Family of Dexter Reed files federal civil rights lawsuit over his killing by Chicago police
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by Mary Norkol
2h ago
Community members, activists and family members of Dexter Reed rally outside the District 11 police station, after COPA released body camera footage of the fatal police involved shooting of Dexter Reed, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times A lawsuit filed by the mother of Dexter Reed contends he was killed by Chicago police officers who unlawfully pulled over his SUV last month and were "outrageously" aggressive as they approached him. The lawsuit accuses Chicago police of promoting "brutally violent, militarized policing tactics," and argues that the five officers w ..read more
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Bears give assistant GM Ian Cunningham a contract extension
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by Patrick Finley
2h ago
Ian Cunningham has worked for the Bears since 2022. AP Photos The Bears are giving assistant general manager Ian Cunningham a multi-year contract extension, a source confirmed Wednesday morning. Cunningham is GM Ryan Poles’ chief deputy and a respected name in NFL circles. He interviewed for the Commanders’ GM job in January and for the Cardinals’ and Titans’ GM jobs a year earlier. The contract will not prevent Cunningham from interviewing for more GM jobs in the future, but it secures his role working alongside Poles, whom he considers a close friend. “Just extremely grateful for the o ..read more
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April Perry's bid to be Chicago's first female U.S. Attorney to end
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by Lynn Sweet
3h ago
April Perry, nominated by President Joe Biden to be Chicago’s U.S. attorney, will now be tapped by Biden to become a federal judge. Provided President Joe Biden intends to end his bid to make April Perry the first woman to serve as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor by instead turning to a priority of his and nominating her for a lifetime role as a district court judge, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. The White House on Wednesday will officially announce Biden’s intention to nominate Perry to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Illinois. When Biden makes h ..read more
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First woman chairs Chicago fishing advisory committee
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by Dale Bowman
5h ago
Stacey Greene-Fenlon became the first woman and the first person not associated with Chicago government on April 18, 2024, to chair the Chicago fishing advisory committee. Dale Bowman The usual crap came up Thursday at a meeting of the Chicago fishing advisory committee. Overflowing excrement and other detritus in portable toilets at Montrose Harbor were discussed. Some things never change. No year-round toilets on the lakefront and the state of portable toilets have been discussed since the committee began on July 15, 1996. Some things, however, do change. Park Bait’s Stacey Greene-Fenl ..read more
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After years of delays, Lee's Unleaded Blues reopening and vowing to celebrate musicmakers and the community
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by Erica Thompson
5h ago
Warren Berger, owner of Lee’s Unleaded Blues, will celebrate his newly renovated bar on Chicago’s South Side with a reopening event Friday. Jim Vondruska/Sun-Times When Chicago blues musician Toronzo Cannon played Lee’s Unleaded Blues in the 2000s, the beloved South Side club seemed frozen in an earlier time. “It was like you were transported back into the ‘70s,” said Cannon, 56, of Edgewater. “They had a shag rug on the wall. They had Christmas lights strategically placed.” Cannon also described a familial atmosphere in the cozy club, which opened at 7401 S. South Chicago Ave. as Queen ..read more
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Dear Abby: Couple’s noisy canoodling bugs the neighbors
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by Abigail Van Buren
5h ago
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I live in a lovely older neighborhood and have enjoyed wonderful neighbors over many years. The homes are close together with windows often left open in spring, summer and fall, as large shade trees keep our homes cool. A couple of years ago, our longtime next-door neighbors moved, and a new neighbor, a single woman, moved in. She was quiet, and we would occasionally visit in the yard. Well, over the last few months, a "problem" has developed. This neighbor has a new male friend who is there much of the time. Since the new friend's arrival, loud moaning sounds frequ ..read more
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Bears to unveil plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ lakefront stadium ahead of NFL draft
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by Fran Spielman
5h ago
The Chicago Bears last year closed on the purchase of land in Arlington Heights with the intent of building a new stadium there. More recently, however, the team’s focus has shifted to the lakefront, with the goal of buiding a domed stadium on the parking lot south of Soldier Field, the Bears’ current home. Brian Ernst/Sun-Times file photo The Bears will finally open the playbook Wednesday on building and bankrolling the domed stadium on the lakefront site that has rather suddenly become their primary focus. Just a day before they're all-but-certain to use the first pick in the NFL draft ..read more
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NFL draft day: How teams legally collude to restrict draftees' rights and choices
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by Eldon Ham
5h ago
University of Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams throws during the NCAA college football team’s NFL Pro Day March 20 in Los Angeles. He is expected to be picked No. 1 by the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Ryan Sun/AP In August of 1944, a football player named E.J. McGroarty received a contract offer signed by Green Bay Packers icon Curly Lambeau to play for the Packers at $150 per game. He also got an allowance of $35 per week for living expenses, but only until the first game. The top 2024 National Football League pick is expected to ink a deal worth over $41 million. That pick ..read more
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