Tonight on my way home, I was talking to a friend on the train about all of today's downtown street theater and free speech. I happened to mention this morning's unusual event - being handed an Amber alert flyer by a family member of a teenage girl reported missing last night from the 9500 block of Damen.
My friend said that he knew the family. His wife heard this afternoon that the girl was back home. He described her as a mixed-up 13-year-old who ran away and decided to have an adventure downtown. I was glad to hear that she got home safe.