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Lucky Motorcyclist Survives 40-foot Fall

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Lucky Motorcyclist Survives 40-foot Fall

Evidently his number was not up. First, he slams into a concrete divider wall going 60 to 70 m.p.h. Then he flies off the cycle over a 40-foot ramp and LANDS ON HIS FEET on the embankment. Doing that, however, he shattered both of his thigh bones. Yesterday, the Chicago man was traveling south on the winding feeder ramp toward Interstate 55 on his 1999 Honda motorcycle when he lost control and...

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Kermit’s Deviant Kinfolk–Uncensored

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Kermit’s Deviant Kinfolk–Uncensored

Few things in life are certain, but this is: You’ll never hear the Muppets swear. When late Muppet co-creator Jim Henson was alive, he and puppeteer Frank Oz amused themselves and crew members by ad-libbing during rehearsals and between takes on TV and film shoots. “I can’t be specific, but I can tell you that Frank has a naughty sense of humor,” Henson’s son Brian said during a recent visit to...

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Soooo Busted

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 | 0 comments

Soooo Busted

If awards were given for “Dumb Things to Say to a Cop”, Martin Johnson would be a shoo-in. Speeding past a police station was only the beginning of Martin Johnson’s problems, authorities say. He almost hit a squad car pulling out of the station, reeked of booze when he was finally stopped by the police car, had a water bottle filled with liquor in the center console and could...

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Gun Toting Tyke Drops Her Weapon

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Gun Toting Tyke Drops Her Weapon

We are not talking about a Daisy Red Ryder bb gun. Not a Super Soaker. We are talking about a 9mm handgun containing eight live rounds. Police pulled over a car on Chicago’s West side because they saw children inside that were not either strapped into a car seat or wearing a seat belt, CBS Chicago reports. Inside the car, they discovered that one of those children — a three year old...

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Taste of Chicago 2012

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 | 0 comments

Taste of Chicago 2012

Are you disappointed the Taste of Chicago will only be held for five days this year? Five days, down from 10 in previous years, and considerably smaller. Thursday, the city released the names of this year’s restaurants; there will be 37 full-time participants this year, down from 57 a year ago. Which means 20 restaurants that had participated in the 2011 Taste won’t be around this summer....

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WWII Grenades in Lakeview

Posted by on May 31, 2012 | 0 comments

WWII Grenades in Lakeview

Was it from a collection? Leftovers? Secret arsenal? Several building in the Lakeview neighborhood were evacuated yesterday after bomb and arson investigators found three live grenades in one of the buildings, police said. Officials had called for a hazardous materials response to the 900 block of West Newport Avenue after investigators found the World War II-era grenades in the basement of a...

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