Man Posts Billboard in Search of Love

Also in this week's 'good reads,' police save a man's life and customers get lei'd at a new Trader Joes.

Compiled by Emily Stone

It’s the weekend. Relax with some fun, interesting or just cool stories we've compiled from Patch sites in the area.

Minneapolis Mayor Hits Boystown, Invites Gays to Marry in MN

Mayor Rybak unveiled a new ad campaign to draw Chicago’s LGBT community to get married in Minneapolis, calling the Windy City the “second city in human rights.”

Judge Sentences Convicted Bucktown Serial Rapist Who Bound, Fondled 3 Women

A Cook County judge handed down a sentence Wednesday for a man who police say attacked three women in Bucktown not long after he was released from an unrelated prison term.

Highland Park, Deerfield Officers Team Up, Save Life

Police received a report of a man who was neither breathing nor had a pulse after an Alabama concert at Ravinia. He was located in a driveway with his wife and another couple, and police were able to revive him.

Man Buys Billboard in Search of Love

In an age of Internet dating, Gordon Engle has gone old school. And big. He's bought a gigantic billboard on the Stevenson Expressway in search of his soul mate.

Farmers Market Vendor Sharpens Any Blade

Have a dull knife, sword or shovel? Kris Southerland can sharpen it and polish it up for you, too.

“I had a sickle this morning,” he said recently from his table at the Lake Bluff farmers market.

Shoppers Get Lei'd At Trader Joe's Grand Opening

"Don't be shy," called store employees, as they handed out leis to the new Evanston store's first customers Friday morning. Check out the fun video of kids and even some grownups getting swept up in the festive atmosphere.

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