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Candy in a Gas Tank for a Sweetheart

A look at weird crime news in the northern Chicago suburbs.

Hard to Believe This Elaborate Heist Failed

A woman from Round Lake Beach was charged with retail theft and reckless driving after she left a JC Penney without paying for $169 in clothing, struck a vehicle with her car and nearly hit several pedestrians while attempting to flee.

Candy-Powered Cars Are the Future!

A Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct after he placed a candy bar in his ex-girlfriend's gas tank.

Caught Red Handed With Matching Eye Shadow

A Prospect Heights woman was charged with retail theft at Golf Mill Mall after a security agent observed her taking cosmetics and makeup from a store display, putting them into her purse and exiting the store without paying. Security recovered 28 items worth $425 on the scene.

Tobacco Withdrawal at its Finest

A man stole 10 boxes of NicoDerm gum and patches, along with eight boxes of teeth whitening strips valued at a total of $874 from an Arlington Heights Jewel-Osco.

It's Unclear if the Location Also Serves People Food or Other Human Stuff

A woman reported losing her wallet at an unknown location in Evanston that serves adult beverages. She reported it at the station for informational purposes only.

Wendy's Ex-boyfriend Hasn't Changed

A Wendy’s employee reported a customer became irate and threw his bag of food at the drive-thru window, but left before police arrived.

Mr Tibbs May 20, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I appreciate you replying to help me understand why you always focus on race or blaming 'Political Correctness' (not sure still what that really means to you. As a cop family, let me tell you it has nothing to do with political correctness. If we arrested all of the dealers there this week, and they were even held and off the streets, there would be folks there to take their place next week. It has nothing to do with race, but you do always point out in your posts that Blacks make crime. It has to do with economic conditions and risk. Those that have little and really no hope to pull themselves out will see the high drug profitability as a great alternative and that the risk of jail or prison is not sufficient to outweigh the benefit of quick hard cash. It is about economics with supply and demand. It has NOTHING to do with political correctness. And as the prisons and cost of keeping folks captive continues to increase, the amount of folks being released early will continue to increase even further lowering any risk they feel on a choice to participate in drug culture/economy. Until we start addressing the roots of the cause instead of just treating some of the symptoms, we will continue on this spiral regardless of race.
Lemony Snicket May 20, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Billions $. Spent on " great society" programs. In last 5o years.... Culture " is what it is". People " are who they are". No amount of money or " political correctness" will change that.... As south chicago vividly demionstrates...
Lemony Snicket May 20, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Another interesting article in sun times this afternoon about a vandalized church in south east chicago.... Apparently the profits in the drug trade referenced above. Are not enough... Culture is culture....
Gary May 20, 2013 at 07:35 PM
What do you think are the roots of the problem?
Mr Tibbs May 21, 2013 at 02:16 AM
So the folks who destroyed the church were the drug dealers that the kids were walking by in the story above? And you know this how? So what is your point, Snicket? Are you saying that it is blacks that are inherently criminalistic and 'are who they are'? That it is there culture that is corrupt? Garrett points that blacks bring crime, as if that is the driving causality. 'Great society programs'.... What are you talking about? Affirmative action? The creation of protected classes? Perhaps if you could be more specific we can get down to the root of the problem.

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