Posts in category "Crime"

Planes, Trains and Alligators

Planes, Trains and Alligators
As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, now this: Alligators. Not only alligators on the train. Alligators on a plane. Because weather, fuel and snakes weren’t enough. You probably heard the story about the woman who flaunted, not her alligator messenger bag, but her actual alligator on the Blue Line. Seriously. I can’t... Read more »

Worrying what the neighbors think: my milk cooler OCD

Worrying what the neighbors think: my milk cooler OCD
I try not to spend too much time imagining what the neighbors think of us, or more specifically, what they think of me, because it has such potential to become one more thing that keeps me up at night (besides worrying about what’s going to happen to Carol out there all alone on The Walking... Read more »

Chicago Speed Camera at Challenger Park(ing Lot): to keep the kids safe?

Chicago Speed Camera at Challenger Park(ing Lot): to keep the kids safe?
Thank goodness the 1100 block of West Irving Park Road will soon have a speed camera to keep all the children who frequent Challenger Park safe—when they park their cars. Because Challenger Park is a parking lot. (Chicago speed camera locations, according to the Chicago Tribune) What’s that you say, there’s a park across the... Read more »
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NSA Help Wanted: Don't call us, we'll call you

NSA Help Wanted: Don't call us, we'll call you
Help Wanted at the NSA The NSA, the U.S. Government’s agency for signal intelligence and information assurance, is looking for highly qualified individuals to assist in carrying out our mission. Candidates with background in cryptology or mathematics, or extensive foreign language experience can make significant contributions at the NSA. Positions with varying levels of responsibility... Read more »

CTA is planning more security cameras. What difference will it make?

CTA is planning more security cameras. What difference will it make?
So the CTA is planning on adding more security cameras on older El cars, and all I can say is “Why?” Because the Chicago Police Department just changed its response plan to 911 calls. According to CBS News Chicago, no longer will CPD respond to reports “like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries,... Read more »

A stolen wallet and iPhone teaches me...gratitude

A stolen wallet and iPhone teaches me...gratitude
A week ago today, someone broke into my car and stole my wallet and cellphone. I was parked on Recreation Drive and had left the car to go running with my dog along the lakefront. It’s the first time in over twenty-years of living in this city that I’ve been the victim of a sort... Read more »
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