Powerball-Winning Former Monk To Fund Goodman Theatre ProductionA production at the Goodman Theatre is moving forward thanks to a donation from a former monk who won the lottery, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Former Monk Pleads Guilty To Charge Of Child AbductionThomas Chmura, 57, was charged with four counts of child abduction and could have faced up to three years in prison after authorities alleged he offered rides to a number of girls ages 11 to 14 in April in the Antioch area.
Trial Date Set For Monk Charged With Child AbductionThomas Chmura, 57, is charged with four counts of child abduction, related to his alleged offering of rides to a number of girls whose ages ranged from 11 to 14 in April.
Monk Charged With Trying To Abduct Girl In AntiochThe 14-year-old girl was walking on Skidmore Drive in Antioch Thursday when a man pulled up beside her in a station wagon and asked if she needed a ride. When the girl declined, the man said, “Come on, you’re so beautiful, let me drive you home,” and she declined again. The man said, “Get in the car,” and the girl ran away and he drove off.
Protest Tied To Buddhist Monk Accused Of Sex AbuseA protest was planned Sunday morning at a Buddhist temple in the near southwest suburbs, where a former monk is accused in a civil suit of fathering the child of a 14-year-old girl.