Well, here it is: the morning after. It looks like the reports of tornadoes are being disputed, and no news report is saying anything about severe damage in Midlothian, the town where Bachelor’s Grove is. So it was probably nothing.
As I type this, a severe storm with some tornado sightings is ripping through the Chicago area, including downtown. The worst of it seems to have passed me (about half a mile West of the loop) a few minutes ago,… (READ MORE)
Well, how about this? Alligator found in Chicago River. I thought the killer bees would get here first, honestly.
Rich Vitton of the Forest Park Historical Society has sent us an update on Belle Gunness, the murderess about whom we blogged earlier in the week. Belle, if you’ll recall, was exhumed from her resting place at a cemetery in… (READ MORE)
Belle Gunness, the female blue beard, has finally been dug up. We usually think of Gunnesss as an Indiana serial killer; we have plenty of our own around here, so we don’t mind letting them have this one. Sort of… (READ MORE)
A few days before Super Tuesday, we ran a miniature investigation in the Florentine Room of the Congress Hotel, a hotel reputed to be haunted by Theodore Roosevelt himself, to see if we could get his ghost to endorse a… (READ MORE)