Bark in a Box: An Elmhurst woman moving out of the country decided to box up her puppy — and leave it on a street corner because she couldn't take the pup with her. She left a note on the box asking whoever found the dog to take care of it. Well, cops found the dog, and they took care of it — and the owner. She now faces a charge of animal neglect.
» via Elmhurst Patch
Hide and Seek, Seek and Smell: A U.S. Customs dog sniffed out cocaine inside two women who flew into Midway Airport Friday after a vacation trip to Montego Bay. Customs agents said they found $36,000 in coke wrapped in condoms and stuffed into a pair of below-the-waistline body cavities. The nose knows, ladies.
» via Beverly-Mt Greenwood Patch
Dancing for Dollars: A city council approved a liquor license for what was pitched as a "family restaurant sports bar" which actually turned out to be a nudie bar. The Assets club operated as a rogue strip club in a boarded-up Harvey building for eight months before an undercover news report got the place shut down. (No word on how many dollar bills Mark Suppelsa handed out during his undercover work.)
» via Homewood-Flossmoor Patch
Slowpoke Paperman: A slow-moving Jeep at 5 a.m. caught the attention of a Lake Bluff homeowner, who found the pokey pace of the Jeep suspicious. Turns out, the driver was a newspaper deliveryman. Apparently newspaper deliveries are such a rarity nowadays they actually look like crime in progress.
» via Lake Forest Patch
Felony Flower Theft: Someone took a Weber grill and six hanging flower baskets from the employee break area of a Glenview business. Somewhere, someone now has an illegal-but-homey patio.
» via Glenview Patch
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