Meet the South Side woman who paid for hotel rooms for Chicago’s homeless | WGN-TV

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CHICAGO– You might have come across the good Samaritans that paid for resort spaces for nearly 100 homeless people over the last few nights.

WGN’s Mike Lowe tracked down Candice Payne, the Chicago woman that pioneered the initiative.

The South Side business owner claimed she never wanted interest. Her objective was merely to make certain nobody experienced in the bitter weather.

As a penalizing cold snap swept into Chicago earlier today, the city’s homeless were required to trek onward in temperature levels of 25 below zero. Wind child were twice as reduced. Along Roosevelt Road near the Dan Ryan Expy., encampments of thin tents hardly broke the arctic air.

“I was sobbing,” Payne stated.

It was too much for Payne to deal with, so she decided to spend for resort spaces– out of her own pocket– to try to obtain as many individuals to warmth as possible.

“I took place social media and also asked individuals if they have vans or anything,” Payne claimed. “Would any person wish to pitch in to assist me to move? [I claimed] I’ll pay them for the vans to find and help.”

Her act of generosity promptly spread. Payne paid for 20 hotel areas at Amber Inn, 3901 S. Michigan Ave. Pals began lending a hand.

“It went from us being able to offer 20 rooms, to us being able to give 60 rooms,” Payne said. “It was just going to be for one evening, and also it went from one evening to 4 nights.”

So far, Payne stated, she and also company partner Armez Spearman have actually spent $12,000 of their very own money to help almost 100 people stay off the streets during bitter days and nights.

“We’re not a company,” Payne said. “We’re simply routine people.”

For Payne and her partner, Carlos Callahan, it was personal.

“I stayed in my vehicle,” Callahan stated, adding that he’s hung out living on the streets.

“Individuals evaluate the homeless a whole lot,” he said. “But you never understand what these individuals underwent. And also I understand for me, I had not been on drugs, I wasn’t in a poor circumstance at home. Points just happened.”

Nonetheless the homeless people she helped gotten here on the streets, Payne said, she intended to see to it their stories wouldn’t finish there.

“It was cold,” Payne said. “No person could have stayed outside that long.”

Payne is putting together an online fundraising event to start dealing with a more long-term solution.

“Naturally we can’t solve being homeless … over night,” Payne said. “However it’s chilly in Chicago yearly.”

TSR Beauty: What Do Y’ all Consider These “Curly” Eyelashes ?! – The Shade Space

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TSR Appeal: Okay, we have actually seen a lot of different brow trends. From plume eyebrows, thick brows, to the current “IG” eyebrows. The very same hasn’t been claimed for eyelash fads. People have various sorts of lash expansions they can select from in regards to size and also wispiness. With that said being stated– I’ve never seen anything like this one right below !!

Homegirl’s obtained some curly– actually– lashes taking place!! For girls with coils, picture if the hair on our lashes actually matched the hair on our heads ?! Would certainly that be an appearance or nah?Either way,

let us recognize what you think about sis’ lashes !! Are they a do or a don’t ?! Sound off below!! #TSRHairDosAndDonts

Volunteers Rent 60 Hotel Rooms To Keep Homeless People Off Chicago Streets During Historic Cold

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It started with one woman’s act of kindness – putting up homeless people in a hotel during this week’s dangerous deep freeze. Then it snowballed to a lifesaving effort by a group of strangers on the city’s South Side.

Many people from “Tent City” on Roosevelt Road near the Dan Ryan had to abandon the area after a propane tank used as a source of heat exploded Wednesday morning.

Volunteers dug deep into their pockets and picked up the tab for 60 hotel rooms for homeless men and women during the cold snap.

They worked together like a family, turning a hotel bathroom into a makeshift kitchen.

The volunteers are also gathering donations to help replace the items that were lost.

And they’re all building lifelong friendships even though most of them just met.

“All of us don’t know each other,” said Candice Payne, a good Samaritan.

Candice Payne started it all, impulsively charging 20 hotel rooms on her American Express card after realizing how dangerous this week’s sub-zero temperatures would be for the Chicagoans without homes. She posted about it on social media and soon the donations and offers to help bring food came flooding in.

“Maybe they didn’t know how to or where to start to help, so I’m glad that I was able to be that vehicle,” she said.

Jermaine and Robert call Candice their angel.

When they got the offer for a warm bed they were getting ready to sleep on the street or to be charged with trespassing in their attempts to escape from the cold.

“We don’t get that type of help,” Jermaine said. “I really needed them at that point, so they came right in time.”

They hugged and said thanks, touched by all the kindness, the like of which, they say, they’ve never seen before in their lives.

“We hear about that on the news and other places but I seen it up close and personal today, and I really want to thank y’all for looking out for our people,” Robert said.

So far this group has been able to cover three nights at the hotel for approximately 80 people. They’re hoping to continue working together to help provide a more long-term solution for these people in need.

Chicago’s New ‘Big Lebowski’-Themed Bar Really Ties the Room Together – MUNCHIES

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Look, you’ll go to Iceland at some point, since everybody goes to Iceland at some point. You may be there now, consuming a lamb hotdog and also reading this on an unsafe wifi network called “Ólafsdóttir.” Yet when you’re in Reykjavik, you’ll walk the full size of Laugavegur, as well as right before you get to the 66 North store, you’ll do a double-take when you see the flash of neon. You’ll discover the awning covered in detailed bowling pins, and understand that yeah, those neon letters do say “Lebowski Bar.”

