Earlier today I had planned to go out and buy a few packs of seeds from Walgreens and a couple of the spring bulb packs I mentioned in the posts below. For some reason I kept procrastinating and I didn't leave the house until much later than I had been planning. It's probably a good thing because when I reached Walgreens right outside their door a few moments earlier there had been some kind of altercation. The people who were at the scene weren't very clear about what had just happened. Some people reported that the car in the photo above was shot at while some other people said a Molotov cocktail had been thrown into the vehicle.
I couldn't get a definitive story from the people who were standing around taking in the aftermath and the people who were hiding out inside the Walgreens were too shaken up to talk. The funny thing or perhaps ironic thing is that the vehicle in the photos was displaying one of those orange stickers they give to cars that will follow the hearse after a funeral. It's a good thing the Olympic Committee that's visiting Chicago today was probably not this far west and won't see this and have it influence their vote.
Maybe this is a sign that I should just order my plants from gardening catalogs or from on-line sources instead of covering the city picking up frugal gardening finds?