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brookfield's movexpert app is an innovative, self-service solution designed to ist with the mana ent of lump sum relocation allowances. designed specifically for brookfield global relocation services' clients and their relocating employees, the movexpert app gives convenient access to many powerful tools and essential relocation information to help employees manage their lump sum moves. with movexpert, you get access to the following features: o your dashboard - delivering your move status at a glanceo your checklist - reminding you of all of your upcoming move-related taskso budget tools - helping you track and manage your costs against your lump sumo the neighborhood finder - giving you insight into housing values and other demog hics of your new locationo explore your new location -






new york landlord brookfield takes over giant l.a. fashion mart


l.a.’s biggest center of showrooms serving apparel industry insiders will soon open its doors to tenants outside of the rag trade.office landlord brookfield, the king of high-rises in downtown los angeles’ financial core, has taken over the hulking california market center in the fashion district. the sale closed thursday and was valued at close to $440 million, according to a source familiar with the transaction.the blockbuster deal, which gives brookfield a controlling interest in the property, further diffuses downtown l.a.’s office market from the gleaming skyscrapers of bunker hill and figueroa street to newly emerging neighborhoods such as the arts district and blocks near staples center.now brookfield, a publicly held new york real estate company that rents out upscale offices, prom






brookfield zoo offers hands-on experiences with animals


for logan wehrle's second birthday, his parents brought him to brookfield zoo, where he stood mondayon a short wooden box with a piece of kale in his outstretched hand. arnieta, a 10-year-old giraffe, bent down her neck and stuck out her tongue to grab the treat."he loves giraffes," said his mother, robyn wehrle, who lives in elgin. "... i consider it a wild animal, so to be able to get up and close and see how they are so close is awesome."many zoo visits mean looking at animals from behind bars and windows, but this summer brookfield zoo is giving visitors more hands-on experiences, including the chance to feed giraffes and get up close and personal with penguins.the new outdoor animal encounter with giraffes — the first of its kind in the chicago area —began in late may and since has se






brookfield zoo now home to 13 endangered white-bellied tree pangolins


to mark the nationwide 12th annual endangered species day, officials at brookfield zoo said it now has a total of 13 white-bellied tree pangolins in its habitat africa exhibit.eight species of pangolins--a type of scaly mammal--are facing extinction. during the past decade, more than one million have been poached for food in the illegal bushmeat trade and for use in asian medicines. according to a chicago zoological society release, pangolin scales are often used for jewelry.in africa and asia, efforts to stop the illegal poaching have so far failed, and all species of pangolin were declared endangered, the release said.since april 2016, the society has welcomed 13 white-bellied pangolins as part of an effort to save the species. a consortium has been set up to establish a sustainable popu






homekit sweet home: the apple-powered house of the future is ready for you to mo


apple homekit devices can be controlled with the home app or siri. image: gunn jerkens/brookfield residential nearly a year after apple announced housebuilders would start putting homekit devices into new properties, the first ios-powered homes are ready for their new owners to move in.at last year's wwdc, apple revealed that four property companies -- kb home, lennar, r&f properties, and brookfield residential -- were planning to support homekit gear in new properties. earlier this month, brookfield residential became the first to realise its connected home plan. apple's homekit, coming to a neighborhood near you: housebuilders preparing for the rise of the smart home homebuilders are preparing to build new homes that come with homekit devices already built in.apple's smart home vision wi






5 things to eat, drink, do this weekend


1) think spring (cocktails) at scofflawnew season, new cocktails. put some spring in your step at scofflaw, where bar director and partner danny shapiro has shaken up the menu. bright, floral and herbal flavors are highlighted in cocktails such as the first of four, with gin, creme de violette, honey and aveze gentian liqueur, or the sundial, another gin drink with white vermouth, fernet branca and grapefruit bitters. cocktails $8-$11.scofflaw, 3201 w. armitage ave., 773-252-9700, www.scofflawchicago.com 2) savor a coffee tastingwant to learn more about coffee? head to local coffee pioneer intelligentsia’s monthly coffee tasting. this month, try an offering from the brewing giant’s single origin release menu, plus learn about different brewing methods to try at home. free; rsvp required. 2






