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A City Agrees to Let Homeless Man Panhandle in Peace

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A City Agrees to Let Homeless Man Panhandle in Peace

A roundup of interesting headlines from around the Patch Chicago network recently.

Homeless Man Gets Green Light to Panhandle

The city of Joliet agreed to let a homeless man panhandle while it reworks its law against doing so.
» via Joliet Patch

Grade-School Classmates Remember Robin Williams

Before Robin Williams was Robin Williams the Comic Genius, he was Robin Williams the funny but nerdy kid in class in Lake Forest. Williams, who spent his early years in the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff area, attended Gorton School and Deerpath Middle School.
» via Lake Forest Patch

Steal-A-Bear: Woman Takes 3 Kids Along to Boost Teddy Bears: Cops

The Midlothian woman was charged with stealing but the young children and another adult were not implicated in the alleged theft.
» via Orland Park Patch

High-Flying Family’s Rum Dream Takes Flight: Big Things in the Works for Area Distillery

When you think of rum, you think of warm, Caribbean breezes – not cold Illinois winters. But two years ago, Toby Beall and wife Jillian took a leap of faith and opened Tailwinds Distilling Co., making several varieties of rum and blue agave spirit. Their distillery will be featured on a new reality TV show.
» via Plainfield Patch

A Sky-High View from Outside the John Hancock Center

This is what you see when you wear a camera on your helmet 1,500 feet above Chicago’s streets.
» via Lake View Patch

Father-and-Teen Duo Beat Man to Death with Baseball Bats: Police

Richard Pollack, 55, beaten after reportedly accusing alleged killers of burglarizing his vehicle.
» via Romeoville Patch

Buddhist Monks Honor North Shore’s Harold Ramis with Ceremonies

They performed one in Glencoe and one in Evanston in honor of the director, who was very interested in Buddhism.
» via Winnetka Patch

Grocery Store Worker Wins Big in Lottery Drawing

The Warrenville man won an $800,000 lottery prize this past week.
» via Wheaton Patch

Former Oak Park Woman Killed at Posh Bali Resort and Stuffed into a Suitcase

Sheila von Weise-Mack, well-known in local arts circles, was 62. Her 19-year-old daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend are suspected of beating her to death.
» via Oak Park Patch

Region’s First ‘Net-Zero Home’ Opened for Public to Tour

Hundreds of visitors have stopped in to visit the energy efficient home at 632 Knoch Knolls Road.
» via Naperville Patch

University of St. Francis Among ‘Best in Midwest’

The Princeton Review recognizes USF’s quality for eighth consecutive year.
» via Joliet Patch

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