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Two Dead, a Loving Father, a Career Criminal – Gunfights are Dangerous

Mark Miller Sr. Chicago, Illinois -( -A devoted family man, recently retired Mark Miller Sr., 64, had a concealed carry permit. He was accosted by a career criminal in a bad neighborhood. His family reports this was not the first time Miller had to defend himself.  From Miller Sr. was in the gangway on the phone with his son when according to police, Joseph Lewis, 33, attempted to rob him. Lewis shot Miller three times, police said. But Miller, a concealed carry owner...
Tags: Gun Rights News, Chicago, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, Gunfight

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare

CHICAGO (AP) — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O’Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb. 9 meeting based on text messages obtained through an open […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, R Kelly, Chicago Tribune, Foxx, Kim Foxx, O'Hare, Michael Avenatti, Avenatti

More than 30 teens arrested for disrupting downtown Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say more than 30 teenagers have been arrested after large groups of high school students caused disruptions and started fights in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Chief of Patrol Fred Waller says hundreds of teens were moving through the city Wednesday night and numerous fights broke out. He says […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Chicago Tribune, Fred Waller

Texts Reveal State Prosecutors Wholly Unprepared For Fallout Of Smollett Case

Texts released to the Chicago Tribune show that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s team was wholly unprepared for the intense fallout around the Jussie Smollett case, especially at the reaction after they abruptly dropped all charges against him. The texts also show that Foxx may have improperly inserted herself into conversations about the case, since she was recused. Her office maintains that Foxx withdrew herself only informally, as a true recusal would have involved the appointment o...
Tags: News, Chicago, R Kelly, Rahm Emanuel, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, Cook County, Foxx, Kim Foxx, Smollett, Kate Riga, Joseph Magats, Risa Lanier, State Attorney, Fallout Of Smollett Case, Magats

Man who says he helped actor stage attack wins boxing title

CHICAGO (AP) — One of two brothers who say Jussie Smollett paid them to help him stage a racist, anti-gay attack against himself has won an amateur boxing title in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo became a Chicago Golden Gloves champion with a technical knockout Friday night at a stadium in […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, Abimbola Abel Osundairo

Developer linked to embattled Chicago alderman indicted

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a real estate developer of steering legal work to a powerful Chicago alderman in exchange for a permit and financing for a redevelopment project. The Chicago Tribune reports that 48-year-old Charles Cui, of Lake Forest, is charged in an indictment made public Friday with bribery, official misconduct and […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Chicago Tribune, Lake Forest, Charles Cui

Rahm Isn’t Done Yet: Chicago Sues Smollett For Police Overtime Costs

The administration of outgoing Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is suing actor Jussie Smollett for the costs associated with police officers’ overtime work to investigate his alleged attack, despite the fact that prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett last month. According to the Chicago Tribune, the lawsuit is holding Smollett accountable for $130,106 covering 1,836 hours of overtime work that he did not reimburse by the city’s deadline. It does not specify the exact figure of t...
Tags: News, Chicago, Mark Geragos, Rahm Emanuel, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, Emanuel, Kim Foxx, Cook County State, Smollett, Kate Riga

Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett for Cost of Police Overtime

Outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration filed suit Thursday against Empire actor Jussie Smollett to recoup the cost of the police overtime dedicated to solving the hoax hate crime that Smollett allegedly staged against himself.“The Law Department has filed a civil complaint against Mr. Smollett in the Circuit Court of Cook County that pursues the full measure of damages allowed under the false statements ordinance,” Department of Law spokesperson Bill McCaffrey said in a statement. “Thi...
Tags: News, Chicago, Johnson, Rahm Emanuel, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, Emanuel, Cook County, Foxx, Kim Foxx, Eddie Johnson, Smollett, Circuit Court of Cook County, Bill McCaffrey, The Law Department

4 adults and 2 kids shot and wounded at Chicago baby shower

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say two children were among the six people who were wounded when two men opened fire on a baby shower outside of a home on the South Side of Chicago. The attack happened Saturday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood. The Chicago Tribune reports that about 20 children were playing outside […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Chicago Tribune, South Side, West Englewood

Smollett’s lawyer warns Chicago not to sue ‘Empire’ actor

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Jussie Smollett is warning that if Chicago sues the “Empire” actor for the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was attacked, he’ll demand sworn testimony from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the police chief and others. In a letter obtained by the Chicago Tribune , Mark Geragos says […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Mark Geragos, Rahm Emanuel, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, Smollett

Jail Jussie

Lock him up!The FBI and Justice Department are investigating the shocking, inexplicable dismissal of a Chicago grand jury’s 16 felony counts against actor Jussie Smollett. The charges could have  cost serious prison time for a ham-handed hoax in which Smollett allegedly paid two body-building brothers to attack him and blame it on supporters of President Donald Trump.Dueling demonstrations brought this simmering controversy to an even higher boil this week: The local Fraternal Order of Police pr...
Tags: Post, News, America, Fbi, Chicago, Uva, Donald Trump, Jesse Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Rahm Emanuel, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, WLS TV, Cook County, Foxx

