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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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World’s Largest Block Party

Posted by on May 29, 2012 | 0 comments

World’s Largest Block Party

No, it’s not a Lego party. The two-night, two-block party is allegedly one of the top spots for Chicago singles, as Oprah has claimed it has produced more than 70 marriages after couples met there and later married. Attendance reaches about 20,000 each year, the organizers said.   If you go: When: June 29-30 Where: Madison Street and Des Plaines Avenue Cost: $40-$45 per night, $75...

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Clothing Still Required at Naked Pizza

Posted by on May 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Clothing Still Required at Naked Pizza

Low in fat and calories plus delicious pizza in the same sentence? You bet! Naked Pizza, based in New Orleans, is moving in to Chicago. Naked Pizza’s first location is due to open May 30 at 953 W. Diversey Pkwy. in Lincoln Park. It’s one of eight to ten locations in the plans for the Chicago area within the next several years, said Naked Pizza Chicago partner Aaron Leavitt. The...

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