Day: July 12, 2018

Massive lines now being cut off at Build-A-Bear for ‘pay your age’ day

Long line for ?@buildabear? for anniversary special. Line still wraps around to the front of the mall and then inside to the store. #buildabear pic.twitter.com/eefbxAciCv — Ryan Bookler (@MrBookler) July 12, 2018 Build-a-Bear Workshop’s Pay Your Age day, giving parents a break on pricing, is causing…

Hate crime charges filed in forest preserve harassment case

Felony hate crime charges were filed Thursday against a man who harangued a woman over her Puerto Rico shirt last month in a Cook County forest perserve. Timothy G. Trybus was arrested on Thursday. related advertisement video Woman being harassed   Initially, the Northwest Side man…

Papa John’s founder resigns as company chairman after slur revelation

NEW YORK — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned as the company’s chairman of the board, the company said late Wednesday. A brief company statement said the board of directors accepted his resignation and that Olivia Kirtley acts as the company’s lead independent director. “Papa…

Why chefs from Chicago and New York opened a pizza academy in Lisle

A Chicago guy and a New York guy making a pizza academy together? Doesn’t add up, right? And yet here’s Leo Spizzirri, a Chicago native, and Anthony Iannone from Queens, New York, opening North American Pizza and Culinary Academy right here in Lisle. related advertisement  …

Cook County forest preserve cop quits on eve of disciplinary hearing

A Cook County forest preserve police officer accused of doing nothing as a woman was verbally assaulted stepped down from his job Wednesday. “Effective today, Officer Patrick Conner no longer serves in the police department of the Forest Preserves of Cook County,” the forest district said…

Elgin activist who commissioned ‘Impeach Trump’ yard sign dies

Friends of Myra Becker say the 94-year-old Elgin woman never shied away from taking a stance, as evidenced by her oversized yard sign calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump that turned heads last month. Her community involvement was unparalleled, they said, and she remained…