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Those Wacky Suburbs

By Prescott Carlson in News on Feb 10, 2008 3:00PM


It wasn't all about roasting pigs out in the 'burbs this week:

An Aurora couple (pictured above) was busted for running a prostitution ring on Craigslist, which included offering up the services of a 17-year-old runaway from Wisconsin.

It looks like the GOP chairman in Will County liked our drunken election night idea. But we said nothing about drinking and driving, sir! Let's drink and vote responsibly, people.

Steger school administrators dyed their hair pink, were taped to a wall, and kissed a pig all to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma patients. Well, it's certainly more original than a charity fun run.

Major League Asshole Fred Phelps' crew from the Westboro Baptist Church protested at the funeral of one of the Lane Bryant shooting victims. They were holding up their usual array of offensive gay-bashing signs, along with new ones that read "Thank God for Dead Shoppers." That there Freedom of Speech is a double-edged sword.

Chicago's snow removal budget isn't the only one taking a hit.

The Village of Plainfield has decided to follow Chicago's lead by banning spray paint sales to minors. Because, uh, it's done so much to reduce graffiti here.

Former Chicago Heights community affairs director Ronald Harper is being described by the Chicago Heights mayor as "being a good employee and a good man." Harper, who now works as the regional manager of the Cook County Board President's Office of Employment Training program is being accused of helping steal millions of dollars that were supposed to be used to train disadvantaged folks. Yep, a regular stand-up guy!