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This is a child's red tricycle and not the adult-sized red tricycle abandoned in an Elmhurst underpass. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Baby Paul April 22, 2014 at 02:22 pm
So THAT'S where I left my tricycle!
Kathy Lee April 22, 2014 at 05:02 pm
A found bike in Elmhurst. GET REAL, this must be a really slow news day. The Patch reportingRead More continues to hit new lows. No wonder they are loosing money. At one time I enjoyed the quality of the news and the local feel to the reporting. Now it is tabloid articles with staged pictures.
Faust April 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm
First lesson I taught my children. Stay away from rusty vehicles, and thinning mustaches. A thickRead More stash means...friend.
Pat F April 20, 2014 at 11:06 am
Jeez..........lighten up!! Happy Easter! This sites never claimed to be The Wall Street Journal orRead More New York Times!!
PMilton Longfellow April 21, 2014 at 07:05 am
Did you see the Drew Peterson movie? It portrayed Hosey's office as a gleaming, modern andRead More bustling. As opposed to the stained drop-ceiling and general bleakness. Just let the Patch be the joke it always has been.
Jacob Matthews April 21, 2014 at 08:48 am
Leave it to the Patch to embellish Comedy Central as a business to be respected.
Credit: Patch File Photo
Pat April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
Why is this in the Patch news several days in a row? Enough!
Rick Biesada April 20, 2014 at 10:11 am
Obviously the police arrested this guy for the wrong crime. He is most likely an illegal alien, andRead More he should be deported to his country of origin after he pays the penalty for this crime or entrapment ... which ever the case may be. If the police are using tax payer equipment to spy on people, than why don't they round up the illegals and call ICE to start deportation proceedings? That would be a better use of our tax dollars then hassling people over victimless misdemeanors.
Rick Biesada April 20, 2014 at 10:14 am
Pat, this story is in the news for several days because SEX sells, therefore the Patch needs to doRead More more stories on our states lustful politicians. They are the biggest whores in the state so lets keep reading about them.
Jeffrey Mellone. Credit: Elmhurst Police Department
Youdont Wannaknow April 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm
bellwood or berkeley??? you weaklings should go to the hood and see what the real ghetto is fuckingRead More like. Unless your too pussy head over to melrose get a taste of it. You got gangbangers right off of north ave by delta sonic, stop actin like this is suburbia
Faust April 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Who is this Phillip guy, and why did Gary give us a link to some surly sailor in Florence,SC? ThatRead More guy wouldn't be let wishin 50 feet of anyone's kid. I do enjoy the multiple spellings of Gar(r)y, who is of course, friends with Ace.
Lawrence Gunther April 22, 2014 at 01:04 pm
Bahahaha, you had me at 'hood' and 'weaklings' and lost me at Melrose. Grow up, and use your realRead More name. The public is so out of touch with reality, its not even funny anymore.
Credit: Amazon
Sara Bloom April 15, 2014 at 09:24 pm
People who do that are just jerks and some can well afford filet mignon with a side of caviar forRead More every meal. I was an in- store demonstrator for many years and to mix things up, because the job was boring, I would tell people reaching for a sample that they were welcome to take one but they had to buy the item advertised. They'd look at me and at the two-for-five-bucks item I was selling and act like I was trying to rob them. Hello, that's why we're there. We're not there solely to hand out pieces of lunchmeat on 'picks to strangers.
Bridget Bridget April 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm
Sara. What if they didn't like the product you were hocking?
Bernard Johnson April 16, 2014 at 01:42 am
A sad commentary on the state of our society; if someone's hungry - feed 'em. But - no, we've plentyRead More to spend on rebuilding the infrastructure of Iraq, to send Congress on junkets all over the world [notably sunny places when it's winter here] and to give all and sundry tax 'incentives' to big-business [like oil companies]; but, if a man is driven - for whatever reason{s}, to eat too many 'free' samples - call the police and lock him up. With the Easter/Passover season here, I'd have to ask: Where's the Judeo-Christian decency in America today? Oh yeah, that and our civil rights and liberties went up in smoke following the passage of the Patriot Act, its re-passage and a Supreme Court that thinks that 'corporations are people too.' Shame on us -
Credit: YouTube
Kent April 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Billy Joel - I never said the police should ignore this. I appreciate what the Elmhurst police doRead More for our community but at 11:45 on a Friday night this may have been able to be handled differently so police officers don't have to be in the station booking a couple of middle aged men and filling out arrest reports. Also if they were drunk, then one or both would have been charged with Public Intoxication too.