This joint is completely committed (or DUDE-ICATED … oh god I’m sorry) to The Huge Lebowski, the currently 20-year-old Coen Brothers flick that your ex lover still prices quote on the reg. It’s additionally one of a currently half-dozen bars and also dining establishments around the globe themed after the movie and its titular personality, Jeffrey Lebowski. And the other Jeffrey Lebowski.

Currently Chicago can add The Man’s Home to a listing that consists of the Lebowski Bar in Reykjavik, the Lebowski Bar in Dresden, and also the Lebowski’s in Edinburgh and also Glasgow– a minimum of temporarily.

The Guy’s Abode pop-up opens on Friday, and also it has a lotta ins, a lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous, all many thanks to the folks at The Rookery. (Yes, they were additionally in charge of this springtime’s gloriously witchy Fleetwood Mac pop-up) As well as do not worry whether you’ve seen Lebowski or otherwise: thanks to GIFs, YouTube videos, as well as all of those considerably repeated quotes, you’ll get the recommendations. (If by some possibility, you’re not familiar with the Guy, Walter Sobchak, or with Donny, then just consume a beverage and closed the fu– uh, just cool, man).

There’s nothing we hate greater than carelessly named cocktails, but The Guy’s Abode has very carefully chosen the ingredients in each beverage, completely matching each beverage with a personality. Along with 3 White Russians, natch, the bar will certainly be serving the Shut The F * ck Up, Donny (3 Sheets Barrel Aged Rum, curaçao, falernum, Peychaud’s Bitters, Angostura bitters, Folgers instant coffee); the Bunny’s Toe (Peach Brandy, Sparkling wine, Peychaud’s bitters, as well as a gummy toe, total with deep green toenail!); a purple-hued Nobody F * cks With The Jesus (Aguardiente, Blanc Vermouth, creme de violette, Amaro Meletti, orange bitters, Butterfly Pea Blossom extract); and also The Globe of Discomfort (with the constantly nasty Malört, Aperol, Beefeater Gin, orange Juice, and also Angostura bitters).

The Guy’s Residence will certainly be open every Wednesday through Saturday (yeah, they roll on Shabbos) from December 21 through mid-February. Wear your finest Pendleton sweatshirt, put your Ralph’s Worth Club Card in your purse, and also leave all of your Eagles tapes in your home. They dislike the fucking Eagles, guy.

Drunk Driver’s Mom Cracks Up in Court, Room Applauds When Judge Throws Her in Jail

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When a drunk driver kills someone, that’s about as bad as it can get, right? I mean, an individual is no longer alive simply due to one person’s entirely selfish actions.

Nowadays, it’s easy to call a taxi or an Uber if you’ve overindulged. So the act of getting behind the wheel after you’ve imbibed has no justification as far as I can see.

But a case out of Redford Township, Michigan, shows that there is something worse than drunk driving, and that’s failing to take it seriously after it costs someone his life.

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The case started on June 23, 2016. According to WDIV, a 25-year-old woman who would later be identified as Amanda Kosal struck another vehicle in the early hours of the morning. Her car had drifted into the oncoming lane and hit a pickup truck head-on.

The driver of that truck was a 31-year-old named Jerome Zirker. He’d been in the car with his fiancé, 31-year-old Brittany Johnson.

Johnson was injured, but the wreck killed Zirker. While it’s hard to find a bright lining in such tragic news, there was one positive: Zirker didn’t bring their children along that night.

See, he was on his way to pick up Johnson from a late-night shift, and he normally brought their five children along with him. “Luckily, they were at grandma’s house or it would have been all of us,” Johnson told WDIV.

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Kosal would eventually plead guilty to driving under the influence. She also wept in court, but her family members hardly showed the same remorse.

According to CBS News, some of Kosal’s relatives started laughing on February 24, 2017, as Zirker’s family read their impact statement about how the wreck had damaged their lives. But Judge Qiana Lillard would have none of the disruption.

Lillard interrupted the statements and motioned to a man who was laughing, saying, “It’s time for him to go. … In the entire time that Mr. Zirker’s sister was speaking, that clown — and that’s what I am going to call him, a clown — was sitting there smiling and laughing.”

Then she turned her wrath on Kosal’s mother, Donna Kosal. “And you can go, too. Because if you don’t know how to act, you can go to jail. …

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“This is a court of law. And these are very serious matters.

“I understand that you all are very upset because your loved one is going to prison, but guess what? She’s going to prison for the choices that she made.

“These people are here grieving, saddened because a senseless act took away their loved one and you’re sitting here acting like it’s a joke? Not in Courtroom 502. Not today and not any other day.”

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That quip about jail wasn’t a throwaway line by Lillard. She ended up sentencing Donna Kosal to 93 days in Wayne County Jail for criminal contempt.

Donna Kosal apparently learned her lesson, because she apologized when she appeared before Lillard the next day and saw her sentence reduced to a single day. Meanwhile, Amanda Kosal was sentenced to three to 15 years in prison for her part in Zirker’s death.

Judge Lillard took to Facebook after the video of ordeal went viral to thank the millions of viewers who reached out and commended her for her actions.

“Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit this page to express your feelings,” she wrote. “I am honored to have the privilege of serving the citizens of Wayne County.”

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