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Honor Thy Father This Sunday

Setting up Dad on Father’s Day doesn’t seem to be nearly the amount of work to “get it right” like Mother’s Day. Most dads just want to be acknowledged. The gift doesn’t have to be expensive, just unique. This Father’s Day (Sunday, June 17), find a way to inspire the man who has long inspired…

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Post Interview Etiquette

Most job seekers perceive landing an interview to be their biggest hurdle in the search process. Once that foot’s in the door, they think it’s all downhill as long as they wow the hiring manager with their charm and skills during the meeting. Actually, you can murder your chance to get hired by not following…

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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…

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Preserved Puss Piloted Successfully

Quick! To the Orvillecopter! We all mourn and honor our deceased loved ones in different ways. Creating a taxidermied aircraft is not one of the first things I would have done with my dead cat. The cat helicopter was conceived by Dutch artist Bart Jansen, and debuted for the public at the KunstRai ArtFair in…

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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…

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Resumes To Impress Computers

Job search hurdle number ONE–Dazzle the computers, which these days are more likely than people to be frontline resume readers. “Computers have a very specific way that they look at resumes,” said Jon Ciampi, founder of Preptel Corp. in Danville, Calif. For a subscription of $25 a month, Ciampi’s two-year-old company will help a candidate…

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Bad Gamble for Charlie

Robbing a bank while an off duty police officer was at the drive through window? Definitely not “winning”. Charlie Montalvo, 36, of Hillside, is charged in the robbery of $3,480 from a First Merit Bank branch, 7227 W. Addison St. on Wednesday morning, according to an FBI affidavit. After his arrest, Montalvo admitted to robbing four other banks and…

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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…

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Girls and Their Boomsticks

“OK, I’m looking at how many boobs I can see,” Diane Drall said. They were a bit startled. But they  stood obediently as Drall checked to make sure the women didn’t have low-cut necklines, and she explained herself. “When a handgun is fired, it ejects the bullet’s extremely hot casing,” she said. “If a piece…

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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…

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