Unknown April 18, 2014 at 07:14 pm
I had kekstadt as a teacher... & it's shockingly funny to see this ...
Jeremy Falconer April 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm
Ha! he is my teacher. Pretty funny
Amani Ibrahim, accused of felony theft and bad parenting.
sklogw April 13, 2014 at 10:24 am
Drawn on eyebrows and a heavy coat on the the lower lid, that's just wrong!LOL Not as wrong asRead More trying to pin it on your 12 year old daughter though, that's just scandalous!
Titan Dad April 13, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Forget the eye shadow. Should of tried to steal a mustache waxing kit.
Joe Tinley April 15, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Oil can Harriett
Rum. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Ercie Berwick April 14, 2014 at 04:33 pm
What an earth-shaking report! Things must be getting very boring in Elmhurst. And what's with theRead More picture of the bottle and glass? Who thinks up the pictures and reports these days. :(
Faust April 15, 2014 at 10:42 am
Great report!!! I do enjoy the inclusion of addresses so I can google view it and take anRead More appropriate "round-about" when coming into the proximity of yr assailant. This particular property appears to have numerous trinkets, a few benches, some overgrown shrubbery, and a fence circa 1952. I'm a bit confused though, were there two dogs and who was whistling?
The immigration reform demonstration in Broadview Tuesday. The Elmhurst police said they helped out by arrested a dozen people. Credit: YouTube
Joe Brosnan April 11, 2014 at 09:35 am
it seems to me that we have issues here that need addressing with out having to run over toRead More broadview to assist with a small group of protesters. Does not Broadview P D have enough officers to handel this or are they understaffed?
D L April 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Why the H E double hockey sticks would OUR tax paid police go out of their jurisdiction to getRead More involved in this ? Hmmmm...
Don Honda April 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm
The LA Times recently posted an article that shows that the Obama administration, the Illegal AlienRead More lobby, and the major media outlets have been in collusion to depict the "high" deportation numbers. The exact opposite is true since the beginning of the current President's policy. Interior deportation has and will be lower than 1973 rates. This is leading towards more people overstaying their visas and currently, more Illegal Alien minors crossing the border. Obama has just recently instructed border patrol to not turn back those Illegal Aliens on record as having entered illegally as priors, but to let them pass IF they don't have a major criminal record. After the first Illegal Entry, it a felony each time thereafter. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-deportations-20140402,0,545192,full.story#axzz2xkzioeHR
A composite sketch of the young man reportedly beaten and kidnapped from outside the Elmhurst Kohl's. Credit: G. Schweik
Kathy Lee April 9, 2014 at 09:11 pm
This was a popular prank in my college days.
Courtney April 10, 2014 at 12:04 am
wouldnt u think it would of been a good idea to get the license plate number of the car?
chris April 10, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Aren't there cameras outside Kohls??
L B April 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm
The building is no longer as safe as it once was! The garage doors and the side entrance to theRead More lobby from the parking garage is mostly ALWAYS open giving anyone access to the elevators that go to all the floors of the building. Every time something is brought up with any issues management says it's up to the residents to call the police as they don't get involved in any of those matters.. This is a sad way for a building to be run.
Thomas Maynard April 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Installing a good Dead Bolt lock and maybe some motion detectors in your apartment would be a stepRead More in the right direction.....The motion detectors could be just hooked to an audio alarm like a car alarm, thus avoiding costly monitoring charges. Being a home owner and owning a dog, and what they leave around the yard, is enough to be a deterrent to most thieves. The story sounds like it was a friend or someone who knew the painting was there..
