STAR FOR WESTERN AVENUE
by Tony Fitzpatrick
As any good auto thief or auto-parts thief can tell you, Western Avenue is home to the Midnight Auto. The night and day marketplace for hot cars and parts -- now mostly just parts -- in the city of Chicago. Western is also the longest continuous street in the city. It is not like Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles -- one of those stretches of road that goes from the outhouse to the penthouse and back. Western pretty much goes from the outhouse to the doghouse -- not so many penthouses.