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08 Mar 2011

Satirical fake Emanuel meets satirical talk show host

Reaching, perhaps, the pinnacle of his pop-culture status, the once-anonymous Chicagoan behind the popular and profane @MayorEmanuel Twitter account appeared Tuesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” meeting fellow sati…

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08 Mar 2011

House panel OKs concealed-carry, but bill likely to stall

Gun rights lobbyists hope this year is differentSPRINGFIELD — A firearms-friendly panel of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended approval of a measure allowing folks in Illinois to carry a concealed gun if they get training and a permit, a yearly sym…

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08 Mar 2011

Ex-Bear admits sex relations with slaying suspect

Testimony in Marni Yang’s trial paints a portrait of obsession Marni Yang was obsessed with her new lover. She boasted to friends that she was dating former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, but that for him, it wasn’t an exclusive relationship. She said she …

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08 Mar 2011

Gang boss-turned-filmmaker sentenced for extortion

Award-winning filmmaker once headed national gang dedicated to violent beatingsLess than 24 hours after a Hollywood studio awarded him a screenwriting contract, a former leader of a national gang that sprung from the hard-core punk scene was sentenced…

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08 Mar 2011

17-year-old dies a victim of shaken baby syndrome

Autopsy rules girl’s death a homicideMarkeda Oyeyinka was said to have been a normal, healthy infant before she was rushed to the emergency room at Cook County Hospital in September 1993.

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08 Mar 2011

Experts: Dolton meeting on contract was legal

Village attorney says mayor was 4th person for quorum, allowing vote on contract for his daughter A confusing and heated meeting in Dolton where trustees awarded a contract to the mayor’s daughter was indeed legal, the village attorney and experts sai…

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08 Mar 2011

Pension whittled for high-paid Bellwood official

Ex-comptroller’s benefits cut by $23,000 after reviewA suburban official who claimed 10 job titles at once has seen his retirement checks whittled by pension officials — though the 56-year-old is still getting about $230,000 a year.

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08 Mar 2011

Alleged beating victim testifies at cop’s trial

Officer accused of hitting defenseless driver with metal baton during traffic stopA Streamwood police officer described by his attorney as a “poster child” for upstanding law enforcement went on trial today in Cook County Circuit Court on charges that…

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