PD April 14, 2014 at 08:09 am
So sad the Elmhurst Place Apartments did not care and made excuses for the whole situation. SomeRead More more top customer service from Linda in the front office. The building needs someone to work in the office who actually cares about their job. She is nothing more than a gossip who seems to enjoy getting the tenants into trouble. Maybe the building would be a good place to live if the front office took care of their problems instead of blowing everything off by saying "well Charlie's not going to like to hear that." Seems to me like they could use someone in the office with some modern office skills, such as the ability to know how to turn a computer on. The leases are still 3 copy hand typed. With updated office skills there would be more time to concentrate on the poor or lack of customer service.
Kevin Oldaker
They Don't Get It April 8, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Find him!!!
jack hess April 14, 2014 at 10:26 am
Sound like the Judge set a low bond, that why he was out, even with his past convictions. If peopleRead More only new what low bonds some Judges give out on serious charges, specially in CROOK COUNTY,IL.
Benjamin Lawton
Milwaukee Mike April 11, 2014 at 10:49 am
Rico Suave April 6, 2014 at 07:24 pm People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only becauseRead More rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. Remember this Benny G and all you other scum sucking Liberals out there. The police in these ghetto areas are chasing them down every night in an attempt to keep them from coming into your so called safe areas. Appreciate their sacrifices and don't give this white Fucktard the time of day. Hey Kenneth! Love teh comments... Who else would say fucktard on here?
Frank G. April 11, 2014 at 11:50 am
Benny G. I think you hate the police because your dad was a abusive cop who poked you in the assRead More when you were growing up.
Benny G. April 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Frankala, I was sloppy seconds to your ripe hole. He was a tiger, huh...LOL Donna the residentRead More "split tail" comment bag- Go iron my shirts and STFU...LOL
Kmart motorized wheelchairs. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Independence666 April 5, 2014 at 10:22 am
This country has far too many lawyers. They are little more than parasites who suck the life bloodRead More out of the economy, while providing little or no value. Unfortunately, they have a strangle hold on our political system, so legal reform is a dream that will probably never be realized.
Ercie Berwick April 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Christina, I agree with you about "good old west justice." We have become a nation ofRead More wimps, afraid of our own shadow. :(
Ays Kofi April 9, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Don't get any ideas about trying that crap at WalMart. Every week there's a list published in theRead More local paper of all the shoplifting and theft charges filed by our local Wally World. Their philosophy is, involve the cops in all instances. They prosecute every single case.
Stewart Levine April 7, 2014 at 07:17 am
We need more police in our communities. I'd like to see the police work these major arteries fromRead More chicago into the suburbs much harder, pulling over more cars for the simplest of potential violations. I'd like to see road blocks and everything, once this type of stuff starts spilling into the suburbs it can destroy neighborhoods and communities if residents don't demand it stop. The police know what discretion is, and when its a little old lady from around town who doesn't have a vehicle sticker, big deal, but when you get teenagers or gang bangers with open alcohol, or heroin junkies, a bunch of 3rd world minorities driving through an affluent neighborhood, you check them hard and let them know we dont like their scum around here, and nail them for every kind of potential violation under the sun. this is what we pay the officers for, this is police protection, knowing who is driving through your communities and walking through them at night.
Marcus Butler. Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office
Stewart Levine April 7, 2014 at 07:09 am
This type of scum does not belong in DuPage County. The City Councils and Citizens shouldRead More organize to identify individuals like this and problem areas in the city/village/or town, and work to improve, and beautify the area. I as a resident of this area being of European descent, would prefer to maintain a mono-culture in this area, rather than allowing minorities, immigrants, and low class multicultural trash to come in and grind the area down into a ghetto. People need to stand up and start calling the police more often when they see people like this that don't look like they belong in the neighborhood, so police can investigate and let them know we do not want trash whether they are black mexican arab in our communities and neighborhoods.
A con man tried to scam an Elmhurst couple out of $5,000 by posing as their jailed grandson. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Judith April 5, 2014 at 03:46 pm
That scam was tried on me and it didn't work. I told my "grandson" that if he didRead More something that landed him in jail then that's where he belonged until his trial but I would help with a lawyer later if need be. Only after he hung up without another word did I realize it was a scam.