brookfield zoo offers hands-on experiences with animals


for logan wehrle's second birthday, his parents brought him to brookfield zoo, where he stood mondayon a short wooden box with a piece of kale in his outstretched hand. arnieta, a 10-year-old giraffe, bent down her neck and stuck out her tongue to grab the treat."he loves giraffes," said his mother, robyn wehrle, who lives in elgin. "i consider it a wild animal, so to be able to get up and close and see how they are so close is awesome."many visits to the zoo mean looking at animals from behind bars and windows, but this summer brookfield zoo is giving visitors more hands-on experiences, including the chance to feed giraffes and get up close and personal with penguins.the new outdoor animal encounter with giraffes — the first of its kind in the chicago area —began in late may and since has






brookfield zoo welcomes female polar bear


there’s a new, female polar bear at brookfield zoo, brought in with hopes that she’ll mate with brookfield’s male, the zoo announced tuesday.nan, who spent the last 16 years at the toledo zoo, went on display monday in the zoo’s great bear wilderness habitat but is still separated from potential partner hudson by a metal screen. the two will spend the next couple of weeks seeing and smelling each other, with a plan to begin cohabitation on feb. 27, international polar bear day.most read entertainment news this hour“she is a proven breeder,” said amy roberts, the zoo’s curator of mammals. “she is at an age appropriate to still have cubs. we have a youngish male here that has not had the opportunity to produce a cub yet.”hudson was born at brookfield in 2006, the same year nan had her one cu






suspect in naperville bank heist may have hit 3 other banks: fbi


fbi agents believe the man who robbed a bank saturday morning on naperville's northeast side also might be connected to three other robberies since last summer in brookfield, darien and lombard.the man wanted in the holdup of the fifth third bank branch at 1311 ridgeland ave. in naperville matches the description of the suspect in the other heists, according to information posted to an fbi website.the other robberies include the aug. 19 stickup of the citibank branch at 1210 s. main st. in lombard; the jan. 6 holdup of the chase bank branch at 7501 cass ave. in darien; and the jan. 20 robbery of the citibank branch at 9009 ogden ave. in brookfield, according to the fbi's bandittracker website.witnesses in each case described the suspect as a man between the ages of 25 and 30, standing 5 fe






cops: man who said he drinks 12 beers a day is charged with dui after crash


a lemont-area man who allegedly told police he drinks 12 beers every day was charged last week with drunken driving following a mid-afternoon crash in riverside near brookfield zoo and a high school.according to a news release from the riverside police department, francisco castro, 50, also was charged with transportation of open alcohol by a driver, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving while using a cell phone.police said tests conducted at a hospital after the three-vehicle crash indicated castro's blood-alcohol level was .38. in illinois, the minimum limit to be legally intoxicated is .08.castro allegedly told police he "drank 12 beers" before getting into his vehicle and driving and that it was "no big deal." he also told police that he drinks 1






the latest on the northeast storm


closeskip in skipxembedxshare watch this time-lapse of new york city from tuesday morning as winter storm stella moved in and dumped several inches of snow on the big apple. usa todayin this photo provided by the chicago zoological society, nan, a 21-year-old polar bear enjoys the first measurable snowfall in months at the brookfield zoo in brookfield, ill., tuesday, march 14, 2017.(photo: handout via ap) 9 connectlinkedinemailmorenew york (ap) — concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow.tuesday's powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the washington-to-boston corridor, but fell short of the predicted snowfall totals in new york, boston and philadelphia.the sto






the latest on the northeast storm


closeskip in skipxembedxshare watch this time-lapse of new york city from tuesday morning as winter storm stella moved in and dumped several inches of snow on the big apple. usa todayin this photo provided by the chicago zoological society, nan, a 21-year-old polar bear enjoys the first measurable snowfall in months at the brookfield zoo in brookfield, ill., tuesday, march 14, 2017.(photo: handout via ap) 5 connectlinkedinemailmorenew york (ap) — concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow.tuesday's powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the washington-to-boston corridor, but fell short of the predicted snowfall totals in new york, boston and philadelphia.the sto






some cities near snow records after northeast storm


closeskip in skipxembedxshare watch this time-lapse of new york city from tuesday morning as winter storm stella moved in and dumped several inches of snow on the big apple. usa todayin this photo provided by the chicago zoological society, nan, a 21-year-old polar bear enjoys the first measurable snowfall in months at the brookfield zoo in brookfield, ill., tuesday, march 14, 2017.(photo: handout via ap) 3362 connectlinkedinemailmorerochester, n.y. — the snow may be over for the mid-atlantic, but northeast communities were still expecting more snow from the winter storm system that dumped snow from washington to massachusetts.tuesday's powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the washington-to-boston corridor, but fell short of the predicted snowfall totals in new york, boston and philadelph






