Amie Marks, an Oak Park financial planner, started something she thinks will be big: a chance for local women to lunch, and discuss serious current events. She calls her monthly series "Women in the Know." The group meets monthly at caffe DeLuca, 7427 Madison St., in Forest Park.
Oak Park police reported an incident of attempted child luring Feb. 19 around 9:45 a.m. A female Percy Julian Middle School student told police she was walking in the 100 block of Madison Street when an unknown adult male unsuccessfully tried to lure her into his dark blue minivan.
A tailor shop employee questioned the authenticity of a $50 bill offered by a man in his 30s who needed a coat repaired around 9:30 a.m. Feb. 15. When the victim discovered the bill was counterfeit, the offender fled the scene eastbound on Madison Street.
A Maywood woman told police a man and woman entered her vehicle as she was parked in the 1000 block of Garfield Street around 3 p.m., Feb. 3. The man was described as wearing a hat and plaid shirt with burgundy vest.
Who remembers an unnamed clown's performance after the show? Chicago playwright and neo-futurist Jay Torrence examines the transience of performing art and the tragedy of the anonymous circus workers killed in the 1918 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus accident in Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck! beginning Feb. 13.
Oak Park police stopped a 17-year-old Chicago male juvenile, Jan. 27, in the 200 block of South Austin Boulevard and found him in possession of electronics and mail addressed to a residence in the 600 block of South Lombard Avenue. The residence was found to have been burglarized earlier.