Wednesday, February 22, 2012
There's a sort of eldritch horror to big-box supercenters—heck, they pretty much admit it. Will any store step up and give us back that old personal shopping experience?
My daughter and I were in Walmart when she looked up at me and said, “Mom, I gotta get out of here. I can’t take any more.” We left with a cart full of items, unclear if any of them were what we went for. Yes. The Walmart effect: In exchange for rollback prices, a piece of your soul. While we didn’t see any shoppers clad in leopard leggings, fishnet shirts or any other “inappro-pro” apparel, we weren’t there as cell phone camera wielding shopperazzi. We found ourselves in a few cart jams—odd scrums of jumbled wire, Chinese merchandise and zombiefied coupon clippers—an odd predicament given the cavernously expansive isles. Despite the reputation, at least Walmart is consistent. I forgive Walmart’s fluorescence, carbon footprint, bulk …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The 51-year-old led police on high-speed romp before arrest.
A Chicago woman was charged with felony retail theft and several other offenses after she tried to steal merchandise from Dominick’s Finer Foods in River Forest, nearly ran down the store manager in the parking lot and led officers on a high-speed chase to the border of Oak Park and Chicago, police said. The initial incident took place around 5:15 p.m. Sept. 29 at Dominick's Finer Foods, 7501 W. North Ave. The grocery store's manager caught Terrylin Ware, 51, trying to steal nearly $150 worth of what police called "bath items," followed Ware to the store's parking lot, then tried to block her from taking off in a Ford Explorer, according to police reports. But Ware tried to run the store manager over, then drove over the parkway onto …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Multiple drug-related charges also handed out.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Derek Walker
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The following items are taken from River Forest Police Department daily summary reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurs, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Marijuana Possession: Ivory S. Williams, 26, of 1426 N. Austin Ave. in Oak Park, was charged with marijuana possession and two counts of obstructing an officer after a fight in the 7200 block of Quick Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 29, police said. Criminal Damage: The window of a vehicle parked within a lot at Dominican University, 7900 Division St., was shattered on Thursday, Jan. 27. Marijuana Possession: James Heyer, 34, of Willowbrook, was charged with marijuana …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
GPS units, cash also stolen.
The following items are taken from River Forest Police Department daily summary reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurs, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. DUI charge: Ollie T. Cameron, 37, of Westchester, was charged with drunken driving, two counts of obstructing a police officer and numerous traffic violations after a traffic stop at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and North Avenue on Sunday, Jan. 23, police said. DUI charge: Pamela Morris, 38, of 2049 W. High Ridge Rd. in Round Lake Beach, was charged with drunken driving and reckless endangerment of a child after colliding with a pole in the 1400 block of Park Avenue …