some cities near snow records after northeast storm


closeskip in skipxembedxshare watch this time-lapse of new york city from tuesday morning as winter storm stella moved in and dumped several inches of snow on the big apple. usa todayin this photo provided by the chicago zoological society, nan, a 21-year-old polar bear enjoys the first measurable snowfall in months at the brookfield zoo in brookfield, ill., tuesday, march 14, 2017.(photo: handout via ap) 3149 connectlinkedinemailmorerochester, n.y. — the snow may be over for the mid-atlantic, but northeast communities were still expecting more snow from the winter storm system that dumped snow from washington to massachusetts.tuesday's powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the washington-to-boston corridor, but fell short of the predicted snowfall totals in new york, boston and philadelph






some cities near snow records after northeast storm


closeskip in skipxembedxshare watch this time-lapse of new york city from tuesday morning as winter storm stella moved in and dumped several inches of snow on the big apple. usa todayin this photo provided by the chicago zoological society, nan, a 21-year-old polar bear enjoys the first measurable snowfall in months at the brookfield zoo in brookfield, ill., tuesday, march 14, 2017.(photo: handout via ap) 3596 connectlinkedinemailmorerochester, n.y. — the snow may be over for the mid-atlantic, but northeast communities were still expecting more snow from the winter storm system that dumped snow from washington to massachusetts.tuesday's powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the washington-to-boston corridor, but fell short of the predicted snowfall totals in new york, boston and philadelph






some cities near snow records after northeast storm


closeskip in skipxembedxshare watch this time-lapse of new york city from tuesday morning as winter storm stella moved in and dumped several inches of snow on the big apple. usa todayin this photo provided by the chicago zoological society, nan, a 21-year-old polar bear enjoys the first measurable snowfall in months at the brookfield zoo in brookfield, ill., tuesday, march 14, 2017.(photo: handout via ap) 3759 connectlinkedinemailmorerochester, n.y. — the snow may be over for the mid-atlantic, but northeast communities were still expecting more snow from the winter storm system that dumped snow from washington to massachusetts.tuesday's powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the washington-to-boston corridor, but fell short of the predicted snowfall totals in new york, boston and philadelph






record-breaking temperatures saturday draw chicagoans outdoors


the 70-degree temperature saturday didn’t merely beat the previous record for warmest feb. 18, it shattered the 1981 record of 62 degrees - without even breaking a sweat.the same couldn’t be said for chicagoans.across the city, the sporty ran, biked and rollerbladed while shopping fanatics flooded michigan avenue and foodies returned to summer seating at the city’s sidewalk cafes. others swimsuited up and took to sunbathing on the 49th day of 2017, a phrase so ridiculous for normally frigid february that it seemed easier to believe that half the city signed up for a polar plunge.and if you think humans were happy, then you haven’t seen pictures of the downright giddy giraffes of brookfield zoo.“the herd normally does not have access to its outdoor habitat until mid-april. however with the






the latest on the northeast storm


closeskip in skipxembedxshare watch this time-lapse of new york city from tuesday morning as winter storm stella moved in and dumped several inches of snow on the big apple. usa todayin this photo provided by the chicago zoological society, nan, a 21-year-old polar bear enjoys the first measurable snowfall in months at the brookfield zoo in brookfield, ill., tuesday, march 14, 2017.(photo: handout via ap)connectlinkedinemailmorenew york (ap) — concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow.tuesday's powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the washington-to-boston corridor, but fell short of the predicted snowfall totals in new york, boston and philadelphia.the storm,






record-breaking temperatures saturday draw chicagoans outdoors


the 70-degree temperature saturday didn’t merely beat the previous record for warmest feb. 18, it shattered the 1981 record of 62 degrees - without even breaking a sweat.the same couldn’t be said for chicagoans.across the city, the sporty ran, biked and rollerbladed while shopping fanatics flooded michigan avenue and foodies returned to summer seating at the city’s sidewalk cafes. others swimsuited up and took to sunbathing on the 49th day of 2017, a phrase so ridiculous for normally frigid february that it seemed easier to believe that half the city signed up for a polar plunge.and if you think humans were happy, then you haven’t seen pictures of the downright giddy giraffes of brookfield zoo.“the herd normally does not have access to its outdoor habitat until mid-april. however with the