Bouchard & Boqvist: Knights’ Dynamic Duo on Defence

Four games is all it took for the London Knights to defeat their rival Windsor Spitfires in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. While the Spitfires had a hard time finding their scoring touch with Jordan Kooy manning the Knights net, it was another trio of Knights’ players that led the way on the offensive end – two defensemen in particular. With the help of Ottawa Senators’ prospect Alex Formenton – who leads the OHL playoffs with 11 points (2g-9a) in just four games, Evan...
Tags: London, Sport, Canada, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Tribune, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Bouchard, CHL, Darryl Dyck, OHL, Ontario Hockey League

2 Chicago firefighters injured in fall while battling blaze

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago firefighters were injured Sunday evening when they fell through a hole on the third floor of an apartment building and plunged two stories, fire officials said. “It was just a routine fire for them,” The Chicago Tribune quoted First Deputy Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt as saying at a briefing. “Next […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Chicago Tribune, Annette Nance Holt

Love your job? Tell us about it. Nominate your company as a top workplace.

The Chicago Tribune is seeking nominations for our annual Top Workplaces special report, in which we explore how organizations create and sustain a positive and productive culture. We’ll also compile a list of this year’s top workplaces in Chicago. This is the 10th year that the Tribune has produced...
Tags: Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Tribune

Blackhawks’ DeBrincat & Strome: The Duo of the Future

The 2018-19 season is coming to a close for the Chicago Blackhawks. This season had many ups and downs, from the firing of Joel Quenneville to a couple of winning streaks. One of the main highlights was acquiring Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini after Nick Schmaltz was traded to the Arizona Coyotes earlier in the season. The recent success of Perlini is a story of its own, but it’s hard to top the chemistry between Strome and Alex DeBrincat. Junior Years Prior to their NHL careers, Strom...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, AHL, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Tribune, Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville, Patrick Kane, Coyotes, Chicago Sun Times, Arizona Coyotes, Jonathan Toews, Hockey News

Chicago prosecutor open to investigation into Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is open to an outside investigation into her office’s decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett, the prosecutor wrote in a newspaper editorial. Foxx said in a Friday night op-ed for the Chicago Tribune that a review about prosecutors’ decision to dismiss all 16 felony […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, Foxx, Kim Foxx, Cook County State, Smollett

Reputed Chicago gang member, killer set for prison release

CHICAGO (AP) — A convicted murderer who is suspected of belonging to the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s is scheduled for release from prison this week. The Chicago Tribune reports that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraleis was sentenced to life in prison for the 1982 slaying of 21-year-old […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Chicago Tribune, Thomas Kokoraleis

How did the late-night TV comedy guys deal with Mueller's vindication of Trump?

I'll try to figure out the answer by just reading the WaPo article "'I’m sorry that you’re a terrible president': Late-night hosts 'apologize' to Trump in aftermath of Mueller findings." Even though I can't trust WaPo, I don't have the patience to actually watch these shows. The headline makes me think the answer is they just came out and said I've always hated Trump and that's really what all this "Russia" bullshit was about anyway. Okay, let me read...... Trump and his supporters [have mounted...
Tags: Comedy, Hope, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Law, Russia, Samsung, Noah, Colbert, Cbs, Snl, Santa, The Colbert Report, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Apologies

Comment on extra-flaky pie crust by ChicagoJEO

I’ve been looking for this recipe for over 40 years. Back in the early 70s, the Chicago Tribune wrote an article on Jean Banchet, a French chef who ran a famous restaurant (Le Francais) in the northern suburbs. The article briefly described Banchet discussing a quick recipe for puff pastry that used small chunks of butter at the beginning state rather than a single block. Banchet had mastered it, but his pastry chef could not. Thank you for giving us this. All things come to those who wait,...
Tags: Food, Chicago Tribune, Jean Banchet, Banchet

Las Vegas Approves The Boring Company's Underground Loop

The Boring Company's tunnel project in Chicago is "in doubt" (according to the Chicago Tribune), while a project connecting Washington to Baltimore "is waylaid in the environmental-review process." But it looks like Las Vegas will officially get a tunnel from Elon Musk, CNET reports, "perhaps within this year." The billionaire's Boring Company on Tuesday got the approval from the 14-member board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to build and operate an underground loop ...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Tesla, Chicago, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Musk, Chicago Tribune, LVCVA, Boring Company, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority LVCVA, Elon Musk CNET

Tweet Containing Question Mark Isn’t Defamatory–Boulger v. Woods

In 2016, the Chicago Tribune published a photo of a woman giving a Nazi salute at a Trump rally. Twitter user @voxday wrongly identified the plaintiff as that woman. Shortly afterwards, actor James Woods, who then had 350,000 twitter users, tweeted the Nazi salute photograph along with a photo of plaintiff (Portia Boulger), saying “So called #Trump “Nazi” is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?” Woods later deleted the tweet but did not, as requested by Boulger’s counsel, issue a formal retract...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, Ohio, Nazi, Charlottesville, Patterson, Woods, James Woods, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Cox, Eric, Adelson, Ohio Supreme Court, Redmond

