caption in the Comments section below. Comments will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The winner will be announced Thursday, Oct. 11. The author of the winning caption and pet owner will receive a Patch-branded version of the photo, with the caption inserted. Congratulations to last week's winner, Amber, with the winning caption to Sweet Dreams of Kibble. Breakfast in bed? I thought you said bed in breakfast! Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Reader's Digest is looking for the "Most Interesting Town in America" and they're willing to pay $1,000 to find it.
Reader's Digest is on the hunt for the most interesting town in America, and if someone can convince them it's Plainfield, that person could win $1,000. Through May 31, Plainfield residents are invited to log on to www.readersdigest.com/america to share personal stories and images that illustrate what makes the village special. Folks from all over the country will be participating and the author of the winning story will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. This is an opportunity for individuals to shine and possibly bring national attention to their hometowns! The contest is part of the Reader’s Digest "We Hear You America" campaign, a grassroots …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Amanda Christianson was one of four grand-prize winners in Julie Foudy's Sports Leadership Academy's "Choose to Matter" contest.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Amanda Christianson, an eighth-grader at Drauden Point Middle School, will be headed to the 2012 Summer Olympics games in London this August. The Plainfield 14-year-old was one of four girls selected as grand prize winners in the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy’s “Choose to Matter” contest. For the last two summers, Christianson has attended a sports and leadership camp held by Foudy, at which attendees were challenged to create a community service project. Hers was "Amanda's Cleats for Kids," which set a goal of collecting more than 300 pairs of athletic shoes for children in Haiti. She helped distribute them with the assistance of her church, Life Spring Community Church, which routinely sends members to work in the beleaguered …
Friday, March 9, 2012
If you'd like a front-row view of the floats, bikes and pipes at Sunday's shindig, all you need to do is email us in your name and contact info.
Going to the annual Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade is always fun, but how much more fun would it be to have prime seats in the grandstand with a bird's eye view of the action. It could be you and your family enjoying those great front-row spots if you enter our Do You Feel Lucky contest, in which the only prerequisite is access to a computer or smart phone and the ability to email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The four tickets will go to one winner and are courtesy of the parade organizers, who thought it would be fun to have regular folks enjoy a perk typically reserved for VIPs, parade co-founder Thomas Ruane said. This is the 10th year for the parade, which started out with just a few kids riding on bikes and has …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The hottest movie is coming to theaters and the hottest stars are coming to Fox Valley Mall on March 7.
The Academy Awards may be over, but what's expected to be the next big movie event arrives on March 23. That's when The Hunger Games debuts in theaters across the country. Before then, however, you'll have a chance to meet the stars of The Hunger Games and win giveaway items at Westfield Fox Valley Mall off Route 59 in Aurora. The event is at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and you can RSVP for it now on Westfield Fox Valley’s Facebook page. According to the Westfield Fox Valley Web site, actors Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson will be appearing on stage for a live Q&A where fans will have a chance to ask them questions. There's also a chance to meet the stars before the Q&A. You enter to win through the Westfield Fox Valley …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The 14-year-old Plainfield girl's nonprofit organization is one of 11 finalists in a competition in which the one who gets the most votes goes to the 2012 Olympics to London this summer.
When Amanda Christianson was challenged two years ago to dream up a service project to help others, her mind went back the images she'd seen at church of people struggling in Haiti. Life is hard in the impoverished Caribbean country, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2010 from which it is still recovering. Things people take for granted in this country have become luxuries in Haiti, said Amanda, 14, of Plainfield. "You see a lot of kids running around without shoes there, and I thought that doesn't seem like something that's right," she said. "I thought I could help them." Amanda's Cleats for Kids was born out of that service project. She's shipped 300 pairs of cleats and sneakers so far, with the help of a grant from the Julie …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Joe Janis was among 70 winners of CUB's Energy Saver Program contest drawing.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
A Plainfield resident who signed up for CUB's Energy Saver Program, has won the gift of "free electricty. Joe Janis' name was chosen in a drawing and he will be reimbursed for the money spent for electricity from June to August 2010, up to a maximum of $500, according to a media release issued by CUB, also known as the Citizens Utility Board. The drawing was from among people who signed up for CUB Energy Saver, www.CUBEnergySaver.com, a free online service that helps people cut their electric bills. It's run in conjunction with Efficieny 2.0. “We were thrilled to win, especially since it helped contribute to an updated and more efficient bathroom,” Janis’ fiancee, Laureen Guthrie, said in the release. “We practice efficiency because it’s …