Illinois Mayor Party-Poops On Hilarious Stop Signs

Planners in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn had a little fun when putting up stop signs and now that fun is done thanks to a party-pooping mayor. The signs are the standard issue octagons, but included are funny catchphrases and song lyrics that commonly accompany the word "stop." The hijinks include "Stop In The… » 5/02/08 4:00pm 5/02/08 4:00pm

Google Street View Dishes Up Another Fascinating Slice-O-Life


Now, we can't say for sure what sort of transaction was captured on film by the Google Street View photography vehicle; perhaps the Illinois gentleman with the roll of bills is negotiating for the purchase of an 80s Ford LTD. Whatever it is, we're seeing free enterprise in glorious effect here. Take that, Commies!… » 3/25/08 10:00am 3/25/08 10:00am

Virginia Leads Nation In Vanity License Plates

Fully 10 percent of American vanity license plates can be found in the home state of George Washington and the Central Intelligence Agency. A whopping 16% of license plates issued by the state are of the vanity variety; this can be explained by the cheapness ($10) and online ease with which such plates can be… » 11/12/07 5:00pm 11/12/07 5:00pm

Four-Year-Old Leaps From Repo'd Excursion

A Repo Man's life is always intense, but a line of some sort gets crossed when he reeps a car with the owner's kid still inside. Four-year-old Fashawn Parker, of Naperville, IL, was in the Excursion when the crew from Helping Hand Acceptance rolled up with a tow truck. The kid figured he'd better get out, so he jumped… » 9/11/07 10:30am 9/11/07 10:30am

Blasphemy! Berwyn Car Spindle To Be Replaced By Walgreen's!

Known as the "Car Kabob" or the "Eight Car Pileup," the impaled-car sculpture at a shopping mall in Berwyn, Illinois, has brought joy to millions (well, at least hundreds). And now, like so many good things in life, it's slated for annihilation in the name of "progress." Fight the power!

'Wayne's World' landmark to… » 7/11/07 2:30pm 7/11/07 2:30pm

Great Big Gobs Of Greasy Grimy Pig Parts Close Illinois Highway

It started out as a normal workday for Hassan Ware of Bolingbrook IL, just hauling a truckload of pig ears, pig feet, and pig feet to... well, you know how you're not supposed to think about what goes into a hot dog? Right. Anyway, we assume the ICC was a-checkin' on down the line, and Mr. Ware was probably a little… » 7/02/07 11:30am 7/02/07 11:30am

Can You Identify The Cars On The Berwyn Car Spindle?

We'll spot you the Fox Fairmont, and several of the others are slam-dunks for any semi-knowledgeable car geek. But who can identify all eight cars on the very famous Car Spindle, located in a shopping mall parking lot in Berwyn, Illinois? Come on, it's way more fun than slaving in The Man's vile salt mines on a fine… » 6/25/07 10:15am 6/25/07 10:15am

Illinois Town Enacts Lame Seizure Ordinance

Beginning next month the city of Oak Forest, IL will assert its right to appropriate your vehicle. Those accused of a number of crimes, including vandalism, shoplifting, armed robbery on down to forgetting one's driver's license will have their cars seized until a $500 bond can be posted. If the city-extorted cash… » 5/30/07 3:45pm 5/30/07 3:45pm