record-breaking temperatures saturday draw chicagoans outdoors


the 70-degree temperature saturday didn’t merely beat the previous record for warmest feb. 18, it shattered the 1981 record of 62 degrees - without even breaking a sweat.the same couldn’t be said for chicagoans.across the city, the sporty ran, biked and rollerbladed while shopping fanatics flooded michigan avenue and foodies returned to summer seating at the city’s sidewalk cafes. others swimsuited up and took to sunbathing on the 49th day of 2017, a phrase so ridiculous for normally frigid february that it seemed easier to believe that half the city signed up for a polar plunge.and if you think humans were happy, then you haven’t seen pictures of the downright giddy giraffes of brookfield zoo.“the herd normally does not have access to its outdoor habitat until mid-april. however with the






sheriff's office: des plaines river search for teen will continue until he is fo


the search for a missing 16-year-old villa park boy who jumped off a bridge into the des plaines river in melrose park last weekend will continue until the teen is found, according to the cook county sheriff's office.volunteers, including community activist and oak park river forest high school teacher anthony clark and robert larson, who operates a k-9 search and rescue training center in westchester, said they also plan to continue their search efforts to find cameron sanders.sanders jumped off rainbow bridge, which spans the des plaines river and is located behind the lincoln college of technology in melrose park, on saturday afternoon. during a brief press conference on monday, cook county sheriff tom dart said he watched a "spotty" video of the jumping incident taken on a cellphone an






vukmir says she's 'seriously considering' senate run


madison, wis. — republican state sen. leah vukmir (vook-meer) says she was seriously considering running for u.s. senate before u.s. rep. sean duffy announced he would not be a candidate.and vukmir said thursday with the news that he's out, she is moving forward with evaluating whether to get in. vukmir says she has no timeline for when she will make a final decision.vukmir lives in brookfield and has been in the state legislature since 2003. she is one of several republicans considering a senate run next year against democratic sen. tammy baldwin.vukmir says she is evaluating whether she's the best person to run, if she can put together a team and raise money for the race that's expected to be a target for both republicans and democrats.






3 injured in memorial day parade mishap in elm grove


elm grove, wis. — three people were injured when show ponies pulling a wagon in the memorial day parade in elm grove ran up onto a crowded sidewalk.authorities say a 9-year-old racine boy and a 58-year-old brookfield woman who were struck by the carriage were taken to a hospital. the boy suffered a minor cut and stomach pain. the woman suffered ankle, shoulder and head injuries.a 77-year-old milwaukee man was struck by the ponies but refused transport to a hospital.police say the ponies might have been startled by fireworks or by tennis balls thrown by children.






3 people hurt after ponies rush sidewalk at wisconsin parade


elm grove, wis. — three people were injured when show ponies pulling a wagon in a memorial day parade in southeastern wisconsin rushed onto a crowded sidewalk.authorities say a 9-year-old boy and a 58-year-old woman who were struck by the carriage monday in elm grove were taken to a hospital. the boy, who is from racine, suffered a minor cut and stomach pain. the woman, of brookfield, suffered ankle, shoulder and head injuries.a 77-year-old milwaukee man was struck by the ponies but refused to be taken to a hospital.police say the ponies might have been startled by tennis balls that children threw or fireworks.






28-year-old giraffe dies at lincoln park zoo


a giraffe that spent most of its 28 years of life at chicago's lincoln park zoo has died.zoo officials said thursday that sabrena, a geriatric female giraffe, was euthanized tuesday after her health deteriorated dramatically due to her advanced age.the median life expectancy for giraffe that survive their first year, which is a risky time for most mammals, is 19-and-a-half years.sabrena was born at the oklahoma city zoo and lived all but four years of her life at lincoln park zoo.general curator dave bernier says she would often be seen interacting with keepers or stretching her long legs outside.zoo officials say sabrena showed increasing evidence of colic and had become unresponsive to medication.related stories:for $10, brookfield zoo visitors can feed a giraffe lincoln park zoo ball: f






