Monday, February 11, 2013
A Cook County judge will decide next month whether prosecutors can bolster their felony sex case against an Oak Lawn doctor by introducing a pending misdemeanor battery charge.
An Oak Lawn doctor charged with groping a woman in his car will find out next month if the time he allegedly molested a semi-conscious patient can be used against him in court. Rajat Prakash, 47, appeared before Judge Colleen Ann Hyland Monday morning at the Bridgeview Courthouse and was told she would later decide whether the misdemeanor battery charge can be used by prosecutors to bolster a felony sex abuse case. Prakash, a former Advocate Christ Medical Center physician, first caught the battery case when he was charged in February 2012 with fondling a 32-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis while she was in a semi-conscious state. Then, in May, another woman came forward and told police Prakash forced her to touch his penis as they …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Homeless man swore at customers and threw chairs around patio, police say.
Police charged a man with disorderly conduct after an employee reported the man cursing at other patrons at Starbucks, 5135 W. 95th St. John Woodrow Teter, 48, who police said is homeless, was also given a verbal warning not to return to Starbucks. A Starbucks employee called police at 4 p.m. June 3 and said that a man wearing a Cubs hat was cursing at people sitting at an adjacent table and was throwing chairs around the patio. The employee told police wanted Teter arrested and did not want to see him again at Starbucks. Teter has a July 1 court appearance.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Moms Council members share ideas for managing a budding coffee habit.
First bra, first kiss, first car. They're rites of passage as kids rush through adolescence, anxious to punch the ticket to adulthood. And as they consider the next big thing that will bring them ever-closer to the goal, coffee enters the picture. As coffee chains appeal more and more to the sugary palate of a vast majority of their patrons, coffee really isn't coffee any longer. It's a delicious confection of fats and sugars that make it not only appealing to the younger crowd, but a fashion statement that whispers "I am of age." Sporting that ubiquitous green lady also known as the Starbucks logo pairs well with the cellphone that's glued to their ear. The juxtaposition of a flip-flopped teenager and a coffee cup is something we didn't …