Conductor Muti joins striking Chicago Symphony musicians

CHICAGO (AP) — Renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti (MOO-tee) has joined striking members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, saying: “I am here with my musicians.” Muti is the symphony’s music director. But instead of directing rehearsal Tuesday morning, he appeared with the striking musicians outside the Chicago Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Tribune […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Chicago Tribune, Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Muti, Chicago Symphony, Chicago Symphony Center

Morning Docket: 03.04.19

* Was Michael Cohen involved in any talk about potential pardons? Lawmakers are now very interested in exploring this topic to find out if anyone was allegedly obstructing justice. [Washington Post] * As we've been hearing for a while now, special counsel Robert Mueller will submit his final report soon, and it's going to turn into a political firestorm. [Bloomberg] * Meanwhile, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says it’s "very clear" that President Trump obs...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, White House, Bloomberg, Comcast, Donald Trump, Pardons, Law Schools, Biglaw, American Bar Association, Legal Ethics, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Michael Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller

Spaniards are healthiest people in world, Bloomberg reports

Bloomberg recently released its annual index of the world's healthiest countries, which it compiles by grading countries on factors such as smoking rates, access to clean water, obesity, sanitation and more.Spain topped the list this year — thanks in part to the nation's healthy Mediterranean diet, the report suggested.The U.S. ranked 35th, likely due in part to poor American eating habits. None Spain — with its Mediterranean diet and high life expectancy — is the world's healthiest country, ac...
Tags: Health, Food, Asia, Japan, Singapore, America, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Italy, Innovation, Switzerland, Mediterranean, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, Chicago Tribune, National Safety Council

Traditional Mardi Gras foods

Mardi Gras, Carnaval , Fat Tuesday — whatever you call it, the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent is a time of eating and drinking in excess. Religious or not, people who attend Mardi Gras parties see levels of consumption matched only by holidays like Thanksgiving, only a much, much rowdier Thanksgiving. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday (the 47th day before Easter), but the total season is longer than just one day. The season technically starts on January 6, the Christian holi...
Tags: Travel, England, Sweden, Mexico, France, Germany, Russia, Berlin, US, Spain, Ukraine, Austria, Canada, Italy, Middle East, New Orleans

How a high-flying media executive with a $1 million annual paycheck and big plans to revamp the LA Times found himself out of a job after 5 months

A year ago, Los Angeles Times publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn was put on unpaid leave after the publication of an NPR article accusing him of "frat-house behavior" earlier in his career. He'd been hired to turn around one of the US's leading daily newspapers, but after he left that plan was abandoned and the paper sold. His story combines a few of the big media stories of the past two years: the decline of traditional news organizations, the unionization of a newsroom, and the fallout from #M...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Yahoo, Washington Post, La, Disney, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Fox, New York Times, Npr, The New York Times, Las Vegas

Seeing Double: ‘Mission to Mars’ vs ‘Red Planet,’ 2000’s Competing Sci-Fi Adventures

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time, we leave the safety of Earth behind and head towards Mars in search of adventure, the future of the human race, and some intergalactic mediocrity.) Original movies come out of Hollywood – it’s true! – but much of its output consists of films inspired by previous successes. They’re mostly visible in the form of direct sequels, of course, but they also come from stu...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Disney, Nasa, Earth, Features, Clint Eastwood, Mars, Warner Bros, Connie Nielsen, James Cameron, Ennio Morricone, Brian De Palma, Mission To Mars, Chicago Tribune

Morning Docket: 02.25.19

* Some think Justice Clarence Thomas may be dropping hints that he's about to retire (e.g., this little First Amendment gem), but those who know him well think he's getting ready for a conservative revolution, and he's got an army of former clerks to back him up. [CNN] * It’s Mueller time! Special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memo for Paul Manafort is 800 pages long and makes the president’s former campaign chairman out to be a "hardened" and "bold" criminal who “repeatedly and brazenly”...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Bloomberg, Mtv, New York Times, Cy Vance, Usa Today, Donald Trump, R. Kelly, Chicago Tribune, Mueller, Clarence Thomas, Brooklyn Law School, Robert Mueller, Shazim Uppal

Stanley Donen, Director of Iconic Movie Musicals, Dies at 94

Stanley Donen, the director of such stylish and exuberant films as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Funny Face” and “Two for the Road” and the last surviving helmer of note from Hollywood’s golden age, has died at 94. The Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips tweeted that one of his sons had confirmed the news to him. Confirmed […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Obituaries, People News, Chicago Tribune, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, Elaine May, Michael Phillips, Singin In The Rain

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Last weekend I saw the documentary Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People. Pulitzer, as you probably know from the prize named after him, was a major newspaper publisher in the late 19th and early 20th century. He ran two papers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The New York World. The World at one point took on massive proportions, including sheet music of the latest tunes and dress patterns of new fashion that one could make at home. The World was the Internet of the turn of the 20th century. The...
Tags: US, Seo, Chicago, Ussr, Mikhail Gorbachev, Chicago Tribune, Joseph Pulitzer, St Louis Post Dispatch, Lance Fortnow, New York World The World, Soviet Republic That

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