Monday, January 7, 2013
The daughter of Will County Board member Herbert Brooks pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft after a special prosecutor reduced the charge from a felony.
Will County Board member Herbert Brooks' daughter pleaded guilty to stealing from the Target store where she worked as a cashier. As part of the deal, Special Prosecutor Dave Neal dropped the felony charge filed against 23-year-old Megan Brooks of Joliet and replaced it with a misdemeanor. If Megan Brooks pays back the full $1,291 she stole from the 2701 Plainfield Road Target, Neal said he will recommend she get off with a sentence of court supervision and 200 hours of community service. If she fails to come up with the money by her sentencing on March 5, Brooks faces up to a year in the Will County jail. Neal said Megan Brooks was prepared to pay as much as $600 Monday but that he does not want her on an installment plan. Neal said he …
Monday, November 19, 2012
You don't have to leave the Lincoln-Way area to find special sales on Black Friday.
Don't worry if you're too full to move very far the day after Thanksgiving—even if you want to participate in the mad rush of Black Friday, there are lots of local deals that will keep you in the Lincoln-Way area. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as the unofficial start to holiday shopping and often features early hours, long lines and special deals. Here are what some local stores are offering: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Do you remember your favorite lunch box? Today's kids have as many options as ever but nothing will take the place of the Partridge Family or Scooby-Doo.
Lunch boxes have changed in design and shape over the years, but the basic idea is the same. Along with space inside for a cold drink, sandwich and snack, the cover is devoted to a favorite cartoon, character, TV show or movie. That's why Justin Bieber and Darth Vader and Japanese cartoon characters are staring out at shoppers from the shelves of Target. Back in the '70s, the lunch boxes were aluminum. In the '80s, they gave way to plastic. Vintage lunch boxes now are highly collectible. They are displayed as collections in people's homes, and sometimes they get their own art gallery shows. (Yes, I've gone to one.) Do you remember a favorite lunch box? What was it? Have a picture handy? Share it with Patch! Want more back-to-school news, …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The National Retail Federation says more shoppers participated in Black Friday weekend than ever.
The holiday shopping season traditionally has started around 6 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but by that hour this year, Walmart employees and those of other stores who braved an early morning shopping rush in Evergreen Park—and across the country— had already seen the end of a long shift. They were catching their breath to prepare for the next group of shoppers. The waves of crowds had gone, leaving dirt-tracked floors and managers with bloodshot eyes and rumpled shirts. This time around, more shoppers purchased and took avantage of deals on the biggest shopping weekend of the year than ever before, according the National Retail Federation. [ Related: Shoppers Share Their Best Black Friday Bargains ] In mid-November, a …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
TVs, diamonds, cookware, game systems and computer printers — what were some of the best deals found Friday in Southland stores?
Friday was all about the bargain. Several folks told Patch about their best finds on Friday. Tell us about yours in the comment section. FOUND AT TARGET, OAK LAWN Gina Roach and her mother, Sharon Valente, both of Beverly, caught a few good deals early Friday at Target in Oak Lawn. Their finds included a Fisher-Price laptop for $22.99 and a 9-inch LCD TV for $55, down from $120. "I'm tingling," Valente confessed with a laugh. FOUND AT BEST BUY, HOMEWOOD Mrs. Thomas (who declined to share her first name), of Chicago, visited Best Buy in Homewood to find the last Kinect bundle for $199. The bundle included the gaming system, a controller, a charger and two batteries. Thomas hovered over her merchandise protectively until a salesperson …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Don't worry if you're too full to move very far the day after Thanksgiving—even if you want to participate in the mad rush of Black Friday, there are lots of local deals that will keep you in the Lincoln-Way area.
Don't worry if you're too full to move very far the day after Thanksgiving—even if you want to participate in the mad rush of Black Friday, there are lots of local deals that will keep you in the Lincoln-Way area. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as the unofficial start to holiday shopping and often features early hours, long lines and special deals. Here are what some local stores are offering: Read our 2010 coverage: "Black Friday Shoppers Descend on Stores Before Dawn."