All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothing and ski masks pour out, grabbing whatever they can with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew. Since September, at least a dozen "crash-and-grab" burglaries have been reported at retail businesses in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Carlsbad Current-Argus, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 06:08 PM
Chicago Police Capt. Edward Kulbida speaks about being wounded in the Oct. 7, 2014, shootout with a fugitive from Indianapolis on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at the Englewood District police station.
Chicago Tribune, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 09:56 AM
The show must go on. And at Wednesday's opening of "Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella," a delicious confection with a scrumptious score, it went on with understudy Audrey Cardwell in the titular role.
Daily Herald, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 12:48 PM
Robbers in the Windy City are using tactics called crash and grab to target Chicago's upscale shopping district, The Magnificent Mile. As surveillance videos show, all you need to pull off the heist is a stolen car and the determination to drive through glass storefronts or brick walls to get what you want, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds.
CBS News, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:24 AM
Three months after being found stranded on a California beach , an orphaned baby sea otter whose furry face has gone viral finally has a name. The otter pup formerly referred to by animal rescuers as Pup 681 is now called Luna, representatives from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago announced recently.
Patch.com, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:10 AM
A spectacled bear believed to be among the oldest of her species in the world has been euthanized because of declining health. Authorities say spectacled bears, also known as Andean bears, typically live 20-25 years in captivity, slightly longer than in the wild.
New Jersey Herald, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 04:18 AM
America began as a largely rural country, and it could be that the Founding Fathers, to the extent they gave privacy a thought, figured that in the towns and villages they hailed from everyone knew everybody's business anyway. The Constitution they wrote doesn't mention privacy.
Chicago Reader, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 11:04 AM