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Mayoral aide 'mortified' by giant cockroach in Council chambers

politics.suntimes.com — What if a giant cockroach were spotted crawling up a wall in the City Council chambers while the department head whose job includes pest control was on the hot seat at budget hearings? Would it feel like throwing a dinner party and having a big bug crawl across the plate of one of your guests?
Oct 23, 2014

RT @schlikerman: Roach appears at City Hall -- as aide in charge of pest control is being grilled at budget hearing politics.suntimes.com/article/chicag…

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Off-duty police officer shot, seriously wounded in Greater Grand Crossing

breakingnews.suntimes.com — An off-duty police officer was in serious condition after he was shot early Friday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the south side, officials said. About 12:50 a.m., the officer was sitting in his car near 73rd and Champlain when two people walked up and tried to open the passenger door, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.
Oct 24, 2014

Off-duty police officer shot, seriously wounded in Greater Grand Crossing sun-tim.es/12o6CxB via @suntimes

Oct 24, 2014

RT @CSTbreaking: Off-duty police officer shot, seriously wounded in Greater Grand Crossing sun-tim.es/12o6CxB

Michelle Obama in new spot for Quinn as Steinem stumps for gov

politics.suntimes.com — WASHINGTON - A new spot for Gov. Pat Quinn, released on Friday, features first lady Michelle Obama urging folks to "let's just get this done and vote for Pat Quinn," a message aimed at turning out the Democratic base vote: women, minorities and youths.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @lynnsweet: Michelle Obama @FLOTUS featured in spot for @QuinnForIL aimed at turning out the Democratic base vote. bit.ly/1vY0QOl

Scott Darling, Lemont native, lifelong Blackhawks fan, could make NHL debut Sunday

Oct 24, 2014

RT @MarkLazerus: Whirlwind week could end up with Lemont's Scott Darling making his NHL debut for the #Blackhawks on Sunday. My story: bit.ly/1D4qOzY

Oct 24, 2014

Whirlwind week could end up with Lemont's Scott Darling making his NHL debut for the #Blackhawks on Sunday. My story: bit.ly/1D4qOzY

Michelle Obama in new spot for Gov. Pat Quinn

politics.suntimes.com — FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA: "I know Pat Quinn. "His push for the minimum wage is essential. "If you think women should get equal pay for equal work, "If you want our kids to have quality pre-school, have a chance to go to college - "If we want a governor who shares our values, then we need Pat Quinn as Governor of Illinois.
Oct 24, 2014

Michelle Obama @FLOTUS featured in new spot for @QuinnForIL aimed at turning out the Democratic base vote. bit.ly/1vY0QOl

Obama fund-raiser at Sen. Jay Rockefeller's mansion. A Great Gatsby of a pool report. But I digress...

blogs.suntimes.com — Michael Powell of the New York Times wrote a delicious pool report--with his ruminations about the role of wealth in our society--covering high-dollar fund-raisers headlined by presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Tuesday night, with one in the elegant "chateau" of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa.)
Oct 23, 2014

RT @StevenTDennis: WH pool kept out of funder at Jay Rock's The Rocks manse in Rock Creek Park. In '08 campaign, pool got in: blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/07/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @StevenTDennis: WH pool kept out of funder at Jay Rock's The Rocks manse in Rock Creek Park. In '08 campaign, pool got in: blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/07/…

Oct 23, 2014

WH pool kept out of funder at Jay Rock's The Rocks manse in Rock Creek Park. In '08 campaign, pool got in: blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/07/…

It’s time to let Matt Forte be the man

suntimes.com — BY ADAM L. JAHNS Staff Reporter Updated: The Bears' bell cow was seated in the corner of Halas Hall's media room Thursday, waiting patiently to take the place of the quarterback at the podium. It's time to feed him.
Oct 24, 2014

It's time to let Matt Forte be the man. My Friday #Bears column tonight: suntimes.com/sports/3061394…

Notre Dame wide receiver is dating a porn star

Joakim Noah admits knee has ‘ways to go’

Oct 23, 2014

RT @YourManDevine: “Let me live, man. Jeez.” — the new official response to anyone asking questions about your knee, per Joakim Noah bit.ly/1wn8wZp

Oct 23, 2014

“Let me live, man. Jeez.” — the new official response to anyone asking questions about your knee, per Joakim Noah bit.ly/1wn8wZp

Trustworthy Antti Raanta a nice luxury to have

Blackhawks fall after Neal’s hat trick; Predators proving they’re for real in Central

Oct 23, 2014

RT @suntimes_sports: #Blackhawks fall after James Neal’s hat trick; #Preds proving they’re for real in Central with 3-2 win, @MarkLazerus: sun-tim.es/10r0fZU

Three teens shot in Humboldt Park

breakingnews.suntimes.com — Three teenagers were shot in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood on Thursday evening, about two blocks away from the location of a shooting hours earlier that left another teen wounded. The latest shooting happened at 6:42 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Chicago, police said.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @CSTbreaking: UPDATE: Police now say three teens were hurt in a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting about 6:45 p.m. sun-tim.es/1wvnsWq