6 victims of wisconsin plane crash identified


phillips, wis. (ap) — authorities have released the names of the six people who were killed when their cessna airplane crashed in northern wisconsin.the accident happened saturday near the town of phillips.the price county sheriff’s office on monday identified the victims as 70-year-old kevin james king, 56-year-old thomas demauro, 21-year-old kyle demauro, 63-year-old james francis, 69-year-old charles tomlitz, and 45-year-old george tomlitz.the demauros and king are from bensenville, illinois. francis is from norco, california. charles tomlitz is from addison, illinois and george tomlitz is from brookfield, illinois.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.authorities did not say how they knew each other or their relation. the sheriff’s office says the plane left from chica






giraffes and all, cheyenne mountain zoo stands tall in national poll – the denve


the cheyenne mountain zoo, home to the world’s largest zoo giraffe herd, was named one of the nation’s 10 best u.s. zoos in a usa today fan poll, coming in sixth place.the zoo’s meerkats, african lions, grizzly bears and mountain lions were among many other animals also noted in the readers’ choice awards’ 10 best accredited zoos list.the poll released this week started with 20 nominees chosen by family travel and zoological park experts and was pared down to 10 in a four-week popular vote.the denver zoo was one of the 20 nominees, all accredited by the association of zoos and aquariums, but didn’t make the top 10, which are:1. saint louis zoo – st. louis2. henry doorly zoo & aquarium – omaha, nebraska3. arizona-sonora desert museum – tucson, arizona4. fort worth zoo – fort worth, texas5.






bird bachelorette research may yield crucial answers to zoo animals' survival


up four flights of stairs and in a remote corner of brookfield zoo's tropic world, a version of "the bachelorette" tv show is unfolding.this one features a tropical bird, the female blue-gray tanager, perched in a large enclosure. lining one side of her cage are three separate enclosures. each contains a male tanager who can see the female but is blocked by wire mesh from having conjugal relations with her. cameras are trained on the scene for hours a day.whichever male she spends the most time in front of will become her mate. no romantic rendezvous in an argentine vineyard or stroll through a floating market in thailand. no red rose.this is scientific research, but the vagaries of romance are in the air, too. so is the hope that the research could revolutionize breeding practices of many






bird bachelorette research may yield crucial answers to zoo animals' survival


up four flights of stairs and in a remote corner of brookfield zoo's tropic world, a version of "the bachelorette" tv show is unfolding.this one features a tropical bird, the female blue-gray tanager, perched in a large enclosure. lining one side of her cage are three separate enclosures. each contains a male tanager who can see the female but is blocked by wire mesh from having conjugal relations with her. cameras are trained on the scene for hours a day.whichever male she spends the most time in front of will become her mate. no romantic rendezvous in an argentine vineyard or stroll through a floating market in thailand. no red rose.this is scientific research, but the vagaries of romance are in the air, too. so is the hope that the research could revolutionize breeding practices of many






metra engineer trainees get wild, computer-simulated ride


technology is closing more ticket windows at metra.because of declining on-site sales, the commuter rail service said that union pacific will no longer staff the oak park and kenilworth stations with ticket agents as of the close of business on thursday, march 30.ticket sales have declined at many metra stations as passengers have switched to online and mobile purchasing, metra said. about 30 percent of all tickets at the end of 2016 were purchased through the ventra app.passengers will still have access to station facilities at the union pacific west line oak park station, where more than 1,100 people board each weekday, and at the up north line kenilworth station, where more than 300 people board each weekday. the positions are being cut through attrition, metra said.on-site ticket sales






a cps spelling whiz and a lesson in community


we've reached the time of year when most kids — the ones still stuck in school, anyway — are struggling to even pretend they're concentrating.i chaperoned my son's second-grade field trip to brookfield zoo last week, and it was four hours of children spinning and careening and flinging themselves into one another with abandon. we glimpsed a giraffe or two, but mostly they drank in the sweet taste of freedom while i recited the serenity prayer for their teachers.over at the gaylord national resort and convention center just outside of washington, d.c., it's a very different story. that's where 291 of the nation's top spellers — one as young as 6 years old — are gathered for the scripps national spelling bee.the competition, which kicks off wednesday, is in its 90th year, and it includes kid






la grange park boy donates 20 inches of hair from first-ever haircut


he's nearly 10 years old, but anthony hernandez had not yet gone through a rite of passage for many boys — his first haircut.that was until this month when anthony visited the 5 star hair salon in brookfield where he had 20 inches of his curly locks shorn."i think i kind of like it," said anthony. "i can put gel in it. i can kind of do whatever i want with it."the fourth-grader from la grange park wanted to grow his hair long to donate it to locks of love, a nonprofit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged youth under 21 who suffer long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.the family, who have four children and one on the way, had planned to get their son's hair cut when he was much younger, but caring for a sick relative took precedence. then, after his grandmother die






