November 15, 2011 |
Some of my fondest memories of my early single years (notice I said “early”) in Chicago have to do with the holidays, when my friends and I would get together and not only drink, but make Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Those get-togethers always were enjoyable and sometimes uncomfortable - I'm thinking specifically of the time I accidentally eavesdropped on some rather loud sex being had in the bedroom next to the pantry where I was trying to sleep. Anyway, a friend introducing a new boyfriend or girlfriend into the group also could cause strange,...
October 29, 2013 |
Two Walmart employees were arrested Monday for allegedly using special store debit cards to steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the Chicago Avenue store, county prosecutors said Tuesday. Antwon Monegan, 23, of the 2500 block of West Augusta, and Antoinet Kyle, 23, of the 2500 block of East 74th Place, were arrested at the 225 W. Chicago Ave. store after a Walmart loss-prevention agent told police officers that they were caught on store security cameras. They were allegedly transferring funds to each other using loadable store debit cards and...
November 29, 2012 |
A CTA rider looked like he had gotten his foot stuck in between the train and the platform at the Jackson station in the Loop. Another rider stopped to help the man and then got on the train--without his wallet. The man's foot was never stuck, police said at a recent press conference where they aired CTA footage of the scam to get riders' wallets. Chicago police say they have identified 165 active pickpockets on the CTA. On Thursday, they provided CTA riders with safety tips for the holidays.
April 26, 2013 |
A home repair scam is better than burglary. That's what a suburban man allegedly told police officers after being arrested Thursday afternoon for taking money from Ashburn residents for home repairs he never made. Among those residents was a 91-year-old woman who suffers from dementia, officials said Friday. The woman wrote J.R. Miller, 28, two checks for a total of $9,400 after he allegedly offerered to do repair work around her chimney and her house also and seal her foundation this...
April 11, 2012 |
You may not want to wait to see James Van Der Beek in ABC's new comedy "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23," but don't let the inconsistent premiere turn you away. The former "Dawson's Creek" hunk provides much of the charm and limited punch lines until "Apartment 23" ( 8:30 p.m. April 11, ABC; 2.5 stars ) starts to find its way in later episodes. When June (Dreama Walker) moves to New York for a job at a big investment bank she discovers the FBI closing the place down and arresting the boss for a...
December 7, 2011 |
I'm no rabid Cubs fan by any means, but when I heard Theo Epstein was moving into a $3.25 million mansion in Lakeview and becoming my neighbor, I was pretty pumped. And by neighbor, I mean I can see the back porches of this beast from my apartment. So I can only imagine Theo and I are going to get close. Really close. I've already got Rosie around the corner and Dempster down the street, but they're not quite within borrow-a-cup-of-sugar distance. And with a kitchen that size, I'm sure Theo's got plenty to spare.