Monday, December 26, 2011
White Castle is testing restaurant beer sales in Indiana. Who knew folks had a hard time finding a few cold ones before they got to White Castle? A Patch Poll.
Sliders and beer — sounds like a dangerous combo in so many ways. White Castle chain is testing beer and wine sales at a restaurant in Lafayette, IN, thinking customers might like a cold beer or a glass of wine to wash down a Crave Case or two. Aside from the gastrointestinal distress this combo conjures up, aren't there enough White Castle customers showing up pre-lit already? To wit: What do you think? Would you like to see beer and wine on the menu at your local White Castle? [ Did You Know? The Southland is home to a Crave Case Hall of Famer, Dale Bemis. ]
Saturday, February 12, 2011
From a bowling alley brawl to a thumb-tack attack, the Southland's crime reports deliver tales of oddity this week.
See how the other half lives in this roundup of Crime-N-Shame, the Southland blotter spotter. Are you really manly if you get into a shoving match with a guy who will be 70 on his next birthday? A 69-year-old man told police he was bowling at Oak Forest Bowl when another man—Jon Damon, 40, of the 16700 block of 92nd Avenue in Orland Hills—began exchanging words with his team. According to reports, Damon told police he was walking away when a team member taunted him, questioning his masculinity. Damon then turned and shoved him, according to police. Staff spotted the brawl and broke it up, and police said Damon was charged with assault. An employee at Dunkin Donuts, 4100 block of 167th Street in Oak Forest, told police a man threatened him…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Southland's best blotter, courtesy of the men and women behind the badge.
Orland Park cops are pretty cool sometimes. After busting a taxi driver for speeding in a school zone while puffing on a cig, they hustled his fare over to the train station free of charge. In Olympia Fields, if the cops ask you how much you've had to drink, you might not want to fess up the way this guy did. Without further delay, the region's best blotter in Good Read: Crime-N-Shame edition. Two local men are accused of stealing six tons of road salt meant for state highways. Jerome Latos, 54, of Tinley Park, and John Syarto, 33, of Oak Forest, are charged with one felony count each of theft of government property and official misconduct, prosecutors said. If convicted, each man could face a maximum of 12 years in prison. Prosecutors …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Patch has the scoop on the Southland. Take a peek at what's going on in the neighborhoods around you!
Our New Year's resolution at Oak Lawn Patch is to serve you better. So we want to make sure you know about all of the local Patches that can help keep you connected to the people and places that matter most to you. A dozen Patches now serve the Chicago Southland, delivering news, features, sports and video every day! From the news that may affect your morning commute to weekend events and business listings for shops and restaurants, Patch is looking out for you. Check out what's been happening lately in the Patches of the south suburbs. Looking for news in other communities not listed above? Visit patch.com to view all of the towns we're covering across the nation—our 750th site went live on Wednesday—with more to come in 2011! Happy …