wisconsin lawmaker steals sign that calls gop 'gropers'


madison, wis. — a wisconsin republican lawmaker admitted friday that he removed an 80-year-old man's anti-republican sign from the state capitol rotunda without permission in may in an effort to uphold "decorum" in the building.rep. dale kooyenga of brookfield released a police report detailing the incident, saying in a telephone interview with the associated press that he had heard democrats were trying to obtain the report and he wanted to get out ahead of them.according to the report, 80-year-old donald e. johnson told capitol police on may 23 that his permitted sign was missing and it was worth $40. surveillance video showed kooyenga walking off with it.the report said the sign was "very critical of president trump, u.s. house speaker paul ryan, governor scott walker and the gop in gen






gov. walker doesn't support assembly gop gas tax changes


madison, wis. — assembly republicans' plan to pay for wisconsin roads by applying the sales tax to gas has run into a roadblock in gov. scott walker.the gop governor and assembly republicans have been grappling over how to fill a projected $1 billion shortfall in the state's transportation fund. walker's state budget calls for delaying projects and borrowing $500 million; he also has said he would support pulling more money out of the state's general purpose fund for roads. he has adamantly opposed raising the gas tax or vehicle registration fees.assembly republicans, led by speaker robin vos, say walker's plan is hardly a long-term solution, creating an intraparty squabble with the governor. rep. dale kooyenga, a brookfield republican, unveiled a sweeping plan on thursday that would cut g






four held in north riverside home invasion, police say


four people were arrested friday in a north riverside home invasion, police said.according to a news release from the west suburban police department, officers were notified at 8:45 a.m. of a possible burglary in progress in the 2200 block of northgate avenue.officers arrived and saw four male suspects exiting the home. the four were ordered to stop, but they fled. during a foot pursuit, officers heard a gunshot, according to the news release.officers from riverside, berwyn, lyons, forest park, broadview, the cook county sheriff's office and brookfield zoo assisted north riverside police in the pursuit. the four were taken into custody "within a short period of time, and several firearms were recovered," police said.suburban chicago arrest photosopen linkone officer was injured when he fel






wisconsin lawmaker stole sign that called gop 'gropers'


a wisconsin republican lawmaker admitted friday that he removed an 80-year-old man's anti-republican sign from the state capitol rotunda without permission in may in an effort to uphold "decorum" in the building.rep. dale kooyenga of brookfield released a police report detailing the incident, saying in a telephone interview with the associated press that he had heard democrats were trying to obtain the report and he wanted to get out ahead of them.according to the report, 80-year-old donald e. johnson told capitol police on may 23 that his permitted sign was missing and it was worth $40. surveillance video showed kooyenga walking off with it.the report said the sign was "very critical of president trump, u.s. house speaker paul ryan, governor scott walker and the gop in general." kooyenga






cabbie found passed out with half bottle of vodka in taxi: cops


taxicabs are thought of as a safe way home for those who’ve had too much to drink, but police in west suburban riverside report arresting a taxi driver who they say was passed out drunk at the wheel of his still-running cab.about 6 p.m. friday, police were called to parkview road, where they found a man unconscious and hunched against the wheel in a blue cab, according to a news release from riverside police chief thomas weitzel. the cab was stopped on the side of the road, parked half on the grass and half on some gravel, according to police. responding officers had to physically wake up the driver, later identified as alexander zubchenko, 52, of river grove, the release said.upon waking, zubchenko, who police said smelled of alcohol, refused a breath test and was arrested on suspicion of






cabbie found passed out with half bottle of vodka in taxi: cops


taxicabs are thought of as a safe way home for those who’ve had too much to drink, but police in west suburban riverside report arresting a taxi driver who was passed out drunk at the wheel of his still-running cab.about 6 p.m. friday, police were called to parkview road, where they found a man unconscious and hunched against the wheel in a blue cab, according to a news release from riverside police chief thomas weitzel. the cab was stopped on the side of the road, parked half on the grass and half on some gravel, according to police. responding officers had to physically wake up the driver, later identified as alexander zubchenko, 52, of river grove, the release said.upon waking, zubchenko, who police said smelled of alcohol, refused a breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drunk dr